Location: Chongqing, China
Client: Chongqing Municipality, The Danish Ministry of Culture
Program: Proposal for a sustainable central business district in Chongqing, China
Size: 8 million m² of offices, housing, institutions and infrastructure
Status: Winner of the Golden Lion, La Biennale de Venezia 2006
Collaborators: Chongqing University, Grontmij
Team: Dan Stubbergaard, Vanessa Miriam Carlow, Mads Birgens Kristensen, Caroline Nagel, Jakob Nørbjerg Madsen, Mikkel Olsen, Kristine Annabell Torp, Mads Lassen
Whilst keeping with developer’s brief’s and legal regulations, the project is designed from a standpoint of sustainability. We propose a pioneer project in which architectural and planning solutions reduce the overall consumption of resources by 22%. The new skyline consists of a composition of inhabited mountains. The mountain peaks match the high-density centers, whereas the valleys are green open spaces.
The project was part of the exhibition “CO-Evolution” at the Danish Pavilion at the Venice Architectural Biennale in 2006. COBE received the prestigious award, The Golden Lion, for the contribution.