The Gardens

Mixed-use district

Rooted deeply in the context of Foshan, a fascinating city just north of Hong Kong, The Gardens celebrates the abundant natural resources and the rich culture of its location. This mixed-use project - which weaves together residential towers, serviced apartments, office, hotel and retail - is a fresh take on Foshan's history of artisan craft, amidst a verdant landscape of social and community experiences.

At a Glance

Project Type

Open/Public Space, Hospitality, Office, Residential, Mixed-Use, Retail

Location

Foshan, China

Size

50 Acres

Client

Foshan Yuhaitong Real Estate Co.

Services

Architecture, Planning
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The project weaves into the existing urban fabric via a series of bridges, plazas, and framed views that directly connect to adjacent facilities, thereby increasing pedestrian activity in the surrounding neighborhood.
The project weaves into the existing urban fabric via a series of bridges, plazas, and framed views that directly connect to adjacent facilities, thereby increasing pedestrian activity in the surrounding neighborhood.
Ideally positioned adjacent to neighborhood retail, schools, a university, government offices, and  a government sports facility, The Gardens brings together a diverse range of amenities and users.
Ideally positioned adjacent to neighborhood retail, schools, a university, government offices, and a government sports facility, The Gardens brings together a diverse range of amenities and users.
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The architectural character of the buildings is inspired by the lantern crafts so highly revered in Foshan. Architectural "lanterns"—vessels of light and form—are distinctive destinations marking the heart of the complex. Visually dramatic yet pedestrian in scale, these iconic destination spaces complement the surrounding podium which emphasizes a transparent retail experience. 

Water features activate the public domain, with visitors of all ages delighting in digitally-controlled water shows.
The new urban town center promotes interaction between retail, leisure, entertainment, dining, and living.
retail at night

At night, the layered facades of The Gardens' architecture are reflected in the glimmering pools of water, coming alive with festive light installations and projected images all illuminating the project.

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On the podium, interwoven, multi-leveled bridges and walkways are layered and connected as a tapestry of greenery, promenades, courtyards, and public plazas that create a sense of place and discovery.

Serving as the iconic gateway to The Gardens, a hotel/office tower draws visitors into the heart of the project.
Serving as the iconic gateway to The Gardens, a hotel/office tower draws visitors into the heart of the project.
The residential towers are designed in a staggered composition and oriented to maximize daylight.
The residential towers are designed in a staggered composition and oriented to maximize daylight.
All towers are sensitively scaled and arranged to allow light to penetrate the public podium below as well.
All towers are sensitively scaled and arranged to allow light to penetrate the public podium below as well.
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Varied programming and innovative artistry make The Gardens a technological showcase and 24-hour entertainment hub. The project thrives with human activity and social interaction, establishing The Gardens as Foshan's premier new destination.

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