Location: Bellevue, WA Client: Plus Investment USA Ltd. Function: Residential/ Office/ Hotel/ Retail Site Area: 210,400 sf Total Floor Area: 4,866,000 sf Max. Tower Height: 600 ft. (182 m) Scope of Services: Master Planning Urban Design Architectural Design
Bellevue is fast becoming one of the countryâ€™s most livable cities where higher education, science, and technology are developing rapidly. To the west, it is a short 10 minute drive from Bellevue to downtown Seattle. To the east, it is another 10 mins drive from Bellevue to the forested mountains that have access to lakes, streams, and hiking trails. The concept of our design is to bring nature into urban high density vertical communities by creating recreational pedestrian streets, multicultural restaurants and shopping, natural roof gardens, and views of the city and the surrounding natural environment. The building design reflects movement and full service facilities for all ages, creating a campus of relating architectural elements. All of these have made ELEV8 Plaza become the largest urban mixed-use projects in the greater Seattle area, and the most notable development for the international community.
Seattle Hyatt Hotel & Convention
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Seattle, Washington R.C.HEDREEN CO. Retail/Hotel 436,000 sf 34 Levels / 405 Rooms 420 ft.
Scope of Services: Architectural Design Programming Space Planning Project Management
Bellevue Towers Location: Client: Function: Size: Number of Levels: Building Height: Sustainability:
Bellevue, WA Gerding Edlen Development Co. Residential 1,500,000 sf (529 Units) 42 and 43 Levels 450 ft. (137 m) LEED Gold
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Joint venture between GBD Architects and MG2 Team roles while employed at MG2: Ming Zhang: Design Partner Craig Davenport: Project Manager Kevin Sutton: Project Architect
Hyatt at Olive 8
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Seattle, WA R.C. Hedreen Co. Hotel/ Residential 932,000 sf (229 Units) 39 Levels 460 ft. (140 m)
Scope of Services: Master Planning Architectural Design Construction Documents Construction Administration
Team roles while employed at MG2: Ming Zhang: Design Partner Craig Davenport: Project Manager Frank Lo: Senior Designer
1916 Boren Mixed-Use, Seattle Seattle, Washington Client: Onelin Investment Inc. Function: Hotel / Residential Size: 791,143 sf Number of Levels: 44 Levels Building Height: 484 ft. Scope of Services: Architectural Design Land Use Entitlements Programming Space Planning
Zhengzhou International Center
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Zhengzhou, China Baoneng Co. Ltd. Office/ Retail/ Entertainment /Hotel/ Service Apartments 1,112,000 mÂ˛ / 315 Hotel Rooms
Scope of Services: Master Planning Programming Concept Design Schematic Design
Program: Over 18M SF major mixed-use project by the new High-Speed Train station area, including three major landmark super high-rise office and hotel towers with the tallest tower at 369 meter, 88 story. Status: Schematic Design
Lotus and Crane Square pot is an artifact from the Chun-Qiu era. National treasure of Henan province. Its square shape and upper arc represents the expressions of the “heaven is round and the earth is square”and“Outter square and inner circle”, an important Chinese philosophy. As the core building of the main Zhengzhou area, we try to express a sense of combination of traditional culture and unique architectural form. The whole building is naturally converted from the rounded solid bottom into the Founder Lotus bloom top. Located on the main axis of the city park, the main façade is equipped with “Ssangyong”, which is set up for the modern technology “flying crane”. The top of the cornice is made of modern tiles and is expressed in the form of traditional auspicious ornaments. Whether it is day or night, to show its fine cultural connotation and auspicious blessing of the land of Zhengzhou. The extraordinary height of the main tower and its rounded atmosphere of the shape, together with the north and south of the two symmetrical towers, more of the main tower of the king style, and constitute a “lucky Sambo”, become unique to the new landmark in Zhengzhou. Two towers are conceived by the Western Zhou Dynasty copper square Gu inspiration, Squared top and bottom are naturally extend, not only coordinate with the main tower, but also have there own personality.
As the most important building in the eastern end of the core area of the central park, our planning hopes to maximize the importance and continuity of this main axis. The 369-meter-high tower is located on the main axis, the other two 240-meter-high vice tower is basically symmetrical on both sides of the spindle, which forms “Three Treasure”. The main tower connects with the park through the large platform and grand steps, so that it expands the image and use value of the main park. The Overall Landscape Conception is Inspired by Li Bai‘s Poem “The Water of the Yellow River”. Landscape, ramps, water features and building combined together, the upper and lower space blend with each other.
The Crossing Curvilinear bridges with rich landscaped edges, curved pathway with wood materials. Patrons experience a lush bushes and flowering greens.
terraced tea garden
Outdoor Cafe Seating
Wedding Chapel čˆžĺŽ… Entry to L4 Ballroom
White color Plaza Bridge Connection
The Stepped Roof Gardens The garden connects to the shopping center, where the garden create opportunities for restaurants and cafe to create outdoor seatings and activities. At the end of each level is the entry to the expansive shopping center. Here in each of the ascending steps, gradually bringing nature onto the roof top, where flowering wedding garden provide a venue for the couples to share their vows.
Bermed edge garden Water Feature
Chapel Garden Overpass
The Garden Walk Curvilinear bridges will transition to park with amenities for sitting and strolling. The park is design to br three-dimensional, inviting the community to experience the parks with plenty of steps and slopes that bring people from B1 sunken Plaza to the Level 2 park. Rich palette of landscape materials, plants, bricks, stone and pavers, with water features sprinkles in between.
Hangzhou EFC Team roles while employed at MG2: Ming Zhang: Design Partner Peter Sherrill: Senior Designer
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Hangzhou, China ZJJG Co. LTD ZhongXing Construction Co. Office / Residential / Commercial 111,456 m2 42 Levels 182 m 6/30/2017
Scope of Services: Architectural Design Programming Space Planning Project Management
CRL Nantong MixC
Nantong is a city that is famous for the rivers and famous people of China. Reflecting the natural long protruding terrain, design is inspired by the interlaced linear flow of rivers and features of the beautiful valley cliffs. Landscape, plazas, and buildings are organized and blended with the streamline of shopping; building facade materials and textures show the natural conception of the stacked transformation of valleys and palisades that were created by the river flow and erosion through thousands of years. The 270,000 square meters mixed-use development includes an upscale shopping center, an open experiential commercial street, and two towers. Awards: 2014 Commercial Buildings Award Winner, the World Architecture News Awards (WAN) (United Kingdom)
Team roles while employed at MG2: Ming Zhang: Design Partner Craig Davenport: Principal in Charge Frank Lo: Senior Designer Peter Sherrill: Senior Designer Yoshi Mugishima: Project Architect
Suning Shantou Plaza Shantou, China
Team roles while employed at MG2: Ming Zhang: Design Partner Craig Davenport: Principal in Charge Frank Lo: Senior Designer Peter Sherrill: Senior Designer
Suning Real Estate 54,000 m2 Retail 50,000 m2 Office 10,000 m2 Suning flagship store Scope of Services Concept design Schematic design Design development
Suning Beijing Plaza
Located on Chaoyang Avenue, the project includes office, business, entertainment and a Suning Electronics Store. The design had to address how to create housing on the north side of the site that met the local requirements for natural sun light. On the narrow and small site, a public plaza space combined with main retail entry is created by making a portion of the first floor cantilever overhead in order to meet different evacuation requirements of the building. The flowing space and form produce a positive energy and a lively atmosphere.
Team roles while employed at MG2: Ming Zhang: Design Partner