JIANWU CRESCENT BAY MIXED USE PROJECT
SIP Jianwu Development Group Co., Ltd. (Owner)
Suzhou Industrial Park-Design and Research Institute
Completion - 2015
230,000 Square Meters
This mixed use project is located in the Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) new town just to the west of Shanghai. Included are two towers, identical in plan, resting on a retail shopping center. Tower one includes a hotel which wraps around an internal atrium, rising to fifty floors including the retail base. Seventeen floors house a five star hotel, above this are nineteen floors of serviced apartments and the uppermost five floors are luxury condos. The smaller twenty-five story tower is a class A office building. There will be 25,000 square meters of luxury shopping space in the four story podium.
The unique, tripartite shaped plan of both towers is a reference to the water lily, an important cultural reference in the immediate area, as it emerges from the earth. This flower bud exhibits a triangulated, modified conical shape which is elegant in proportion and scale. The exterior building skin is a transparent blend of vision glass, aluminum and stainless steel; the office building exhibits a horizontal patterning while the hotel/residence building is wrapped in vertically arranged panels.