[photopress:real_estateskyway_property.jpg,full,alignright]Architects Steven Holl and Li Hu designed Linked Hybrid as a city within Beijing that will minimize forays outside by providing for nearly all of its residents’ needs. Upon completion this summer, Linked will offer 650 luxury apartments.
The megacomplex is defined by a ring of eight 21-story towers, each with an upper-floor promenade and lounge, plus skywalks that connect to adjacent buildings.
Galleries, cafés, bars, and shops will line these public passages.
With its 82-floor hotel, the project boasts a total interior space of 2.4 million square feet, and the 15-acre grounds feature everything from a skateboard park to tai chi platforms. Since this is a 21st-century Eden, elaborate water-recycling and geothermal-power systems will give it a lot of eco-points.