“Headquarter of China Insurance Group”, first prize won by Coop Himmelb(l)au

International architectural firm Coop Himmelb(l)au have received the first prize in the competition to design the new ‘Headquarter of Insurance Group’ in , China. It will be part of a lively business quarter in the heart of the central district of Shenzhen made up of a carefully composed ensemble of individual towers creating a landmark silhouette.

Seen at designboom, here.

More images after the break.

Cite: Jordana, Sebastian. "“Headquarter of China Insurance Group”, first prize won by Coop Himmelb(l)au" 18 Feb 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 23 Sep 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=14707>


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    I believe they are sun shading devices, most effective on southern facade. But I am not sure how it would work on the eastern and western facades. May be the curved areas are intended for these facades. I am not sure though without the specific site information. So I think it is about 40 % functional and 60 % decorative.

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    Some architects just don’t give up do they…coop himmelbau should be selling schnitzels back in vienna instead pretending their architects

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    Big in China… Coop just Bau no Himmel no Blau. For those you speak german. He cares more for building than to design.

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