In Southwest China, Chongqing's 30 million residents live in high-density quarters. The heart of the city lies in the Yuzhong District on a skyscraper-filled peninsula that often draws comparisons to Manhattan. This is where a 286-metre tower, recently unveiled by Aedas, would be positioned.
The Chongqing Xinhua Bookstore Group Jiefangbei Book City mixed-use project would contain residential, office, hotel, and retail space alongside a Xinhua bookstore. While the skyscraper is more rectilinear in form, the lower levels of the project opt instead for curving floor plates and stepped terraces. This arrangement mimics the profile of a rolled book scroll while echoing the mountainous landscape of Chongqing.
The podium's cultural component would become a hub for lifestyle and entertainment activities. The sky cultural plaza at the tower's pinnacle would build upon the civic space of Jiefangbei Plaza by offering tenants a place for relaxation. Aedas envisions the office program occupying the bulk of the tower floors with the residential portion taking up the remaining upper levels.
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