Moonbay B2 Genway Plaza

Setting the Standard in New Precinct

Location
Suzhou, China
Status
Completed 2011
Client
Genway Housing Development Group
Type
Commercial

Moon Bay B2 Genway Plaza is one of the first sites to be completed within the newly planned Moon Bay precinct. Consisting of a 76m office tower, 100m Soho Office tower and a 3-4 storey retail/service podium it totals 82,000sqm above ground.

The design respects the masterplan and enhances its design principles with an energy efficient design based on the influences of nature. Both towers and the four storey podium are designed with roof gardens providing recreation areas and break out spaces from the general office environment.

Moon Bay project is part of a much larger masterplan design which has established a strong urban form and connection to Dushu Lake. The design respects the masterplan and enhances its design principles with an energy efficient mixed-use development.

A curved colonnade facing the lake enhances the curved masterplan concept and gives a sense of discovery and drama along the public waterfront plaza.Pedestrian is designed for smooth flow and clear directions, cafes and generous public seating areas encourage people to visit, meet, greet and linger.A 100m SOHO tower and a 60m office tower incorporate roof gardens enclosed and protected by extended glass façade screen walls.

Each façade responds to its respective orientation; Integrated photovoltaic cells embedded in glass sunhoods are features of the southern facades, smooth energy efficient glass facades on the east and north façades and deep aluminium sunhoods on the west façade overlooking Moon Bay.