RTKL pushes design envelope with new luxury residential towers in Shanghai
Working with a client that has a long history of pushing the design envelope for high-end residential projects in Asia, LXM Residential Towers is set to become the most innovative and luxurious residential development in China in the heart of Shanghai’s Laoximen district. The project consists of five residential towers, all close to the 100m height restriction, sitting on a two-level retail podium, as well as a free-standing residential tower.
With approximately 85% of the above-grade gross floor area dedicated to residential space and 15% to retail, the project will benefit not only its residents, but also the surrounding neighbourhood with exceptional shopping amenities. The exterior design creates a distinctive silhouette on the city’s skyline, featuring primarily glass towers with floor-to-ceiling glazing and windows arranged as thin, solid panels in a random pattern. Fritted glass provides privacy where needed while exterior sunshades create strong horizontal lines to tie together the residential facades, as well as eliminate views from the retail space into the apartments.
As a testament to the project’s luxury status, all of LXM’s units are served by private elevators and highly-secure private garages. The main lobby for each tower is located on the third level rooftop garden above the retail podium with additional secure entries through small lobbies on the first and B2 levels that provide access to the street and grocery stores. In addition to private elevators and open, flexible unit planning, the LXM Towers will continue RTKL’s and the client’s legacies of design innovation, featuring private swimming pools and guest houses for extended families that will be a first for China’s residential market.