Designed by Andrew Bromberg at Aedas, the design is nicknamed “Cloud on Terrace,” as it uses a series of green terraces as a visual and occupiable “bridge between the low-rise, residential developments to the south and Changshou Road to the north.”
The lower level of the tower encourages urban activity through a variety of retail opportunities. The retail podium creates a streetwall along the property edge, gradually stepping away with vegetated terraces to meet the tower setback, creating an extension of the green park to the south. Entrances appear at both ends, facing the busy pedestrian junctions and connecting the two metro station entrances.
According to Aedas, these design decisions will make the development highly accessible, providing a “missing ‘humanism’” to the neighbourhood.
The placement and orientation of the tower allows for optimal views. Verdant landscaping on the terrace balconies will reduce solar gain into the project by maximising the green onsite in a naturally-ventilated environment. The curtain wall façade, made of low-e, low-iron glass, features a front face that gently ripples towards the top and dissolves into the tower’s form, gently reflecting its surroundings. A recessed ‘cave’ below breaks down the mass to a pedestrian scale and allows the terraces below to blend into the tower.
Gemdale Changshou Road is expected to be completed in 2019.