Situated in an upscale shopping center, this building draws inspiration from the watery flow that metaphorically determined the masterplan of the complex. The flow is expressed not only through the warped skin over the entire building, but especially through the decorative motif drawn on the skin, generating dynamic visual effects. This motif consists of a piece with a spherical curvature, made of very polished stainless steel and fixed to a surface built with matte aluminum sheets to create, simply through the finishes of materials, an impression of luminous contrast. The 42,333 spherical caps that clad the envelope are the result of a rigorous selection process, one which starts with a semi-sphere 60 centimeters in diameter, cut at different heights, to give rise to nine different modules. The dynamic effect is accentuated by the variations in the relative distance between spherical caps, and between these and the aluminum background.
Centro comercial Shopping mall.
ShaHu Ave., Wu Chang Qu, Wuhan (China).
Wuhan Wanda East Lake Real State Co.
Superficie construida Floor area
Arquitecto Local Local architect
LDI architecture / CSADI, Central South Architectural Design Institute, INC.
Director de proyecto Project management
Wanda Group Headquarters Planning Institute.
Consultor de fachada Facade Consultant
Consultor de iluminación Lighting consultant
Licht with LightLife, BIAD.