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
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.
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.
For further information:
Kasian Media Relations Manager
A professional rendering of this development is available on request