at last …finally …some diversity: Jindi SAnlin Sales House
Despite their high densities, new residential districts have surprisingly few non-residential programs provided until they are near completion, because it is only the developers of the final few housing developments in a district that see the provision of commercial tenancies as profitable.
This development is one of those projects and consequently includes a commercial strip along the street. The programmatic mix within this building includes: recreation, office, and dwelling spaces. Commercial shop fronts will potentially emerge along the building’s edge facing the street and the canal.
This building announces the arrival of a new housing development in Shanghai’s eastern periphery district, Sanlin. The architecture is required to assist with inspiring visitors to purchase a residential apartment within the development. The developer believes maximum architectural novelty may assist to achieve this end. Within the rapidly depleting vocabulary of novel architectural form this design utilises a strategy of smoothly carving a clearly defined block to create cave-like spaces within the building and a dramatic topography on the skyline.