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Headquarters of Zhejiang Wuchan Group / gmp Architekten

Headquarters of Zhejiang Wuchan Group / gmp Architekten

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The eleven-story high-rise building with a four-story base forms an in-scale transition to lower neighboring buildings and is nonetheless a large entity twisting and turning in vertical and horizontal dimensions. Towards the north, the building is recessed three times, in keeping with sun-exposure guidelines for neighboring buildings.

© Hans-Georg Esch
© Hans-Georg Esch

© Hans-Georg Esch

Vertical screen elements on all facades generate a vivid pattern of color and light and offer an effective sunscreen, which, together with the highly effective insulating glass, con-stitutes an important contribution to reducing the building’s energy consumption. The composition of the interior materials is derived from the facade concept: white dominates inside as well, giving the rooms ample openness and lightness. White natural stone and transparent glass contrast with black surfaces.

© Hans-Georg Esch
© Hans-Georg Esch

© Hans-Georg Esch

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Address:Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

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Cite: "Headquarters of Zhejiang Wuchan Group / gmp Architekten" 12 Jul 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/252989/headquarters-of-zhejiang-wuchan-group-meinhard-von-gerkan> ISSN 0719-8884
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