City of Light


Client: Excellence Group

Location: Shanghai, China

Completion date: 2019

Project Team

Architectural Design

Kris Lin

Kris Lin International Design

Interior Design

Jiayu Yang

Kris Lin International Design


The designer has fully considered the local natural greening and maximized its reservation.Considering the singularity of the neighborhood community environment, the designer hopes to improve the surrounding human settlement environment and municipal conditions through this project by putting people first and construct a new urban development landscape.Through a modern design method, the four-in-one integrated design of architecture, landscape, interior and home renovation and the strong streamlined style is used to build a modern space culture atmosphere, creating a landmark comprehensive fashion and art urban sharing space.
The project is divided into two floors: the first floor is an outdoor art plaza and a reception hall with art and culture combined here. There is an independent art and culture hall and a liquid concept coffee shop. In addition, it is equipped with a city meeting room, tea house, elderly health center, chess and card room, children’s talent classroom, fitness center and other functional spaces for people to engage with each other. The second floor is the exhibition center and vip reception room. The collection of various functional spaces enriches the shared living experience and lifestyle of the community.


The designer applies the natural element of “water” to the design of the building through the study of the geographical environment where the project is faced with water. Unlike the simplicity of straight line, the curve provides a natural feminine feel, soft and round, dynamic and fluid. It became our main design language in this case.Whether it is a natural landscape or a fluid building full of three-dimensional structure, the interpretation of the curve will present unique vitality and dynamics.
The designer combines curves with geometric shapes to create a streamlined architecture with a sense of technology and future, breaking the traditional concept of Founder architecture, incorporating streamlined fashion design into the architectural design, making the building full of rhythm and modern aesthetics like ocean waves.
Through a streamlined architectural language, the designer expresses the unique architectural personality, highlighting the scale and quality of the building and space, bringing a new place spirit to the land, building and environment together, becoming an important symbol of urban development.