Design: gmp · von Gerkan, Marg and Partners
IT industrial operation center with adjacent high-rise office block in Guangzhou for one of the leading Chinese telecommunications companies: two high-rise buildings linked by a five-story plinth.
The slender crystalline form of the Guangzhou International Finance Center is both elegant and clean. Each of the three façades of the curved triangular plan are also gently curved in section, set out asymmetrically with the widest point at a third of the height, tapering to its narrowest point at the top.
The city of Guangzhou has almost completed the work on what will be one of the tallest buildings in the world – Information Based Architecture (IBA) and Arup worked collaboratively to win the commission for the design of the new TV Tower for the City of Guangzhou, which will be the host city for the 2010 Asian Games.
The complex consists of a 15.200 sqm Velodrome and Rollerskating arena, an 11.500 sqm extreme sport Center, a 6.600 sqm Office building for the Game management of the Asian Games. Furthermore are there facilities planned for BMX, rock climbing and mountainbiking and a volunteer and academic exchange center.