Project DescriptionEID has been selected as the winner of design competition for Wuchang Center, a large mixed-use project located in the heart of downtown Wuhan, China. Developed by ECOTIC, this project will be a centerpiece for revitalizing the historical Hongshan Square district, while providing pedestrian friendly streetscape. With a soaring tower 260m in height and approximately 450,000 sq m of commercial and residential space above grade, Wuchang Center is organized around a stacked mixed-use program, comprising retail, office, a 5-star luxury hotel, and residential. Among 6 shortlisted firms, EID’s winning scheme takes form of ascending terraces, creating a gateway to the city center. These setbacks on the massing form roof terraces at different tiers, evoking an imagery of vertical gardens. The shifting planes of the commercial towers gesture towards the Hongshan Square, creating a dynamic surface effect. The sculptural quality of the massing, and identifiable silhouette of Wuchang Center enable ECOTIC to bestow a beautiful monument to the city skyline. Parcel B for residential is intended as an open neighborhood, with a mix of luxurious apartments and small units.
The construction for Wuchang Center is expected to begin by the end of 2017.