This new landmark for the city of Nanjing was conceived as a ?relaxing, prosperous and closely connected? community,
providing multi-lifestyle amenities with flexibility and sustainability for the future.
The development operates
on two core spatial principles: creating life activity centres and high quality public open space.
With respect to the existing urban fabric, the building should also have a good relationship with surrounding landscape
and urban setting.
Key building functions include commercial, hotel, office, and residential apartments. In creating a highly ?liveable? environment,
the complex comprises of diverse facilities which provide wider service to the community including green spaces and recreational areas that encourage
people to participate and socialize in the natural environment.
While achieving and sustaining economic growth, the natural environment should also be protected,
with the impact of new developments on the environment kept to a minimum. Several low-carbon strategies have been implemented such as building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV),
built-in operable ventilation, modular curtain wall units, and optimised sun angle shading to reduce solar gain through the building envelope.