Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza, Parcel A received an Honor Award in the Architecture category of the 2017 AIA Hong Kong Awards. The mixed-use project, which was completed in 2015, includes the two tallest skyscrapers in Nanchang, China.
On August 18th, 2017, Yue Zhu and Amber Jan will speak at the 2017 Real Estate Design China Awards Forum in Shanghai. Zhu and Jan will deliver a presentation on Beijing Greenland Center, SOM's most recent addition to the growing Dawangjing Business District in Beijing.
In July, 2017, SOM's Shanghai office hosted a group of visiting architects as part of an exchange program organized by the Japan Institute of Architects and AIA Shanghai. SOM's Silas Chiow led participants on a tour of three projects designed by the firm.
Beijing Greenland Center and Nanchang Greenland Exhibition Center have both won 2016-2017 Real Estate Design China Awards. The annual awards program recognizes projects that have played a significant role in improving the built environment of China.
Three SOM projects won seven Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) Professional Project Awards. The award program recognizes exceptional design achievement, with a focus on projects that show an integrated approach to architectural engineering.
Five SOM projects are featured in "CTBUH Year in Review," an annual report with data on the world's new tallest buildings. Beijing Greenland Center, Tanjong Pagar Centre, 252 E. 57th Street, Ningbo Bank of China, and Chongqing Rural Commercial Bank Financial Building made the list.
Three SOM projects—Beijing Greenland Center, OKO Tower, and the U.S. Air Force Academy Center for Character and Leadership Development—won the 2016 ASHRAE Illinois Excellence in Engineering Award. The program honors outstanding engineering work by ASHRAE Illinois Chapter members.
Dezeen includes SOM's Beijing Greenland Center in its year-end review of the most compelling skyscraper designs in 2016. The distinctive 260-meter-tall tower is clad in an intricate, trapezoidal glass curtain that creates a woven texture of light and shadow.
Architect Magazine explores the design details of Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Zifeng Tower. The article describes the tower's solar shading fins and its iconic "Great Window," which offers exceptional views of Nanchang while creating appropriate floor plates for the hotel that occupies its upper stories.