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HCD international LLC - cultural and institutional-mixed use

Tianyi Lake Children Dream-town Center

Taian City, Shandong Province, China

The project is an “edutainment” mall of 9,500 SM which offers interactive learning and entertainment experience to children through role-play of different professions. The project is located near the famous Mountain Tai, the birth place of the Confucianism in China. It is expected that this project will attract a population of 5.5 million in the surrounding cities. The design concepts addressed the two key challenges; to employ a city layout as the basis for spatial setting and geometric generators, and to achieve the coherence between the iconic image and the site context by breaking down the massing into a collection of smaller volumes. The facade designed is based on ripple patterns and dynamic color effect to inspire children’s imagination through parametric design and computational optimization.

Client: Private

Design Principal: Gao Yan 

Situation: Taian City, Shandong Province, China

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