Suning Corporate Headquarters
This urban office complex, developed by the Suning Corporation, will offer premier commercial space in Nanjing’s Gulou district, near the Yangtze River. The design of Phase I consists of five office and SOHO towers surrounding a central square, oriented for optimal views and daylight. Simple sunshades on the tower facades impart not only a sustainable solution to solar heat gain, but also a contemporary architecture style.
Phase II is defined by a pair of subtly angled landmark towers and a retail complex that spans the main gateway into the development from the east. At the heart of Phase II stands an urban forest, surrounded by clusters of flexible, low-rise office buildings; standing low to the ground, each building has an immediate connection to the landscape and nature, giving it a sense of privacy and exclusivity. A one-kilometer-long canal, with adjacent plazas and promenades, brings residents closer to nature while increasing the value of the office and retail space.