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Gemdale One City Development

Located in historical Wuhan, the Gemdale One City Development is a mixed-use hub of culture, art, commercial precincts and community places that has been carefully designed to meet the needs of the local community, now and into the future.

The design brief called for a merger of contemporary Wuhan with the local mythology of the fenghuang, a mythical bird analogous to the Western phoenix. ASPECT's bold, narrative-driven design reflects the lifestyle and ambitions of a new generation of Wuhan citizens through a series of diverse spaces, nodes and experiences connected and unified by a fluid gesture and movement to replicate that of its mythological inspiration.
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  • CLIENT Wuhan Jinxiang Property Co., Ltd.
  • LOCATION Wuhan, Hubei Province, China
  • YEAR 2018
ASPECT SHA One City Complex Full Width Image 3000x1600
The design combines three contrasting tones of local granite paving, used in sweeping strokes to define the movement, functionality and spatial hierarchy of the design. Mimicking the image of the fenghuang in flight, the dynamic and fluid ground plane establishes a unified language that is spoken across the entire project.   
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  • AWARDS 2020 ELA International Landscape Awards - Finalist

    2019 IFLA Asia Pacific Landscape Architecture Awards - Honourable Mention for Cultural and Urban Landscape

    2019 Architizer A+ Awards - Popular Choice Winner for Urban Design

    2018 IDA Design Awards - Silver Award (Landscape)

    2018 Yuan Ye Awards-Gold Award - Real Estate Landscape Architecture

    2018 REARD Real Estate Star Design Award - Bronze Award (Commercial)

    2018 REARD Real Estate Star Design Award - Media Attention Award
  • PHOTOGRAPHY Arch-Exist