Bei Yuan Road West Side Housing
- Project Type:
- Residential Towers
- Project Size:
- ± 1.7 HA ± 4.5 AC; Total Units: 870
- Density: ± 511.8 DU/HA ± 193.3 DU/AC
- Beijing Shouhua
The project is organized by three primary determinants. The solar access envelope requirements, the project phasing and unit mix and the opportunity to form meaningful and appropriately scaled public and recreational space, accessible to all residents.
In order to achieve these objectives, the project is composed of modular rectangular towers of 8 units per floor. These modular floor plates, with independent cores, are linked end to end to form stepped elongated massing along the north south axis of the site. The two building masses are located at opposing ends of the site, to maximize the public open space between them, and each steps down toward the other to maximize sun on the public area.
The northern tower is composed of three modules 20, 20 and 16 stories in height respectively. The southern tower is composed of three modules 20, 20 and 11 stories in height.