Times Square is the first international urban mixed-use development in Suzhou. Located in the city’s commercial center on the east bank of Jinji Lake, the project integrates retail, dining, entertainment and cultural elements across five districts.
A series of canal-side walkways link the hotels, offices, shopping destinations and open spaces. A sweeping sky canopy features a 1,640-foot-long ETFE (ethylene tetrafluoroethylene) canopy with an integrated LED screen.
The design creates urban landmarks, gateways and plazas to enhance the sense of place and subtly recreate the distinct character of the region’s traditional gardens.
Bridges and courtyards establish a rhythm of unique spaces that serve as backdrops and foregrounds for dining, strolling and shopping experiences along the canal.
Visitors access Times Square by water taxi, six subway entrances and 4,000 underground parking spaces. Pedestrian activity flows from the nearby convention center and administrative government offices and from surrounding residences and hotels.
As the cultural heart of Suzhou Industrial Park, the development is integrated with the Suzhou International Expo Center, the Suzhou Industrial Park Administrative Center, and the Suzhou Science and Arts Center. It is designed to serve the needs of the broader region and to support commercial and residential development around Jinji Lake.
5.4 million sq. ft. / 500,000 sq. m.
100 acres / 40 hectares