Goettsch Partners ( GP) has recently announced the start of construction for Changchun CR Center, a major mixed- use complex with a striking 980ft tower in Changchun, the capital city of China’s north- eastern Jilin Province. Designed by GP with international architecture and design firm Lead8, the project represents the third collaboration of the two design firms with developer- owner China Resources Land Limited. GP is designing the main tower, and Lead8 is designing the retail and entertainment centre.
Plans for the development of the 34,000sq m parcel in Changchun comprise multiple towers, including office space, high- end residential units and fully furnished serviced apartments. In addition, new ‘ signature spaces’, including a 66th- floor observation deck at the tower’s luminous crown, are designed to draw visitors to the site overlooking the adjacent Mudan Yuan park and lake. The Changchun CR Center will be anchored by an innovative, 1.8 million sq ft retail and entertainment complex. CR Land will occupy the 63- storey, 1.5 million sq ft office tower with its own regional headquarters, with direct connection to the subway.
Slated to open in 2021, the complex and signature tower for Changchun CR Center will bring a distinctive façade and a highly visible illuminated crown to the city’s skyline— a bold statement that will define a landmark in the developing metropolitan area, which is home to about half of the region’s total population of 7.7 million.
Anchoring the development at the tower’s base is the MixC RDE Center, Lead8’ s innovative concept for China’s popular MixC brand: a retail and entertainment complex that elevates the traditional shopping centre. Inspired by Changchun’s culture and influenced by the temperate climate, the dynamic, experiential lifestyle centre features an integrated retail street where visitors will enjoy luxury brand stores, pop- up exhibitions and fine- dining functions year- round.
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