Located in the international business district of Jiaxing City, Zhejiang Province, the project aims to create a natural and tranquil residence amid the city's bustle. The 5,000-square-foot cluster block in the project, with its open public space design, serves as an important link between the community and the city.
The commercial area is planned into three units. In these units, the blocks are stratified and staggered to create a variety of spatial forms such as terraces, grey spaces and sunken courtyards, where the interaction between people happens naturally. The individual buildings within each cluster are grouped into clusters, and the body blocks of those buildings are stacked in series. Such interweaving layers of diverse circulation system form a cascading vertical block in the project. Simultaneously, there is one core in each unit. It is either a sunken water screen courtyard for people to relax or a small leisure plaza equipped with outdoor extended spaces of shops.
It can be noticed that there is a shuttle street among the commercial spaces. This street allows each shop to have a display interface along the street.
Shown in the photos are the already constructed Unit A. In the future, Unit A will cooperate with Unit B and Unit C to become a horizontal ‘stacking forest’, which will not only function as a commercial area but also possibly become part of landmarks in Jiaxing City.