While construction is still underway on portions of its residential community, the retail district of Suzhou Dushuhu – a spectacular new development designed by U.S. based design, planning, architecture, interiors, and graphics firm DDG – has just been completed and is now open for business.
Suzhou Dushuhu is the centerpiece of a master-planned green city located adjacent to Dushuhu Lake, about a one hour drive outside of Shanghai, China. Suzhou Dushuhu’s retail district includes a 4,000-square-meter (43,056 square foot) shopping center and retail district, complete with an iconic four-story light tower beacon positioned to direct sightlines to serene views of the lake beyond.
Designed by DDG for developers Rama Property Development of Shanghai and SIP Company, Ltd of Singapore, the new residential community consists of three large parcels, all with prime views of the nearby lake. The project’s 36 residential towers range in size from 12 to 19 stories high and contain nearly 1,000 luxury condominium-style units.
“The residential towers and light tower beacon are distinguished by contemporary architectural styling with a Chinese Art Deco design influence, featuring limestone building materials and aluminum accent panels,” explains DDG Chairman and CEO Ahsin Rasheed.
Rasheed notes that residents will also enjoy the convenience of two levels of underground parking which runs beneath much of the site and has room to accommodate approximately 1,700 vehicles.
“With no surface parking, the surrounding landscape is free to feature the designated open park spaces and gardens, befitting the community’s green-city context,” Rasheed says. The grounds are united by a network of lakes, streams, and canals that conceptually connect the project to the lakefront. Both the gardens and community water features are designed to include historically and culturally significant Chinese motifs.
DDG is recognized as an industry leader, with a reputation for producing quality, innovative, and visionary design for more than four decades. Among the company’s many highly successful, commercial endeavors are National Harbor outside of Washington, DC, Istanbul, Turkey’s Istinye Park, Pondok Indah in Jakarta, Indonesia, and Easton Town Center near Columbus, Ohio.
For more than four decades, U.S.-based DDG has delivered inspired planning, architecture, interiors, graphics, and design solutions that transcend convention, invite and explore new possibilities, and celebrate the power and pageantry of public space. An industry leader with a reputation for innovative thinking and visionary design with more than 180 design awards to its credit, DDG is known for its ingenuity, creativity, and professional passion. DDG has designed sustainable, evocative, and iconic energized environments in more than 53 countries, earning the firm its status as a global leader of design. For more information, visit www.ddg-usa.com.