SOM’s two-tower design for Sany IROOTECH Headquarters has topped out. Globally renowned for construction vehicle manufacturing, Sany enlisted SOM to design a headquarters for the company’s new rootcloud technology company as an emblem for the company’s growth and innovation.
The headquarters complex is comprised of two Class A office towers; one which will serve as the Irootech headquarters, and other as leasable tenant space. Defined by its external diamond structure, the two towers establish a landmark presence in the heart of the rapidly growing business district of Pazhou in Guangzhou.
Rather than a typical solid podium base, an elevated podium will bridge the two buildings, allowing the ground between them to become an inviting public plaza and gardens. In addition to escalators, stairs, and a public elevator will connect to a citywide system of covered walkways. Visitors can reach the elevated podium via a pedestrian bridge from an adjacent park.
The project is projected to complete in 2025.