CLOU has carved the 7,600 sqm volume into a sculptural form which shifts character from different viewpoints.
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.
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. 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.