Shipping Center

Residential development
Huangdao, Shandong, China
Client: private
Status: competition proposal

The master plan organizes a system of public green spaces that connect the coast with the city, while recognizable volumes to add to city skyline are proposed.

Proposed towers are an abstraction of the ancient Chinese ships, which the solid central mast holds light and translucent candles. Its shapes, as if they were inflated by the wind, allow visualize the constant presence of the sea breeze.

Opposite, the solid volume of the plinth, connecting the buildings and containing a shopping area over the street level, shapes and defines the public space and provides the necessary human scale to the entire intervention.