ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN MASTERPLANNING April 2018
Current Ongoing Projects
We are progressing our mixed development of leisure, retail and residential project in Hengrove Park in Bristol jointly with our UK based JADE team. A delegation of representatives of potential Chinese investors will be visiting Bristol UK at the end of April and meeting with the Mayor of Bristol and Bristol local Authority representatives. Hopefully this project will be Bristol's first joint UK/Chinese development. Our interior design team is busy with number of projects in Shanghai and Suzhou, such as a Book store interior, restaurant for mothers and a corporate image interiors for a teahouse chain we are also bidding number of exciting projects such as an aquarium foe a new shopping mall on the Bund in Shanghai and a new concept for a 'Bazaar' Food court which is now progressing to construction information stage. Another interesting project we have recently secured is master planning and design of luxury tents for a camping resort developer SKYIN. We have also been recently appointed by the Local Government of Luhe Town in Guandong province to be the lead consultant in redevelopment of the large rural area and villages for cultural and Aviation related tourism. This is in the context of the Central government support for the development of the rural areas of China.
Shimao Wonderland Intercontinental Hotel
Our 'flagship' project is in final construction stages. With the facade and the interior work progressing fast. On 13th April National Geographic Megastructure team is coming to the site to film the installation of the Acrylic aquarium panels and to interview Martin. Currently we are coordinating the building and facade with the MEP installation and generally inspecting and commenting on material and colour selection and the workmanship for all external building elements. During our most recent visit to the site on 23rd March we were delighted with the progress achieved. The site is a hub of activity with the façade being completed and the glass panels being installed. The vertical glass 'waterfall' atrium is being glazed with a frameless 'Spider' system and should be completed before the Spring Festival in the middle of February. Re-filling the quarry with water is planned for the end of April. Then the transformation of the site will be spectacular.
Latest construction pictures using our drone
Recently completed F2 Mixed Highrise Development in Guangzhou
For Jiayu Group
Shimao Wonderland Hotel in December 2017
You can also follow the construction process on our Twitter site
Moganshan Resort Hotel for Joe Lalli Resorts - Moganshan, Hangzhou
Our Moganshan project Schematic Design is complete and we are progressing the Detailed Design development and the CD stage with the Local Design Institute in Hangzhou. The fast track project that will be completed within a year has now started on site with the site preparation and formation with excavation for the basement is now complete and the steel frame is up to the roof level.Extensive external works programme with landscape adjacent to our site has now been completed.
Construction Progress - June 2017
November 2017 - Pictures taken with with our new drone DJI- Pro Mavic
Mixed Development - IDC, Offices and Residential in Qingpu
We are pleased to report thet we have successfully handed over the completed project at Qingpu Lake near Shanghai to satisfied client. The work on this project commenced in July 2013 and following our Concept, Scheme and Detailed design took 18 months to complete on site. On 10th of October 2016 the Government officials signed off the completion. The standard of construction work and materials is exceptionally high.
Shimao Wonderland Intercontinental - The Quarry Hotel, Songjiang, China
Construction Progress - Pictures from December 2017 site visit with AIA Shanghai.
The Steel structure and floor slabs are complete. The large horiontal trusses are now in place and supporting the ground floor of the building.Steel structure for the central waterfall atrium is under construction and about 60% complete.Balcony cladding and facades are ongoing guestroom fit out is ongoing,internal walls and MEP installation is also progressing, fit out and the external works and landscape. Completion is still on traccompletion in late 2017/early 2018.The National Geographic were on site filming on 3rd August for the 'Megastructures' TV programme. Chinese TV chanel CCTV 9 has been filming onsite and interviewing the team in JADE+QA offices for a new TV programme about Chinese construction projects which was broadcast during the May day holiday. The central glass waterfall structure is now complete and the frameless glass facade can commence. Currently we are coordinating the Interior Design and Landscape with the Architecture. You can see more of recent progress photos on our twitter site - @songjiangquarry
Haikou Bay Hulu Island Resort Development - Hainan, China
Views of the preferred option 1A
In 2015 we have signed a contract to design concept for a 310,000m2 hotel,commercial and residential development on a man made island in the bay of the Hainan capital city of Haikou. The project will become a major landmak for this tropical island city signifying its fast development as a tourist destination.
This mixed development will include, on the eastern part of the island a 250m tall 'super luxury' 7*hotel, a 5* hotel, serviced apartments, hotel villas, indoor and outdoor sports and entertainment centre, high end retail mall, international food and bar street, Imax and auditorium, aquarium, marina, central outdoor performance zone featuring a lake water show and innovative commercial 'hi tech' offices. On the western part of the island will be mainly residential zone with high end villas and apartments with sport and leisure facilities.
Following 4 weeks of intensive work we have, on 20th November, successfully presented 3 options of the master planning and massing concepts showing various ways to achieve 'Landmark' quality, as the intermediate presentation. The client has now confirmed that the option 1A (shown above) will form the basis of the further development of the concept. This project is now ongoing and we shall develop the preferred option to a full concept level.
Nansha Marina Commercial, Hotel and Residential Development
Our Nansha mixed development is now completed. The commercial part of this development has been partially completed and the sales centre together with show apartments are now functional. The sale of the residential development started on 1st October with good demand for the flats. The 2015 annual Nansha Marina Boat show has also provided good platform for the sales and has proved again to be a succesfull event at the centre of this development. Martin has recently attended Opening of the Nansha Marina Volvo International Sailing Regatta and the Nansha Summer fair.
Mixed Residential and Hotel Development in Changsha
The construction of the Sales centre is complete and the building is open for the sales of the adjacent residential development. The concept for this project was to create a light glass 'box' set in a lush landscape, especially spectacular at night.
New Contracts, Master Planning and Competitions
Shuidishan Hot Spring Village Resort Development Master planning, Shanwei, Guandong
We have been cooperating with Shenzhen based design studio Wuarch on masterplanning a tourist resort village based on the already completed Shuidishan Hot spring resort near Shanwei. Following meetings with the client and the government officials we have succesfully presented a master plan which will form the basis for the future development. The Master planning part of this project is now complete.
Shenshan Riyuke Lake Resort Development Master planning, Shanwei, Guandong
This concept masterplan for an extensive mountain resort development near Shanwei in Southern China is now complete. We have successfully presented the scheme to the regional government representatives.
Sanya Yalong Bay Waterpark Lagoon, Hainan
In August 2015 we have completed concept design for the architectural content of a 'waterpark' lagoon of extensive resort hotel development in Sanya on the Hainan Island in China comprising of Four Seasons and W hotel resort with associated retail and enterainment facilities.
Shimao High End Residenntial Development Jing An, Shanghai
In May 2015 we have taken part in limited competition (3 participanting firms) to design unique concept for 100 m tall residential
tower blocks in a prestigious central location in Shanghai. Unfortunately we have not been succesful in this competition as it was judged to be ' too innovative' for the Shanghai property market.
Luhe New Town - Shanwei, Guandong
Following a visit to a beautiful scenic area in Luhe near Shanwei, we are now progressing a masterplanning of a new town which will be built adjacent to a new car manufacturing facility for BYD. This will eventually develop into a more detailed architectural design for number of key buildings for this zone.
Moganshan Resort Hotel - Hangzhou
We are pleased to anounce that we have now signed a new contract for a resort hotel on a beautiful mountain site in Moganshan, close to other exclusive mountain resorts.This small boutique hotel within the Joe Lalli Resort will be a landmark in the Moganshan area. In addition we are negotiating design of spa and club buildings on this spectacular site. the project will take us from concept to completion and it is anticipatedit will be completed within next 18 months. Following a successful presentation of the concept to the Client on 18th September we have achieved an approval of the Concept Design and subject to minor developments we can move into de next stage of Schematic Design.
Hengrove Park Mixed Development, Bristol UK
We are currently undertaking a feasibility study for a major redevelopment of an area of South Bristol into a mixed development of Residential, Leisure, Hotel and Commercial/Retail. The Project will include an innovative concept for leisure domes containing both Water park and Indoor Ski slope under one roof. This will create a unique leisure attraction to the newly developed area.
Lingan Equestrian Park, Shanghai
We have started working on a large Equestrian park close to the Pudong International Airport, adjacent to the circular lake development. The project will involve international standard horse racing and equestrian sport facilities including training and leisure equestrian pursuits. Currently we are undertaking the overall masterplanning of the large site.
Fuyang Waterfront Mixed Commercial Development Fuyang, Anhui
We are pleased to announce that we have just signed contract to develop masterplan and concept design along the Fuyang river. This central landmark development will feature extensive landscape connection with existing river island. We are current awaiting coments from the local Government planning department before proceeding to next stage of the design
Kaiping Tourist Zone Masterplanning - Kaiping China - This concept master plan is now completed
Our Interior Design team is developing number of interior projects for tea houses and restaurants in Shanghai.
Heko Town and mountain resort development, Hekou, Luhe, Guandong
Luhe Town Aviation Resort
Industrial Product Design
We have completed a design for a water flow metering device for G-Flow+ This precision instrument was showcased at an international water engineering trade show in Chicago, USA. We send G-Flow our best wishes for this important event of launching a new product. It is wonderful to see it now being used on a large water contract in Qatar.
Conferences and Events
The 7th Asia Pacific Commercial Real Estate Cooperation Forum at the Marriott Luwan in Shanghai - 21st-23rd May 2015
We have succesfully presented our work and our experience at this annual Conference and won a 1st prize for best presentation. Our theme was - 'Design of Integrated Tourist Resorts - One Stop Mega Leisure Destination'
2015 China Urban Complex Design and Technology Congress - Shanghai
On 17th September Martin presented a Keybote speech at this event on the subject of 'Innovation In Multi Function/Mixed developments' using case studies of the Shimao Wonderland Intercontinental hotel resort and the Nansha Marina Mixed Residential Development.
Design and Education From Global Perspective 2015 Forum - Shanghai
Organised by Asia Architecture and Urbanism Alliance. Martin presented a paper on Innovation in Hotel and Tourist Resort Design at this conference at the Shanghai New University on 27th November.
'From the Village to the City' - 'Creating liveable places with identity'
On 26th March 2016 Martin presented a lecture at the Shanghai Normal University on the principles of the 'Urban Village and Walkable city'
2016, 14th International Construction Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Martin has been invited to present 'The technical challenges and progress of the Shimao Wonderland Intercontinental Hotel in the Quarry' at this prestigeous conference hosted by CIOB and held on 13th April 2016. Martin has originally presented the concept for this hotel projects at this conference in 2007 shortly after the International competition win.
On 12th May 2016 Martin Presented the Quarry Hotel Update to the 1st RIBA Shanghai Architect's Talk event. The talkwas well attended and was a successful official Introduction of the Royal Institute of British architects in Shanghai.
' Liveable Smart Cities ' - 26th May Martin Presented a lecture on ' Liveable Smart Cities ' To an International Lighting Forum 2016 in Shanghai Exhibition Centre.
HKIA Presentation at the Le Meridian , Sheshan, Songjiang - On 5th June Martin presented the project to the representatives from the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
Possibilities and Uncertainties in Building Industry - Beijing, 24-26 December 2016. Martin presented a keynote paper titled 'Integrating Buildings and Environment - Technical Challenges and Opportunities'
Underground Buildings Congress 2017 - Singapore - March 23-25th 2017
Martin has been invited to present the technical challenges of design and construction of the Shimao Wonderland Intercontinental Hotel at this prestigious conference in Singapore.
2017 Luxury Hotel Design Conference - Marriott Luwan, Shanghai - 14th May 2017 - Martin presented an update on the JADE+QA work on luxury hotels in China.
Mixed Developments Congress 2017 - Singapore July 2017
Martin presented a keynote speech on the importance of appropriate theming in design of large mixed leisure resort developments.
Presentation to the American Institute of Architects in Hong Kong - in July Martin also presented the Quarry Hotel to the AIA in Hong Kong. The presentation was well attended and received.
On 9th September 2017 Martin hosted an official visit to the Shimao Quarry Hotel site by the Shanghai chapter of the American Institute of Architects and Shanghai based members of RIBA. Martin also made a presentation of the project during the site visit.
In October 2017 Martin presented a speech and Awards to the winners at TRENDS Trends Award Ceremony in Shanghai
On 1st December 2017 Martin presented a talk on 'Cross Cultural Influences on Chinese Contemporary Architecture to an audience at Guangzhou University, Department of Architecture as a part of the Award Giving event organised by the Asian Design Awards Council.
On March 30th 2018 Martin presented a Keynote speech at 9th Annual China Resort and Hospitality Forum in Shanghai. Martin will spoke on the topic of 'Successful integration of themed leisure elements into resort developments'. The presentation was very well received by large conference audience.
Other projects currently under construction or recently completed
Wuhan Jiayu Pebble Towers Ningbo Jiayu Hotel and offices F2 Jiayu - Guangzhou
These Projects designed by Martin Jochman are currently under construction with the F2 - tower in Guangzhou, a mixed development of Hotel (JW Marriott), Offices and Apartments and the Ningbo Jiayu Hotel almost completed.
We have succesfully produced a monograph of Stage and Costume Design and catalogue of paintings of Josef Jochman - Academic Painter and Scenic Designer. This publication is now available for sale.Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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