Designed by Cuikai Studio,china architecture design & research group, Moon Island, a ‘breathing space’ The project is located in Tanggu, a new urban area near Tianjin, Cina. This area features a large-scale Central Business District (CBD) located in a natural bay formed by the Haihe river. The Moon Island project is located at the north of the bay, at the extremity of the urban axis composing the CBD and along the river. This particular location and the multifunctional purpose of the project (retails, restaurants, exhibition center, hotels) makes it one of the key areas of the CBD.
The roof slightly and naturally slopes up from the city toward the river, inviting people to have a walk in the roof public park. Under the green roof, the project extends the urban fabric and is designed as the continuation of the city, with 20 blocks located along 9 inner streets, linked together by public squares, creating small-scale city spaces.
Buildings disappear under the green roof, where a lot of different species will be planted, creating a place for nature to express itself. It becomes a natural landscape in the city that can be seen from the ground floor but also from the highest floors of the office towers.