Suzhou Marina Cove Gardens
A residential compound has been realized on the shore of Jinji Lake in Suzhou’s “Sino-Singapore Industrial Park”, a complete new city implemented beside the old one, with an area of 80 km² and a planned population of 1.2 million.
The façade design of this low-rise development called “Shuixianglinli Neighbourhood” has been commissioned to RhineScheme with the developer’s explicit wish for a design that is dedicated to and based on the classical modern principles of European architecture.
Simple shapes and forms, clear volumes and a reduced selection of materials (mainly white plaster, partly light-colour wooden panels and dark-grey aluminum) define the character of the buildings in sharp contrast to the usual high-end residential projects in China.
29 town houses and detached villas as well as 8 apartment buildings, totally 6 different building types, 3 to 4 levels high, are grouped along artificial canals and ponds, all enjoying splendid views towards the water scenery of Jinji Lake.