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Old June 9th, 2008, 05:14 AM   #1281
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From the rendering, this building looks not just great, it is very unusual. It looks like an exterior 'skin' wrapping around an 'interior' building. Does anyone know anything more about this?
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Old June 24th, 2008, 02:40 PM   #1282
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If there was any doubt whatsoever, Gensler is indeed the winner.

http://www.shanghaidaily.com/sp/arti...cle_364364.htm
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City skyscraper to look like coiled dragon

By Chen Qian | 2008-6-24 | ONLINE EDITION

THE planned 580-meter-tall Shanghai Center will look like a coiled dragon according to its architects, the Architectural Design & Research Institute of Tongji University and United States-based Gensler Firm, Oriental Morning Post reported today.

The top of the skyscraper will look like either a turned up dragon tail or an inverted Olympic torch.

Construction of the building will start this year in Lujiazui, Pudong New Area, under the approval of the Shanghai Development & Reform Commission, the report said.

Once it is finished, it will be the tallest building in China, exceeding the 492 meters of the under-construction Shanghai World Financial Center, the 420.5-meter Jin Mao Tower and Taipei 101, which is the country's present tallest building at 501 meters.

The bid for Shanghai Center started in April 2005. More than 10 domestic and overseas design firms took part.

Gensler and Tongji University will soon begin more detailed designs for the building, the report said. 

Shanghai Center will greatly relieve the shortage of office space in Lujiazui, according to a previous report from Xinhuanet.com.

By the end of 2006, there were 112 office buildings with 7.89 million square meters of space in Lujiazui. Ninety percent of the offices are fully occupied.
Pudong plans to add 3 million square meters of office buildings within five years.
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Old June 24th, 2008, 06:22 PM   #1283
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i knew they where going with the dragon design
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Old June 24th, 2008, 06:25 PM   #1284
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Is that the slightly twisting one?? not the one that looks like russia tower.
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Old June 24th, 2008, 06:29 PM   #1285
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If there was any doubt whatsoever, Gensler is indeed the winner.

http://www.shanghaidaily.com/sp/arti...cle_364364.htm

Finally! After years of waiting, they finally released it. Gensler's design is indeed a great choice but the SOM's and other renders are also one of the best designs. I hope they will reconsider those ones in the near future.
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Old June 24th, 2008, 06:36 PM   #1286
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How much money do the winning, runners up designers receive?
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Old June 25th, 2008, 12:26 AM   #1287
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Dragon to dwarf the city's skyline

CHINA'S tallest building, to be built in Shanghai, will look like a coiled dragon, according to its designer.

The US firm Gensler and the Shanghai-based Architectural Design & Research Institute of Tongji University will soon deliver more details about the skyscraper, whose construction is planned to start this year, the Oriental Morning Post reported yesterday.

A dozen overseas and domestic firms offered designs for the building from April 2005 but Gensler's "Dragon" finally defeated the "Bamboo Shoot" from Britain's Foster & Partners.

The top of the new skyscraper will look either like a turned up dragon tail or an inverted Olympic torch, according to the report.

The 580-meter-high Shanghai Center will top the city's skyline and form an impressive triangle with the 420-meter-high Jin Mao Tower and the 492-meter-high Shanghai World Financial Center in Lujiazui finance and trade zone in Pudong New Area.

A project company with 5.4 billion yuan (US$786 million) in capital has been registered in the city. The Shanghai Chengtou Co, the Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone Development Co and the Shanghai Construction Group are the shareholders.

Once it is completed, the super highrise will have 118 stories and exceed Taiwan's 501-meter Taipei 101 to become the country's tallest building.

The Shanghai Center is expected to further relieve the shortage of office space in the Lujiazui area.

Lujiazui had 112 office buildings with 7.89 million square meters of space at the end of 2006. Ninety percent of the offices in the area were reported fully occupied.

Pudong plans to add 3 million square meters of office buildings within five years.
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Old June 25th, 2008, 12:30 AM   #1288
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It looks very phallic. But the height is incredible. Will make Jin Mao look like a stump in comparison.
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Old June 25th, 2008, 04:48 PM   #1289
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Love the new tower. An excellent addition for Shanghai!
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Old June 25th, 2008, 11:41 PM   #1290
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dang thats impressive
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Old June 26th, 2008, 09:21 AM   #1291
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Can a mod change the title. According to news that wap-190 posted Shanghai Center is going have 118 floors.
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Old June 26th, 2008, 11:43 AM   #1292
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Nice design and very different from the other two buildings. I really like the contrasts between each tower. This one will be a great addition to the skyline. Can't wait till construction starts
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Old June 27th, 2008, 04:46 AM   #1293
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The Shanghai Dragon stands a small chance of being the tallest building in the world for a little while, unless Dubai's Burj building (636 m, under construction) is completed first.
http://www.danwei.org/architecture/5..._to_be_chi.php

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Old June 27th, 2008, 11:24 AM   #1294
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Great Choice. Indeed, it will make Jin Mao look like a 170m scraper.
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Old June 29th, 2008, 06:24 AM   #1295
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The location is so wrong. The new tower is in direct competition with the financial centre and totally dwarfs the Jin Mao tower. It's a very beautiful building nonetheless
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Old June 29th, 2008, 06:43 AM   #1296
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I wonder if they already doing some preparation right now? Anyone got some latest images?
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Old June 29th, 2008, 09:53 AM   #1297
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The location is so wrong. The new tower is in direct competition with the financial centre and totally dwarfs the Jin Mao tower. It's a very beautiful building nonetheless
That's the point. 3 Supertalls. All together.
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Old June 29th, 2008, 09:58 AM   #1298
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I love the supertalls-altogether concept. I love this tower, the design goes well with its towering height.
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Old June 30th, 2008, 05:47 PM   #1299
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June 27, 2008
Gensler Selected to Design Shanghai Landmark

Sustainable Tower Creates a Vertical City

Gensler has been selected to design the 600-meter Shanghai Center in Shanghai's Luijiazui financial district. The tower will become a new landmark on the skyline of Pudong and set a new benchmark for sustainable building performance and technological innovation. Headed by Shanghai Tower & Construction Co., Ltd, the project development team selected Gensler after an extensive competition between local and international design firms.

Thornton Tomasetti structural engineers, Cosentini Associates mechanical engineers and the Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tongji University, serving as the Local Design Institute, will support Gensler. Ground breaking is expected in December of 2008 with completion in 2014.

Comprising 4,090,285 square feet (380,000 square meters), the tower will be one of the tallest in the world.

A Design for Shanghai and China
The unique double skin structure creates vertical concentric spaces with the exterior skin enclosing atria and an interior building. The tower's soft triangular shape rotates clockwise as it rises upwards to culminate in an open-top design, reinforcing the impression of movement and dynamism that symbolizes Shanghai's success as a world city and the emergence of modern China.

Gensler's tower design also harmonizes with two adjacent Luijaizui buildings – the Jin Mao tower and the World Financial Center – to create a new triumvirate, dubbed the "three brothers."

A Vertical City
Conceived as a "vertical city," the mixed-use design includes eight atrium sky gardens, office space, high-end retail, residential housing and public amenities. The tower is situated within a public park, with an open amphitheater for civic and public events.

Sustainable Technologies
Shanghai Center will incorporate the latest sustainable design and renewable energy systems, such as innovative skin technologies. The project will seek a high level of LEED certification by the China Green Building Council (in association with the U.S. Green Building Council).

For further information, please contact:

[email protected]






http://www.gensler.com/#aboutus/news/pressreleases/56
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June 27, 2008
Gensler Selected to Design Shanghai Landmark

Sustainable Tower Creates a Vertical City

Gensler has been selected to design the 600-meter Shanghai Center in Shanghai's Luijiazui financial district. The tower will become a new landmark on the skyline of Pudong and set a new benchmark for sustainable building performance and technological innovation. Headed by Shanghai Tower & Construction Co., Ltd, the project development team selected Gensler after an extensive competition between local and international design firms.

Thornton Tomasetti structural engineers, Cosentini Associates mechanical engineers and the Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tongji University, serving as the Local Design Institute, will support Gensler. Ground breaking is expected in December of 2008 with completion in 2014.

Comprising 4,090,285 square feet (380,000 square meters), the tower will be one of the tallest in the world.

A Design for Shanghai and China
The unique double skin structure creates vertical concentric spaces with the exterior skin enclosing atria and an interior building. The tower's soft triangular shape rotates clockwise as it rises upwards to culminate in an open-top design, reinforcing the impression of movement and dynamism that symbolizes Shanghai's success as a world city and the emergence of modern China.

Gensler's tower design also harmonizes with two adjacent Luijaizui buildings – the Jin Mao tower and the World Financial Center – to create a new triumvirate, dubbed the "three brothers."

A Vertical City
Conceived as a "vertical city," the mixed-use design includes eight atrium sky gardens, office space, high-end retail, residential housing and public amenities. The tower is situated within a public park, with an open amphitheater for civic and public events.

Sustainable Technologies
Shanghai Center will incorporate the latest sustainable design and renewable energy systems, such as innovative skin technologies. The project will seek a high level of LEED certification by the China Green Building Council (in association with the U.S. Green Building Council).

For further information, please contact:

[email protected]






http://www.gensler.com/#aboutus/news/pressreleases/56
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