American Architects Win International Competition for “Cultural Mall” in China (Archdaily)
October 4, 2013
Kunshan Phoenix Cultural Mall, an award-winning commercial and cultural complex to be built in Kunshan, China, was featured in ArchDaily this month. JSA collaborated with FreelandBuck to design a looping mixture of culture and commerce that defines the perimeter of a central outdoor atrium on a large urban site. The Book Mart dramatically crowns the entire complex and serves as a base for the tower as well as cultural park where the general public and employees can come together. The tower is clad with a striking pattern of diagonal louvers that both provide solar shading and mark the tower as a visual icon on the city skyline.