Buildings, Office & Residential

Glass roof Capital Land Suzhou (Jinji Lake)

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
Owner
Suzhou Jinhui Real Estate Developement Co., Ltd
Partner
Sven Plieninger

Technical Data

Roof area
35,000 m²
Length
600 m
Width
max. 110 m

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