"Wuhan Tiandi", meticulously constructed by Shui On Land, is located in the Yongqing area of central Hankou in the city of Wuhan. To its east is the Yangtze River, and it faces the picturesque Riverside Park. "Wuhan Tiandi" will be built into a comprehensive development project, bringing together residential and office buildings, hotels, retail, catering, entertainment and other facilities in the city center, in order to grow in tandem with Wuhan’s entire long-term planning and international developmental strategy.
The project covers an area of 610,000 square meters, with a total construction area of 2,060,158 square meters (including public facilities and spaces, this is more than 15.5 million square feet). The overall planning consultant for this project is the American firm SOM Corporation (Skidmore, Owings, Merrill, LLP).
The architect for the reconstruction project of Wuhan’s historical buildings is the chief designer of the original "Shanghai Xintiandi", Mr. Benjamin Wood, who has overseen the renovation of the project’s nine historic buildings. Traditional architectural features are integrated in his design so as to give it a new sense of vitality, and to enhance its business value.
‘Wuhan Tiandi’ retains Wuhan’s style and its historic culture, and fuses fashion elements with modern facilities. The urban environment will be greatly enhanced, green space will be expanded, and an advanced and comfortable working and living environment will be provided, making ‘Wuhan Tiandi’ a trendsetter district for lifestyle, work, culture and entertainment. After completion, it will be not only a new landmark for Wuhan, but also a focal point for the integration between China and the world.
Shui On Land has always adhered to the principle of sustainable development, and integrates it into each developmental stage of the project. In 2009, the master plan for the ‘Wuhan Tiandi’ project was awarded the LEED-ND gold Pre-Authentication, issued by the Green Building Council of the United States. In 2011, the ‘Xintiandi’ business district project was awarded the LEED-CS gold certification issued by the same committee, and Corporate Avenue 5 has also been awarded the LEED-CS gold Pre-Authentication issued by the committee.
The Wuhan Xintiandi commercial district, which draws on the developmental example for reconstruction projects set in the Taiping Bridge area in Shanghai, was fully completed in November 2009, and has a total floor area of 57,000 square meters and a total underground garage construction area of 25,000 square meters. Based on the preference among local Wuhan people for outdoor recreation and dining, China’s first outdoor food street with air conditioning was specially designed by ‘Wuhan Xintiandi’. Plenty of open space was allocated, and a walking green belt with a total area of 9,300 square meters was constructed with trees, shrubs and grasses. Green roofs are used on all flat roofs to create a harmonious environment between man and nature.
By October 2017, there had been a total of 95 tenants in ‘Wuhan Xintiandi’s business district, with catering accounting for 53% and others including retail, cinemas, beauty salons and other industries.
The ‘Horizon’ international fashion shopping center has been formally open since 17 September 2016. This one-stop shopping center with nearly 200 global fashion brands both promotes the spirit of the most cutting-edge fashion, and delights the customer with its wide range of offerings from shopping to dining, leisure and entertainment.
Distinct from traditional high-end shopping centers, ‘Horizon’ brings international brands, international delicacies, a LUXE cinema, lifestyle bookstore, children’s amusements and household consumption all together in one place, making it a one-stop shopping center of the very highest quality and with the most diverse range of offerings in the industry. Its three underground floors cover a total area of 120,000 square meters with 2,992 parking spaces.
The ‘Park Place’ family fashion shopping center will be built into a one-stop family life experience hub covering 150,000 square meters. Distinct from the ‘fashion’ of ‘Wuhan Xintiandi’, or the ‘internaitonalism’ of ‘Horizon’, ‘Park Place’ shopping center is to include catering and retail facilities, a parent-child center, large supermarkets and other businesses, all of which makes up a new business model for meeting the daily needs of well-off families.
As an important part of the business district along the Yangtze River in Wuhan, the Wuhan Tiandi business cluster which has a total area of about 500,000 square meters is now gradually taking shape. The cluster, which brings offices, a five star hotel and high-end department stores together in one will help enhance the internationalization of Wuhan city’s image.
Wuhan Tiandi business cluster’s first international-standard Grade-A office building – Corporate Centre5 – was put into use at the end of 2011, and has a total construction area of about 59,000 square meters which was delivered at the end of 2011. Corporate Centre5 is the first office building offering international standards in Wuhan, and its building configuration breathes new life into the standards demanded of existing office buildings in Wuhan. The occupancy rate has now reached over 90%.
The second Wuhan Tiandi business cluster is taking shape, and includes A1 tower at 450 meters high, A2 tower at 130 meters high and A3 tower at 160 meters high. The total construction area of A2 and A3 towers – corporate Avenue2, and Corporate Avenue3 – is over 110,000 square meters. The towers were delivered and went into use in 2015, and is currently on offer to leasers worldwide.
However, the under-construction twin towers of Park Place’s office building will be the new business landmark following in the footsteps of Corporate Centre5, and Corporate Avenue 1, 2 and 3. The project promotes harmony and unity between humans, buildings and nature. Park Place’s Grade-A office building is constructed like bamboo, and original flowers and trees are being prereserved to the greatest possible extent, whilst at the same time creating a new and unique integration of ecology and humanity.
Phase I of the Riverview project in Wuhan Tiandi covers a gross floor area of 69,000 sq. m. above ground and 25,000 sq. m. underground. The houses have been delivered and have an occupancy rate of 70%. Phase II covers a gross floor area of 89,000 sq. m. above ground and 47,000 sq. m. underground, and all these houses have also been delivered. Phase III covers a gross floor area of 50,000 sq. m. above ground and 21,000 sq. m. underground and was delivered in late 2011.
Wuhan Tiandi’s B Block with its total construction area of about 950,000 square meters began construction in January 2011. The total construction area of the building is about 529,000 square meters, and the office and retail area is about 423,000 square meters.
The residential portion will be developed in stages. The total construction area of plots in B9 is 65,000 square meters, and the houses in it were delivered by mid-December 2012. The total construction area of B11 plots is 55,000 square meters, and these were delivered by the end of 2013.
Wuhan Tiandi’s B13 Block has been created as the first ‘International Family Community’ in ‘river city’ (as Wuhan is known), and was delivered by the end of 2014.
In addition, Wuhan Tiandi’s B14, or "La Riva" block was formally delivered in October 2016. The project consists of a new first-grade elite building along the Yangtze River, and redefines residential standards for elite housing in Wuhan.
Wuhan Tiandi’s B Block formally launched Wuhan's first City Park residential building – Park View. The project will provide new residential design ideas for high-end fashionable consumers, and will set the standard for a new way of life. The current project is sold out, and will be officially delivered at the end of 2017.
Wuhan Tiandi’s B Block is not only endowed with a large number of top-grade supporting commercial interests and a high-end international residential community, but also offers Wuhan's first Wanfang club with its three-star green building (according to national ratings), and Wuhan's first community waterfront wetland park. Moreover, with its international bilingual kindergarten, and Changchun Street Primary School and 71st middle school nearby, it has become a one-stop educational resource for all 12 years of school.
Wuhan Tiandi will always uphold Shui On Land’s ‘sustainable development’ business philosophy, will develop in tandem with Wuhan city, and will continue to lead the way in Wuhan’s internationalizing lifestyle.