ABP (China) Holdings Group
This project is located in the city of Haining, to the south of Shanghai. The architecture of this mixed use site forms an urban framework structured around courtyards, connected to each other by landscape galleries, typical of this region of southern China.
The architectural concept finds its origins in purified lines and materials, typical of the Jiangnan regional style of architecture, which is defined by white lime walls and simple, dark roof lines and stone bases. The concept takes these characteristics and interprets them into contemporary volumes. Each building is composed of a reception hall on the ground floor, together with an exhibition hall or commercial units. The upper floors accommodate offices and above those are the roof garden and a small tea house, dedicated to rest and discussion. The smaller buildings within the development merge together to form larger units, providing flexibility in the use of the buildings.
The lab worked on the architectural design of several typologies for this development, mainly including shops, cafés, offices, service buildings and a kindergarten. A key point of interest in this project is the contemporary interpretation of a local traditional architecture.