URBAN INTERLACED

Design Team: Raveevarn Choksombatchai, Norbert Wong, Quingyue Li and Sarah Witkin.  Cable 8 Beijing, Urban Intervention Competiion 2010

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To mitigate the negative effects of high-rise office buildings on the human scale of the urban environment, a network of intermediate program spaces and walkways interlaces the low-rise buildings of Cable 8 entertainment complex and surrounding pedestrian areas. A bamboo infrastructure supports seasonal sheathing that protects pedestrians from wind-tunnel, collects solar energy, and reflects and diffuses light into offices and walkways, while forming a gentler, less hostile urban space more suitable to human habitation.