Location: Sub-center of Eastern Zhengzhou New District CBD, Zhengzhou, Henan, China
Lead Architects: Nonchi Wang, Luoya Tu
Design Team: Ying Tao, David Rodriguez, Dennis Roney, Charles Liu, Da- vid Van Arsdell, Kisung Nam, Brandon Vickers, Brian Skowvron, Elana Pappoff, Xiaofeng Mei, Jiarui Liu, Zhexiong Hu, Michelle Lozano, Nicholas Poulos, Carey England
Curtain Wall: Zhejiang Zhongnan Construction Group Co., Ltd, Guangdong Xingfa Curtain Wall Co., Ltd, Suzhou Kelida Decoration Co., Ltd
“Harmony with nature” originated from an environmental ethic – non-anthropocentrism, that is, to treat the species of the entire planet equally, while anthropocentric ethics hold that only human beings have moral value. Architects focus on transforming buildings into a common home for both human being and other animals and plants: by multiplying the “vertical forest” system, building a high-density city of biodiversity.
Hanhai Luxury Condos is an attempt by Archimorphic in the sub-center of Eastern Zhengzhou New District CBD, China: a residence that is in harmony with nature.
The total construction area is 215,000 square meters. It consists of nine high-rise residential towers and three living facility buildings enclosing the large central garden. These facility buildings include a public club house, a supporting facility building, and a nine-classroom kindergarten. The project is positioned as a high-end residential community, targeted to be the signature project of this kind in the area.
The residential units have been designed for privacy and comfort with ample opportunity for cross ventilation and multiple spaces with good solar exposure. The large private terraces and small balconies bring the natural environment to each unit, and the terraces allow each unit to expand the living spaces into the outdoors through the use of large sections of operable glass walls.
This strong connection to the outdoors and landscape help meet the goal of providing each residence with the feeling of a garden villa in the sky. Special features for the larger unit types differentiate the project with other ones of its kind and include double height living spaces, double master suites, western and Chinese kitchens, en-suite bathrooms, and terrace swimming pools.