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Old December 1st, 2012, 11:36 AM   #1
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SHUNDE | Poly Tower | 200m | Pro

Goettsch Partners design new office block tower to dominate the skyline of Shunde

A new 200m-tall building will soon join the skyline in Shunde, China. Goettsch Partners (GP) has designed the new Poly Business Tower which will be the tallest building in the region and a new centrepiece for the business district.

The tower has created a series of new office spaces which are within a close proximity to various cultural and government facilities in the city. The developers believe that its location makes the structure a critical venue and focal point.

"The Poly Shunde Business Tower further reinforces GP's global reach and commitment to China and other emerging markets in Asia," explains James Zheng, AIA, LEED AP, a partner in the firm who leads its China office. "Our goal is to design modern and environmentally responsible buildings that clearly reflect their function and context."

GP's concept was to create an efficient, modern tower that integrates features of the local culture into the architectural expression of the building. In particular they were inspired by the 'pinwheel' patterns commonly found in the regional screens and paving. As a result the tower's planning and fašade articulation are designed to showcase this traditional vernacular.

Pinwheel-patterned perforated screens extend the full height of the tower in order to provide shading and conceal fresh-air ventilation systems which extend throughout all the offices. These screens create an energy-efficient skin which also provides floor-to-ceiling windows for all office users.

On top of the structure is a multi-storey winter garden which offers unobstructed panoramic views of the surroundings, and will be lit to highlight the tower in the evenings. At the base, the tower is seated at the head of a ceremonial garden. The four-sided lobby is designed to engage the landscape, blurring the distinction between interior and exterior space whilst also segregating vehicular and pedestrian circulation around the perimeter of the building.

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Old December 2nd, 2012, 03:19 PM   #2
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Another good but not spectacular box. I've never heard of Shunde before actually.
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 11:58 PM   #3
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Neither have I. nice box.
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Old December 5th, 2012, 08:51 AM   #4
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I'm often going to Shunde as that's where my girlfriend's parents live. Shunde is today a district of Foshan (used to be an independant city a couple of years ago).

Simple design, but something more fancy wouldn't fit in that mostly industrial city. Interesting to see there will be a CBD in Shunde though, I ignored that.
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