The Crown | Mixed-use Master Planning

The Crown | Mixed-use Master Planning

Mixed-use | From wooded hillside to an urban ring, the Shenfu Crown mixes urban living with a natural environment. The 843,000 M2 (9,075,000 SF) mixed-use center focuses on an enormous central courtyard resplendent in landscape, water features and featuring an enormous iconic central fountain. This green plaza is immediately adjacent to a heavily wooded hillside, and serves to stretch and pull those woods into the Crown’s center. Surrounding this central courtyard is a pedestrian walk street in the midst of an indoor/outdoor retail and entertainment center. The architecture here takes its form from kimchi pots and natural beehives, the latter suggestive of the swarming human energy that will fill this place. The inner edge of this active pedestrian zone is populated with restaurants, all of which enjoy the views and the peaceful serenity of the green courtyard.

Wrapping around the central courtyard and retail and entertainment center is a sheltering wall of urbanity; a series of low-rise and mid-rise mixed-use buildings providing space for retail, offices and residences. The concept takes Main Street, shapes it into an ellipse, and wraps it around the courtyard and pedestrian walk street. The architecture of this ring suggests the protective crenellations of a castle and the bejeweled adornments of a Crown. Beyond this protective ring is a sea of trees, punctuated by a circle of iconic residential towers. Residents who live in these sculpted towers are surrounded by green and open space, yet less than a minute’s walk from the urban core, the entertainment zone and the courtyard.

The architecture of the whole development borrows from that of the Pre-Columbian people of the Americas, with simple stepped forms evocative of Machu Picchu. The concept relies on strong and ubiquitous horizontal bands that both unify and accentuate the building forms, yet are simple and affordable to construct. The architecture is both iconic and attainable.

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LOCATION: Shenyang, China
SIZE: 843,000 M2

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