Mar
2014

Cheung Presents the Concept for Nanjing's Housing Development

Principal Ivan Cheung presented the concept for the new Nanjing Housing Development to the firm's US offices. The 2.7 Million square foot development in Nanjing consists of three neighborhoods with distinct residential towers for each neighborhood, reinforcing the identity of each community. Emphasis was placed on the inclusion of parks and outdoor spaces as well as retail spaces to accomodate the residents in order to create a quality living community. 

The kindergarten  was designed with an understanding that this is often the first public building a child will ever experience without a parent. Therefore, a sensible scale and the integration of quality light are important design factors when creating a welcoming, comfortable environment for children. The facade design allows ample light to shine through, yet the openings were done at a smaller scale to accommodate the views for children.