The city north of Shanghai, is experiencing strong growth and a property boom. The client’s instructions (CEG, China Eagel Group) to Baumschlager Eberle Architekten were clear: to provide the very highest standards of architecture and interior design. Equally important in satisfying the expectations of potential buyers was the need for all 560 apartments to have a southern aspect.
The architects’ response, recently completed. was a striking development comprising three residential towers, 120,000m2 of living space and infrastructure. In stark contrast to the serried ranks of apartment blocks omnipresent in China, the design features three different, highly sculptural towers disposed to follow the sun so to guarantee optimum light exposure. Kaiyuan Street is the largest residential development to be designed by Baumschlager Eberle Architekten in China.