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Poly International Plaza – Beijing, China

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Building: Poly International Plaza
Location: Beijing, China
Architect: SOM
Architect of Record: Beijing Institute of Architectural Design
Structural Engineer: SOM
MEP Engineer: WSP Flack + Kurtz
Main Contractor: China Construction Third Engineering Bureau Co., Ltd.
Façade: Jangho Group Co., Ltd.
Completion: 2016

AE Interests: #31 tallest building in Beijing, pre-certified as LEED Silver under the LEED v3 Core and Shell, project site comprises a main tower with two smaller supporting towers, landscaping covers garage ramps and egress stairs creating tranquil topography, diagrid pattern with jewel-like faceting, exoskeleton structural system that forms an outer thermal envelope around the office spaces which are enclosed within a second glazed interior envelope, column-free work environment, highly sustainable architectural/mechanical approach to address the climatic and air quality challenges in Beijing.

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Written by Timothy Domingo

March 9, 2020 at 11:42 am

Posted in Built

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