This corporate headquarters will be one of the most sustainable buildings of its kind and, at 607 feet, will also be one of the taller structures in downtown Tianjin’s thriving central business district. Its twisting, faceted form is realized in an elegantly simple, efficient structure.

 


Location

  • Tianjin - China

Sector

  • Property and Buildings
  • Commercial and Mixed Use
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Service

Project Status

  • Completed in 2016


The structural system designed by WSP USA features a slender, optimized central tower core linked via outrigger beams, hidden within the mechanical levels, to conventional vertical framing on the north and south faces. Columns along the slender east and west face slope to follow the facade, with a conventional floor system adjusting in the end bays. The fiberglass-reinforced concrete cladding reduces loading on the structure, and is carefully coordinated with the facets and sunshades for energy concerns and striking architectural expression.