Client: Runde Investment Group
Architect: RhineScheme Design Group, www.rhinescheme.com
Renderings: brandherm + krumrey/RhineScheme
The Talent Industrial Park is being established in the metropolis of Changchun with the intention of promoting cooperation between Germany and China. The project in the northeast of the People’s Republic of China is conceived as a green “car city”. The site will, among other things, provide apartment buildings for international experts from the automotive industry. An international community is to emerge, with the majority of the experts coming from Germany. The high-quality interior design of the apartments was developed by brandherm + krumrey in cooperation with the Chinese partner office RhineScheme.
The large-scale construction project in Changchun is intended to improve local living conditions and boost the development of the city district. A green corridor with various recreational facilities connects the individual apartment buildings. Special attention in the design of apartments is given to the needs of young families. Based on German characteristics such as pragmatism and straightforwardness, the design translates these requirements into an elegant living environment. Open-plan layouts with flowing transitions between the kitchen, dining area and living room create a generous sense of space. Light colours and materials create a pleasantly restrained setting for domestic life. The selected furniture design with its delicate shapes also conveys a calm simplicity. The equally homely and lively atmosphere of the flats is due to the upholstered armchairs, carpets and other textiles, along with colourful artworks on the walls. This straightforward style not only accommodates a modern understanding of living, but also helps the international experts to settle into the new environment with a different culture.