CIFI Group has always been committed to creating green, healthy and smart high-quality products. In 2018, the Group released the "Green Standards" and "Health Standards" of the fifth-generation residential and office product manuals, advocating green building design from the perspectives of outdoor environment, energy utilization and indoor environment quality. Furthermore, the Group multi-dimensionally implemented green real estate advocacy in such aspects as cultural and tourism industry, protection of cultural heritage, wildlife protection, brownfield restoration and prefabricated construction.
After the epidemic in 2020, the Group conducted a big data survey on people's needs for health, and developed the CIFI "HUMAN" Smart Health 2.0 (《旭輝“HUMAN”智慧健康2.0》) guided by customers' high experience perception and based on advanced technologies in the industry. Adhering to the value concept of people foremost and practice of humanistic care, the Group is in a position to fully implement a new generation of residential products that integrate green building, healthy building and smart community/home.
CIFI "HUMAN" Smart Health 2.0 extracts high-sensitivity contact points of customers from four major segments of green, health, smart community and smart home and from various configuration measures in epidemic prevention measures package, and condenses them into "HUMAN" product strategies-18 functions in 6 modules.
The Group is practicing green real estate advocacy from multiple dimensions, and, according to the configuration standards of different product lines, comprehensively advocating the acquisition of the national green label and healthy label certification, and encouraging the acquisition of foreign green building and healthy building certification labels (LEED, WELL, etc.). At present, all the design and trading projects have met the national green one-star standard, among which the following projects have met green and healthy two-star standard:
In the field of prefabricated construction, it was stated that “We shall strive to achieve a proportion of 30% of prefabricated construction in the new construction within about 10 years” in the Opinions on Further Strengthening the Management of Urban Planning and Construction issued by the State Council in 2016. The Group has actively responded to the call of national policy and has been committed to promoting its development in recent years. It paid high attention to the prefabricated technology in the front-end investment design field of the main business of real estate, meanwhile established a construction industrialization resource service provider that integrates design and production, Shanghai EPC Construction Technology Co., Ltd., continuously exploring multi-dimensionally and putting efforts to promote the practice and innovation of prefabricated construction.
With the four major features of “standardized design, factory-like production, information management, equipment-type construction”, the Group’s prefabricated construction brings several environmental benefits such as reducing energy consumption, water consumption and noise pollution during construction, and can effectively respond to the call for environmental protection and energy conservation advocated by the state. At the same time, it can also solve the problems of unstable quality reliability and long construction cycle, so as to improve safety and quality of the products.
In 2019, the Group’s utilization rate of prefabricated construction (prefabricated project) accounted for 52% of our new projects, which was higher than the national policy target. The Prefabricated Sandwich Thermal Insulation Shear Wall Structure System was adopted for the ongoing Pujiang Major Residential Community Expansion Project in Pujiang Town, Minhang District, Shanghai, while the outer walls, bay windows, air conditioning panels, internal and external shear walls, balconies and staircases are prefabricated in factories and assembled on site, and prefabricated composite floor slabs are adopted. The overall prefabrication rate accounts for more than 40%, which greatly improves the project quality and construction efficiency, effectively reduces the waste of construction materials, achieving a good effect of energy saving and emission reduction.
Shandong Park Mansion Fengxitai Project
Application features of three-star healthy residential technology: total hardness of drinking water≤150mg/L, total number of bacterial colonies in drinking water≤10(CFU/mL), site environmental noise category 2, fitness area 605㎡, number of fitness equipment 24, outdoor communication area 288㎡. Application features of three-star green building technology: plot ratio 2.8, building energy saving rate 75%, renewable energy utilization (100% of domestic hot water), utilization rate of reusable and recyclable materials 8.76%, annual runoff control rate of the site 75%, proportion of industrial prefabricated components 22.22%.
Changzhou Tianning District Project
Application features of two-star green building technology: building energy saving rate 65%, renewable energy utilization (solar water heaters), unconventional water utilization 3.39%, green land rate of residential communities 43%, recyclable building materials consumption ratio 6.1%.
Shanghai LCM Project
Response to macro policy- The Shanghai LCM project has established “the most beautiful food market” in Shanghai and achieved protection to the original ancient ancestral temple. In reference to the most beautiful food market in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, LCM is developed to be “China’s most beautiful fresh market”, a place covering an area of about 3,000 sq.m. and integrating fresh food, minimally processed vegetables as well as process and delivery of fresh food.
The west side of the mall, merged with ancient houses under historic building conservation, is built to be a piece of green land with vitality and a rainbow bridge to establish a leisure park.
Creating Cultural Space
Beijing Qilizhuang Office Building and Shanghai Xintiandi Commercial Project are considered as symbols of the cities. Both constructions are designed by international top master architects and take respect to surrounding humanistic environment as the starting point to integrate periphery space and culture.
Fuzhou Olympic Sports Project
Fuzhou Olympic Sports Project site comprises three buildings which are in the Historic Buildings Census Results List and need to be relocated. In order to protect the remaining historical information of these buildings as much as possible, the Group plans to relocate them nearby. The original nature of settlement shall be preserved to the largest extent. Considering the inherent connection nature, the Group plans to locate them close to each other. The following aspects are mainly considered in space deployment:
1. Protect the original information of the buildings as much as possible - consider the connection nature and the adjacent location of two of the buildings.
2. Preserve the original planned green corridor - reserve the east-to-west corridor to maintain the connection between green lands.
3. Consider the space relations of surrounding buildings as a whole- build an interactive connection by connecting buildings with lanes and squares.
4. Add new functions- recreational service buildings in the park.
Wuhan Hanzheng Street No.1 Project
The existing historical buildings of Wuhan Hanzheng Street No.1 Project include Huaiyan Lane and Huaiyan Mansion which constitute a salt merchants lane built in the late Qing dynasty. It was recognized as the ninth batch of excellent historical buildings in Wuhan in 2014. At present, there are 9 two-story brick and wood structure buildings with GFA of approximately 3,142.26 sq.m., and there are seven arcades respectively. According to our initial discussion with the local cultural relics protection department, the overall plan of renovation is to strictly abide by the basic principles of renovating cultural relics and buildings and the relevant provisions of laws and regulations, and focused on the display and utilization after repairing as much as possible on the basis of “not changing the original state of the cultural relics”, while dismantling certain temporarily built, unauthorized and altered walls, doors and windows, etc., clearing the pedestrian passage, renovating the appearance facade and optimizing the use space to enhance internal and external environment. Restoration of lane space and facade of the building complex is the main focus of the project, while walls in the building shall be transformed.
Fuzhou Xindian Project
During the development of Fuzhou Xindian Project, the Group found an ancient banyan tree which is about 200 years old within the plot, whose crown and root system affected the construction and basement layout of the project. As the relocation may cause unforeseeable impact, the Group decided to protect its original site. The Group amended the design of the project, deploying the construction and basement away from the banyan tree. In order to prevent the root system of the banyan tree from being damaged, the Group abandoned the normal bolt support form, and instead, adopted a support solution of a vertical cast-in-place pile support of a length of 13m, plus interchangeable support beam, together with reinforced concrete support, where the banyan tree is firmly surrounded to avoid any damage to the tree during the project construction.
Although these measures have caused a significant impact on the project cost and progress, a peaceful environment has been returned to the banyan tree, making it continue to shelter our future owners after 200 years of changes.
Redevelopment of Shanty Towns in Sanji Area, Taiyuan City
Located in the northwest of Jiancaoping District, Sanji Area, Taiyuan city is one of key redevelopment areas of “building a livable modern city and promoting the integrated development of urban and rural areas” determined in the 13th five year plan of Taiyuan City. The redevelopment of Sanji Area, Jiancaoping District includes five shanty towns, being Sanji Village, Shele Village, Ying Village, Ruicheng and Chai Village, constituting the largest urban redevelopment in the history of Taiyuan urban construction.
The total gross floor area of the resettlement houses in Sanji Area is 1,300,000 sq.m., and the commercial relocation area is 690,000 sq.m.. Each village is equipped with kindergartens and primary schools, providing rich educational resources; seven parks are interspersed among them, which are ecologically livable; the traffic is convenient with five horizontal and vertical arterial roads; Metro Line 3 runs through the entire district and four stations are planned to pass the project sites, which can be quickly integrated into the city.
Shanghai East China Normal University Bookstore Renovation Project
Shanghai East China Normal University bookstore renovation project is located on the bank of Liwa River in East China Normal University. It is located in the core teaching buildings area and the center of the cross space axis of the whole campus. As a single-storey building where the original teaching material warehouse was sited, it could not fully meet the functional requirements of the book bar. Therefore, with the original architectural structure being kept, functions of the book bar were improved through local addition, which responds to the surrounding environment and regional context. The original slope-shaped building roof was preserved in the overall renovation. Through the placement of glass house and steel frames, it helps make up for the lack of original space, while directing to the entrance. The book bar provides comprehensive functions by integrating reading, exhibition, tea tasting, rest and others, and retains the original building structure by partially expanding the second floor and adding a glass house at the entrance to meet the new functional needs. The additional glass house serves as the buffer space at the entrance of the book bar, which also makes up for the lack of original indoor area. By utilizing the space under the eaves of the sloping roof, local interlayer is placed to improve the insufficient functional space of the original functional space for teaching material. On such basis, the private space for meditation and communication is created as opposed to the open space on the first floor. In terms of functional layout, the first floor, as an open space to make full use of the landscape resources along the river, provides a panoramic view alongside the river, in which it sets up the reading and communication space, as well as providing coffee, refreshments and other light meals to meet the needs of readers. The inner side as a quiet reading space is divided into public and private spaces by the staircase in the middle. The obvious function division that user can find the sense of existence and belonging in the book bar. At the same time, the installation of a side court would enhance layering of the original rectangular space.
In the design for restoration of the side pavilion, the original glass doors and windows are removed to open up space while the pavilion framework is retained to a large extent. When restoring the base, it is renovated by application of folding lines, similar to that of a sculpture, representing the boat of history that carries the glorious history of East China Normal University, which also symbolizes a lamp with an ever-burning candle of hope floating on the river.
Hangzhou Yuanzhuyihao LINK CITY Youth Complex Project
Hangzhou Yuanzhuyihao LINK CITY Youth Complex project is an experiment of "activating the city". Instead of demolishing and reforming, it is carefully planned with sophisticated conception. From the integration of design solution to construction technology, it embodies the ingenuity of professional developers. It took more than one year to carry out elaborate transformation, with an investment of more than RMB 60 million for renovation. The first and second floors are approximately 9,000 m2, which is planned to be a community market, with a vegetable market, a food market and a star night market, merging traditional food market with community commerce. The square in front of the gate is paved with stones and floor lamps, and a range of tree pools and flower beds that are made of antiseptic wood. Furthermore, a children's playground is also installed on the square, where adults and children from the entire community can take a walk, dance and enjoying sliding. The space above the second floor is transformed into more than 400 apartments of Lingyu for long-term tenants.
The project considers the apartments of 17,000 sq.m. as the core of the ecosystem, gathering tenants to form a platform, which covers leisure, social, entertainment, catering, innovation and quality living, and creating a new business-residential model. It filled in the gap among the surrounding commercial complexes and empowered the beautiful life of the whole east part of the city, bringing new vitality to the area without eliminating the original culture and charm of the block. Under the macro background of de-investment and return to the essence of housing for the national real estate, it provides a real research sample for the exploration and innovation of the industry's overall development mode transformation, and also provides infrastructure support for talent introduction in Jianggan District.