Peter Ruge Architekten completes in China

Matthias Matschewski
Tuesday 10 Oct 2017

A new residential district of 1,000 flats has been completed in the east of Hangzhou, China

This new residential district, designed by Peter Ruge Architekten GmbH, is made up of multi-storey residential buildings, high-rise buildings and townhouses, including retail areas along the main street and a kindergarden Plot: 85.700 sqm, GFA: 189.500 sqm with circa 1,000 units and underground parking for 800 cars. The site is located in the east of the city of Hangzhou, and the eastern part of the site is divided by a 15m wide water canal.

This specific landscape feature is a key focus for the project. Low-rise residential buildings, townhouses and a kindergarten have been placed along this small river. Residential high-rise buildings in combination with commercial ground-floor buildings have been set up along the main streets in North and West. As a result, a variety of urban spaces have been generated, increasing urban density along the streets dispersing toward the water canal as the structure opens up to the landscape. The theme of water is considered within the landscape design of the new residential district. Spacious rectangular water basins are the main features for the semi-public exterior spaces.

These have been interwoven within various squares and green spaces. The multi-storey residential buildings are designed with different size units, from 85 sq m to 170 sq m. The façade design of circular stepped bands on the north and south façades create balconies and terraces. The variance of these elements assists in the natural ventilation of the building whilst informing the typology of the structure.

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