PARTNER IN CHARGE
ames Wei Ke, Hyunho Lee
Shanghai Hui Yi Construction Development Co., Ltd.
ARCHITECT IN CHARGE
James Wei Ke
Fengkun Yin, Xiangkun Bu, Jianhui Yuan, Rui Guo, Yiyan Li, Jose Yuste
Atlas，architectural Design And Research Institute Of Tsinghua University
Beijing Architectural Decoration Design & Engineering Co., Ltd.
Hai Dian Qu, China
A “high-tech community in the sky” was created on the site of this former furniture factory. What once was a production space with heavy pollution was transformed into a technological park for the robotics industry, with dozens of high-tech companies and R+D centers.
The park’s proximity to top universities and high-tech companies ensured it reached full occupation for its 1.2 million square feet of renovated space.
A raised pedestrian promenade connects all refurbished buildings, establishing an outdoor linkage, much like the “high-line” project in Chelsea, New York City.
The entire factory’s open space and internal street space were redesigned with a new landscape featuring hidden technology, spatial flexibility, and local vegetation that maintains the memory of the place.
The park is also filled with various amenities: A large gym, one of the best indoor climbing spaces in the city, marathon running tracks, a multi-usage event space with outdoor theater seating, cafes and cafeterias, etc.