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This terraced tower represents the future of city planning

Architecture firm Aedas could have come up with a plan.

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IN AN ERA when space and city living are hot topics, architects and planners are attempting to come up with ways of making cities more peaceful and spacious while also increasing living space.

To that end, architecture firm Aedas could have come up with a plan.

Their plan for a new development in Shanghai features a vertical office tower over a retail podium and civic spaces.

It is part of Shanghai’s urban ring and adds around 45,000 square metres of office and retail space to the Chinese city.

Designed by Aedas’ Andrew Bromberg, the design is called “Cloud on Terrace” and uses a number of green spaces to link the low and high-rise sections of the building.

The building creates a new streetwalk area, which gives way to lush green terraces and links to two metro stations. According to Aedas, the plan will make the area of the city more accessible and add a “missing ‘humanism”.

The terraces dissolve into the tower, with the architects saying it will “allow the tower to float above the green terraces of the retail below as a ‘cloud’ may sit on hill.”

Being a modern building in a thriving city, it is designed for ideal light and carbon conditions, using low-e, low-iron glass.

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