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The Shape of the Wind

Within the masterplan project of the new eco-city of Caofeidian, Studio Marco Piva has been commissioned to propose the development of the area surrounding a big water island, the focal point of the site. Acting as a Rose of the Winds, the  buildings stretch along this fulcrum, creating a concentric yet ordinate geometry. The first row is aimed for shopping and cultural activities, while the others moving away from the center for residential and office use. Focal points are identified within the two conical tower, supposed to fulfill hospitality’s needs, and the shell-shaped buildings which house the cultural activities (opera house, concert hall, museum..). Green areas, public spaces, the waterfront and bridges complete the functional distribution of the plot, an advanced eco-city covering the needs of the future.