Opening ceremonies were held November 2 for one of the world’s tallest towers, the Nanning China Resources Center Tower, developed by CR Land and designed by Goettsch Partners (GP). At 403 meters (1,322 feet), the new supertall is located in the regional capital city of Nanning in Southern China, where it is also that city’s tallest building.
The 85-story mixed-use tower rises with a tapered, stepped form reflecting its varied uses, including more than 170,000 square meters of office space, nearly 6,000 square meters of retail, and a 336-key Shangri-La hotel. Clad entirely in high-performance glass and designed to LEED-CS Gold standards, the tower’s integrated sunshades control solar gain while offering floor-to-ceiling views and admitting ample daylight inside. The unique crystalline shape, signature sky terrace, and illuminated crown create a new, identifiable silhouette for the city.
The opening of the tower marks the tallest completed building to-date designed by GP. The firm has more than 30 high-rise buildings completed or under construction, including two supertalls. Current tower projects are located in Austin, Denver, Chicago and Nashville, as well as in Europe and Asia.