The project entails a large luxury residential and mixed-use development in the heart of Wuhan. Currently the site is occupied by low-rise residential buildings in poor conditions and without any architectural quality bound to be demolished. The site’s location along the North side of a public park, is directly facing an artificial lake resulting of extreme interest for a residential development.
The site orientation and sun exposure are also extremely advantageous. The entire South border is open to the South, allowing sunlight in the summer with a lower sun in the winter. The dominant wind direction is North-East to South-West mainly in June. This means that we can use the wind coming across the body of water to cool the buildings. As the wind travels across the water it will humidify and then become slightly lower in temperature.
The design scope entails living in a luxury high-rise inside the park. How can the park become an exclusive part of the project? How can we create great views for all the residents?
The quality in this site is the view to the surrounding bodies of water. It is one of the most interesting and attractive features of the entire development. In our design proposal we analyze all visual axis and maximized the views from the buildings interiors towards the water.
The residential nature of the project combined with the sun exposure of the site and local climate, require a special facade treatment, in order to maximize natural light and avoid overheat of the interiors. The facade design strategy is to push and pull portions of the towers in order to create green terraces at every level and generate enough shading.
Wuhan, Hubei, China