Italian Golden Town, the Italian city lands in China Italian Golden Town, the Italian city lands in China
Architecture

Italian Golden Town, the Italian city lands in China

Written by Redazione |

08 June 2017

In September, they will start building a new commercial citadel including offices, hotels, and residences that combine Eastern culture and Made in Italy aesthetics, Italian Golden Town, in Zibo, a city in the Shandong Province of China. This project is the collaboration between the Italian company Fima Engineering, curator of the project, and Shandong Gold Group, one of the leading Chinese companies in the mining sector. 

Fima’s project for the Italian Golden Town took inspiration from the Yaun Bao, the equivalent of our gold “ingot”, once used in China as currency and today a well-wishful symbol of prosperity. 

The shape of the Yaun Bao, familiar and recurring in Chinese culture, inspired the general concept of the complex. In particular, the shape of the main building, the Golden Centre, a 35 thousand-square-meter shopping centre designed to host goldsmith laboratories and stores dedicated exclusively to gold and jewellery, with the addition of entertainment spaces, restaurants, and clubs. 

Another source of inspiration is naturally the Italian city, a symbol of beauty and harmony. The peculiar characteristics of typical Italian architecture, linked to the tradition of medieval and renaissance villages will be reconstructed inside the Italian Golden Town, and these suggestions will be combined with the needs of a contemporary shopping centre.

The area of the project will be approximately 18 hectares, with a built surface equal to 235,000 square meters, on which will stand an Italian shopping city, a five-star 200 room hotel, a children's play area, a shopping mall for gold and jewellery, two office towers and two residential towers

Moreover, the central and larger buildings will be built using high-energy efficiency criteria, with the use of photovoltaic panels integrated with the roof covering, rainwater recovery, and green roofs. 

Similar colours, finishes, and materials will give the structure homogeneity also thanks to the features of the office towers that will tend to gradually disappear and dematerialise in the vicinity of the Italian city, guaranteeing a remarkable overall harmony.

Fima’s project was developed with the use of BIM (Building Information Modelling), a technology that can fully control the project, and that fits perfectly in the development plan and innovative enhancement of the area, which will also include the future construction of a new residential and tourist district.

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