Criss-crossing Paths——A fluid, dynamic, and seamless spatial experience.
A&D Trophy Awards ,Xian Gemdale
HKIA Cross-Strait Architectural Design Award, Xian Gemdale Plaza
By exploring various sculptural qualities of the interior space, we create a fluid, dynamic, and seamless spatialexperience for visitors along the main circulation spine, a north-south axis connecting two urban plazas. The project retail mix includes a boutique market, a children’s zone at 3F, a 10-screen cinema at 4F, and other rich combination of leisure, retail, and restaurants. We designed the main circulation in the form of two dynamis interweaving paths which define three atriums and embrace an elevator systemthat connects the
variety of tenant mix. The two interweaving paths intersect and expand to naturally direct visitors to shop-fronts on both sides while they walk along the north-south axis spine. Detailed sectional studies generated a tapered section profile that gradually unfolds along shopfronts and enhances sightlines across different floors. It aims to set up an ‘experiential chemistry’among the program mix.