Fuzhou Shouxi building

Fuzhou Shouxi building by NEXT architects




Fuzhou Shouxi building
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Next Realizes Apartment Complex In The Shape Of Shouxi Stone.

Fuzhou Shouxi building
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The project is located on a complicated site, in the old city centre of Fuzhou, the capital of the Fujian Province.

Fuzhou Shouxi building
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With a Floor Area Ratio of 5,0 and many limiting conditions, a U-shaped floorpan manifested itself as optimum.

Fuzhou Shouxi building
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The program required 400 apartments of 45-110 m2 in size, which could result in a staggering mass of identical units, to prevent this variety and diversity is created by manipulating the balconies around the building.

Fuzhou Shouxi building
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Like the famous local ‘seal-stone’ or ‘shouxi-stone’, the balconies are crafted around the main building volume.

Fuzhou Shouxi building
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This crafting creates a wide variety of individual apartments, each with their different exterior space. On the ground floor, between the U-shaped volume, a collective ‘living-room’ for all inhabitants is created.

Fuzhou Shouxi building
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Fuzhou Shouxi building was awarded the ‘Gold Medal Chinese Architectural Housing Design Competition 2012.’ Source by NEXT architects.

Fuzhou Shouxi building
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Location: Fuzhou, China
Architect: NEXT architects
Project Team: John van de Water, Jiang Xiaofei with Wopke Tjipke Schaafstal ,Wang Bo, Wang Yan, Zhou Tong, Yu Peng, Yin Ya Ling, Jiang Ci Ai, Liu Feng
Qin, Ren Wan Ting
Client: Citychamp Real Estate
Area: 48,000 sqm
Year: Completion 2015
Photographs: Courtesy of NEXT architects

Fuzhou Shouxi building
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