KSP Wins the Meixi Urban Helix Competition


01-KSP-wins-the-Meixi-Urban-Helix-competitionIn Changsha, China, KSPJürgen Engel Architekten won out against international competitors in the architecture competition with its concept for the Meixi Urban Helix.02-KSP-wins-the-Meixi-Urban-Helix-competitionIn the two-stage competition, participation in which was by invitation only, the design submitted by the German architects was awarded first prize.03-KSP-wins-the-Meixi-Urban-Helix-competitionThe concept masterfully highlights the start of the new urban axis on Lake Mexi and creates a multi-functional, public space, which opens up to the city. In total the spiral is up to 88 meters in diameter and around one kilometer long.04-KSP-wins-the-Meixi-Urban-Helix-competitionAlong its entire length the ramp will feature diverse facilities, from micro-hospitality outlets to children’s play areas to sun decks and various areas of greenery.05-KSP-wins-the-Meixi-Urban-Helix-competitionThe Meixi Urban Helix comprises a six meter wide accessible ramp, which spirals to a height of 30 meters.06-KSP-wins-the-Meixi-Urban-Helix-competitionAs a vantage point it affords visitors a panorama view of the urban expansion and of Lake Mexi. The Urban Helix is due to be completed in 2015.

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Location: Changsha, Hunan, China 
Architects: KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten 
Area: 20000.0 sqm 
Year: 2014

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