Set in an attractive part of Dalian, ASOM Yihe City has direct access to the subway system and the city’s new transportation hub. Aiming to capture an entire urban lifestyle, the project features residences alongside a vibrant commercial, entertainment and dining destination.
The site is characterized by its uneven elevation with changes between 6 to 12 meters along the perimeter roads. The architecture responds to these changes through a continuous arching form that wraps the four masses and rises and falls with the elevation. Further accentuated by the use of warm toned metal panels and split between several layers, the façade gives an eye-catching appearance to the center while creating a play with the streetscape that blurs the distinction between level changes.