A sprawling green roof fuses this community center with Chongqing’s mountainous landscape
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The Chongqing Taoyuanju Community Center comprises three different programmatic buildings—a cultural center, athletic center, and public health center—located at different elevations to match the existing terrain and to minimize site disturbance. A continuous, undulating green roof unifies the three buildings into a single 10,000-square-meter volume that blends the development into the mountainous landscape and improves the buildings’ thermal mass. The roof, which creates covered walkways in...