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Fuzhou Shouxi Building / NEXT architects

  • 22:00 - 11 August, 2015
Fuzhou Shouxi Building / NEXT architects
Fuzhou Shouxi Building / NEXT architects, Courtesy of NEXT architects
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  • Architects

  • Address

    Fuzhou City, Fuzhou Province, China, 350000
  • Design Team

    NEXT architects
  • Area

    48000 m2
  • Year

    2015
  • Photography

    Courtesy of NEXT architects
Courtesy of NEXT architects
Courtesy of NEXT architects

Text description provided by the architects. The project is located on a complicated site, in the old city centre of Fuzhou, the capital of Fujian Province. With a Floor Area Ratio of 5,0 and many limiting conditions, a U-shaped floorpan manifested itself as optimum. The program required 400 apartments of 45-110 m2 in size, resulting in an stagering mass of identical units. Variety and diversity is created by manipulating the balconies around the building. Like the famous local ‘seal-stone’ or ‘shouxi-stone’, the balconies are crafted around the main building volume. This crafting creates a wide variety of individual apartments, each with their different exterior space.

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Courtesy of NEXT architects

On the ground floor, between the U-shaped volume, a collective ‘living-room’ for all inhabitants is created.

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Awarded the ‘Gold Medal Chinese Architectural Housing Design Competition 2012’

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Courtesy of NEXT architects

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Fuzhou Shouxi Building / NEXT architects" [福州冠城大通▪首玺 / NEXT architects] 11 Aug 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/771551/fuzhou-shouxi-building-next-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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