The resort community of Qinhuangdao is 200 miles east of Beijing, with stunning views of the Bohai Sea. Rather than building a community of towers, the project organizes the housing into a series of linked mini blocks of 16 stories each, which are linked together via garden bridges at multiple levels. The bridges are also inhabited with special apartment unit designs. The resulting assemblage provides a large percentage of units with direct access to private terraces with views to the Sea, and all units with access to amenities at the bridges and garden deck levels.
The complex is organized around a beachfront boardwalk running north–south, and an east–west bazaar-like spine that connects abutting communities with the beach. The crisscrossing of these two community spines links the city with the waterfront and provides for daytime and nighttime activities throughout all seasons.