China Unicom IT Industrial Operation Center

China Unicom IT Industrial Operation Center, Guangzhou Building

China Unicom IT Industrial Operation Center

Chinese Tower Building: New Skyscraper in China – design by gmp · von Gerkan, Marg and Partners

28 Dec 2016

China Unicom IT Industrial Operation Center in Guangzhou

Design: gmp · von Gerkan, Marg and Partners

Location: Guangzhou, China

Competition win, project commissioned

China Unicom IT Industrial Operation Center

The architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) won the international competition for the new construction of an IT industrial operation center with adjacent high-rise office block in Guangzhou for China Unicom back in June 2015. The Client is one of the leading Chinese telecommunications companies and the German architects have been commissioned to carry out the design.

China Unicom IT Industrial Operation Center

In the center of the new Tianhe District business quarter near the city university and administration, two high-rise buildings, which are linked by a five-story plinth, will be constructed to the design of the architects.

China Unicom IT Industrial Operation Center

The landscape reference focuses on an existing wooded hill around which all the buildings are grouped, and which is linked to the urban area via an arcade which is open to the main road. In line with Chinese landscape tradition, the hills are located to the north and terraced water features to the south – thus defining the separation from the public space.

China Unicom IT Industrial Operation Center

The buildings have been placed such that they do not overshadow the existing residential buildings to the north-west. The western tower, which houses the IT operation center and the administration, has therefore been limited to a height of 94 m, while the tower to the east rises to the maximum permitted height of 119 m.

China Unicom IT Industrial Operation Center

This latter building houses flexible office areas, as well as conference facilities and a canteen. In addition to the office space, a China Unicom flagship store and other commercial facilities, such as a post office, bank and supermarket, are placed to the south-east. The total gross floor area of the complex is approx. 160,000 sqm.

China Unicom IT Industrial Operation Center

China Unicom IT Industrial Operation Center – Building Information

Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Stephan Schütz with Nicolas Pomränke
Project management: Patrick Pfleiderer with Stefan Hornscheidt
Competition design team: Li Xie, Christian Machnacki, Karolin Schmidt, Ji Xu, Wei Qin, Thilo Zheme, Bin Zhou, Jan Deml
Detailed design team: Li Xie, Christian Machnacki, Fan He, Ji Xu, Wei Qin
Client: Guangdong Branch of China United Network Communications Group Co., Ltd.
GFA, total above ground: 105,000 sqm
GFA, total below ground: 55,000 sqm

China Unicom IT Industrial Operation Center

Tower 1: Height 119 m, floors above ground: 28
Tower 2: Height 94 m, floors above ground: 21
Planned construction period: 2015-17

China Unicom IT Industrial Operation Center

China Unicom IT Industrial Operation Center in Guangzhou images / information from GMP


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