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Zhengzhou Twin Towers / gmp Architects

  • 19:00 - 17 July, 2018
Zhengzhou Twin Towers / gmp Architects
Zhengzhou Twin Towers / gmp Architects, © ZMG China
© ZMG China

View from railway station. Image © Jianghe Zeng Illumination by night. Image © Jianghe Zeng View of facade. Image © Jianghe Zeng Staircase in „Sky Atrium“ . Image © Jianghe Zeng + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Zhengzhou, Henan, China
  • Design

    Meinhard von Gerkan, Stephan Schütz, Nicolas Pomränke
  • Competition project management

    Niklas Veelken
  • Competition design team

    Jan Deml, Amelie Neusen, Michael Reiss, Susan Schwarz, Sabine Stage, Jochen Sültrup, Thilo Zehme, Bin Zhou
  • Detail design project management

    Niklas Veelken, Jens Weiler
  • Detail design team

    Markus Busch, Ping Cao, Lan Chen, Yue Chen, Andrew Davis, Jan Deml, Christian Dorndorf, Johannes Erdmann, Kuno von Häfen, Boyan Kolchakov, Lin Lin, Fernando Nassare, Kristin Schoyerer, Elsa Tang, Thilo Zehme, Zhou Bin
  • Partner practice in China

    TJADRI Group, Co., Ltd., Shanghai
  • Area

    746000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

  • Project management China

    Ling Li
  • Structural design

    schlaich bergermann partner GmbH, Stuttgart
  • Facade consultants

    MAE, Meiss Architecture & Engineering Office
  • Landscape design

    WES und Partner, Berlin
  • Lighting design

    conceptlicht GmbH, Traunreut
  • Elevator consultants

    Parsons Brinckerhoff Engineering Technology Co. Ltd., Peking
  • Client

    Zhongyuan Real Estate Business Department of Shanghai Greenland Group
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View from railway station. Image © Jianghe Zeng
View from railway station. Image © Jianghe Zeng

Text description provided by the architects. Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan Province, is experiencing ongoing growth. According to current estimates, the metropolis on the Yellow River will have over 11 million inhabitants by 2020. In order to prepare for this development, a new railway station has been built in recent years to the east of the city to create a central traffic interchange.

View from the west. Image © Jianghe Zeng
View from the west. Image © Jianghe Zeng
Site Plan
Site Plan

The new buildings by gmp close off an urban design axis to the west, an axis that leads from the new railway station towards the city center. Like an entrance door to the city, the high-rise buildings form a vertical counterpoise to the horizontal building of the railway station. A plaza between the towers forms a linking element. Owing to their height of 284 meters, the twin towers are significantly higher than the other high-rise buildings in the vicinity and, as identity-creating buildings in the skyline of Zhengzhou, are visible from afar.

Sky Lobby. Image © Jianghe Zeng
Sky Lobby. Image © Jianghe Zeng

The 63 stories of the Greenland Towers accommodate mostly offices. One tower comprises about 232,000 square meters—a comparatively large area for a high-rise building of this height, which is due to the very large area per floor of 4,000 square meters. This makes it possible to flexibly divide the floor area of each floor into up to 15 units.

View of facade. Image © Jianghe Zeng
View of facade. Image © Jianghe Zeng

At their base, both towers have to their side L-shaped plinth buildings that accommodate commercial functions. By separating the towers from the plinth buildings, there is unrestricted access to the lobbies of the towers from all sides. Almost 12,000 people cross the foyer of each tower every day on their way to the upper floors.

Swimming pool in the spa. Image © Jianghe Zeng
Swimming pool in the spa. Image © Jianghe Zeng

In plan, the layout of the towers has been arranged offset in windmill fashion around the square core of the building. All offices benefit from natural ventilation via concealed openings in the facade profiles. With the sky lobbies on every eighth floor, the office towers have prestigious areas in the vertical that can be used in many different ways by the local companies. An unusual feature in a high-rise building of this size is that the employees are given the opportunity to use an outside terrace at high level and, from here, to enjoy the view across the cityscape of Zhengzhou.

Foyer. Image © Jianghe Zeng
Foyer. Image © Jianghe Zeng

The top stories of the Greenland Towers accommodate the eight-story Sky Atrium, which is reserved for exclusive functions: the co-called “Sky Commerce” with restaurants, shops, and a spa extends across three floors next to the atrium. Luxurious offices in the north tower and exclusive club facilities and apartments in the south tower make up the uppermost floors of the towers. With the Sky Atrium, an attractive public venue has been created for art exhibitions and concerts, thus enriching vertical urban life in China with a new attraction at a height of 240 meters.

Staircase in „Sky Atrium“ . Image © Jianghe Zeng
Staircase in „Sky Atrium“ . Image © Jianghe Zeng
Illumination by night. Image © Jianghe Zeng
Illumination by night. Image © Jianghe Zeng

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Cite: "Zhengzhou Twin Towers / gmp Architects" 17 Jul 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/898336/zhengzhou-twin-towers-gmp-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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