Vanke Qingdao Business Park by CLOU architects

Qingdao Vanke Business Park located in Chengyang District has been developed by Vanke as a hub for innovative businesses. The park’s latest addition is a colourful stepped mixed-use complex designed by CLOU.

Accommodating a bookstore, a small city hall and retail spaces provide exciting meeting places for cross-cultural communications. The design reflects CLOU’s ongoing exploration of stepped architecture and office and commercial design integration.

Photo © Wu Qingshan

Sculpted Architecture with Stepped Terraces
The design responds to the predominately small and medium-sized companies and young creative retailers in the office park. Opening what would traditionally be a closed building, we created exciting paths of exploration and vibrant social spaces.

CLOU has carved the 10,000 sqm massing into a sculptural form with stepped terraces for a proposal that shifts character from different viewpoints. The human-scale terraces become an extension of the office areas.

Photo © Wu Qingshan

Varying semi-private spaces are curated into a series of vertical landscapes with the flexibility to host creative outdoor events. The volumetric form resembles stepped boxes paired with geometric windows and expresses a rational beauty.

The façade design plays with shades of pinks and silver, which, from a distance, creates a luminous effect that animates as one approach. Source by CLOU architects.

Photo © Wu QingshanLocation: Qingdao, ChinaArchitect: CLOU architectsDesign Team: Jan Clostermann, Wenhui Lu, Tait Kaplan, Tiago Tavares, Xiaomeng Su, Dongfang Xie, Yaxi WangLDI: Beijing Architectural Design Institute of China Construction CorporationFaçade Consultant: Huaming Design GroupArea: 10,000 sqmCompletion: 2020Photographs: Wu Qingshan, Courtesy of CLOU architectsPhoto © Wu QingshanPhoto © Wu QingshanPhoto © Wu QingshanPhoto © Wu QingshanPhoto © Wu QingshanPhoto © Wu QingshanPhoto © Wu QingshanPhoto © Wu QingshanPhoto © Wu QingshanPhoto © Wu QingshanLevel 01 Floor PlanLevel 02 Floor PlanLevel 03 Floor PlanAxoScheme

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