johntarchitects.co.uk – Wai Yee Hong
Wai Yee Hong and the Eastgate Oriental City complex is showcased on johntarchitects.co.uk with some beautiful pictures of the building.
This building houses several Chinese businesses. It includes a supermarket, 300 seat restaurant and a mix of private office spices, whilst supporting an existing market. The change in level across the site allows the building to respond to the 2 storey housing to the north, whilst advertising itself to its commercial neighbours to the south.
The client was keen to have a contemporary building containing a spirit of the wider Chinese culture. The design uses pre-patinated copper, contrasting rendered panels and aluminium rainscreen cladding.
The prominent 12-metre high, 17-metre deep copper drum provides a focal point which contains the accommodation stair providing a single point of access to the various functions.