Soho Galaxy

Soho Galaxy

_2013_Shanghai, China

_Collaboration while working with Zaha Hadid Architects

_1st Prize Competition

_Team_Manuela Gatto, Ai Sato, Adrian Krezlik, Andrea D’Imperio, Arturo Revilla, Carlos Parraga Botero, Claudia Doner, Dennis Brezina, Gordana Jakimovska, Helen Lee, Laurence Dudeney, Kaloyan Erevinov, Maren Klasing, Maria Rodero, Mei-Lin Ling, Muriel Boselli, Osbert So, Yang Jinwen, Raúl Rodríguez, Ergin Birinci, Maria Tsiorni, Michael Rissbacher, Seda Zirek, Spyridon Kaprinis, Xiaosheng Li

_The design consists in the underlying simplicity of the set of 4 parallel slabs, which provides the convenience and flexibility of a simple modular system. Such simplicity is made complex by a “squeeze” applied to the middle area and by adding filaments that tie the bars together. These moves have the double advantage of configuring intimate courtyards framed by bridges branching off the slabs, and providing a dramatic and dynamic view from the outer ring road and from the plane. Buildings contains an IMAX cinema, retail, carpark and office space.