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Bank of China Tower – Shanghai, China

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Building: Bank of China Tower, Shanghai
Location: Shanghai, China
Completed: 2000
Purpose: office
Size: 846 ft at tip of antenna, 56 floors (including 3 underground)
Architect: Nikken Sekkei Ltd.
Local Design Institute: Shanghai Institute of Architectural Design & Research
Façade: Manntech Building Maintenance Systems
Awards: CITAB – CTBUH China Tall Building Legacy Award Honorable Distinction Recipient (2016)

AE Interests: unique appearance that still blends in with surrounding high-rises, gateway to city center when coming from Shanghai Airport, glass curtain wall, skyscraper, modernism

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Written by Monica Martinez

November 5, 2019 at 1:36 pm

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Mangrove West Coast – Shenzhen, China

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Building: Mangrove West Coast
Location: Shenzhen, China (junction of Qiaocheng Xilu & Binhai Dadao)
Completed: 2007
Purpose: mixed-use (academic, master planning, residential, waterfront)
Size: 2,691,000 sf (includes 1200 luxury condominiums)
Architect: Arquitectonica
Developer: Mangrove West Coast Property Management Co., Ltd.
Awards: AIA Florida Award of Excellence Merit Award, AIA Miami Award of Excellence in Architecture, Society of American Registered Architects (SARA) Design Award of Honor, Chinese Real Estate College Golden Award

AE Interests: units divided into complex of 3 buildings with heights staggered from 10 to 31 stories, floor to ceiling glass windows, see-through glass railings on the balconies, buildings arranged in windmill composition strategically positioned at specific angles that maximize views

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Written by Monica Martinez

November 5, 2019 at 1:36 pm

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Habitat Qinhuangdao – Qinhuangdao, China

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Building: Habitat Qinhuangdao
Location: Qinhuangdao, China (on the coast of the Bohai Sea, 200 miles east of Beijing)
Completed: 2018
Purpose: high-density residential community
Size: 4,800,000 sf complex (includes 2500 residential units & 60,000 sf of retail space)
Architect: Safdie Architects (Somerville, Massachusetts, United States)
Local Design Institute: East China Architectural Design & Research Institute Co., Ltd.
Façade: Konstruct West Partners, Zhejiang Zhongnan Holdings Group
Landscape: SWA Group & Ager Group
Lighting: Lam Partners & Brandston Partnership Inc.
Awards: MIPIM Asia Best Chinese Futura Mega Project Gold Award (2013)

AE Interests: affordable housing, organized into a series of linked mini blocks of 16 stories each, responds to the beachfront site & local zoning ordinance that requires every unit receive > 3 hours of sunlight daily, private green spaces, terraces, skylights, solariums, roof decks, humanizing the megascale (maintaining basic human necessities that are lost in most urban designs), exterior circulation systems include internal communal streets & covered skywalks

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Written by Monica Martinez

November 5, 2019 at 1:36 pm

Posted in Built