by Lizzie Crrok

Cube-shaped balconies will form the terraced facades of the Xinhu Hangzhou Prism, which OMA has started building in the coastal city of Hangzhou , China.

The 50,000-square-metre mixed-use building will host a hotel, retail space, apartments and a plant-filled atrium at its centre. It is expected to complete in 2020.

Intended to resemble “a pinnacle reaching into the sky”, OMA’s design is modelled on the ancient Chinese proverb “above, there is heaven; below, there is Suzhou and Hangzhou”…

Reblogged from Dezeen

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