The building known as WISH began several years ago as an invited competition. After several years of remaining on hold, our design was selected as one of two finalists. The project is located in Shanghai Lingang New Town – a new development that aims to attract international businesses and talent. The development will embody national development strategies and incubate developing industries. It will not only serve the functions of cultural facilities, entertainment, offices, education, but also spaces for technological start-ups and financial entities. The site itself is strategically located in close proximity to airports, seaports, railroads, highways, and subways. WISH is situated at the west of Dishuihu (Waterdrop Lake). It is meant to be an important architectural landmark in Shanghai
Lingang New Town. The architectural form is a combination of perfect geometries that resonates with the shape of Dishuihu. The triangular void in the middle offers two extra faces to the building. The two new faces are extremely efficient in terms of fenestration utilizing natural lighting by allowing southern light for residential programs and northern light for office spaces. In turn, the apex is formed in the middle of the split wings.
SHANGHAI HARBOUR CITY DEVELOPMENT CO. LTD.
WERNER SOBEK, RSL, LERCH BATES.