|function||auditorium, exposition space, hotel, mixed-use development, square|
With their design for the mixed-use building Jiaxing Island the Shanghai-based offices MORE Architecture and AIM Architecture challenge the conventional notions of urbanization in China. By interpreting the assignment for a clubhouse into a small village, the architects shaped a human scale environment with public space at the heart of the project and created a truly people-oriented architecture. Eight volumes merge into one building, offering a myriad of programs, uses, and experiences. The diverse uses (office, hotel, gallery, restaurants, kindergarten, sports, pool) are divided over the different buildings opening up onto the central square. The volumes interconnect on the second floor where you pass through a multitude of programs and activities by walking the connecting bridges.