Project Applications

Gate to the East


Suzhou, China


Suzhou Chinaing Real Estate

General Contractor

Shanghai Construction Group



Engineering Consultant

East China Architectural Design & Research Institute

Construction Period

2004 - 2016

Type of Project

Mixed-use Building

Size of Structure

302m Height (71-story)

Main features used in this application Linear static analysis with P-delta effects Construction stage analysis with creep and shrinkage RC building design

Description on this project

The design for the Gate of the Orient is inspired by the combined Chinese traditions and western influences of the projects two lead designers. The result is a mix of westernized pure form and Chinese subtlety. The Gate of the Orient has drawn inspiration from the historic and cultural references of the traditional famous gardens of Suzhou and stands almost 300m high and sits directly above a major underground rail interchange, which is fully integrated into the building.


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Project Contact East China Architectural Design & Research Institute
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    Block B 14/F, Huafu Building, 76 Shishan Road, Suzhou New Area 215011, China

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    ECADI is one of China’s most influential architectural design institutions. Over the years, ECADI has designed projects for provinces and cities nationwide, and dozens of countries and regions as well. They have completed over 10,000 design and consulting projects, and cultivated many outstanding experts and talents including academicians and national design masters.

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