Press release: Community and choice – the Chinese apartment market embraces change

Press release: Community and choice – the Chinese apartment market embraces change

8.12.05

“in China many aspects of residential and commercial buildings are prescribed under strict building codes. Our approach was to create a greater variety of choice of apartment types in buildings of strong individual character. We paid careful attention to the scale, quality and connectivity of the public spaces to achieve a varied but considered landscape environment.”

Construction is set to begin on the second stage of Cambridge Waters – a new Allen Jack+Cottier designed residential development at Baoshan, in the northern district of Shanghai, China’s second largest city. The 175-hectare site, to be developed in three stages, is the largest residential development Allen Jack+Cottier has designed to date.

The project has hit a chord with Shanghai apartment buyers, offering a greater range of styles and configurations and more green space than many other projects in the area. The Cambridge Waters development is aimed at the upwardly mobile younger generation of Shanghai workers, providing a wide choice of plan types, from traditional or open-plan, through to Allen Jack+Cottier’s innovative cross-over apartments.