Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Nanning China Resources Center Tower in China by Goettsch Partners
April 16th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Goettsch Partners
Goettsch Partners (GP) is pleased to announce that construction has commenced on the 445m tall mixed-use Nanning Resources Center Tower. Located in Nanning, capital of the Guangxi Province, the project is sited along Minzu Avenue at the heart of the burgeoning Fengling District. The 255,000 square meter tower is linked to public transportation through underground connections at the B1 level, and to adjacent buildings via indoor and outdoor pedestrian corridors at the ground and sixth floors respectively. Upon completion, the NRC Tower will be the tallest building in Nanning.
The design of the tower is derived from its multiple uses which include 170,000 square meters of Class A office space, 5,000 square meters of boutique retail, and a 45,000 square meters luxury Shangri-La hotel. The massing of the building steps and tapers to accommodate the changing floor plates of the various program types, resulting in a form that is both efficient and identifiable. “The overall effect of the tower is of a crystalline form ascending to the sky; culminating in an illuminated beacon that will define the new Nanning skyline,” says Paul De Santis, LEED AP, principal at GP.
The angled geometries of the facades are designed to reinforce the crystalline form while celebrating the tower’s verticality. Entirely encased in floor to ceiling high performance glass, the skin design features integrated ceramic shading elements that offer added solar control while maintaining ample natural light without obstructing views. Designed to LEED-NC Gold standards, the high performing façade is one of many features holistically integrated towards reducing the project’s environmental footprint while providing a world class level of comfort and quality. “The NRC Tower will not only be a symbol for Nanning’s fast growing economic prosperity but a bold symbol of its dedication to environmental responsibility upon its completion in 2019,” says Travis Soberg, AIA, principal at GP.
Goettsch Partners (GP) is an innovative architecture firm with a global perspective, emphasizing a singular design approach across offices in Chicago, Shanghai and Abu Dhabi. Focused on combining exceptional design, technical expertise and unmatched service, the firm creates measurable value and environmentally responsible solutions. Services include architecture, interiors, planning and building enclosure design. Diverse projects around the world share a consistent emphasis on bringing bold design clarity to complex challenges.
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