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Nanning China Resources Centre Tower, Nanning, China

Monday 11 May 2015
 

A crystalline form ascending to the sky

 
Nanning China Resources Centre Tower by Goettsch Partners in Nanning, China
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Nanning China Resources Centre Tower by Goettsch Partners in Nanning, China Nanning China Resources Centre Tower by Goettsch Partners in Nanning, China Nanning China Resources Centre Tower by Goettsch Partners in Nanning, China
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Goettsch Partners designs the soaring tower of the Nanning China Resources Centre Tower 

Construction has begun on the impressive 445 metre tall, mixed-use Nanning China Resources Centre Tower. The 255,000 sq m tower is linked to public transportation through underground connections, as well as to adjacent buildings via indoor and outdoor pedestrian corridors. Upon completion the NRC tower will be the tallest building in Nanning, the capital city of Guangxi province. 

The design of the tower takes into consideration its multiple uses with 170,000 sq m of office space, 5,000 sq m of boutique retail space, and a 45,000 sq m luxury hotel. 

The massing of the building steps and tapers to accommodate the changing floor plates of the various programme types, resulting in a form that is both efficient and identifiable. “The overall effect of the tower is of a crystalline form ascending to the sky; culminating in an illuminated beacon that will define the new Nanning skyline,” says Paul De Santis of Goettsch Partners.

The angled geometries of the facades are designed to reinforce the crystalline form while celebrating the towers verticality. Entirely encased in floor to ceiling high performance glass, the skin design features integrated ceramic shading elements that offer added solar control while maintaining ample natural light without obstructing views. Designed to LEED-NC Gold standards, the high performing façade is one of many features holistically integrated towards reducing the project’s environmental footprint while providing a world class level of comfort and quality. 

Kerry Boettcher

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