The Liangzhu Cultural Village has become a mature residential community in the northwest of Hangzhou after continuous developing over a decade by Vanke Group. Although the community has a considerable amount of supporting facilities, the overall number is still relatively low. The beautiful surrounding environment provides advantages for building high-end serviced apartment buildings. Therefore, the Chummy Resort would enrich residence types in that area and also boost local development.
From the beginning, we were involved in the overall business planning. They did research on various relationships such as between commerce and serviced apartments, between commerce and the surrounding residential buildings and among various commerce modes. After several rounds of comparison, they finally found the best solution--the cluster layout. The spaces between clusters are turned into plazas and streets with different design techniques while a private and quiet courtyard appears inside each cluster. The spaces of the plazas, streets and courtyards are clearly layered and interpenetrate each other.
In terms of elevation style, we try to make it not only related to the surrounding residential buildings but also different from them. Besides, as per the request from the client, the construction cost needs to be effectively controlled. The final answer is new classicism style with stone, brick tiles and stucco as façade materials. The dark grey sloping roofs, partially combined with some flat roofs, red brick tiles with light grey stucco, and partial glass massing as supporting material not only correspond to the surrounding residential buildings but also show the strong characters of the public buildings. This is a lively community with dignity.
Liangzhu Cultural Village Development Co., Ltd.
2009 - 2012