2020: A Landmark Year
Safdie Architects has major projects opening around the globe. Each project is the realization of years of collaboration, focus, and inspired artistry. While diverse, they are all illustrative of the humanist values synonymous with the firm — values that have consistently driven the design of buildings which have become beloved resources, symbols of communities, and regional and national landmarks.
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Raffles City Chongqing : Completion Q3 2020
Following eight years of design, development, and construction, Safdie Architects is nearing completion on its latest project in China. Raffles City Chongqing is a vibrant complex which combines office, residential, hotel, retail, and recreational facilities across a 22.7 acre site, embedded within the densely developed Yuzhong district, situated at the confluence of the Yangtze and Jialing rivers.
A phased opening of the project commenced in September 2019 with the unveiling of a 220,000 sq.m., five-story retail galleria. It continues into early 2020, culminating with the opening of The Crystal, a 300m-long horizontal skyscraper – set to be the highest skybridge in the world – perched at 250m and stretching across four of the development’s eight towers.