Emporium Towers

Emporium Towers is a residential development in Shanghai consisting of two towers of residential units. The unit mix, consisting of a range of different unit types is essential to the commercial success of the development, and the motivation behind the unique facade treatment. Each floor consists of a different size and number of units, resulting in a pixelated expression of the balconies on the facade. The resulting pattern expresses the diversity of the residential unit mix as a smooth transformation from bottom to top. The disposition of units and the resulting corner condition creates a tapered building profile, adding to its signature expression on the skyline

Credits

Design Team

Ryan Murphy
Thena Tak
Alex Marshall
Sungwoo Jang | Senior Associate | sjang@hyarchitecture.com
Type
Architectural Design
Year
2010
Location
Shanghai
China
Published in
The Boston Globe Magazine