• Capital Land Suzhou (Jinji Lake)
Projects

Glass roof Capital Land Suzhou (Jinji Lake)

Suzhou, China, 2017

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.


  • Location

    Suzhou, China

  • Architect

    Benoy Architects, HK

  • Awards

    Ingenieurpreis des Deutschen Stahlbaues 2019, Kategorie Hochbau, Auszeichnung

  • Client

    Suzhou Jinhui Real Estate Developement Co., Ltd

  • Our Scope of Work

    conceptual design, construction design

  • Roof area 35,000 m²
  • Width max. 110 m
  • Length 600 m
  • Glasdach Capital Land Suzhou (Jinji Lake) © authorized by the company 苏州恒泰控股集团有限公司
  • Glasdach Capital Land Suzhou (Jinji Lake) © authorized by the company 苏州恒泰控股集团有限公司
  • Glass roof Capital Land Suzhou (Jinji Lake) © authorized by the company 苏州恒泰控股集团有限公司
  • Glass roof Capital Land Suzhou (Jinji Lake) © authorized by the company 苏州恒泰控股集团有限公司
  • Glass roof Capital Land Suzhou (Jinji Lake) © authorized by the company 苏州恒泰控股集团有限公司
  • Glass roof Capital Land Suzhou (Jinji Lake) © authorized by the company 苏州恒泰控股集团有限公司
  • Glass roof Capital Land Suzhou (Jinji Lake) © authorized by the company 苏州恒泰控股集团有限公司

Project location

Similar Projects

Schwabstraße 43
70197 Stuttgart

+49 711 64871-0
info@sbp.de