The project is located in the new northern district of Shishi. Benefiting from the integrative development of Quanzhou Bay Rim, the project site occupies the gateway location to Shishi City radiating towards the surrounding regions including Quanzhou and Jinjiang. It covers a total land area of 98,086sqm with overall floor area of 424,127sqm. In an aim to create regional iconic images, the project has adopted the concept of eco-city and highlighted the philosophy of sustainable development. We used an innovative approach to break the foursquare layout and shapes, and brought in curves to create the flowing, natural, organic and flexible exterior image and internal space. We appropriately applied energy conservation techniques including vertical greening, natural ventilation, water circulation and alternative energy, etc. The concept and exterior image is in total accord to create the modern and vigorous urban building clusters.
In the master plan, we divided the site into east and west sections. The east section is adjacent to the main road and is designed for commercial and office areas, demonstrating the iconic feature of the project. The west section is close to the residential community in the west and the park in the north, and is designed to be a residential area having a top quality habitant environment. Between the areas are a vehicular path running through the site and a clubhouse serving both the residents in the community and clients from outside; the path and clubhouse act as dividers for the two areas. The commercial street goes from south to north between the public buildings area and residential area through the entire site, including the shopping mall at the south-east corner, to allow for a continuous and complete commercial block. Ground floor stores along both sides of the street have also been included, which is in compliance with the consumer habits of Shishi citizens. The residential area in the west is placed in an embracing layout with a park in the center, taking privacy into consideration. The ground floor of the residential building is for commercial purposes ensuring the multi-purpose function of the plot.
From the climate analysis of the area it can be seen
RELATIVE HUMIDITY CHART
From the HR (relative humidity) chart it is underlined the constant need of natural ventilation
SOLAR RADIATION CHART
Direct solar radiation is high during the whole year
horizontal application for commercial street
vertical application on residential and commercial shutters when applicable (south facades)
A more in depth analysis of the s radiation confirms
SHADOW ANALYSIS – GENERAL
To regulate the sun incidence and consequent overheating risks, in consideration of the tower’s shape and rotation, the south facing façade only will be double skin ventilated façade, with movable shading devices incorporated in the design. The other two facades instead will have be on one hand opaque with openable windows and on the other hand full glazed façade with double glazed low-e glass.
On the first section of the tower (F1-F16), to guarantee natural ventilation, three double height internal gardens are placed on top of the office spaces, allowing to higher internal comfort and hence productivity. Nonetheless, such openings create the necessary stack effect to guarantee internal natural ventilation.
The same principle for natural ventilation is used on the second half of the tower (F17-F37), where the stack effect is provided by a solar chimney. The garden is instead on the roof, where public hotel facilities can be placed as well to enjoy the view.