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SPARK architects | Guangzhou Scienece Town

Architecture Sparkarchitects | Guangzhou Scienece Town

Sparkarchitects | Guangzhou Scienece TownLocated at the heart of East Guangzhou’s Science Town district Spark’s project comprises a retail street and a SOHO residential development. A contemporary interpretation of the Xintiandi (Heaven on Earth) urban village a car-free shopping, eating and residential district is composed of 2 storey shop lots that face the highway and a central alley and public square.

Sparkarchitects | Guangzhou Scienece Town

© Guangzhou Vanke

The shop lots serve as a mixture of convenience stores, cafes and restaurants with outdoor seating located in the sensitively landscaped streets.

Sparkarchitects | Guangzhou Scienece Town

© Guangzhou Vanke

Sparkarchitects | Guangzhou Scienece Town

© Guangzhou Vanke

The convivial pedestrian environment is overlooked by the sculpted form of the SOHO residential building that features colourful pop out balconies; the balconies break up the scale of the building assisting in the creation articulated three-dimensional hillside cum urban village milieu for the development which has been hailed as the first lifestyle centre in Guangzhou.

Sparkarchitects | Guangzhou Scienece Town

© Guangzhou Vanke

Sparkarchitects | Guangzhou Scienece Town

© Guangzhou Vanke

Location: China
ArchitectureSPARK architects
Total GFA (sqm): 33,000m
Project director: Stephen Pimbley
Project architect: Wenhui Lim
Team: Carlo Joson, Cynthia Liau, Rafal Kapusta, Conyee Chan, Jessica Leong, Darmaganda, Mark Mancenido, Marc Zara
Client: Guangzhou Vanke
LDI: The Architectural Design & Research Institute of Guangdong Province
Photos: Guangzhou Vanke
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