A winter night in the central courtyard of Nanjing International Youth Cultural Centre. Brilliant photo #reposted from @gallivanti.
The cultural centre harnessed the energy of the 2014 Youth Olympic Games to create project with a lasting legacy that has enhanced and also regenerated its setting - acting as both an anchor and a catalyst for future investment in Nanjing’s Hexi New Town.
The centre’s design is a three dimensional calligraphic composition that resonates with #Nanjing ’s 1,600-year-old tradition of Yunjin - the name given to the intricate brocade threading used by local craftsmen to weave the region’s acclaimed gold and silver fabrics. Like Yunjin thread, a continuous line interweaves throughout the cultural centre connecting it with its earthquake-resistant towers and beyond to the new central business district, riverside park and Jiangxinzhou Island.
Comprised of two hotel towers that include the new @JumeirahGroup Nanjing, a cultural centre with conference facilities, an urban plaza, offices and mixed-use areas, the development initially provided accommodation for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games. Now in its legacy stage, the centre has fostered investment in Hexi New Town on multiple levels; integrating additional infrastructure with new functions that include the hotels and a venue for Jiangsu Province’s annual conferences. Repost from @zahahadidarchitects#Nanjing#China#architecture#zahahadid#zahahadidarchitects ...