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Caohejing Three Cubes

Owner:Shanghai Caohejing Hi-Tech Park Development Corporation

Designer:gmp

Owner:Shanghai Caohejing Hi-Tech Park

Development Corporation
Design Consultant:gmp International GmbH
Project Scale: 23,280 ㎡
Floor Area:90,650 ㎡
Date of Completion:2015.3.31
Cycle of Design:2010-2014

The 3Cubes office building designed by gmp for the Caohejing Business Park in the western part 

of Shanghai have now been completed. The office building complex with service functions in the

basement floors has a total gross floor area of 60,000m2 and consists of three cubic building volumes
with different heights of between 35 m and 60 m. The gmp design places particular emphasis on 

the character and elegance of the ensemble. To this end, an important role is performed by the 

façade, which features a special design also in terms of technical detail. 

The white building volumeshave an austere elegance and, with their vertically oriented façades, 

blend in with the surroundings while nevertheless – in their overall composition - contrasting with 

the very heterogeneous urban ambiance. The interaction between harmony and contrast is 

replicated in the design of the exterior surfaces. An undulating grass landscape culminating in a 

hill, with trees and arch-shaped recesses, provides access to the naturally lit basement floors. 


The landscape stands in flowing contrast to the static cubes in a harmoniously unifying manner, 

while at the same time emphasizing the cool austere elegance of the building volumes.

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