We want architecture to celebrate cultural identity, as well as encourage pedestrian activity and a more livable, walkable city.
Once again architecture and sustainability cross their paths, the studio Koichi Takada architects has unveiled the first renderings of “Solar Trees Marketplace”, a three-storey marketplace in Shanghai entirely built and focused on both real and artificial trees.
A new commercial hub that will be finished at the end of 2021 for a greener future for China, a nation with the highest pollution rates in the world that must absolutely reverse course. With this ambitious project, the firm hopes that change is possible, transforming one of the world’s most polluted and congested urban environments into a healthier and more sustainable place to live.
We want to humanize neighborhood buildings, be more engaging to the public, and contribute to the regeneration of communities and their neighborhoods
“Solar Trees Marketplace” will have a total area of 3450 square meters, but the real peculiarity, as we said a few lines above, is the presence of trees. 32 will be artificial, they will be used to create a canopy that will shelter the stalls but also to make the air flow inside the complex, giving the feeling of being outdoors while being indoors.
But there will also be real trees both inside “Solar Trees Marketplace” but also outside where it is also planned the construction of a small park, a sort of natural continuation of the plexus.
A new sustainable and self-powering project for China, which is advancing rapidly towards its goal of being carbon neutral by 2060. An ambitious but necessary purpose to safeguard our planet.