Understanding of the brief
“the New CBD achieve to construct the international environmental quality and city image”, while Block 16 “is the most iconic portal area”, it is supposed to “set up a benchmark image of the new generation of world class CBD”. Thus, with the fully consideration of both function and space this key couple issues, the key and more important work is to recognize, define and shape the concept of urban environment and city image.
In terms of the understanding and practice of the contemporary urban environment and city image, there is a distinct gap laid across from city,neighborhood to building. If bowrrowing the words from linguistics, it can be described as, the broken and missing of context, the graft and obscurity of vocabulary, the boring and cheesy of rhetoric, and the vague and miscellaneous of narrative. All of these contribute to the fragile, nervous and even chaotic relationship within city, building and people in contemporary China.
If architectonics has already developed into a self awareness period, it needs to review its lingual nature and quality, in order to seek an intergrative language system from global to local, region to building to achieve a shared narrative which should be involved, debated and organized. As a future hub, we regard it is a chance and quite urgent and exemplary to rethink the narrative design in such a most instant growing city.
Overall area 20Ha, Floor Area 1.36M m2. Core Lot 2Ha, FAR17