Goettsch Partners (GP) is pleased to announce that construction has commenced on the 445m tall mixed-use Nanning China Resources Center Tower. Located in Nanning, capital of the Guangxi Province, the project 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 Nanning China Resources Center 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 massing of the building steps and tapers to accommodate the changing floor plates of the various program types, resulting in a form that is both efficient and identifiable. “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 GP.
The angled geometries of the facades 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 tower will not only be a symbol for Nanning’s fast growing economic prosperity but a bold symbol of its dedication to environmental responsibility upon its completion in 2019,” says Travis Soberg, AIA, principal at GP.