AQSO arquitectos office designed the ‘Elemental complex’ in Inner Mongolia, China.
Description from the architects:
Located in a new residential area, this mixed-use complex building stands apart from the repetitive geometry of the existing urban fabric. In order to optimize the use of the land, the buildings follow a self-generative pattern based on a hexagonal grid. This layout allows creating courtyards of domestic character, optimizing the traffic and increasing the green areas.
The particular conditions of the urban fabric affect the distribution of functions in the plot. Surrounded only by 2 roads and a railway, the circulation is concentrated only in two sides, and the opposite area becomes a landscaped land protecting from the noisy and impassable track. The plot density is gradually reduced from North to South while following the same pattern depending on the functions.
A 4 star hotel stands in the North, becoming a landmark highly exposed to the main road. In this area several office towers and commercial units are located. The central part of the plot is mainly occupied by residential courtyards accessible from the secondary road in the West side. The south part becomes a low density area only occupied by villas.
This generative system allows a modular and flexible urban fabric able to adapt to the different plot ratio situations. It creates spaces of different character without compromising the lighting conditions. It is intended to increase the green areas while diversifying the unit typologies.
|Firms||AQSO arquitectos office|
|Location||Inner Mongolia, China|