The structure of Chinese communal institutions is such that workers live and work in the same complex. The two master plan schemes for this facility seek to address the enormous scale of these facilities, and the relationship between living and working spaces. The first scheme enhances the separation between factory building and living complex by literally separating the two structures with an access road, and by giving the two structures opposite architectural treatments. The second scheme maximizes the open space of the site by elevating the dormitory blocks above the site, thus preserving the ground plane for light, air, views and recreation.
Project by Hutchison & Maul Architecture
Shanghai, China, Project 2004 (Unbuilt)
Project Team: Robert Hutchison, Principal-In-Charge, Tom Maul