HENN to construct Chinese skyscraper
German architect firm HENN has been selected to develop a new Chinese skyscraper, according to archdaily.com.
The firm won a competition to develop the Cenke Tower, which will be based in the Taiyuan area. The skyscraper, which is set to be 280 metres high, will feature a “convex shells” design.
The front and the rear of the building will be smooth, however the sides of the building will be a curved shape. The tower is also set to reduce in width as it increases in height. The building’s unique design will furthermore see the facades of the walls having different transparency levels. This is due to the fact that they will be made from a combination of glass and opaque metal.
Top floor hotel will offer fantastic skyline views
Inside the tower will be a hotel, which will feature on the top floor. This will allow guests to enjoy some magnificent views across the area when they are booked in at the establishment. There will also be retail space in the basement, as well as office space.
This isn’t the first time that the German firm has built skyscrapers in China, however. The firm also worked on five towers in Wenzhou’s business district, as well as a 450-metre tower in Haikou, according to dezeen.com.
Author: Samantha Bartlett Date Written: 1 November 2013