The site had about a 15-meter level difference along the street. QINGDAO TERRACE was the first commercial and residential mixed use project of Vanke, which utilized the gradual site’s difference for the retail layouts and the landscape. It is also the first one, whose garden is open to public without any security fences, and a large scale attempt to introduce landscaped retails on different levels.
Qingdao city is famous for its grading topography and its beautiful hills’ scenery. This design began by simply asking how can such site topography produce a unique development for Vanke. In fact, the location of the site was quite far away from the city central, in order to fill this deficiency, Vanke decided to take the tdstudio’s proposal. That, in the end, attracts many young generations who wants to live in such unique and stylish development.