Home to the stunning West Lake and a thriving cultural and creative scene, Hangzhou will soon have a daring new skyscraper to call a landmark. Dubbed “In Hangzhou,” the new structure designed by Canadian firm B+H Architects is a mixed-use development that includes residences, a mall, and a boutique hotel overlooking the Qiantang River.
In Hangzhou is located in Hangzhou’s Qianjiang New Town on the east side of the river within an evolving central business district. Overall, Hangzhou is a growing luxury tourism destination in China, and has gained significant attention as it prepares to host the G20 summit next month.
In Hangzhou is one in a stream of new high-end openings in the city in recent years. Executive vice-president of B+H Asia David Stavros says the structure serves to show people on the other side of the river that “something special was happening.”
B+H has more than two decades of experience designing buildings in China’s fast-developing cities, and boasts a diverse portfolio. Accomplishments include hotels, such as the Ritz-Carlton in Shanghai’s Pudong district, and office projects with Alibaba, Tencent, and Microsoft China.
Speaking to Jing Daily via email, Stavros talked about changing the landscape of Hangzhou and key design and architectural trends in China.
(Source: Jing Daily)