The Linkong Economic Park.
Conceived as a meandering ribbon-like form, the design of the park aims to bind the facility together with the surrounding community. Pinched in its appearance, the smooth and complex structure creates a series of dynamic spaces that seem to reflect the vibration and energy of the city. Iconic and bold, the mixed-use ‘park’ stands out from the retail context of its neighboring plots, possessing a highly visible identity that when complete, will become a destination in its own right. Defined by its calligraphic gesture and distinctive metallic envelope, the mixed-use building features four twisting and elongated volumes, each representing a distinct cluster of activities. Intimate courtyards sit in the negative space between the intersecting wings, and together with the green roof, integrate nature into the dense urban environment. Curvilinear forms and expansive interior volumes continue throughout the internal spaces, where the architecture begins to dictate how the facility is used and experienced.