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Shangrao Building Industry Technology Park

The project has a total GFA of 450,000m² and is being built in three phases.It will be a global construction "Silicon Valley" in China with integrated functions, including a research centre for the construction industry, flats, retail, an exhibition hall for urban dialogue, a technology innovation centre, a conference centre and a large park.

The project hopes to promote the transformation and upgrading of the traditional construction industry through scientific and technological innovation, and to bring together city builders, infrastructure experts and the general public through resource sharing, to jointly develop advanced concepts for the future of cities and infrastructure, and to drive construction enterprises and the construction industry chain towards high quality development. 

In the midst of rapid urbanisation, people seem to have gradually forgotten the joy of living with nature. Mountains, rivers and fields have been neglected by cities and people.

The architecture here attempts to re-establish a dialogue with urban development with a belief in 'living with nature'.

The architects use the concept of 'rebirth' to introduce a multi-level landscape corridor, linking each level of the buildings into a whole landscape system, as if the mountains and forests were returning to the city and the memories of the countryside were returning to life.

Origin of the project

Industry is the foundation and driving force of urban development. As an important pillar industry of the national economy, the construction industry is closely related to the future improvement of people's quality of life and the environment, but it also suffers from high resource consumption, pollution, high carbon emissions and sloppy construction methods.

Shangrao Building Technology Office Park is located in the Shangrao High Speed Rail Economic Pilot Zone, just 500m from Shangrao Station, and is a showcase for advanced technologies and new ideas for the future of cities and infrastructure to the public, as well as a command centre for sustainable development.

It will improve the current situation of Shangrao's construction industry as a whole, which is not meticulous enough, weak in scientific and technological innovation, and "big but not strong".

With traditional regional culture as the core vision and low carbon emissions as the goal, the architects seek to awaken the builders to think about energy efficiency approach and a return to nature through the design.

A dialogue with the landscape, a return to the mountains

"The pleasure of the landscape without leaving the city, the pleasure of the forest and the spring while living in the city".

"Seven mountains, half water, two fields, half roads and estates" is the best depiction of the integration of Shangrao's historic man-made environment with nature.

Inspired by this unique philosophy of symbiosis, the design integrates architecture and landscape, evolving the characteristics of Shangrao's mountains, rice fields and flowing water into the tall towers, podium terraces, courtyards and gardens of the office park, creating a multi-layered poetic landscape view and an urban environment that follows on from the landscape.

Based on Shangrao's regional culture and historical background as well as the ancient Chinese philosophy of 'harmony between man and nature', the design takes advantage of the site's original topographical differences and combines building setbacks and courtyard spaces to create a series of diverse internal and external interfaces, ultimately creating a multi-functional, high-quality and sustainable urban landmark.

With 'experiencing nature' as the starting point, the design attempts to weaken the boundary between architecture and nature, so that the artificial environment 'grows' with the landscape and echoes the urban environment in a playful and harmonious way. 

It gives people the experience of working and living in a park where they can "get the pleasure of the landscape without leaving the city", where they are free to explore the "city of landscape", where they can meet the burst of inspiration at any time and enjoy their work and life.

Smart, healthy, open and shared

Facing up to the post-epidemic era and making office life better. The design does not just meet a single conventional spatial need, but provides users with a narrative spatial experience based on the construction of scenarios.

We are committed to creating a people-oriented, open, environmentally friendly and intelligent office park. Enhancing the cultural spirit of the region while bringing together social and natural vitality, and reminding builders to think about the natural ecological environment through participation.

Drawing on the spatial concept of traditional courtyard houses and the layout of traditional neighbourhoods, the building forms a series of semi-enclosed yet independent clusters for office use.

Providing more flexible working and social spaces while avoiding the problems of concentration, confinement and poor lighting and ventilation common to conventional office units.

We want to give the building itself a 'voice', to shape the architectural space as part of the experience in the form of 'earth art'. 

The combination of building form, function and space creates a rich 'dialogue' as people continue to visit this 'communicative architecture' - discovering wonders, inspiring and exchanging ideas. 

With diverse indoor and outdoor spaces, natural landscape resources and a Google-style office environment, employees and visitors can feel surrounded by technology and nature at all times, whether they are working or strolling along the garden paths, helping to soothe nerves and enhance work efficiency.

It attracts and retains people to work and live here, and stimulates vitality and energy, bringing creativity to the office park, as well as creating a bond between the park and the building companies.

The forward-looking design concept and future office space will enable the office park to operate efficiently with balanced energy consumption despite the epidemic.

Making it an iconic and exemplary new benchmark for environmentally friendly construction projects that integrate "industry-education-research".

Building Creation and Innovation

Cost reduction and efficiency as a principle for the allocation of construction costs. The use of a glass curtain wall system on the façade was not possible due to construction costs, but the detailing and careful design helped to achieve a refined, high-quality appearance similar to that of a glass curtain wall.

The dynamic white strips combined with the greenery on the balconies and outside corridors create a "vertical garden" office environment, with bridges linking each block to achieve a shared public space for different construction industry circles and encourage the exchange of ideas.

The project was awarded the "Luban Award 2020-2021", the highest award for construction projects in China. 

This is the first time ever that a project in Shangrao has won the Luban Award. The project has also received world-class awards such as the OPAL Outstanding Property Award London and the MUSE Design Award.


Land area: 146,377 square meters

Total GFA: 450,000 square meters (Phase I: 150,000 square meters)

Location: Shangrao, Jiangxi

Function: Building Industry Technology Park

Status: Status: Phase I completed in 2022

Owner: Shangrao Building Technology Office Park Investment Management Co.

Contractor: Hongsheng Jianye Investment Group Limited

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