Client: Jaiozhou Prefecture Offices
Location: Jaiozhou, Qingdao, Shandong Province
Status: State approval awaited
The new civic headquarters comprises 250,000 square metres of offices, meeting rooms, formal presentation halls, entertainment areas and sporting facilities. The campus is designed to allow the ordered flow of public in and around each of the 10 departmental buildings to encourage accessibility and accountability between government and those they serve. The entire development is laid out around a vast water mall that acts a protective habitat for wild life, is a calming backdrop for worker and visitor alike but, importantly, acts as the modulator for the energy recovery systems to provide the prefecture with an exemplar of green energy efficiency. All roofs are occupied for leisure or sport.