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Ningbo Eastern New City Economical Housing The temporary housing for demolition is located in the northwest corner in the center of the eastern new town. The site, with an area of 19.77 hectares, is situated in the south of Qinzhou High School. The total floor area above ground, including housing and other facilities such as a kindergarten (with twelve classes), clubs, a supermarket and a market, is 300,000 square meters, while the total floor area of underground and semi-underground parking is 60,000 square meters. About 11,000 people are scheduled to reside there. These housing units are designed with respect to the living habits of their future occupants; meanwhile, new living concepts such as health, ecology and sport are introduced. Besides, advanced technologies and materials, for example, EPS polyphenyl thermal panels, insulating glass, integrated service management network and far-infrared alarm device are adopted. For each building, various design elements are integrated, including opening, abstract painting, sky garden, color and frame. Large terraces made vertical landscaping possible, changing the landscape of the housing complex from two-dimension to three-dimension. In the higher levels, terraces appear as orderly patterns on the facades, offering distinctive visual experience. The conception and construction of the project in the new eastern town is a successful attempt in many aspects. The relocation of the residents has been proved socially and economically beneficial. The architects visited five households, and they expressed their satisfaction and said that this was the best temporary housing they'd ever seen. Moreover, the housing has brought them tangible benefit: in the second-hand housing market, the housing rate has risen from 6,800 RMB/m2 to 15,000 RMB/m2.

Project name: Ningbo Eastern New City Economical Housing Award date: 2008 Location: Ningbo, China Building area: 300,000 m2 the China Ningbo Housing Design Institute Architect: DC ALLIANCE Client: the Ningbo Eastern New City Development & Construction Headquarters Completion date: 2007 Award name: McGraw-Hill Construction 2nd Bi-Annual "Good Design Is Good Business" China Awards 2008, Best Residential Project

Good Design in China  

The book, co-published by LST Publishing House and McGraw-Hill, is a collection of 45 award-winning projects from three "Good Design Is Good...

Good Design in China  

The book, co-published by LST Publishing House and McGraw-Hill, is a collection of 45 award-winning projects from three "Good Design Is Good...

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