New Shangi-La for Nanning, China

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    Located in Nanning, capital of the Guangxi Province, the 445m tall mixed-use Nanning China Resource Center Tower is sited along Minzu Avenue at the heart of the burgeoning Fengling District. The 255,000 square meter tower is linked to public transportation through underground connections at the B1 level, and to adjacent buildings via indoor and outdoor pedestrian corridors at the ground and sixth floors respectively. Upon completion, the NRC Tower will be the tallest building in Nanning.The design of the tower is derived from its multiple uses which include 170,000 square meters of Class A office space, 5,000 square meters of boutique retail, and a 45,000 square meters luxury Shangri-La hotel.

    The angled geometries of the façades are designed to reinforce the crystalline form while celebrating the tower’s verticality. Entirely encased in floor to ceiling high performance glass, the skin design features integrated ceramic shading elements that offer added solar control while maintaining ample natural light without obstructing views.

    Designed to LEED-NC Gold standards, the high performing façade is one of many features holistically integrated towards reducing the project’s environmental footprint while providing a world class level of comfort and quality.

    “The overall effect of the tower is of a crystalline form ascending to the sky; culminating in an illuminated beacon that will define the new Nanning skyline,” says Paul De Santis, LEED AP, principal at Goettsch Partners (GP) who designed the project.

    Daniel Fountain / 30.04.2015

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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