Linked Hybrid Housing / 2009

ArchitectSteven Holl Architects

Structural EngineersGuy Nordenson and Associates / Capital Engineering and China Academy of Building Research

Services EngineerTranssolar / Beijing Capital Engineering Architecture Design Co. Ltd. / Cosentini Associates

ContractorBeijing Construction Engineering Group Co. Ltd.

Façade ContractorJianghe, Xi-Fei, Yuanda Curtain-wall, Xi'an Aircraft Industry Company Ltd.

This massive mixed-use development is organized to link and highlight spatial layers of activity. It is comprised of eight towers linked by pedestrian bridges and interspersed with public space. In total, the development provides approximately 2.37 million ft2 (220,000 m2) of enclosed area. Front collaborated with the design team on extensive façade systems throughout the project during design development, and had a limited construction administration role. These systems include a residential enclosure system (with operable glazed panels, aluminum cladding and integrated blinds), steel and glass cladding systems for the bridges and ground level conditions, a cladding system for the cinemateque, and other miscellaneous façade elements including canopies and balustrades throughout the entire residential campus.