Zijing Paradise Walk by LWK + Partners

Zijing Paradise Walk

LWK + PARTNERS-designed Zijing Paradise Walk in Hangzhou, China is recognised as RLI Most Anticipated Opening 2020 at Global RLI Awards! Winners were announced at the glamourous virtual presentation ceremony last night.

The project sits on the bank of Wulitang in the West Lake district of Hangzhou, overlooking the mystic river and surrounding landscape. With leisure and wellness as its theme, the lifestyle mall serves as a community hub for local residents. It offers a myriad of retail and entertainment facilities, including international lifestyle and fashion brands, various F&Bs, a fitness centre, spa, a Taichi Garden, a meditation courtyard, an indoor children’s playground, an IMAX cinema, and other facilities.

Driven by themes of leisure and wellness, this lifestyle mall in the West Lake district of Hangzhou, China, celebrates the essence of traditional Hangzhou and Hui architecture, which is known for their elegance and conciseness, particularly with a contemporary version of iconic shaved roofs and interlocking spaces. Inspired by the concept of ‘Liu Bai’ – leaving parts of the canvas blank – from Chinese ink paintings, courtyards are injected to provide ample space for visitors to enjoy a breather and unwind while looking out towards the Wulitang River.

Inspired by the idea of Liu Bai in Chinese ink paintings, which mean intentionally leaving blank spaces on the canvas, courtyards are placed at intervals across the development to provide ample space for visitors to relax and unwind. The northwest corner of the building was also set aside as a Zen courtyard, where visitors can enjoy the mesmerising view of the Wulitang River. An infinity pool and wellness centre is placed on the roof of the building, so that citizens can enjoy quick getaway in the urban oasis. Source by LWK + Partners.

  • Location: Hangzhou, China
  • Architect: LWK + Partners
  • Client: Longfor Properties
  • Site Area: 28,557.5 sqm
  • GFA: 83,064 sqm
  • Year: 2019
  • Images: Courtesy of LWK + Partners

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