Hangzhou Raffles City Shopping Center grandly opened its doors...
Brief of Raffles City, Hangzhou
Hangzhou Raffles City Shopping Center grandly opened its doors to customers on April 27, 2017. It is CapitaLand’s sixth Raffles City, following Singapore, Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu and Bahrain. As the most famed subsidiary urban complex brand of CapitaLand, each arise of Raffles is a city-class architectural masterpiece, receiving compliments worldwide.
Raffles City, Hangzhou, locates at the heart of Hangzhou’s new central business district, Qianjiang New City, at the bank of Qiantang River. It covers a construction area of 380,000 square meters which includes six high-end real estates like Raffles Shopping Mall, International Super Level-A Office Building, Yashige Service Apartment, Hilton Conrad Hotel, Treasured Apartment and Boutique Apartment. Raffles in Hangzhou is a new architectural landmark in Hangzhou. It is not only a three- dimensional skyscraper, but also a sparkling “business card” the city presents to the world)
The famous designer as well as the chief architect of Dutch UNStudio Architects, BenvanBerkel, came to Hangzhou to design the city’s very own Raffles. The whole building is designed completely according to the LEED Standard Design of USGBC (The U.S. Green Building Council), and is the first complex project in Zhejiang that is designed and built according to those standards. The project’s design philosophy derives from the Qiantang tidal bore. It makes use of the bore phenomenon’s graceful curve and natural form to display an architectural form that echoes to the surroundings, with the modern aesthetic techniques of expression. Moreover, the excellent location provides Raffles, Hangzhou, with a 360-degree panoramic view that you can face the entire cultural axis of Hangzhou Central Business District from the lower region, whilst overlooking Qiantang River from the upper region. Both the location and innovative design will make Raffles, Hangzhou, stand out from the crowds as a sparkling landmark construction in Hangzhou’s CBD.