Overview

The OCT (Overseas Chinese Town) Ring Ping City Complex project is located at the intersection of Pingshan Avenue and Sports Road, Pingshan New district, Shenzhen. It is an urban mixed-use complex which includes high-standard office buildings, a five-star hotel, a boutique hotel, commercial area, cultural facilities, and a bus station. The cultural facility located in the centre of the podium buildings will become an eye-catching attraction due to its unconventional shape and special façade material.

RMJM’s design focuses on two juxtaposed concepts of ‘ Openness’ and ‘Enclosure’. The outdoor spaces face away from the buildings to welcome people into them. RMJM came up with a unique visual feature into the project through the concept of ‘Eyes of Pingshan’.

The eye-shape ornaments carved in the upper and middle part of the 300-metre main tower create an unusual visual while also appearing to pull back the facade to reveal the building inside; another nod towards the ‘openness’ theme.

‘Enclosure’ is achieved by situating the open, outdoor spaces several stories above street-level, creating a sense of safety and protection from the busy world outside of the complex.

Location: Pingshan, Shenzhen, China

Client: OCT

Sector: Mixed-use

Size: 261,900 sqm

Year: 2019

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