Competition Entry - Winner
Competition Lead (KPF)
Phased construction begins in 2018
The inspiration for the design of Spring City 66 comes from both the natural beauty of the province’s unique landscape and Kunming’s historical significance as a prosperous mercantile center located at the intersection of national trade routes. At the heart of the project is a landscaped promenade, reminiscent of the region’s lush valleys, defined by an undulating podium and crag like towers, similar to the nearby Stone Forest.
The three program types - retail, office, and serviced apartments – are woven together on multiple levels of terraces around the promenade. These connective terraces are lined with shops and restaurants, creating a vibrant destination whose sum is greater than the individual pieces.