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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Happy Chinese New Year 2012

Chinese New Year will be arriving soon. To all Happy Chinese New Year.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Chongqing Chaotianmen, China

Singapore Marina Bay will have a 'duplicate' member soon. However this new Chongqing Chaotianmen in China will be functional as mix-used complex compares to Singapore Marina Bay casino hotel.

Marina Bay, Singapore

Safdie Architects, an international firms will be responsible in designing the new complex located at Chongquin China.

'chongqing chaotianmen' by safdie architects in chongqing, china
all images courtesy of safdie architects

the historically significant site was the traditional chaotian gate where officials received imperial decrees from the emperors. to honor its previous use, the center is divided into eight north-facing towers in the shape of sails upon the water, a modern representation of a fleet of ancient chinese ships.

project info:
architects: safdie architects
client: capitalland lts / capitamalls asia ltd/ singbridge holdings pte. ltd.
size: 817, 000 sq. m. (8, 800,000 sq.ft)
expected cost: 3.1 billion USD