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Futura City Retail&Residential Phase II

Masterplan and Architecture : Concept

CLIENT : Sky Ocean, China
LOCATION : Beijing, China
TYPE : Mixed-use
SIZE : 3,447,249 sq.ft / 320,260 m2

Following on from our involvement in Phase I of the Futura City masterplan, we were asked to design a concentrated residential district with complementary retail.

The scheme falls under the SOHO incentive (small office/home office) and comprises eight different prototypes of towers. The linear retail of 2-3 levels flanks the main street linking the towers and providing a human scale for visitors. Contemporary, angular blocks open up revealing small plazas stocked with cafes and restaurants.

Projects of this scale can often look bleak and soulless, so we varied the heights and fa├žade treatment for each tower giving them their own individual identity.