This Mixed-Use Building is Inspired by the Province's Natural Landscape

By: Christopher Magsambol - Oct 18, 2015
References: aedas & archdaily
The Evergrande Huazhi Plaza is a mixed-use building in the heart of Chengdu, China. Its slim and slender construction provides a visual focal point and anchor for the city's downtown area and provides a meeting place for retail, eateries and entertainment.

The plaza also houses a St. Regis hotel as well as residential spaces in the upper floors. The mixed-use building is also a home to a variety of office spaces throughout the massive structure. All of the architectural details throughout the mixed-use building mimic natural landscapes of the Sichuan province. The province's natural pools formed by calcite deposits are recreated through terraced pools in the plaza. The 'ONE' shopping mall follows this pattern and is designed with earth-tone granite and rocky textures that resemble the mountainous parts of the province.