Located at the central area of downtown Shanghai, CITIC Pacific Residence is an exploration of new paradigm for high-rise residential design in China. Developed by CITIC Pacific, this residential neighborhood consists of 6 residential towers and amenities.
“In vast contrast to neo-classical residential towers often seen in China, CITIC Pacific Residence aims to create a residential design sensible to the site and its context. It is unique and memorable, reflecting the ethos of evolving city of Shanghai”, said EID design principal Ping Jiang, AIA.
The design is intended to promote social interaction and reflect the area’s diversity. Amenities include leisure facilities, a swimming pool, a spa, meeting and conference spaces, and roof gardens that overlooks Cuihu Park. The residential towers are shaped in terraces on the top, in responding to the site constrains of preserving sunlight corridor for adjacent residential blocks.
The undulating terraces provide amenities for its residents and private balconies for duplex units alike, fostering a new experience of vertical living and sense of community. CITIC Pacific Residence Phase II contains small scale retail shops and a kindergarten along the main street.
These retail buildings are refurbished from the vernacular lane houses- Shikumen, while the design of kindergarten reinterpreting these historical elements into contemporary architecture. The landscape design was inspired by the traditional Chinese garden in the region.
The flowing quality of the garden and geometric nature of the residential buildings best exemplify the duality of Chinese architecture tradition: the juxtaposition of natural (garden) and artificial (architecture). CITIC Pacific Residence exhibits its elegance and luxury in both landscaped garden design and signature architecture. Source and Images Courtesy of EID Architects.