Safdie Architects’ US3.1bn waterside scheme for China

Safdie Architects has released images of a US$.3.1bn mixed-use complex in Chongqing, China, at the confluence of the Yangtze and Jialing rivers.

The 900,000m2 scheme bears a resemblance to the Marina Bay Sands development in Singapore by the same architecture firm, founded by acclaimed designer Moshe Safdie.

The scheme is spearheaded by developers CapitaLand, CapitaMalls Asia, and Singbridge. It will be formed of a series of towers linked by a suspended garden bridge.

Two larger in the centre will contains residences, a hotel, private residential units, and commercial space while the four shorter towers will be fully residential. The sky bridge will boast views across the city, as well as restaurants and a hotel lobby.