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  7. Vanke Plaza Fuzhou - Living High in the Park / John Curran Architects

Vanke Plaza Fuzhou - Living High in the Park / John Curran Architects

  • 22:00 - 10 March, 2016
Vanke Plaza Fuzhou - Living High in the Park / John Curran Architects
Vanke Plaza Fuzhou - Living High in the Park / John Curran Architects, © Ms Li
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© Ms Li © Ms Li © Ms Li Vanke Plaza Fuzhou - Living High in the Park / John Curran Architects + 10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Fuzhou, Fujian, China
  • Design Director

    John Curran
  • Project Architect

    Calvin Lim
  • Design Team

    Rinnie Wang, Alex Valle, Adrian Lo
  • Local Design Institute

    Jiabo Design Institute
  • Area

    64380.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

  • Client

    Vanke Fuzhou
  • Structure & MEP Engineering

    Jiabo Design Institute
  • Main Construction Contractor

    China Construction (4th Engineering Division)
  • More Specs Less Specs
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Text description provided by the architects. Vanke Plaza Fuzhou departs from the defensive gated community model that has proliferated across China, opting instead to be part of City Life.  John Curran Architects focus on ‘’Neighbourhood Building’’, and have designed and realised 700,000sqm of mixed use communities ‘’nested in their cities’’. 

BaiMa Park & River forms a wonderful green heart where the everyday life of Fuzhou City is played out.  Summer 2015 marked completion of the first phase of Vanke Plaza Fuzhou.  A Vision to create a lively neighbourhood of pedestrian streets, opening up to coalesce with the surrounding Park, River, Market & Living Communities.

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The completed first phase is organised along a ‘’cultural spine’’, opening into a series of public spaces programmed with art, music & dance performance.  As connector, the neighbourhood presents a lively landscape for citizens to percolate from the Park through to the University, Schools, Hospital & Children’s Nursery serving the wider community on the other side.

This regenerated neighbourhood brings together a rich mix of ingredients in one place – Work, Living, Entertainment & Culture, to set a new high standard for living in Fuzhou City.  Children play in safe, stimulating & green spaces.  Parents can find a place to live, affordable for middle income families, overlooking the majestic Bai Ma Park, with views of Fuzhou mountains encircling the city on the horizon.

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Glistening towers add a new spectacle on the skyline - Bright, Efficient & Fun.  After 6 years in the making, this ‘’Walkable City District’’ is on course to receive China’s 3 Green Star Rating for sustainability. 

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Vanke Plaza Fuzhou - Living High in the Park / John Curran Architects" 10 Mar 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/783481/vanke-plaza-fuzhou-living-high-in-the-park-john-curran-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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