Goettsch Partners (GP) announced the start of construction on the 445-meter-tall mixed-use Nanning China Resources Center Tower. The tower is located in Nanning, capital of the Guangxi Province and is situated along Minzu Avenue in the heart of the city's Fengling District.
The tower's design is derived from its multiple uses, which include 1,829,864 square feet of Class A office space, 53,820 square feet of boutique retail, and a 484,376 square feet luxury Shangri-La hotel.
The over 2,744,797 square feet tower will be 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.
According to Paul De Santis, LEED AP, principal at GP, 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.
The angled geometries of the façades are designed to reinforce a crystalline form, even as these celebrate the tower’s verticality. Entirely encased in floor-to-ceiling high-performance glass, the skin design includes integrated ceramic shading elements that offer added solar control while maintaining ample natural light without obstructing views.
The building was designed to LEED-NC Gold standards and the façade is one of the features that are holistically integrated toward reducing the project's environmental footprint.
Upon completion, the project will be the tallest building in Nanning.
GP is an architecture firm with offices in Chicago, Shanghai and Abu Dhabi. Services include architecture, interiors, planning and building enclosure design.