Shanghai ASEAN Complex - Chenggong New Area, Kunming, Yunnan, China
The design concept of the Shanghai ASEAN Commercial Complex was derived from the stunning movements of dancer Yang Liping, locally known for her Peacock Dance. The interpretive motion of dance generates not only the urban framework but the spaces between. The concept is built upon three principles of the Peacock Dance – the physical Frame (body), the Space (void) created between the physical objects and Movement (dance) inherent with the various motions of the peacock.Walkways from all four site corners lead to the different program areas. The site is landscaped using a lush palette with a pattern expressing the peacock's tail. Careful placement of the three towers promotes views overlooking central activities of the property and in all directions surrounding the development. Tower massing is separated to allow for views between buildings and for maximum privacy.