• Landmark apartment complex nears completion in Yinchuan

    2 May 2014

    Urbanprojects 25The Kempinski Residence, comprising three residential towers within a landscaped park, will set new standards for high-end living within Yinchuan, the capital city of Ningxia Province, when fully operational at the end of 2014.

    Hong Kong based architects Urbanprojects, the authors of the design, have worked closely with owner and developer Master Land and operator Kempinski Hotels & Resorts to realize this vision which is the second phase of a larger master plan by Urbanprojects, originating in 2006.

    The Kempinski Residence will offer 168 simplex and duplex apartments from 250m2 to 420m2 and three larger ‘trophy’ penthouse units configured around private rooftop courtyard gardens.

    The three towers step down from 27 to 19 levels in a gentle crescent bordering a new central park. To the south, the façades are articulated in an organic collage of terracotta and glass panels.

    By contrast, the north aspect expresses a more rational grid of stone infused with decorative geometric terracotta screens recalling the deeply rooted Islamic culture prevalent throughout Ningxia Province. The new ‘central park’ at the heart of the master plan undulates in contoured landforms over a three level subterranean central clubhouse. The club is illuminated through two glazed elliptical vaulted steel shell structures which hover over the atria below.


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