Weihai Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine is situated in a coastal pinus thunbergii forest in the East New Town of Weihai near the sea, which covers a total construction area of around 8000m2. The hospital, as a comprehensive health care facility, enjoys three main parts: programme exhibition center of the East New Town, Kangyang Yile Sanatorium and Medical Care Houses.
The project consists of four high-rise Grade A office towers including a corporate headquarters, a high-rise apartment building and a multi-functional commercial & convention complex. Podiums contain retail, F&B, banks and entertainment. The iconic building masses can be perceived as a complex of integrity, a staid image appropriate for a Corporate headquarters intended as a predominant commercial landmark of Dawangjing area as well as Beijing City.’
This underground high-speed rail terminus will connect Hong Kong to Beijing via the largest rail network in history. Located centrally in Hong Kong, within the city’s existing urban realm, the 430,000 m2 (4.6 million ft2) facility with fifteen tracks will be the largest below-ground station terminus in the world. The site’s prominence immediately adjacent to the future West Kowloon Cultural District and next to Victoria Harbour required a design that was completely motivated by civic demand.
Construction is completed in one month, lack of living and manufacturing supplies. The design focus more on how to capture multi-angled views from inside the house looking out rather than merely how the house itself looks like. The new part located on the east of the old houses, where the only available land facing the sea can be found, and it serves as a remediation of the lack of scale the old houses have to provide social gatherings. Reinforced concrete helps withstanding sea climate.
The project explores a composition which not only optimizes views but also strives to present a powerful expression appropriately to integrate with its context. The tower mass straddles the Northern edge of the site to facilitate massing alignment with adjacent “GZ The Place” complex to the East – one of our built projects. The tower mass slenderness gives a strong vertical appearance as edges are focused towards main road intersections.
This house built to be a private getaway from the city has its main social areas surrounded by glass in a way that who is inside can fully contemplate the beautiful view of the woods. At the same time, the stone walls that embrace the rest of the residence guaranties the privacy of the intimate spaces.