Beijing Retail Precinct, Beijing, China
F1 Commercial Development, Shenzhen, China
Civic Centre, Nanjing, China
C&K Architecture were appointed by the Nanjing-Pukou region of the CPRC to undertake the master planning of 20 sqkm of land for commercial, residential and industrial development. Along with our sub consultants we researched the demographics, economics and future projections of the region and planned the land use, transportation and sustainability the region and the design of six major iconic buildings in the area.
This community, entertainment and municipal building is one of the primary focus buildings intended to engender a sense of place. C&K Architecture envisage the building as a piece of architectural sculpture, derived from the narrative of the indigenous rain flower pebbles, which were said to have fallen from the clouds as flowers and solidified as jewelled pebbles when they touched the earth, in some stories the rain flowers are likened to butterflies.
It stands some 60m at its tip and would be visible at the base of the mountain at some distance. The form provides generous wings cantilevering over the surrounds to welcome and draw in the community, the raked walls of the theatre and civic floors are lined with an intricate mosaic suggestive of water ripples and underscoring the moment of flux, touching the earth lightly despite the weight of the building above.
Science Observatory Centre, Nanjing, China
In Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu Province in China, C&K Architecture were commissioned to prepare a master plan for a Garden City respecting and incorporating the city’s waterways. We were also asked to produce several typical house designs to be used in the subdivision. Part of the sky rail network, the Science Observatory Centre overlooks the Garden City.
Son Tra Resort, Da Nang Vietnam
Our work in Vietnam ranges from five star resorts to high-rise urban developments. On the water’s edge at Sontra Bay in Danang, C&K Architecture developed a luxury pavilion development of over 250 villas, flanked by a 68 storey Lotus Tower Hotel at one end of the bay and an International Yacht Club at the other.
The placement of the hotel directly over the water allows for direct access by boat to the Sea Lobby from where 600 luxury guest rooms and all other facilities can be reached. An additional 50 sea palaces are arranged off two meandering piers for those who prefer private boat access directly to their villa. The brief called for a slight Mediterranean touch to differentiate this design from the commonly available tropical look.