The 35,000 m2 OCT Bao'an OH BAY East Waterfront Retail Parkconsists of multiple pebble-shaped three-story volumes arranged organically along an elaborate waterfront park, facing south. These organic forms harmonize with nature on one side while multiple penetrations along the north side address the urban context. The porous nature of the project naturally draws visitors from the waterfront into the open-air retail environment, integrating shopping, food, and beverage venues seamlessly with nature.
The second and third floor volumes are stacked slightly off-kilter, shifting, and tilting as they rise above the ground plane. This movement creates sheltering overhangs a dynamic terraces with breathtaking views beyond the waterfront park to the ocean. The boundary between building and nature, commercial space, and park land, is completely blurred, allowing for an unprecedented integration of retail development and a natural landscape.
Facts + Figures
Master Plan, Architectural Design
SWA Group (Landscape Consultant)
Opened February 2021
Retail Village, Urban Business Center, Cultural Heritage Center