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From sketch to reality - Watch Raffles City Chongqing's award-winning design take shape in the form of a powerful sail surging forward to become a global phenomenon.


Shot over the course of five years, A City Sets Sail is the story of the building of Raffles City Chongqing, one of Asia’s most innovative and audacious construction projects in recent years. With total access to the remarkable people that brought the development to life - including the architects, developers, government figures, and construction teams - the film is a portrait of human ingenuity and persistence, pushing the limits of what is possible in the fields of building, architecture and city planning. Set in the backdrop of the large city, the film draws attention to Chongqing's continuous strive for innovation and breakthrough in urban design and development, amidst a rich display of the city's charm and cultural heritage as an ancient capital and maritime port. A new era is now heralded in this new landmark at Chaotianmen.

A City Sets Sail was screened on national television in China, before being distributed online.

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