Above the retail blocks, there are four residential towers of various footprints, up to 97 meters in height. The residential towers are located on the south side of the site, ideal for sunlight, highly accessible to the street. Both the organic shape of the towers and the edgeless, continuous space between the buildings soften the impact when seen from the distance and also give the towers high contact with fresh air and daylight.
The entrances to the towers are placed closely to the lively surroundings, while at the same time instilling the upper floors with an independent, private space for work and living. Above the retail block of the fifth floor, a mid-rise building is set off from the other towers with its particular shape, forming one of this project’s landmarks.
The basic concept behind this tower to generate warmth and a sense of contemporariness through a neutral, yet bold palette. We are able to achieve this by using light wall surfaces, warmed up and contrasted by wood, which is used extensively throughout for the flooring and the main architectural details. In this neutral ‘canvass’ the introduction of black elements acts to reinforce the basic chromatic scheme and to identify the features within the space. The design of the space allows a comfortable and natural flow within the apartments’ different areas and functions. For the public space, we develop an approach of sophistication and warmth, where the use of a textural stone is the main background surface and where wood is only used as an accent. In contrast with the stone, full height panels with enlarged Chinese details are applied in patterns on the main wall surfaces to soften the architectural space, to introduce a subtle Chinese cultural reference and to create an ‘abstract feeling’ to de-materialize the space.
Sales & Leasing
South Side of Gongti North Road
Chaoyang District, Beijing