Cloud 8 Shenzen
The whole project aims in to community building. Both the residential and working lives are articulated through public or common spaces. We think of these areas as Social Interfaces.
At the lower levels we have the Office Hill which works as an open air distribution lobby for most of the Office areas. Simultaneously, it is a Public space with extensive seating and relaxing areas for workers interaction and fruition.
The Vertical Squares are social spaces integrated in the office buildings which enable the workers to have short breaks outside, make outdoor workshops or office celebrations in a healthy natural environment – these areas combine green roofs and green facade systems, thus becoming like suspended gardens.
At the higher levels we created and elevated structure, which we named The Dragon – The Social Cloud.
This element accommodates complementary functions to the office activity and to its workers. Some specific functions can also be accessed from the streets by the general public – like the restaurants – because of this we can also consider it as an Elevated Street.
This structure connects in a transversal manner most of the office building. The Auditorium spaces, the Meeting rooms or the Business Center can be easily accessed from all of the office buildings offering extra services and uses.
The whole structure has an integrated vaporizing system on the facades that generates a cloud around it. Besides the cooling purposes this will give visual shape to the Social Cloud. The suspended cloud will become the ultimate icon of the building - an element to be admired, visited as a remarkable happening in the city.
The Green Roof is the fourth social area. This one more focused on the open air well-being of the workers, it integrates a running track, seating areas and vista points.
Our design proposal aims to create an eco-logic System.
We propose to have extensive use of plants and trees at the lower levels, integrated within the landscaped areas, improving the air quality and avoiding high heat conditions. Also the green elements generate amenity areas for the working population. At the same lower levels, we introduce water mirrors which cool down the warm Shenzhen air and generate, through temperature difference, air movement throughout the building and its facades.
|Site Area||47.000 sqm|
|Total Construction Area||223.000 sqm|