Design by Atelier Alter

In this project the architects were asked by their client to reconstruct the facade of a main commercial building within one of Qingdao’s fashion industrial parks. The project is situated only a road away from the sea therefore being overlooking the shoreline. The new facade looks to establish a more intimate connection between the designer hotel on the other side of the park and the adjacent office building, which hosts many fashion events throughout the years and provides various fashion journalism functions to the local fashion community. The architects hope to lead and to connect the seemingly unrelated elements of fashion, ocean, and commerce together through artistic means.


Vertical tides parametric facade – photo by Atelier Alter

Parametric facade diagram

Design criteria diagram

Single element & facade array


Iteration 01

Iteration 02
Iteration 03

Final model

Final Render