The block includes a city park on the south and a busy shopping street on the north, located on the eastern side of a 4km long historic street. It is a crucial area with multifold intentions.
The block comprises five buildings. The design aims to make connections among different fabrics and scales of the surrounding environment, as well as to inherit the local spatial order and surface texture for the visual abundance of overlapped layers. The patterned windows, reticulating walls, wedge-shaped openings, and window glasses, which are made in various materials and scales, could be produced in their ways, but also be overlapped to create two or more figurations. Thus, these elements could be able to interpenetrate without optical destruction of each other.
Though each part of the project was developed respectively and logically, they could still visually be integrated into a whole. It thus brings a kind of continuous movement, a presentation of the complex quality, and a recall of the traditional townscape and its spatial atmosphere.
Meanwhile, this kind of strategy will make the construction much easier for a long-distance project, especially for its hard management. From this point of view, the elegance of materials, details, joints, colors will not be the most important consideration anymore. Everything goes automatically, and all the results will be unpredicted. To a certain extent, the project is a simulation of a city's construction logic and method.