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- 关键字:怡丰城,购物,新加坡 smarty:/if?>
- 发布时间:2014-04-11 16:19
VivoCity is a planned shopping center complex on a site of about 8.9 hectares located in the south end of the Singapore Island. The total floor area is about 140，000m2 (200，000m2 including parking lot). After its completion， it will become the largest shopping center inSingapore. Further more， about 24 hectares along the shore will be developed as areas for office and residence with a cultural zone and aferry terminal. The terminal serves as a marine front door adjoining with the redevelopment project of Sentosa island resort located onthe opposite shore of this site. VivoCity is located centrally on the site and expected to play an important role in attracting visitors fromSingapore as well as from abroad mainly from other Asian countries.
This project has started over again and proposed new design with reviewing the original plan proposed by a former American commercial architect. However， it was required to preserve the respective conditions， such as connection with a subway， the plan for an undergroundparking lot and loading routes that were determined at concept design stage， also connection to a monorail on third floor level， an 8.4mdirect structure grid， etc. had to be respected. Following the old proposal and schedule， the piles were already driven into the ground.It was necessary to draw up a completely new layout with in a short period of time， bearing the same completion schedule as for the oldproposal in mind.
First of all， for the new proposal， it was expected that this complex become a landmark for Singapore. The concept of ‘Surfing’ like “Floating Water” creates a stunning landscape. The idea of ‘Surfing’ is expressed in greatly curved ‘Surf Roofs’ that continues to ‘Feature Walls’ andSouthern terrace on plan. Furthermore， ‘Surfing’ is also an active image of people to be attracted. Various distinctive organic forms in theAtrium， a place indispensable to a big shopping center， and on the ceiling imply to intensify the sequential experience. We intend to createa space for surfing successively the various things and information that overflows here. Moreover， we propose that VivoCity will becomethe new leisure space and landmark for Singapore taking advantage of a very representative outdoor space overlooking the sea.
Due to strict restrictions for keeping the visual lines from the hill behind the shopping center to the sea， the building naturally became low but spreading horizontally. On first and second floor are mainly shopping malls and restaurants with terraces that open up at thewaterfront towards the sea. On third floor are the rooftop gardens with a big shallow basin and entertainment areas that open at night. Thewater layout is designed in order to offer customers a cooling and pleasant environment throughout the year even at times with severelyhot weather. We expect that VivoCity grows like a living creature as a shopping center in the fluid city space. This project is scheduled tocomplete at the end of 2006.