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Qingdao Vanke Business Park by CLOU architects

The complex comprises of a bookstore, municipal hall and retail areas

Photography © Wu Qingshan

CLOU architects have designed the most recent extension of the Qingdao Vanke Business Park located in the Chengyang District, a colorful mixed-use complex. A bookstore, a small municipal hall, and retail areas all serve as fascinating meeting locations for cross-cultural communications. CLOU’s continual investigation of stepped architecture and office and commercial design integration is reflected in the design. Discover more after the jump.

Photography © Wu Qingshan
Photography © Wu Qingshan

Sculpted Architecture with Stepped Terraces

The design relates to the office park’s predominantly small and medium-sized businesses and young creative retailers. The architects have developed fascinating pathways of discovery and active social spaces by opening what would otherwise be a closed building.


Photography © Wu Qingshan

CLOU shaped the 10,000 m2 massing into a sculptural form with stepped terraces for a proposal that changes character depending on the viewpoint. The terraces on a human size become an extension of the workplace areas. Various semi-private locations are arranged into a variety of vertical landscapes that can hold creative outdoor events.

Photography © Wu Qingshan

The volumetric form is reminiscent of stepped boxes with geometric windows and exudes rational beauty. The façade design incorporates pink and silver tones, creating a dazzling impression that animates as one approaches.

Photography © Wu Qingshan

Project information
Project Name: Vanke Qingdao Business Park
Program: commercial, office
Location: Qingdao, China
Area: 10,000 sqm
Status: Completion in 2020
Architecture Design: CLOU architects –
Design Team: Jan Clostermann, Wenhui Lu, Tait Kaplan, Tiago Tavares, Xiaomeng Su,
Dongfang Xie, Yaxi Wang
LDI: Beijing Architectural Design Institute of China Construction Corporation
Façade Consultant: Huaming Design Group
Photography: Wu Qingshan

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