Located in Zhuhai, China, this development contains 320,000 sf of residential, 230,000 sf of office, and 20,000 sf of retail. GreenbergFarrow wanted to explore themes of harmony, order, efficiency and simple beauty. We considered the entire site as a container for life. Multiple parts with different programs that functioned next to each other within the same space.
Out of many manifestations of this idea to balance beauty with efficiency was ancient storage containers from China’s historic past. There were many similarities upon which to draw inspiration. These hand crafted items were considered utility- they had to perform a function. Yet more often than not, the crafts people constructed them as though they were works of art, these boxes were beautiful and efficient. They were built to do a job, store important or ordinary items, but they were also meant to have a pride of place within the home.