When architects started the Nortis POD Building project, they wanted something really new in the landscape. Something that was not only amazing, but that helped to transform the way people deal with the city. Some 127 residential units with one parking space will be built and leisure spaces distributed by the eighth, twenty-third and twenty-fourth floors, with swimming pools, ballroom, gazebo, gym, spa, sauna, coworking and laundry.
The Activity and Service Centre of a Continuing Care Retirement Community provides a dynamic Hub for sports, cultural activities, catering and shopping. The project promotes openness which encourages residents to communicate and share time with each other. The efficient transportation connections crossing through the different areas make the circulation more like lingering in a Chinese classical garden.
Northtown Library and Affordable Housing represents a new urban typology, co-locating affordable senior housing with a community library to encourage life-long learning, collaboration, and exploration. Modular housing units wind above from the west to the east, enlivening the typical residential corridor while creating roof gardens that acknowledge the public park to the east and the quiet residential neighborhood to the west.
As the third phase of a multi-phased project, the Jining Cultural Center is poised to become a vital hub for commerce, leisure, residential and cultural life. Located within the Shandong Province in China, the new mixed-use project was established to fit ambitious programming in harmony with the district’s cultural facilities group, achieving a symbiotic relationship with four cultural buildings sited adjacent.
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