Hong Kong – The Aedas-designed Chengdu Hyperlane has received Winner award for Best International Retail Architecture at the International Property Awards 2022-2023.
Aedas designs the 2.4 kilometres long Hyperlane Park brimming with social, retail and creative space – the future of mixed-use development. Located on the Northern axis of Chengdu’s urban centre, Hyperlane Park consists of 12 plots, spanned across the sky garden corridor, overlooking the city and project entrances. Designed as a 2.4 kilometres continuous urban landscaped corridor, the sky walkway is a leisure space that cultivates a live-work dynamic.
“‘Hyperlane’s open spatial plan is ideal for diverse social gatherings, outdoor exhibitions, installations and a wealth of public attractions that create endless entertainment for the city,” says Aedas Global Design Principal, Dr. Andy Wen.
The fluid layout of the design grants the building unity with its surrounding textures to highlight the project’s harmonious blend with its community. The main portion of the development is allocated to a variety of businesses and functions such as retail, residential and creative space. The creative space can be transformed to skate parks, interactive art installations or performance space that appeals to people of all ages to enrich the public green corridor.
The Hyperlane Park features an amphitheatre which is accessible to everyone in the city. The theatre is located directly across the main entrance of a music conservatory campus. The amphitheatre faces the bustling neighbourhood with the main stage directly behind. The design not only creates a dialogue between the city and its people but also organically integrates into the city to cultivate natural synergy.
Executive Director Dongwei Wang adds, “We believe that this accelerated shift from real-life to online social interactions has an immense impact on spatial design in commercial developments. Social spaces must be designed with the health and safety of the community first in mind, while also promoting an inviting environment. Social distancing measures need to be implemented in a way that meets commercial demands, and proper public and private space need to be integrated to allow people to feel more relaxed in their environment.”