Office building Moganshan Road

Site plan
Ground floor plan
First floor plan
Typical floor plan offices, type 1
Typical floor plan offices, type 2
Section AA
Section BB

This ten-storey speculative office building is located in a heterogeneous built area on Moganshan Road near Hangzhou’s Shuyhan Park. It is orientated at a right-angle to the major traffic artery and surrounded by medium and high-rise buildings of diverse styles.
Set back from the site boundary on all sides, the modestly sized tower is placed on a hard landscaped shallow plinth with soft landscaping on the east and west sides. The positioning of the building in the middle of the site provides spatial distance from the neighbouring buildings. The shallow plinth with its steps, benches and ramps is crafted from matt grey basalt.

Office building Moganshan Road

This ten-storey speculative office building is located in a heterogeneous built area on Moganshan Road near Hangzhou’s Shuyhan Park. It is orientated at a right-angle to the major traffic artery and surrounded by medium and high-rise buildings of diverse styles.

Set back from the site boundary on all sides, the modestly sized tower is placed on a hard landscaped shallow plinth with soft landscaping on the east and west sides. The positioning of the building in the middle of the site provides spatial distance from the neighbouring buildings. The shallow plinth with its steps, benches and ramps is crafted from matt grey basalt.

The building is articulated with a reinforced concrete frame. The façade, including the protruding structure, is covered with large copper cassettes. Smaller sheet elements clad the area around the windows. These smaller elements, which are manually pointed using a standing seam technique, accentuate the surfaces within the overall structure.

Each standard storey consists of one large space, which is arranged around the central core, and each storey can be divided into two separate units. The floor plans allow for single, group and open-plan offices, a flexibility further supported by the modulation of the windows. The linearity, the generous ceiling heights and the large windows provide a comfortable working environment. All auxiliary functions are located in the central core. While the outer walls are plastered white, oak is used for the cladding of the core and the flooring.

Date:
2009-2013
Gross floor area:
13,200m²
Client:
Hangzhou Fanes Baoyuan Real Estate
Architect:
David Chipperfield Architects Berlin, Shanghai
Partner Berlin:
Mark Randel
Representative Shanghai:
Libin Chen
Project architects:
Peter von Matuschka, Daniel Koo
Contact architect:
Zhejiang Fanes Institute of Architecture Design and Management Co. Ltd.
Landscape architect:
Levin Monsigny Landschaftsarchitekten
Structural engineer:
Zhejiang Fanes Institute of Architecture Design and Management Co. Ltd.
Services engineer:
Zhejiang Fanes Institute of Architecture Design and Management Co. Ltd.
Photography:
Simon Menges