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Client

Longfor Group


Location

Chengdu, PR China


Date

2007


The Qingbo project is a high-end residential community in Chengdu composed of clusters of 18 storey towers organized in a rectilinear rotated grid relative to the boundaries of the development site. A significant river borders the site to the west, but is separated from the site by a public road and public riverfront park area.

The design philosophy for the landscape of the Qingbo Residential Community is to integrate the unique physical context of the adjacent river into the structure of the plan. The intent is to create a unique regional identity that ties the development into its physical context. The design structure focuses on a grid of axial courtyards created by architectural building layout counter balanced by an organic pattern of interlocked feature spaces. The concept of ‘River’ is introduced in the design as an abstraction of the organic flowing pattern of the rivers that cut through the Chengdu plain. Different aspects of the river environment are overlaid on the orthogonal structure of the courtyards creating a rich and varied sequence of open spaces within the community.

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