This project is located on the banks of the Huang Pu River in Shanghai and will be highly visible from the 2010 World Expo site. High-end residential neighborhoods surround the two mixed-use towers which consist of a retail podium, offices, and hotel.
The architectural language seeks a gesture that suggests elegance, simplicity and the graceful fluidity of the River. Additionally, the randomly placed sunshade panels on the glass curtain wall form a pattern that symbolizes the reflection of the water and waves from the river. The design intent calls for harmony and balance with integration of opposites such as hard and soft, cold and warm, solid and void, and ultimately, yin and yang.