Shenyang Northeast Media Culture Square
Location: Shenyang, China
Gross Floor Area: 387,000 sq.m
International Competition Winner
Shenyang, a city of 4.5 million and a projected population of over 7.1 million by 2010, is growing at a rapid pace. The Golden Corridor, along Qingnian Street is integral to the planning for the expansion of Shenyang. The proposed new headquarters for the Liaoning News Media Group will provide an opportunity to make a significant and much-needed landmark on the Golden Corridor for this sprawling new urban context.
In our proposed design we have placed the main landmark component, the Media Mansion Towers, at the southeast corner of the site. The towers have been carefully located to be the focal point for northbound travelers approaching the city along Qingnian Street. Fronting Qingnian Street, we have arranged mid-rise built form, consisting of office and commercial functions related to the news media.
On the north side of the site, the main uses are hotel apartments, with commercial activities at grade. On the west side of the site we have placed residential apartments above a shopping concourse. The residential uses are located in three elegant towers, each 100 meters high, and a terrace that forms a face to the east.