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 completed in 2017.