“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 China 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 31 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=14707>
  • David

    and where is the architecture? where is a cloud?

  • http://www.woronowicz.blogspot.com Grzegorz Witold Woronowicz

    I wonder what these curved stripes on the facade are for.. Anything more than ornament?

  • Ala

    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.

  • Opium

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

  • http://www.sgurin.ucoz.ru/ sgurin

    Прикольно, спасибо.

  • http://drrlavoar.blogspot.com drr

    foarte altfel

  • Whiteriot

    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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  • tom

    the small cantilever next door has supports but coop’s which is 4 times longer doesnt-

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/roelcayas/ Roel

    will they really built it here in shezen??