The Baiziting Project is located in Xuanwu District at the intersection of a major Commercial and Cultural axis near the city center of Nanjing, China. This unique and valuable location occupies 28,672 m2 of urban land area, and is home to 11 historic buildings.
This project will showcase the style and art of the Republic of China while also improving the cultural and artistic value of the land.
The design concept for the project rests on the value of “Cultural Exchange”, and therefore the metaphor that emerged to tell the story became “A Tale of Two Cities” taking references from Nanjing & Taipai, and Nanjing & London. The resulting design elements create a high-end cultural and commercial destination marked by a distinctive urban style.
In addition to the renovation of the 11 existing historic buildings on the campus, the new construction program for this mixed-use campus focused on luxury commercial retail & restaurants as well as a new financial complex, 718 new parking spaces on two new underground levels, and an extensively integrated and lively new arts district on the first below ground level; an innovative use of submerged space in a high density urban context.