The retail and mixed use development giant Wanda, in partnership with the local city government of Kunming, planned to redevelop an existing urban environment to create a new CBD. At its core is to be a central park that is to act as a focus for the district, but also a connector via linear open spaces, to the adjacent urban areas. A significant requirement of the city was a 60 meter tall fountain to be anchored along a central axis. The requirement for commercial and retail space within the park was mitigated by tucking it beneath a massive cantilevered land mass making it appear from the towers above and three sides of the park as if there was no architecture visible. A series of skywalks connect different elevations and cross the streets that bisect the park allowing park users to move freely within the park without having to cross a busy intersection.
Completed by Jeffrey Craft while at SWA.