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  7. Headquarters of Zhejiang Wuchan Group / gmp Architekten

Headquarters of Zhejiang Wuchan Group / gmp Architekten

  • 00:00 - 12 July, 2012
Headquarters of Zhejiang Wuchan Group / gmp Architekten
Headquarters of Zhejiang Wuchan Group / gmp Architekten, © Hans-Georg Esch
© Hans-Georg Esch

© Hans-Georg Esch © Hans-Georg Esch © Hans-Georg Esch © Hans-Georg Esch + 10

  • Architects

    gmp architekten
  • Location

    Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Architect In Charge

    Meinhard von Gerkan
  • Project Manager

    Volkmar Sievers
  • Area

    12700.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Hans-Georg Esch

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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