The Kardan Land Europark comprises a retail center, the SOHO Towers and the Luxury Residential Towers. Organized around an elevated park, a variety of public and private relationships arising between the outdoor spaces become the development’s focal point. Dalian, known for its robust shipping industry, inspired the nautical imagery found on the building forms. A reclaimed site along the waterfront was chosen as the project’s location, and the development’s massing and materiality were conceived as a response to the water’s edge. Reintroducing a natural setting completes the composition, softening the architecture’s inherent rigidity and making the project a fluid outgrowth of its surrounding context. The integration continues through the water-like interplay between the smooth and rough material forms of the retail structures, and the sail-like towers rising from their respective bases.