Project Name:  Shanxi Yuncheng Center
Location: Yuncheng, Shanxi, China
Site Area: 225 128 sqm (East Parcel: 6490 sqm; West Parcel: 44 423 sqm; Phase II: 174 215 sqm)
Client: Shanxi Haolin Real Estate Development Ltd.
The design orientation of this project is to create a regional complex close to the urban center. There are different functional spaces including residences, apartments, retail outlets, a shopping center, bars, restaurants and hotels. In phase II, the design of the commercial street is continued. In the meantime, functions such as residence, apartments and offices are added, forming the planning layout in which commercial space and apartments serve as an outer ring while residential buildings serve as the center.
Functional Partitioning
According to the functional partitioning, this project is divided into east and west parts. The east side of Phase I occupies apartment buildings whose basements serve as retail space or underground garages, while the west district occupies functions such as offices, commercial space, a commercial street and residences. Phase II is also distributed in the west district with the functions of commerce, residence and apartments.
Spatial Organization
Phase I is divided into east and west parcels. In the east parcel, a modern U-shaped apartment building is designed with a commercial function distributed at the bottom, together with a park located to the north, this creates the landmark for the east segment. The commercial street is distributed at the northeast corner of the west segment, serving as a highlight to enhance the commercial value of the south and west sides. The curved office building above the shopping center located to the south, and the apartment building located on the east form the landmarks of Renmin Road. Phase II has the same spatial organization but adds commerce, offices, and hotel and apartment functions on its outer ring. Both the Phase I and Phase II core aims are to create a high-quality pure residential community, forming a spatial organization achieving the theory of dynamic and static combination.
Circulation Design
Peripheral circulation: based on the analysis of motor vehicle orientation in the surrounding urban roads; garage entrances and internal ring circulation are reasonably arranged to reduce impact on other sites and enhance the efficiency of connectivity with urban roads.
Internal circulation: deals with the relationship between traffic, logistics and pedestrians, so as to achieve efficient motor circulation, safe pedestrian circulation and unobstructed logistics circulation. For motor circulation, the lane for fire-fighting should be designed, and parking problems for motor vehicles and non-motor vehicles should be managed. The pedestrian circulation in catering, high-quality commercial, leisure and residential spaces should be well-organized, achieving easily accessible and reasonable space partitions.