Lot 7-9 Shanghai Yangpu Knowledge & Innovation Community Live-Work Area Phase 2Shanghai, China
Jointly developed by the Yangpu Government and Shui On Land, the project is a mixed-use development with office, residential and work-live units. Its ingredients are designed to promote a lively urban quarter where people can live, work and enjoy life in the district. Consists of six low-rise of work-live and a 50-metre-height office tower, the project was a pioneer of using the system of precast facade panel with a shoebox stacking approach in Shanghai city.
It was one of the best projects to show that how successful the precast facade panel would be implemented on the mix-use project in Shanghai. The project also explored the precast facade design in aesthetic terms.
The variation in the overall facade pattern created a rich and dynamic composition that broke the perception of being repetitive for conventional precast project. Sustainability is the prominent elements on the project. The prefabrication fulfills all requirements, such as fire resistant material; reduced energy consumption through the ability to store heat in the concrete sandwich mass; environmentally friendly way of building with optimum use of materials, recycling of waste products, less material wastage because of few defective products.
The project was finally awarded AAA rating of local residential codes in Shanghai (an outstanding grade of the residential building performance on issues relating to environment, durability, safety and applicability).
Sustainable Design Integration
This project explored the maximum potential of passive design strategies and soft technologies thereby achieving energy efficient, water efficient design with reduced carbon footprint, operational cost and a healthy living environment. Buildings are orientated parallel to the north-east south-west axis with south-east facing units in order to benefit from the ambient light while reducing exposure to direct sunlight and heat. All units are designed with operable windows on the south-east and north-west facades to benefit from the dominant wind direction. South facing windows expose to direct sun during winters provides heating. Use of prefabrication contributes to sustainability: adaptability, modularity, flexibility and hence improved speed of construction reducing construction waste, pollution and inconvenience. 20 precast panel types were allotted to the entire 7 blocks.