Kasian Appointed Lead Architects for New 'City Park' Development in Nanjing, China

BC Premier Christy Clark to witness official signing ceremony

NANJING, China, Nov. 7, 2011 /CNW/ - Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd (Kasian), in conjunction with Vancouver-based developer Westbank Projects Corp (Westbank), will design and build a new mixed use community development in the ancient city of Nanjing, China.  Known as 'City Park', this 400,000 m² (4,300,000 sq ft) project is inspired by the vibrant pedestrian boulevard of Las Ramblas in Barcelona, Spain. This development will include a thriving tree-lined pedestrian street incorporating a 55-storey, 5-star hotel and conference centre, retail stores, entertainment venues, restaurants, commercial offices and community facilities. The public 'Rambla' will be flanked by landscaped semi-private residential courtyards and decorative water features.

Nanjing is approximately one hour west of Shanghai and is a key hub in the development of China's high-speed network. 'City Park' is located near the new Nanjing South high-speed rail station and forms an integral part of the Nanjing South Terminal City development master plan. The project has an overall construction value of approximately $500 million.

The official signing ceremony for 'City Park' will take place today at the Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai, China and will be witnessed by the British Columbia Premier, the Honourable Christy Clark. The Premier is visiting the city as part of a Province-led jobs and trade mission to China and India, aimed at strengthening existing relationships in the Asia-Pacific region.

About Kasian

Kasian is one of the top 100 architecture, interior design and planning firms in the world, providing services to public and private clients throughout Canada, China, and the Middle East. Our significant projects within British Columbia, Canada include the Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre and the new City Hall and RCMP E Division Headquarters in Surrey. Through our regional offices in Shanghai, Kasian also provides planning and design services throughout China.  Significant projects include an office tower development in Beijing, a new campus for a digital TV company in Hangzhou and a 970,000 m² mixed use project in Luoyang. We also provide additional planning and design services to several locations in China including Shenzhen, Chengdu, Beijing and Xiamen.

SOURCE Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd.

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Honor Morris
Kasian Media Relations Manager

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