Wenzhou High Rise, China

Wenzhou High Rise, China Skyscraper Development, Chinese Architecture

Wenzhou High Rise

New Tower Building in China – design by HENN Architects

10 Apr 2014

Wenzhou Skyscraper Building

Location: Wenzhou, People’s Republic of China

Design: HENN Architects, Germany

Henn wins Wenzhou High-Rise

North-east of the city centre, not far from the banks of the Ou Jiang river, lies the new Central Business District of the eastern China metropolis of Wenzhou. Located on the southern edge of the business district, the 160 m high Wenzhou Tower forms an impressive architectural gate condition for the entire new city development.

Wenzhou High Rise 1

The tower consists of a five-storey podium for spacious retail arcades, restaurants and spas, office units are at mid-height and a hotel on the upper storeys. Elevated pedestrian footbridges connect the retail area to the neighbouring buildings within the masterplan for a continuous shopping experience.

The programmatic division of the tower is legible from its façade setback and two main sky lobbies.

Wenzhou High Rise 2

A series of triangulated green pockets revolve around the periphery of the tower’s office program to provide high quality, healthy indoor working environments and opportunities for interior atriums and group meeting areas.

The spiral of green pockets creates a rippling effect on the facade which in turn, provides dramatic reflections of the sky, landscape, and context. This multi-faceted rippling is most dramatic at the base of the tower and flattens out as the building ascends. The unique effect of the facade establishes a connection between the green spiral and its surrounding city context.


Wenzhou High Rise images / information from HENN

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