The western part of the master plan is bordering the consolidated urban fabric near the river. At the top of the hills a business centre is proposed, connected to the residential area by a bridge across the green belt of the valley.
The urban design of Slatina Square features a series of circular elements that function as water features, gardens, kiosks or street furniture. The result is a fun and informal design that allows for multiple uses of public space.
The physical model accurately represents the building in its context, where the perforated facade, illuminated, completes the corner of the plot and sets up a dialogue with the surrounding urban fabric.
The bird’s eye view of the square shows the street lighting system, consisting of flexible illuminated poles that move in the wind to create a dynamic effect. The spatial organisation of the square is based on circular shapes.
The building is situated close to a steep slope, so the new extension also serves as a pedestrian bridge connecting the upper street with the main avenue. This secondary public access is linked to the access to the multi-purpose hall.
In comparison with the urban fabric surrounding the hotel, the form of the building stands out for its dynamism and fluidity. The effect of the façade can be seen in the surrounding model, where the building completes the block and offers a new urban facade to the square.
This three-dimensional representation, made of wood and copper, allows us to observe the project as a whole, and to understand how the accesses and levels are resolved in the steep terrain where the church is located.
The urban design of this square in front of the promenade is like a pattern of circles of different sizes. The skylights, lampposts, gardens and fountains are linked together like a constellation. The wood and aluminium model also shows the entrances to the underground car park beneath the square.
Pengshui is a city set in a mountainous landscape that has grown without planning, resulting in infrastructure and diversity problems. The strategic plan proposes a package of measures to improve the quality of life through urban planning.
The project model shows the relationship of the buildings to the landscape. The office towers have a free orientation while the residential blocks seek southern light and are oriented on a north-south axis.
From the aerial view, the urban presence of the hotel can be seen in its context. The dark figure slightly turned towards the intersection and the design of its iconic checkered façade create a symbolic and recognisable image.
The visualisation shows the master plan applied to the topography of the terrain. The colours indicate the land use, which makes it possible to appreciate the relationship between the infrastructure and the slope.
The building’s five interconnected volumes are adapted to the shape of the plot, which is surrounded by a river. This configuration can be seen in the model, which also shows the courtyards and the façade.