Goettsch Partners (GP) announced the start of consturction on the 445-meter-tall mixed-use Nanning China Resources Center Tower. The tower is located in Nanning, capital of the Guangxi Province, and is situated along Minzu Avenue in the heart of the city's Fengling District.
The 255,000-sm tower is linked to public transportation through underground connections at the B1 level, and to adjacent buildings via indoor and outdoor pedestrian corridors at the ground and sixth floors, respectively.
The tower's design is derived from its multiple uses, which include 170,000 sm of Class A office space, 5,000 sm of boutique retail, and a 45,000-sm luxury Shangri-La hotel. The massing of the building steps and tapers to accommodate the changing floor plates of the various program types to offer a form that is efficient and identifiable.
“The overall effect of the tower is of a crystalline form ascending to the sky; culminating in an illuminated beacon that will define the new Nanning skyline,” says Paul De Santis, LEED AP, Principal at GP.
The angled geometries of the façades are designed to reinforce the crystalline form while celebrating the tower’s verticality. Entirely encased in floor-to-ceiling high-performance glass, the skin design features integrated ceramic shading elements that offer added solar control while maintaining ample natural light without obstructing views.
The building was designed to LEED-NC Gold standards and the the high performing façade is one of many features that are holistically integrated toward reducing the project's environmental footprint.
“The tower will not only be a symbol for Nanning’s fast growing economic prosperity but a bold symbol of its dedication to environmental responsibility upon its completion in 2019,” says Travis Soberg, AIA, principal at GP.
Once the tower is completed, it will be the tallest building in Nanning.