Qingdao Excellence Center

Qingdao Excellence Center

Selected by Leo A. Daly, LSG provided preliminary design services for the Qingdao Excellence Center, a project located in the Shibei Central Business District in Qingdao City. 

The project involved the design of an approximately 28,100 square-meter mixed-use development consisting of eight retail buildings, one hotel, two office buildings, and two residential towers. LSG’s scope of work included streetscapes, a piazza, edges, steps, sculpture, and interactive water features.

The concept for the landscape design was to situate a unique plaza around each tower; each plaza then extends from its respective tower, overlapping the surrounding designs in a visually kinetic system. 

This overlapping of grid, striped pavement, and orthogonal-lattice patterns creates the organizing system in which the landscape elements are situated. The pattern language at the podium level helps define dining, gathering and circulation, and extends to podium rooftop surfaces where it continues to organize the walkways and plant material there. 

Lighting was a key feature of this project. It was designed to enrich both the architecture and landscape architecture by creating a hierarchy of illumination levels and highlights. The lighting encourages public use of spaces through the evening and night while providing further variation and interest to the landscape. Selected by Leo A. Daly, LSG provided preliminary design services for the Qingdao Excellence Center, a project located in the Shibei Central Business District in Qingdao City. 

The project involved the design of an approximately 28,100 square-meter mixed-use development consisting of eight retail buildings, one hotel, two office buildings, and two residential towers. LSG’s scope of work included streetscapes, a piazza, edges, steps, sculpture, and interactive water features.

The concept for the landscape design was to situate a unique plaza around each tower; each plaza then extends from its respective tower, overlapping the surrounding designs in a visually kinetic system. 

This overlapping of grid, striped pavement, and orthogonal-lattice patterns creates the organizing system in which the landscape elements are situated. The pattern language at the podium level helps define dining, gathering and circulation, and extends to podium rooftop surfaces where it continues to organize the walkways and plant material there. 

Lighting was a key feature of this project. It was designed to enrich both the architecture and landscape architecture by creating a hierarchy of illumination levels and highlights. The lighting encourages public use of spaces through the evening and night while providing further variation and interest to the landscape.
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