Lighting Design Consultant：RDI Lighting
Date of Completion：2016.09
Cycle of Design：2 years
The Summit is a two-parcel development in Suzhou, China, that connects to the existing metro station and borders both sides of Suhua Road, the city’s ceremonial boulevard and center for commercial development. The mixed-use development features two towers—one 16 stories and the other 39 stories—and includes office, retail and luxury residences that offer unobstructed eastern views to Jinji Lake. As a commercial mix-use, lighting emphasizes a series of interlocking volumes, and visually unifies the two parcels at night. The 1.23 million sq. ft. mixed-use urban development includes 635,000 sq. ft. for Class A international office buildings, 358,000 sq. ft. allocated to retail and 237,000 sq. ft. of luxury residences. White, grays and black color palette inspired by the architectural vernacular famous in Suzhou, is also the language in the light.