The project is located in the historical area which was once occupied by Germany in Qingdao. And its purpose is to solve the parking problem in the surrounding area. However, over-densified area houses, lacking of public space for citizens, and serious population aging and hollowing are also concerns of designer.
How to inject vitality into the entire area through the project and bring about new development in the old urban areas is the starting point of our thinking. Therefore, we believe that in addition to meeting its own parking needs, the parking lot should be used as a public communication space for citizens, and even considered as a new impression of Qingdao's history, culture and Tourism.
Hence, on the ground, we break up the building volume and integrate it into the ground park to form a comfortable close-to-human-scale space; the iconic "cloud sail" shape echoes the city's mountain and sea culture, and at the same time provides more space for citizens to relax and communicate; the characteristic underground parking space introduces light and vegetation downwards. And the building itself will become a container for citizens’ graffiti and art installations. All the things mentioned above lays a solid foundation for putting more artistic cores in the project and creating a unique cultural identity in the future.