Emporium Towers

Shanghai, China
Architectural design
Multi high rise housing
15,000 sf
Credit List:
Höweler + Yoon Architecture, Eric Höweler, J. Meejin Yoon, Ryan Murphy, Parker Lee

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 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.