Buildings, Office & Residential

Glass roof Capital Land Suzhou (Jinji Lake)

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This development is a new district with a mix of high and low-rise buildings near the Jinji Lake in Suzhou. As a centerpiece of this new development a shopping and recreation center including a subway station was established. A free-form sculptural glass roof partly covers the two main parts of the building, giving the complex a visual unity. Considering the seismic requirements of the region, the challenge was to create an earthquake-resistant design that minimized the roof loads affecting the four independent buildings below.
The roof follows the principles of a grid shell with zones that combine hanging roof and grid action. Supported by tree-like columns, the roof has partly open, transparent or colored glass panels that give the overall impression of the wings of a phoenix. This extensive roof was constructed entirely without joints.

Suzhou, China
Benoy Architects, HK
Suzhou Jinhui Real Estate Developement Co., Ltd
Project Responsibility
Sven Plieninger


Technical Data

Roof area
35,000 m²
600 m
max. 110 m




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