Wenzhou High Rise, China Skyscraper

Wenzhou High Rise, China Skyscraper Development, Modern Chinese Architecture by German Architects

Wenzhou High Rise Building

New Tower Building in China design by HENN Architects

10 Apr 2014

Location: Wenzhou, People’s Republic of China

Design: HENN Architects, Germany

Henn wins Wenzhou High-Rise

Wenzhou High Rise 1

images courtesy of architects practice

Wenzhou Skyscraper Building

North-east of the city centre, not far from the banks of the Ou Jiang river, lies the new Central Business District of the eastern China metropolis of Wenzhou. Located on the southern edge of the business district, the 160 m high Wenzhou Tower forms an impressive architectural gate condition for the entire new city development.

The tower consists of a five-storey podium for spacious retail arcades, restaurants and spas, office units are at mid-height and a hotel on the upper storeys. Elevated pedestrian footbridges connect the retail area to the neighbouring buildings within the masterplan for a continuous shopping experience.

The programmatic division of the tower is legible from its façade setback and two main sky lobbies.

Wenzhou High Rise 2

A series of triangulated green pockets revolve around the periphery of the tower’s office program to provide high quality, healthy indoor working environments and opportunities for interior atriums and group meeting areas.

The spiral of green pockets creates a rippling effect on the facade which in turn, provides dramatic reflections of the sky, landscape, and context. This multi-faceted rippling is most dramatic at the base of the tower and flattens out as the building ascends. The unique effect of the facade establishes a connection between the green spiral and its surrounding city context.

Wenzhou High Rise images / information from HENN

Henn Architekten

Location: Wenzhou, southeastern Zhejiang province, People’s Republic of China, eastern Asia

Wenzhou Buildings

Contemporary Wenzhou Property Articles – architectural selection below:

Wenzhou Innovaland Start-Up Zone
Design: Aedas
Wenzhou Innovaland Start-up Zone, Zhejiang province
image : Aedas
Wenzhou Innovaland Start-up Zone

X11 Flagship Store, Incity Mega
Architecture: BloomDesign
X11 Flagship Store Incity Mega Wenzhou
photograph : Lu Haha
X11 Flagship Store, Incity Mega Wenzhou

Ruixiang Dental Clinic, Rui’an
Architectural design: JACKY.W DESIGN
Ruixiang Dental Clinic Wenzhou
photo : WYAP
Ruixiang Dental Clinic, Wenzhou Interior

FX Mayr Wellness Eco Retreat
Architectural design: AIM Architecture
FX Mayr Wellness Eco Retreat Wenzhou design
rendering : Jiao Yan
FX Mayr Wellness Eco Retreat in Wenzhou

Wenzhou-Kean University Student Centre & Library, China
Design: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
University Student Centre and Library
image courtesy of architects practice
University Student Centre & Library Wenzhou

Architecture in China

Contemporary Architecture in China

China Architecture Designs – chronological list

Chinese Architect – Design Practice Listings

Beijing Architecture Walking Tours

Chinese Buildings – Selection:

Shanghai Sanctum
Architects: Wutopia Lab
Sinan Bookshop in Shanghai
photo : CreatAR Images
Sinan Bookshop in Shanghai

Gallery at Hongqiao World Centre in Shanghai
Gallery at Hongqiao World Centre
image from architects practice
Gallery at Hongqiao World Centre in Shanghai

Chengdu Museum
Design: Sutherland Hussey Architects
Chengdu Museum

Bird’s Nest – Chinese National Stadium Building
Design: Arup, Herzog & De Meuron, China Architecture Design & Research Group
Birds Nest Beijing

Beijing Olympics – The Water Cube
Design: PTW with Arup
Water Cube Beijing

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