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CBD Z8 Office Tower

Beijing, CN

The 300 m high tower is located at the heart of the central business quarter of Beijing on the principal east-west axis of the city. The building is founded on a three-lobed shape in plan. Slight indents extending upwards storey by storey modulate this basic geometry. They highlight the main entrance on the south side of the building and create the visual relationship with the adjacent park.

The facade form reacts like an elastic skin drawn over the bulges and creates folds in the concave areas. These folds provide effective solar screening thanks to the continual differentiation of the facade into opaque and transparent areas. Regular internal vertical spaces along the facade extending over a number of storeys allow communication between floors and provide bright, open spaces with maximum light penetration.

IPPR International Engineering Corporation
China Investment Company
150 000 m²
Competition
2011