Nantong Residential finishing envelope

Phase 1 is finishing up the exterior building envelopes just in time for the winter and Chinese New Year holiday.  This phase includes 3 residential buildings, 2 of which are dormitories and 1 market rate apartment building.  It also includes a small commercial building 1,400 M2 (15,000 SF) in the North plaza.  A defining element of the design is a negative hole in each building spanning from floors 6 to 7, this is a place for residents to relax, play and socialize in a protected sky garden.  

Nantong Residential "topping out"

Studio San won this master plan competition in November, 2011 and has since been working on Phase 1.  The master plan consists of 152,000 M2  (1.6 Million SF), phase 1 is a about 30,000 M2 (323,000 SF) mixed-use about 77% residential condos, 18% dormitory and 5% commercial.   The concept is a folding plane moving through the site, a play of positive and negative volumes, providing each building with roof gardens and a negative garden in the middle of the building that is a shared social environment, to encourage interaction and a sense of community.  This project was also our first project  fully executed using 3D BIM software.