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Puxi: Jing An

the bund Model of Jing An, Painted paper and plexiglass
30" x 24 1/2" x 33 1/2"

On Puxi's major commercial corridors such as Nanjing Dong Lu, developers and their architects have taken an approach to large-scale high-rise projects that emphasizes and enhances the traditional urban values of the street-level pedestrian experience. Typically, these developments are mixed-use complexes that combine one or more office buildings, a hotel, multi-story retail, restaurants, and entertainment--in short, a varied urban experience. The challenge for designers is to draw pedestrians into the deep block and to create and activate new commercial and public spaces within the site. The model most frequently cited for such projects is Rockefeller Center, which is a specific inspiration for KPF's Jing An complex in the model case at the right. The 1930 John Wenrich rendering at the rear of the case makes clear the New York connections.

Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC
Associate Architect: Wong & Ouyang (HK) Ltd. Hong Kong
Structural: Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Ltd.
MEP: Parsons Brinckerhoff (China) Ltd.

jinganMixed-Use Program diagram
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC

jinganGrid Catalog diagram
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC