Rolled book scroll-inspired mixed-use project from Aedas planned for Chongqing, China

With a bookstore at the heart of the development, the project looks to exemplify an ancient Chinese proverb that says “knowledge brings wealth.”

September 09, 2016 |

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A new mixed use development from Aedas in Chongqing, China will offer retail, residential, office, and hotel space with a central building inspired by the form of a rolled book scroll.  The building seems to unfold through stepped terraces to not only continue the rolled book scroll theme, but also to reflect the topography of the Chongqing, which is referred to as the “Mountain City,” ArchDaily reports.

The development, which has the rather lengthy title of Chongqing Xinhua Bookstore Group Jiefangbei Book City mixed-use project, has a Xinhua Bookstore at its center and is based on the idea expressed in an ancient Chinese proverb that knowledge brings wealth.

The mixed-use complex will feature three differently themed plazas. An inclined rooftop and cultural plaza at the podium will be home to lifestyle and entertainment activities. Meanwhile, the sky cultural plaza will extend the civic space of Jiefangbei Plaza and provide a calm and peaceful environment for relaxation.

An underground parking garage will be provided, connecting directly to the retail stores above.

The project has a completion date of 2020.

 

Image courtesy of Aedas

 

Image courtesy of Aedas

 

Image courtesy of Aedas

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