The new Performing Arts and Entertainment Center is located in the heart of Chengdu, the largest city in southwest China. SWA’s landscape design is inspired by the building’s overlapping spiral and circular motifs, extending the lines outward from the building and into the landscape. A “galaxy” of circles forms the framework for gathering spaces, sunken gardens, plazas, play areas and fountains. Five main plaza and garden zones become the project’s living cores, establishing a youthful and energetic dynamic for the city’s new landmark. To interconnect this multi-layered, multi-centered complex, a series of meandering walks, bridges, and promenades pass through buildings, plazas, terraces, and gardens, blending indoors and outdoors and creating a diversified journey of discovery for families, office workers, and shoppers.