Completed and started operating at the end of 2020, Starry Street Wuhou in Chengdu designed by CLOU architects offers a symbiotic three body spatial system that connects living, retail and social spaces in the community.
overall view of the project ©存在建筑
Three Body Spatial System
Starry Street is located in the newly planned Wuhou District of south-west Chengdu. It’s adjacent to the intersection of two main roads as well as that of two new metro lines in which connect residents of the area directly with the office and industrial park. CLOU’s design aims to connect the living, retail, and social spaces into a symbiotic ‘three-body spatial system’.
aerial view of the project ©存在建筑
top view of the project with three dimensional blocks ©存在建筑
The entire project is divided into three levels, interweaved with each other from bottom to top, including retail, social and living space. Retail space located on floor 1-2 ground plane is vibrant and appealing enough to fully utilize operational value. The upper level is residential area with windows facing streets and open views.
▼社交空间 – 邻里
social space – neighborhood ©CLOU
space divided in three layers ©存在建筑
social space in between the towers ©存在建筑
Residential, Social, Retail Space
The project consists of multiple programs such as retail, residential, and SOHO apartments. With such a program mix, CLOU confronts design challenges such as how to avoid the dark and canyon-like retail street problem amongst high towers, how to deal with the sound and light interference from the retail sector to the residential part, and how to balance the squeeze of six towers towards public space? Thus, the final design solution can form a self-circulated space system of mutual benefit and common growth between community and business.
entrance space ©存在建筑
multi-layered public spaces ©存在建筑
The south and north area of the project feature SOHO apartments, outdoor basketball court, urban farm, pop-up stores, and landscaped steps. The multi-layered public space provides the local residents with solutions for their need for a healthy lifestyle and social interaction as well as the appreciation of outdoor nature.
commercial street on the ground floor ©存在建筑
upper buildings could be viewed through the circular opening ©存在建筑
Futuristic Urban Life
The north entrance along the street draws people in with landscaped steps, rain sheds and hollow glass banquet centers. CLOU breaks the spatial definition of the outdoor steps at the entrance, extending the size of the rain shed and the buildings on both sides. Entering the courtyard surrounded by the residential towers, the community urban life is connected by the upward vertical circulation. The sunken plaza accommodating supermarkets and restaurants, resonates through the round atrium with the second floor’s programs such as cinema, live performance stage, and pop-up event place.
courtyard enclosed by architectural blocks ©存在建筑
vertical circulation ©存在建筑
space under the cantilever ©存在建筑
The southern block includes programs such as gym, outdoor basketball, yoga, and urban farms, which stimulate more interactions, self-improvements, and happiness through physical activities. The area that extends to the north block features celebratory, artsy, and futuristic program types such as IMAX cinema, karaoke bars, restaurants, and event gathering space.
various activity spaces ©存在建筑
visual connections between different layers ©存在建筑
first floor plan ©CLOU
second floor plan ©CLOU
third floor plan ©CLOU
typical floor plan ©CLOU
建筑设计：柯路建筑 CLOU architects
设计团队：Jan Clostermann，张志，李琳，Sebastian Loaiza，Christopher Biggin, Alessandra Sebastiani，
钟亚迪，赵晶爽，蔺明瀚，王雅熙，丁乔，Myung Lee，Valentina Kholoshenko
Project Name: Starry Street Wuhou
Type: Residential, Commercial, SOHO
Location: Wuhou, Chengdu
Construction Area: 108,940 sqm
Status: Completion in 2020
Architecture Design: CLOU architects
Design Team: Jan Clostermann, Zhi Zhang, Lin Li, Sebastian Loaiza, Christopher Biggin, Alessandra Sebastiani,
Yadi Zhong, Kyra Zhao, Tom Lin, Yaxi Wang, Qiao Ding, Myung Lee, Valentina Kholoshenko
Landscape Design: Lab D+H
Construction Drawings: Zhouyu Huazhou
Façade Consultant: BJetimes
Lighting Consultant: LEOX