Xiamen is a city enriched by its long maritime culture, and an artifact of that history is the many lighthouses in the city. Historically, these iconic structures guided both foreign and domestic ships safely into Xiamen harbor. The design of the tower was inspired by the guiding nature of lighthouses and their iconic silhouette. As a signature project for a client specializing in sustainable design, this project can be a guiding light for the future of sustainable high-rises in the city. The tower’s iconic crown seamlessly combines all the hotel amenity floors and offers a sky lobby with uninterrupted views. The podium retail steps away from the traditional air-conditioned shopping mall in favor of more locally attuned street retail. Xiamen CGDG New Era Plaza brings a world-class, sustainable retail and leisure destination to Xiamen and the world.