Benoy Wins Greenland GIC competition

Greenland GIC

Greenland GICBenoy has won the international design competition for Greenland Group’s high-profile mixed-use development, Greenland GIC, in Chengdu’s city centre. Benoy’s winning design for the Greenland GIC site ultimately dealt best with the brief’s challenging issue of utilising a restricted central park on the site.
Greenland GICGreenland Group recently purchased six separate plots of land to form the 86,000m2 site in Chengdu on which the development will be built. Located at the intersection of the Second Ring Road and Kehua Middle Road, the scheme will form a significant addition to Western China’s important economic centre.
Greenland GICThe development will cover a GFA of 512,000m2 of which 332,000m2 will be commercially used and 180,000m2 will make up the residential portion. The high-density development will integrate advanced practices for architectural and commercial design as it combines to deliver an impressive mixed-activity hub.
Greenland GICRichard Tang, Divisional Director and Design Leader, explained “our concept overturned the planning parameters and questioned the restrictive use of the parkland. The park is the critical fulcrum for the project which helps to balance all the different elements of the program. The masterplan and architectural design eventually evolved to become an epic narrative about crafting a modern city lifestyle for Chengdu’s new urban elite.” Source by Benoy.

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