Shimao Villas

Shanghai, China

Program: Residential – Villas (70)
Area: Villas 400 – 1500 m²
Site Area: 430,000 m²
Status: Invited Competition 2013

The Shanghai Shimao Villas competition was for a sizable development of new luxury villas located in the Sheshan National Tourism Park. Nestled among three mountains, the dramatic site featured villas facing Moon Lake, a river and islands. Each villa had a large private garden, with a low plot ratio, and most of the villas were to include a private swimming pool. Each villa was sited with a north-south orientation. Six distinctive unit types were submitted, each sensitive to site, approach, and adjacent gardens.