Winner: Atelier Ping Jiang / EID Arch
Award: Honor Award for Architecture
The CHENGDU TIMES COMMERCIAL PROJECT PHASE Ⅰ project is located on Jinniu Avenue, Chengdu, occupying an important position in the Tianfu cultural landscape axis as a new urban complex integrating commercial, residential and office. The project is adjacent to the large green space New Jinniu Park to the south and Jinxi Park to the north, with many urban green spaces within walking distance. The site is surrounded by superior natural landscape and convenient traffic conditions. The surrounding facilities are well-developed, and the nearby plots are equipped with multiple business types including residential, commercial, science and education, green spaces and parks and other minor businesses, guaranteeing the site promising development prospects. The project starts from the complexity and openness of the function to create an urban block that embraces publicity, welcomes exhibitions, and encourages openness. The buildings strive to interact with the surrounding parks and businesses to form a clustering effect and create a cultural and social destination. The project successfully transformed from a shopping-only real estate model to a multi-format, multi-functional compound project; from a large-scale, enclosed, and specific functional building to an open building group composed of multi-scaled volumes with various functions, providing a new template for future innovative urban complex blocks.