SOM wins Nanjing waterfront redevelopment design contract
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SOM wins Nanjing waterfront redevelopment design contract

18 Oct 2011

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) has won a contract from MCC Real Estate to design the multidistrict redevelopment of the Yangtze River waterfront in Nanjing, China.

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) has won a contract from MCC Real Estate to design the multidistrict redevelopment of the Yangtze River waterfront in Nanjing, China.

The project will bring modern urban living, commerce and tourism to a 2km central waterfront area between the river levee and the old wall of the city.

Under the first phase of the project, the company will revitalise the Dama Road and Tianbaoli area and establish a new framework of urban development blocks, tree-lined streets and public plazas.

The redevelopment will include office towers joined by a tourist-focused sky bridge, as well as residential buildings and a boutique hotel.

The old power plant and railway buildings are being renovated as venues for fashion, lifestyle retail and restaurants while the old South Slip off the Yangtze will become a mixed-use loft residence, boutique hotel and amenity strip along the renovated shipping canal.