Nanjing Nanzhan is the magnum opus of Ma Yansong's Shanshui City. In an otherwise indistinguishable grid of concrete and glass, Nanjing Nanzhan transforms six blocks of towers into a rolling lifescape. Office, hotel, and residential towers are perforated by garden terraces and volcanic displays of nature. Beneath the towers sit a garden containing a retail podium comprised of stacked planes connected by walkways emulating traditional Chinese passages. The circulation of people is joined by a contiguous path of water culminated by a reflecting pool and traditional Chinese temple. Above a simple landscape is the desire to bring emotion, spirituality, and history to an archetype dictated by rentable space and store frontage.