Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Royal Blue Mansion is located in a newly developing area with open and expansive views to the surrounding mountains. To capitalize on this and its slightly elevated corner location the landscape design is more open to the street than many sales areas which enclose the building.
Visitors are greeted by the sight of a large metal flower sculpture which appears to be floating on a reflection pool. Open to the intersection the water feature uses the level change to create a dramatically overhung tension edge and, on the lower level fountains activate the edge of the pedestrian way. Metallic planters and screens provide gently curving forms that, combined with the pathways and plantings guide visitors to the sales center.