OPEN’s Sun Tower topped out on June 21, 2023—the summer solstice day. The 50-meter-tall structure is located by the sea of Yantai, China, and is expected to be open to the public in 2024. This is a building "sculpted" according to the sunlight, facing the majestic sea with a sliced-open structure, paying tribute to time and nature.
OPEN's latest project Shanfeng Academy in Suzhou, China has been completed. Situated in a new district of Suzhou, Shanfeng Academy is the cultural and sports center for a K-12 school, while serving the local community as an active cultural hub. The design features five buildings connected by flat-roofed walkways, creating voids in the form of four gardens.
OPEN has won the bid to design Yichang Grand Theater in 2022. The project is located on the tip of the Pinghu Peninsula where the Yangtze River and its tributary Huangbai River meet. The total building area is around 70,000 square meters.