In Changsha, China, KSPJürgen Engel Architekten won out against international competitors in the architecture competition with its concept for the Meixi Urban Helix.
In the two-stage competition, participation in which was by invitation only, the design submitted by the German architects was awarded first prize.
The concept masterfully highlights the start of the new urban axis on Lake Mexi and creates a multi-functional, public space, which opens up to the city. In total the spiral is up to 88 meters in diameter and around one kilometer long.
Along its entire length the ramp will feature diverse facilities, from micro-hospitality outlets to children’s play areas to sun decks and various areas of greenery.
The Meixi Urban Helix comprises a six meter wide accessible ramp, which spirals to a height of 30 meters.
As a vantage point it affords visitors a panorama view of the urban expansion and of Lake Mexi. The Urban Helix is due to be completed in 2015.
Location: Changsha, Hunan, China Architects: KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten Area: 20000.0 sqm Year: 2014