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Guangfa Securities Headquarters in Guangzhou

4 Feb 2020

Guangfa Securities Headquarters

Design: Jaeger Kahlen Partners Architects Ltd.

Location: 26 Machang Rd, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, China

Guangfa Securities Headquarters Tianhe District Guangzhou

Guangfa Securities Headquarters is a 308-meter tall super high rise located in the Zhujiang New Town district of Guangzhou. The tower engages the surrounding cultural context while creating a distinctive form on the skyline that establishes a robust presence for Guangfa in the city. It offers state-of-the-art office environments for a global leader in finance and creates a new business hub.

Guangfa Securities Headquarters Tianhe District Guangzhou

Set on a landscaped public plaza, the building acts as a new headquarter. By rotating the skyscraper off the urban axis and tapering the facade, the design distinguishes itself from its surroundings while creating a sheltered gathering area at the base. An expansive landscape of trees and water features separates the tower from a bus terminal, as well as from the nearby residential area, to mitigate noise. The off-axis siting also maximizes views of the park while minimizing the shadows that the building casts over it.

Guangzhou building design by Jaeger Kahlen Partners Architects Ltd.

The design articulates the tower into three key zones: a soaring entrance lobby that improves connectivity with the surroundings, a sky lobby that offers a communal lounge, and enhances vertical circulation. At the top, the crown reinterprets traditional Chinese roof design in a contemporary architectural language.

Guangzhou Tianhe District Building

An innovative structural approach—combining a steel-frame reinforced core and an outrigger system—maximizes spatial efficiency and create highly flexible office environments. By transferring the shear load to the building’s core, the outrigger system allows the building’s eight columns to be remarkably thin. The outrigger structure also eliminates the need for columns at the corners of the plan, resulting in open and flexible spaces that take full advantage of the double-sided exposure and offer unobstructed views over the surroundings.

Guangfa Securities Headquarters Tianhe District Guangzhou

Guangfa Securities Headquarters Tianhe District Guangzhou

A sky lobby minimizes the size of the core by allowing for efficient elevator stacking. This reduced core lets the tower to take its slender and elegant proportions, resulting in more efficient floorplates that maximize daylighting throughout the office environments. By tapering the above floorplates away from the facade, the design creates a quadruple-height area at the perimeter of the sky lobby that maximizes views without substantially reducing usable floor space.

Guangfa Securities Headquarters Tianhe District Guangzhou

Guangfa Securities Headquarters Tianhe District Guangzhou

The design also supports the well-being of the employees that work there. Convenience stairs create vertical connections and encourage employees to walk between floors rather than take the elevator. An amenity space tops the building, offering a public zone where employees can relax, socialize, exercise, and collaborate informally. Throughout, the floorplans are designed to maximize natural light while creating open, comfortable, and spacious office environments.

26 Machang Road Building Guangzhou

Several cutting-edge sustainability strategies minimize the tower’s environmental impact. The facade funnels fresh exterior air and distributes it through a network of underfloor vents. Sun-shades cast long shadows over the interiors during the hot afternoons to passively reduce temperatures. Photovoltaic panels reduce solar gain. Finally, fine ceramic print combined with high-performance glazing provides UV protection without affecting views.

Guangfa Securities Headquarters Tianhe District Guangzhou Guangfa Securities Headquarters Tianhe District Guangzhou

Guangfa Securities Headquarters, Tianhe District, Guangzhou – Building Information

Design firm: Jaeger Kahlen Partners Architects Ltd. (Johannes Jaeger, Wang Lingjiang, Tuan Tran Gia, Meiying Huang)

Owner/Developer: Guangfa Securities
Structural Engineers: SCUT (Architectural Design&Research Inst. South China University of Technology)
MEP Engineers: SCUT (Architectural Design&Research Inst. South China University of Technology)
Project Managers: Wang Lingjiang
Main Contractors: R&F Group
Other Consultants: Facade Consultant – Shanghai PFT Construction Consulting Co. Ltd.
Material Suppliers: Jangho Group

Project Name: Guangfa Securities Headquarters
Project Address: 26 Machang Rd, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, China
Completion Date: January 2019
Structural Material: Steel
Building Function: Financial Office
Height Figures: Architectural – 308m, Occupied floor – 290m, To Tip – 308m
Observatory Height: 274m
Number of Floors: 60
Tower Gross Floor Area: 156,578 sqm
Number of Parking Spaces: 1,000

Guangfa Securities Headquarters Tianhe District Guangzhou

Photographer: 叶文锐 Wenrui Ye

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Location: 26 Machang Rd, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, China

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