Goettsch Partners (GP) has announced that construction has commenced on the 445m tall mixed-use Nanning Resources Centre Tower.
Located in Nanning, the capital of the Guangxi Province, the project is sited along Minzu Avenue at the heart of the burgeoning Fengling District. Upon completion, the NRC Tower will be the tallest building in the city.
The design of the tower is derived from its multiple uses which include office space, boutique retail, and a 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.
Paul De Santis, LEED AP, Principal at GP, comments: “The overall effect of the tower is 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 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 255,000m² 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.
Travis Soberg, AIA, Principal at GP, concludes: “The NRC 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.”
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