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RAILWAY MANAGEMENT CENTRE

GUANGZHOU, People´s Republic of China 2019-2021


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RAILWAY MANAGEMENT CENTRE

GUANGZHOU, People´s Republic of China 2019-2021

Centre arises in the first place as a consequence of the urban analysis of its location, behind the foot of Baiyung Mountain, next to the Gymnasium and surrounded for the nature.
On the other hand, the proposal is a result of the functional needs of an innovative building that combines private offices, rental offices, retail and public spaces, new business offices and a new retail business, promoting the concept of resource integration and sharing.
From a conceptual point of view the building can be understood as a modular system based on the grouping of cellular units, inspired in two main ideas : the train, because is the Rail Management Centre and the flowers because the Guangzhou nicknamed “flower city”. The material concept is based in the ceramic that is part of the Chinese culture.
The Rail Management Centre interpret the image of the company through the language of the building following the planning constrains and create a headquarters building that respect the regional characteristics of the city , integrate the surrounding ecological and stablish a balance between the memory of the place and strong architectural expression.
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RAILWAY MANAGEMENT CENTRE

GUANGZHOU, People´s Republic of China 2019-2021

Location
Guangzhou, People´s Republic of China
Client
Guangzhou Railway Investment Construction Group Co.,Ltd
Architects
Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos 
      Fuensanta Nieto, Enrique Sobejano 
      Patricia Grande, Johannes Hanf
Program
Office and business complex
Total floor area
57.000 m²
Project architect 
Patricia Grande, Fernando Nasarre
Project team 
Marco Benfatto, Mariasole Benzi, Emilia Rosmini, Rubén Ortega Gonzalez, Cristina Sequero Barrera, Jean Yi Tan
Structural engineer 
Guangzhou Design Institute (GZDI)
Mechanical engineer 
Guangzhou Design Institute (GZDI)
Landscape architect 
Guangzhou Design Institute (GZDI), Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos
Fire safety consultant 
Guangzhou Design Institute (GZDI)
Acustic consultant 
Guangzhou Design Institute (GZDI)
Facade engineering 
Guangzhou Design Institute (GZDI)
Site supervision 
Guangzhou Design Institute (GZDI)
Photographs 
Xi Chen
Renderings 
drama, Madrid
Project dates
Competition: 2018
Design: 2018 - 2019
Construction: 2019 – 2021
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RAILWAY MANAGEMENT CENTRE

GUANGZHOU, People´s Republic of China 2019-2021

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RAILWAY MANAGEMENT CENTRE

GUANGZHOU, People´s Republic of China 2019-2021