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Following eight years of design, development, and construction, work is nearing completion on Safdie Architects' latest project in China: Raffles City Chongqing, a vibrant complex which combines office, residential, hotel, retail, and recreational facilities across a 22.7 acre site, embedded within the densely developed Yuzhong district.
Responding to the city’s character as well as its mountainous landscape and extreme climate, the project embodies a considered approach to issues of population density, community
connectivity, and urban renewal within a highly developed city center.
designboom elaborates on the phased opening, building program and process. The opening will culminate with the completion of The Crystal, a 300m-long 'horizontal skyscraper' built at a height of 250m. Read more in designboom's article 'safdie architects' monumental 'raffles city chongqing' begins phased opening in china.'