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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.


September 10th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: RRC STUDIO

New Town Masterplan is a new residential district included in the larger project of the development of the area of Pudong across from the city center of Shanghai. The complex of 450.000 sqm is characterized mainly by residential types surrounded by large spaces dedicated to different utilities.

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  • Architects: RRC STUDIO
  • Location: PUDONG, CHINA
  • Photography: RRC STUDIO
  • DATE: 2013
  • CLIENT: Private
  • TYPE: Urban Design, Residential, Retail
  • BUILT-UP AREA: 450.000 sqm – 4.9 milion sqft
  • DATA: 5.500 apartments

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It promotes a sense of closeness and community: residences’ private green offer several activities for young and old people with playground area and relax area, water pools serve various purposes such as phytodepuration and water collection and the circulation links them togheter through a drive way reserved to the residents, and a Cycle path. The choice of contemporary architectural configuration is integrated with the appeal to tradition through the use of wood coverings that work as shading systems for the apartments.

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Environmental sustainability is a major consideration for the project. Buildings are oriented for the most efficient use of sunlight and high-performance building skin will further save energy, wastewater will be recycled and stormwater will be managed through sensitive landscaping and treatment.

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