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Zhengzhou Greenland Plaza

Chinese Tower Architecture Development design by SOM ; ECADI

7 Oct 2013

Zhengzhou Greenland Plaza Buildings

Design: SOM with ECADI

Zhengzhou Greenland Plaza Development

Zhengzhou Greenland Plaza
photo SOM © Si-ye Zhang

Zhengzhou Greenland Plaza is the tallest building in the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou. The building houses office space and a 435-room hotel.

Zhengzhou Greenland Plaza
photo SOM © Si-ye Zhang

The facade’s specially-manufactured aluminum screen provides protection from the sun while at the same time reflecting indirect daylight into the interior. In addition, the tower includes a heliostat at the top that directs sunlight down into the hotel’s atrium.

Zhengzhou Greenland Plaza Zhengzhou Greenland Plaza
photos SOM © Si-ye Zhang

Chinese Tower Architecture Development design by SOM ; ECADI images / information from EA

This 280-meter-high tower is the tallest building in Zhengzhou, a fast-growing metropolis in north-central China. Conceived as a classical column, the attention-grabbing skyscraper glows like a beacon at night and sits at the heart of a new mixed-use development. The tower houses offices on its lower floors and a hotel on the upper levels.

SOM utilized advanced environmental technologies in the design of the building. Encircling the tower are aluminum screens configured at an outward cant; the tilted screens enhance interior daylighting through scientifically calculated reflections and reduce the need for artificial lighting. In addition, a solar reflector on the tower’s crown funnels sunlight into the hotel atrium. The building also features a smart-control system that utilizes external wind pressure and internal stack effect to create a well-ventilated environment.
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