and neighborhood. The horizontal undulating façade of the annex takes form of the river, providing a pedestrian friendly and permeable interface. The roof terrace at upper level further extends out to engage the landscape, blurring the boundary between the architecture and landscape. A sculptural connecting piece serves as a canopy to link the two towers at the base, creating a pedestrian friendly walking experience.
In collaboration with New York based structure engineering firm LERA, the slender twin towers employ a composite structure system with outrigger trusses coupled to mega columns and diagonal-braced frame, optimizing the structure for maximum efficiency and resulting a slender form. Designed to achieve LEED Gold certification, the twin towers are clad in self-shading aluminum fins and high-performance glass, while reducing both glare and solar heat gain. The construction for Shimao Riverfront has commenced since October 2015, completion expected in 2020.
ClienteShimao Property Group
Superficie Lorda (mq)370000
Design TeamPing Jiang (AIA, Design Principal), Shengyun Lu, Dan Tang, Kai Ding, Boyang Li, Xinrong Chen, Di Wu, Huiwen Wang, Kaini Huang, Yushi Zheng, Liang Zhang
ConsulentiArchitect of Record: Zhejiang Architectural Design Institute; M&E Consultant: WSP Architects; Structural Engineer: LERA; Urban Planning Consultant: SOL; Landscape Design Consultant: AECOM
Curriculum studio / partecipanteEID Architecture
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