HANG / Hangzhou Gateway


The concept of the building is to create a gateway in between two prominent parts of the city’s new development. By excavating a portion of our built mass we liberate a diagonal passage through our site while at the same time articulate the descent to a commercial center and below ground parking.
On the executive floors we provide a rice-field like landscape that serves as a park and as a rain water retainer to re-use natural water and cool down the building.

JDS won 1st prize for the project as part of a limited competition in September 2010 and have since set up an office in Shanghai to complete this project and to service our other Asian Clients. Construction is expected to start by September 2012.