28 February 2020

D&A

Crystalline marvel

Authorities in the Chinese city of Nanning have begun construction of an impressive 445 metre tall mixed use tower.  The 255,000 sq m Nanning China Resources Centre Tower, designed by Goettsch Partners, is to be linked to public transportation through underground connections, as well as to adjacent buildings via indoor and outdoor pedestrian corridors. On completion the NRC tower will be the tallest building the city which is the capital of the Guangxi province. The development has been designed considering its multiple uses and when completed will have 170,000 sq m of office space, 5,000 sq m of boutique retail space, and a 45,000 sq m luxury hotel. It is reported the angled geometries of the facades have been designed with a view to reinforce the towers crystalline form while celebrating its verticality. The Nanning China Research Centre Tower will entirely be wrapped from floor to ceiling in high performance glass with its skin design features integrating ceramic shading elements with solar control, ample natural light and without any blockage of views. The building project designed to LEED-NC Gold standards will have a high performing well integrated façade with a reduced environmental footprint and a world class level of comfort and quality.