Chongquin Chaotianmen

Safdie architects has announced its newest project, ‘Chongquin Chaotianmen’, a mixed-use complex in Chongquin, China, located at the meeting point between the Yangtze and Jialing rivers.

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The historically significant site was the traditional Chaotian gate where officials received imperial decrees from the emperors.

To honor its previous use, the center is divided into eight North-facing towers in the shape of sails upon the water, a modern representation of a fleet of ancient Chinese ships.

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