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A New Commercial Hub Inspired by Art and Nature

Jiangxi Commerce Union Center
Nanchang, China

Soaring more than 800 feet above the city, Jiangxi Commerce Union Center is on the north end of Nanchang’s new central business district.

Inspired by the region’s natural beauty, the center’s two towers anchor a retail mall and offer panoramic views of the Gan River and Nanchang’s cityscape. The river location helps attract residents and tourists.

One tower exclusively houses offices. The other includes a five-star hotel on the top floors and offices in lower levels. The retail mall’s canopy, meanwhile, offers a unique indoor/outdoor experience that features international brands and dining facilities.

In designing the towers, HOK’s team found inspiration in the sculptural form of the ceramic vases produced in the Jiangxi region. Tapering at the top and bottom, the towers’ smooth, undulating facade creates a distinct appearance that, like the river, appears to change shape when viewed from different angles. The triangular plan maximizes views to the river while creating a structurally sound building form.

Retail space along the river is stepped and terraced to maximize space and act as a natural extension of the river’s edge. The terraces feature inviting architectural details and provide exclusive views of the waterfront and greenbelt while offering ample space for al fresco dining. On the west, a low-scale outdoor retail streetscape is set against the larger indoor mall, providing visitors a diverse shopping experience.

In addition to serving as the architectural designers, HOK provided interior design for the five-star Westin Hotel within the north tower.

SIZE

3,767,370 sq. ft. / 350,000 sq.m.

SERVICES

Architecture
Interior Design