5+design is an international design studio offering services in the fields of architecture, urban design, planning and interior design. Founded in 2005, the firm has offices in Hollywood, Shanghai and Dubai and is led by founding directors Michael Ellis, Stan Hathaway and Arthur Benedetti. The firm is committed to establishing a closer link between the built environment and quality of life, and to creating thoughtful and responsible architecture that is linked to a true history of place. In the design of their projects, they are based on three fundamental pillars. First, community, because people like to be together and share good times in welcoming places from the scale of rooms to that of cities. Second, connectivity because people need to feel connected, to be part of something bigger than themselves. Finally, contextuality because people are looking for authentic places and experiences. Discover here some of their projects and get inspired by them.
1. DEEJ Campus
Client: Shandong Dong-e e-Jiao Co. Ltd.
Location: Shandong, China
Types of Built Projects: Residential, restaurant, office, bio-medical facilities, botanical gardens
Site area: 6,821,703 square feet
Building area: 2,983,412 square feet
DEEJ is the new campus of a Chinese pharmaceutical company that creates a range of health products derived from traditional Chinese medicine. It is both a state-of-the-art production facility and a showroom that invites consumers to learn about the company’s history. DEEJ’s architecture embodies the company’s products through a blend of traditional and modern materials (glass, concrete, stone) to create a coherent overall language. The buildings are arranged around a central garden and a lake.
2. Piazza Maras
Types of Built Projects: Retail, restaurant, entertainment, pedestrian promenade
Site area: 387,501 square feet
Building area: GBA 839,585 square feet, GLA 645,835 square feet
The shopping center in Piazza Maras is inspired by the wooded mountains to the north of the city. It is organized in a series of unique districts connected by covered passageways. The Types of Built Projects: includes a variety of shops, restaurants and entertainment offerings. There are open-air cafés, open kitchens and a large terrace on the fourth level, all covered by a large wooden ceiling.
3.Wuhan Xintiandi Horizon North Pavilion
Client: Shui On Land Ltd.
Location: Wuhan, China
Types of Built Projects: Retail, restaurant, entertainment, office, residential, park, urban farm
Site area: 7,537,084 square feet
Building area: 4,278,654 square feet
This project explores the quality and treatment of nature within a commercial space while offering world-class retail. A large atrium and an air bridge anchor the centre. Outside the project, tree-lined terraces rise from street level, drawing visitors through the project’s outdoor spaces and onto the outdoor food court. The rhythm of the buildings as well as the materials used are exploited to create a modulation that speaks directly to the human scale of the streetscape. The most distinguished and singular element of the project is a roof garden accessible from the ground floor and open to the public. It demonstrates a true integration of the public space and exploits the flora to create an ecological haven that pays tribute to the region’s horticultural past.
4. Harbour Mile
Client: Shun Tak Properties
Location: Macau, China
Types of Built Projects:Residential, hotel & casino, retail, entertainment, office, exhibition center
Site area: 1,018,266 square feet
Building area: 6,829,989 square feet
Harbour Mile is a mixed-use integrated development project. It creates over 600,000 square feet of value-added retail space on a four-level lobby. It also includes a wide range of waterfront residences, club facilities, office space and a diverse selection of retail, entertainment and restaurant options.
5. Kotelniki Transit Center
Client: Essence Development
Types of Built Projects:Retail, Transit Center, Hypermarket, Restaurant, Entertainment
Site area:575,223 square feet
Building area:2,958,192 square feet
Serving as both a municipal and transit center, Kotelniki represents a practical solution to the transport needs of a rapidly changing city, and responds to a deeper need for connectivity in the urban space. This multi-modal transit center also serves as the gateway to Moscow’s suburbs and connects several public spaces and one million square feet of retail space, ranging from a hypermarket to a movie theatre and restaurants.