Guotai Arts Plaza
|Title:||Guotai Arts Plaza, Chongqing, China|
|Markets:||Parks and Green Spaces, Cultural|
|Region:||Asia Pacific and Australasia|
The creation of a dynamic and multi-level public space in the heart of Chongqing city’s Central Business District.
Gillespies worked collaboratively with US retail architects, Jerde, to prepare concepts and subsequently proposals in sufficient detail to obtain Planning Permission from the Government for a new central public space for the citizens of Chongqing.
The design creates a series of public realm spaces on rising terraces, starting with a Civic Square before leading onto a densely tree planted urban forest with water fountains and steam jets before emerging out to a generous arts terrace overlooking a historic quarter, where Gillespies design had to incorporate the setting of a historic building into a retailing environment.