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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Changsha – MRD in China by Peter Ruge Architekten

 
May 5th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Peter Ruge Architekten 

The master plan for the MRD (Micro Residential District) of Changsha provides 500.000 sqm living space on the 23,2 ha urban district. The southern part of the district with special demands regarding living concepts, sustainability, energy efficiency and ecological materials were designed by our office and is realised. The buildings combine the traditions of Chinese living, with a strict north-south orientation and modern living typologies.

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  • Architects: Peter Ruge Architekten 
  • Project: Changsha – MRD
  • Location: City of Changsha / P.R. China
  • Client: Chang Sha Hui Feng Real Estate Ltd.
  • Team: Pysall Ruge  – Peter Ruge, Matthias Matschewski, Kayoko Uchiyama, Johanna Bleicher, Byoung Jil Jung, Jing Kong, Nicole Kubath, Ryuichi Sasaki, Jan-Michael Strauch, Pu Yang, Junji Yonehara
  • Project partner: DBH Stadtplanungs GmbH, Hangzhou, Prof. Wang Xiaosong, José Maria Cantalapiedra Alonso
  • Brief: Conceptual design of modern living forms for a new Micro Residential District (MRD) in Changsha, Façade design
  • Size: Urban district 23,2 ha, GFA 500.000 sqm, planning area 36.000 sqm
  • Duration: 2005 – 2011
  • Completion: 2011

Image Courtesy Bolin GmbH

The projecting balconies block the sun in the summertime and allow good illumination and solar energy gain in the winter months. The heating is produced by a low energy district heating power plant, cooling is fully natural and provided by cross-ventilation of the apartments.

Image Courtesy Bolin GmbH

Image Courtesy DBH GmbH

Image Courtesy DBH GmbH

Image Courtesy DBH GmbH

Image Courtesy Peter Ruge Architekten

Image Courtesy Peter Ruge Architekten

Image Courtesy Peter Ruge Architekten

Image Courtesy Peter Ruge Architekten

Image Courtesy Peter Ruge Architekten

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