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Chipperfield completes 'floating' wetland apartments

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David Chipperfield Architects has completed a 11,800m² residential scheme in a wetland park on the outskirts of Hangzhou in China

The 40 apartments in the Xixi Wetlands Estate are built on stone plinths sitting in a water garden.

The buildings appear to be embedded in the water, typical of the traditional homes in the area, sitting at various levels using walls and balustrades for the exterior spaces.

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Project data

Project start 2007
Completion 2015
Gross floor area 11,800m²
Client Hangzhou Westbrook Investment Co
Architect David Chipperfield Architects Berlin, Shanghai
Design Mark Randel - Partner
Project management Libin Chen - Partner
Project architects Ilona Priwitzer - Concept design to Design development
Manh Kinh Tran - Design development to Construction documentation
Sascha Jung - Construction documentation
Samson Adjei - Construction documentation, Site design supervision
Contact architect ECADI (East China Architecture and Design Institute)
Landscape architect Belt & Collins
Lighting consultant Proteus Lighting, Shanghai
Façade consultant ECADI (East China Architecture and Design Institute)
Structural engineer ECADI (East China Architecture and Design Institute)
Services engineer ECADI (East China Architecture and Design Institute)
Landscape architect Belt & Collins
Project management Hangzhou Westbrook Investment Co Ltd

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