THE OŌELI COMPLEX
2013 – 2020, HANGZHOU, CHINA
The site for OōEli is a significant part of a “superblock” that makes up the urban fabric of the city of Hangzhou. The superblocks in Hangzhou, and like many other new areas in China, are semi private gated communities approximately 500 meters by 500 meters. They are surrounded by heavily trafficked six lane roads lined with impenetrable six to ten story buildings. This barren “brown field” site for OōEli is a notched trapezoid shape about 260 meters X 175 meters wide oriented roughly in the north south direction. A significant aspect of this site is that it is bordered on the south by a lush green park on the Yan Shan River.