The new technological park development by Qingdao airport will be the first major development in the airport zone of Qingdao. It has an opportunity for self-definition and establishing future identity of airport zone and city of Qingdao.
The project will feature a large office-park and retail complex to serve the office workers, users of the airport and local residents. The edges of the site are surrounded with headquarter and office-tel buildings. This situates the project in the urban context. The center of the site is reserved for the low-rise individual office buildings set in a lush garden landscape.
The initial concept that was to extend this forest like feeling of natural vertical patterns of light and dark across the entire site, so at the edges would be the forests and within the site the forest would be referenced in the patterns of the buildings, so the buildings and the trees at the perimeter are all of the same feeling, the project would feel comfortable in this wooded enclosure with the buildings and the trees respecting each other.
Location: Qingdao, China
Office: 561,400 sq meters
Retail : 88,400 sq meters
Service Apts: 51,700 sq meters
Hotel: 15,400 sq meters
Parking: 5,600 cars