Designed in collaboration with Tongji Design Institute Shanghai
Location: Shanghai, China
Status: Invited Competition entry
Awards: Second Prize
María Dolores Viega
Emerging from the Chinese vernacular way of space-colonization, the project proposes a village-like urban layout. Semi independent units get combined in a distorted chessboard grid, in order to generate a sequence of linked public spaces. The units are able to be combined or to work independently, responding to the ever changing Shanghai Office-space market.
A series of simple geometrical movements turns a basic iconic house volume into a complex shape, able to be combined in multiple manner.
The usually required axis is integrated in the grid by turning some of the unit into semi-open pergolas.