The OCT (Overseas Chinese Town) Ring Ping City Complex project is located at the intersection of Pingshan Avenue and Sports Road, Pingshan New district, Shenzhen. It is an urban mixed-use complex which includes high-standard office buildings, a five-star hotel, a boutique hotel, commercial area, cultural facilities, and a bus station. The cultural facility located in the centre of the podium buildings will become an eye-catching attraction due to its unconventional shape and special façade material.
RMJM’s design focuses on two juxtaposed concepts of ‘ Openness’ and ‘Enclosure’. The outdoor spaces face away from the buildings to welcome people into them. RMJM came up with a unique visual feature into the project through the concept of ‘Eyes of Pingshan’.
The eye-shape ornaments carved in the upper and middle part of the 300-metre main tower create an unusual visual while also appearing to pull back the facade to reveal the building inside; another nod towards the ‘openness’ theme.
‘Enclosure’ is achieved by situating the open, outdoor spaces several stories above street-level, creating a sense of safety and protection from the busy world outside of the complex.