Foster + Partners designs Chinese coliving project

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China: Foster + Partners has released visuals of Qianhai Talents' Apartments, a project with co-living spaces planned for Shenzhen, China.

The proposal has been developed for the city's Qianhai financial district, and will centre around the construction of rentable apartments that are connected to shared living and dining spaces.

Foster + Partners said it will be aimed specifically at professionals in China who "prefer private, work-centred lifestyles, but would also like the option to relax and socialise in communal living areas".

"As working practices evolve rapidly, so do patterns of living. The residential rental sector in China is fertile grounds for innovation as more people move to the cities in search of opportunities," said Luke Fox, head of studio at Foster + Partners. "Located at the heart of Qianhai financial district, the Talents' Apartments recreate the intimate feeling of home. The shared spaces within the complex facilitate real connections and create positive impact on people's lives."

Foster + Partners' proposal for the project was the winning design in an open competition for the residences. According to the studio, the brief called for a building suited to "talents" – a type of professional with a work-centred lifestyle.

The development will feature shared kitchen and dining areas, outdoor tree-lined terraces, a clubhouse, wellness spa and co-working spaces.

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