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  7. Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Zifeng Tower / SOM

Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Zifeng Tower / SOM

  • 17:00 - 15 September, 2015
Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Zifeng Tower / SOM
Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Zifeng Tower / SOM, © Lv Hengzhong
© Lv Hengzhong

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  • Architects

    SOM
  • Location

    Nanchang, Jiangxi, China
  • Area

    209000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

  • Collaborators

    Kaplan Gehring McCarroll Architectural Lighting, Architectural Lighting Design Consultant, Rolf Jensen & Associates Inc., Fire Protection Engineering Consultant, SWA Group, Landscape Design Consultant, Edgett Williams Consulting Group, Inc., Vertical Transportation Design Consultant, Lerch Bates Inc., Façade Access Design Consultant, Shen Milsom & Wilke LLC, Acoustics Engineering Consultant, Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Inc., Wind Engineering Consultant
  • Site Area

    40,000 sm
  • Number of Stories

    56 stories
  • Building Height

    268 m
  • LEED® Certification

    LEED® Silver
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Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Zifeng Tower / SOM, © Lv Hengzhong
© Lv Hengzhong

Text description provided by the architects. A defined rectangular massing emphasized by a strong diagrid shading fin system and a unique “Great Window” gives the Jiangxi Greenland Zifeng Tower a striking presence on the Nanchang skyline. The 258-meter tower, completed in August 2015, is located in the burgeoning Gaoxin business district. It is situated across the Ganjiang River from the Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza, Parcel A project, a sister project composed of twin office towers that was completed in early 2015. Both projects were designed by the same architecture firm and commissioned by the same client.

Master Plan
Master Plan

Office floors occupy the bottom two-thirds of the tower. The regular rectangular form and a central core ensure that these floors remain incredibly flexible. A luxury hotel stacks on top of the office floors, occupying the tower’s top 20 stories. This change in program is registered by the “Great Window”—a distinct aperture carved into the tower’s mass. Formally, the Great Window transitions the floorplates to a suitable size and layout for the hotel function.

© Lv Hengzhong
© Lv Hengzhong

Aesthetically, it marks the tower with a strong design, distinguishing it from the other towers that compose Nanchang’s urban fabric. The tower is further defined by its system of perforated, aluminum triangular fins that trace up all four elevations. The fins shade the tower, preventing excessive solar heat gain and glare to the interior. They are also programmed with tiny white LED lights that, when illuminated at night, make the system’s diagrid pattern and the tower’s rectangular form glow across Gaoxin.

© Lv Hengzhong
© Lv Hengzhong

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Cite: "Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Zifeng Tower / SOM" 15 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/773651/jiangxi-nanchang-greenland-zifeng-tower-som/> ISSN 0719-8884
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