Kerry Parkside

Kerry Hotel Pudong

Kerry Parkside serves as a gateway to the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, one of the largest convention facilities in the world. At the same time, it acts as a magnet for commercial and civic life in the rapidly growing new district of Pudong.

Anchored by a Metro station located across from the corner of Century Park, the complex has a prominent place in the layout of the city. All three towers are unified through the use of similar materials and patterns and are positioned in a zig-zag configuration to echo the angles of the podium. This orientation enables optimal views from the buildings towards the park and ensures that no tower significantly blocks another. The zig-zag design also makes the project resemble a folding screen when viewed from the direction of the Pearl tower. A variety of façade textures and scales are combined in a collage, leaving visitors with the impression of a collection of buildings rather than a single mega-structure. While the architectural vocabulary of the buildings is modern, the design seeks to evoke the vernacular beauty of haphazard street patterns in some historic parts of Shanghai.

Location

Shanghai, China

Client

Kerry Properties

Team

Leigh & Orange (Associate Architect), Woods Bagot (Retail Interiors)

Type

Hospitality, Mixed-Use, Office, Residential, Retail

Size

323,200 m2 / 3,478,100 ft2

Units

550 Rooms / 182 Residences

Awards

Mixed-Use Buildings Category - Bronze (MIPIM Asia Awards 2012), Award: Best Office Building-Second Place- (Times Magazine Kinpan Award 2012)

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Project Type:Retail
Project Location:Asia Pacific