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HENN Wins Competition to Design Wenzhou High-Rise

HENN Wins Competition to Design Wenzhou High-Rise
HENN Wins Competition to Design Wenzhou High-Rise, © HENN

HENN has been selected to design a 160-meter, mixed-use tower for a new Central Business District in the eastern China metropolis of Wenzhou. Located in close proximity to the Ou Jiang river, on the district’s southern edge, the Wenzhou Tower hopes to serve as the gateway to the new city development.


“The tower consists of a five-story podium for spacious retail arcades, restaurants and spas, office units are at mid-height and a hotel on the upper stories,” described the architects. “Elevated pedestrian footbridges connect the retail area to the neighboring buildings within the masterplan for a continuous shopping experience.

“The programmatic division of the tower is legible from its façade setback and two main sky lobbies. A series of triangulated green pockets revolve around the periphery of the tower’s office program to provide high quality, healthy indoor working environments and opportunities for interior atriums and group meeting areas.


“The spiral of green pockets creates a rippling effect on the facade which in turn, provides dramatic reflections of the sky, landscape, and context. This multi-faceted rippling is most dramatic at the base of the tower and flattens out as the building ascends. The unique effect of the facade establishes a connection between the green spiral and its surrounding city context.”

  • Competition

    Wenzhou High-Rise
  • Award

    First Prize
  • Architects

  • Location

    Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Category

  • Client

    Wenzhou Riverside Financial Street Construction Investment Corporation
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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "HENN Wins Competition to Design Wenzhou High-Rise" 10 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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