JPA designs first super-tall skyscraper for Nanning in Tianlong Fortune Center
The largely low-rise city of Nanning in Guangxi Province, China is soon to gain a sky-high building destined to act as a catalyst for the economic growth of the region. Over the past few years, Nanning has acted as host for the annual China ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Summit and the city is currently the regional leader in promoting unity among its neighbours in the ASEAN. The city is also well known for its verdant foliage, earning it the nickname ‘The Green City’.
John Portman and Associates (JPA) has conceptualised a towering new commercial venue for the city which reaches high above its neighbouring buildings. At 1,312ft in height, the Tianlong Fortune Center will be the first super-tall skyscraper in the vicinity and will act as a financial and trade centre, headquarters to a number of banks and financial consultants.
A large proportion of the building will be used as office space, topped with a five-star atrium hotel. Amenities in the hotel will include a fitness centre, pool, restaurant, business centre, exclusive executive club and destination restaurant. This upper-level hotel will be located beneath a double-floor 360-degree viewing platform with one layer covered and the other open to the sky with a rooftop garden. A lower podium development will also sport a rooftop garden with varied commercial outlets.
Walt Jackson, Principal and Executive Vice President of JPA details: “Our team’s design concept tells a story about the future of Nanning and elevates the city’s visibility as a hub for harmony and regional development. This project reflects our design philosophy which is firmly rooted in the interpretation of basic human needs. We have weaved sensory elements into the Tianlong Fortune Center to create an experiential environment for the people who use the space.”