Type: Logistic Centre

Location: JiangningNanjing, China

Scope: Facade Concept Design, Logo Graphic Design 

Status: Under Construction 

Year: 2016

Client: CITIC Capital 

Site Area: 57,193 sqm

GFA: 71,258 sqm

 Nanjing, Jiangning District

Nanjing, Jiangning District

 Concept Sketch

Concept Sketch

 

CCL CENTRE FOR LOGISTIC

信通物流中心

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The CCL Logistic Centre is a logistic property which will facilitate the future business activities of global logistic organisations. The project is located in Jiangning District, Binjiang Economic Development Park has the capacity of 16 units over two building blocks to hold multiple logistic business on the site. The development seeks to create its own unique identity in the context of both the immediate site area full of other warehouses and light industrial buildings and in a macro scale to establish itself as a provider of logistic property space.  

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The original masterplan of the building blocks by the LDI has been maximised in terms of building footprint and vehicular access/ loading & unloading bays. The total leasable warehouse space is approximately 70,000sqm. There are 16 warehouse units with eight on each levels over two storeys. Each two units four over two storeys shares one building service core each along with leasable office spaces over four storeys. Each warehouse unit is approximately 10 metres high and 4000-5000 sqm each. The east block and the west block is almost exactly identical except the east block has two extra additional mass protruding from the main block. Vehicular circulations used up almost the entirety of the remaining open space. In the contextual reality, almost the entire length of the building is hidden behind other buildings and fences of vacant site in adjacent. The design task is to create a visual identity in the area with minimal pedestrian and vehicular traffic with the only remaining 110m street frontage.

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In the contextual reality, almost the entire length of the building is hidden behind other buildings and fences of vacant site in adjacent. The design task is to create a visual identity in the area with minimal pedestrian and vehicular traffic with the only remaining 110m street frontage.The street frontage is also covered by a thick linage of existing trees and foliage vegetation, therefore only the actual entrances of the site gives only glimpse of the building. The second issue is the vehicular ramp for trucks to access the loading and unloading bay on the second level of the project. The vehicular ramp becomes an visual obstacle to the street frontage of the main building facade. The design approach is to create an multi-layered edge to maximize the visual impact on the street frontage. 

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The street frontage is also covered by a thick linage of existing trees and foliage vegetation, therefore only the actual entrances of the site gives only glimpse of the building. The second issue is the vehicular ramp for trucks to access the loading and unloading bay on the second level of the project. The vehicular ramp becomes an visual obstacle to the street frontage of the main building facade. The design approach is to create an multi-layered edge to maximize the visual impact on the street frontage. 

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There are only two places where the street frontage could be strengthened visually. The first place is the actual gatehouse entrances into the site. The second is the corner edges of the main building facade. The design proposed to emphasis the effect on these two areas.  

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The concept for the gatehouse was adopted from one of the earlier proposed schemes. The concept is to express the mission & vision that was once upon bestow upon the CITIC Group. As one of the first capitalist company in mainland China, the CITIC Group assisted China in the reforming of the economy. The notion of opening from the closed door policy and trading with the outside world again has allowed China to climb up to become a Global leader and superpower once again. 

 Gatehouse Design 3D Model

Gatehouse Design 3D Model

 Gatehouse Design Elevation

Gatehouse Design Elevation