The Xijin Times Center will be a new office area in Jinan, featuring 800,000 square metres of office, hotel and commercial space.
Assignment: Xijin Times Center
Location: Jinan, Kina
Client: Shandon China Construction Xiangfu Real Estate Co, Ltd
Period of assignment: Ongoing
Responsible Architect: Ben Leret, Idun Bäck, Marcus Morichetto, Karl-Johan Törngren and Joel Berring
The commission entails supervising the conceptual design, including exterior and floor-plan solutions for the new buildings. Sweco has already developed a master plan for the area.
During the configuration phase, in-depth studies were conducted on the design of the buildings, with the aim of offering variation and diversity within the same family, and a clear association with the area’s landscape planning and urban environment. Considerable emphasis was placed on designing the central walkway, which is closed to traffic. The area features several small plazas, a slightly larger park, as well as green rooftops with parks on them.