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Suzhou Modern Media Plaza – Suzhou, China

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Building: Suzhou Modern Media Plaza
Address: Nanshi St, Wuzhong, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
Location: Suzhou, China
Completed: 2016
Architect: Nikken Sekkei
Co Architect: ARTS Group Co., Ltd.
Structural Engineer: Nikken Sekkei
MEP Engineer: Nikken Sekkei
Main Contractor: Zhongyifeng Construction Group Co., Ltd
Façade Engineer: Aurecon, Shenyang Yuanda Aluminium Industry Engineering Co., Ltd

AE Interests: Two L-shaped towers connected by an M-shaped truss made of glass, curtain wall systems, metal frame curtain wall windows that allow overlapping natural light and shadows, perforated metal panels on the exterior.

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Written by Lane A Medrano

October 29, 2019 at 12:36 pm

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Shanghai Greenland Center – Shanghai, China

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Building: Shanghai Greenland Center
Address: 562 Dong An Lu, Xuhui Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
Location: Shanghai, China
Completed: 2017
Lead Architects: Lu Zhong Xiao, Tetsuo Tonouchi, Hiroyuki Suga / NIKKEN SEKKEI
Co Architect: East China Construction Group Co., Ltd.
Landscape Design: mindscape
Commercial Space Design: Studio Taku Shimizu Inc

AE Interests: Rooftop green space and park above a commercial facility and subway station, two office buildings and a SOHO building, sloping roofs allow views across city, separated buildings create a street-like atmosphere, louvers and shade fins that create a changing façade, large windows and openings allow for natural light.

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Written by Lane A Medrano

October 29, 2019 at 12:36 pm

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Shanghai Bund CITIC Plaza – Shanghai, China

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Building: Shanghai Bund CITIC Plaza
Address: No. 859 Sichuan Road, Hongkou
Location: Shanghai, China
Completed: 2010
Architect: Nikken Sekkei
Construction design collaboration: Shanghai Institute of Architectural Design & Research and Shanghai Mingkong International Design Co., Ltd.
Structural Engineer: Nikken Sekkei
MEP Engineer: Nikken Sekkei
Main Contractor: China Construction Fourth Engineering Division Corp. Ltd. 
Landscape Consultant: a-i-sha Architectural Design Consulting., Ltd

AE Interests: high-rise office building with natural ventilation openings that appear as feathers on the façade, a plaza and commercial space on the ground level that together create lanes which resemble the structure of traditional Chinese housing blocks.

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Written by Lane A Medrano

October 29, 2019 at 12:35 pm

Posted in Built