One City Marina Center

One City Marina Center by Kokaistudios




One City Marina Center
Photo © Lu Feng Photography

The project, developed in collaboration with Vanke, is located in Yantian District, Shengzhen, strategically situated along Dapeng Bay waterfront, opposite to the new tourist port currently under construction, pivot point and first phase of big future mixed use development including residential and commercial medium and high-rise.

One City Marina Center
Photo © Lu Feng Photography

The building, 2300 sqm of new construction on four floors, initially hosts Vanke sales office for the promotion of the new development, and will later be reconverted into a commercial facility for multiple tenants. Flexibility, thus, is a key principle in the design of layout, façades, installations and interiors.

One City Marina Center
Photo © Lu Feng Photography

The volume is articulated in two faceted crystal-like prisms interlocked around the transparent quadruple height central atrium where a glass lift and the expressive flying staircase offer stunning points of view over the sea, Hong Kong islands in the background to the South and the mountains to the North.

One City Marina Center
Photo © Lu Feng Photography

A complex geometric pattern of two different tones of tinted glass decorates the slanted facades. Wide portions of these can slide open, integrating interior public areas with the surrounding landscape at the ground floor, and with the panoramic roof terrace at the fourth floor, an opportunity offered by the climate of Shenzhen.

One City Marina Center
Photo © Lu Feng Photography

A well-conceived circulation links all the different stages of the guest experience from the reception, through a multimedia display located at the fourth floor, area models and sample apartments, to lounges and areas for relaxation and discussion, indoor and outdoor.

One City Marina Center
Photo © Lu Feng Photography

Interiors are inspired to sailboats and yachting clubs, with a dominance of light tones, natural wood flooring and outdoor decking and furniture.

One City Marina Center
Photo © Lu Feng Photography

Particularly challenging, for this project, was the design of the glass curtain wall evolving the entire building, both from the geometric and the technological point of view.

One City Marina Center
Photo © Lu Feng Photography

All façade are slanted, with degrees of inclination variable between 5 and 10 degrees. The curtain wall structure is composed by T section steel mullion, for maximized transparency. The geometric pattern alternates two different colors sets of Insulated Double Glass Units.

One City Marina Center
Photo © Lu Feng Photography

Location: Shenzhen, China

Architects: Kokaistudios
Project Team: Andrea Destefanis, Filippo Gabbiani, Pietro Peyron, Qin Zhantao, Yu Liding, Li Wei
Interiors: Andrea Destefanis, Johanna Chen, Ada Sun
Facade consultant: ECO building facade technologies ltd.
Lighting architects: LDPi Lighting Design Partnership International
LDI (structure, MEP): HSA Architects
Site plan and Landscape: AECOM
Area: 2,300 sqm
Year: 2013
Client: Vanke
Photographs: Lu Feng Photography
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