Financial Street (Jing An) Centre
The Financial Street (Jing An) Centre consists of two office buildings, one high-end residential building and a boutique SOHO apartment unit.
The project is located on one of Shanghai's oldest streets, Wanhangdu Road in Jingan District. The programme is distributed within four individual volumes.
The residential and office towers - linked by a ground floor retail layer - are placed across the site to optimize sun orientation and reduce the casting of shadows on the plot, while simultaneously reducing impact on the surrounding buildings.
The facade design was developed around two principle elements. One is the horizontal ribbons that wrap around balconies and facade openings. The other is the vertical shifts in the ribbons towards the main street which add a vertical articulation to the buildings and ground them on the site.
On the lower levels, the buildings connect to a park setting with greenery and water features.
Large glass openings allow natural light into the buildings, creating optimal interior lighting conditions for the different functions and ensuring spectacular city views.