SOM Wins Two Real Estate Design China Awards

Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Zifeng Tower (left) and Zhengzhou Greenland Plaza. Photo © Lv Hengzhong (left) and © Si-ye Zhang

Two SOM projects have won a 2015-2016 Real Estate Design China Award. The awards program recognizes projects that achieve excellence in architectural design and enhance Chinese cities and society. SOM was awarded the Gold Award for the Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Zifeng Tower and the Merit Award for the Zhengzhou Greenland Plaza in a ceremony on March 30th, 2016.

Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Zifeng Tower is located in a rapidly industrializing city bordered by mountains and a sizable lake in southeastern China. Challenged to design an iconic tower for Nanchang's burgeoning Gaoxin District, SOM created a refined, geometric structure that cuts a powerful figure on the skyline, reflects the diverse topography of the region, and expresses the building's mixed-use program.

Zhengzhou Greenland Plaza is the tallest building in Zhengzhou, one of the fastest growing cities in north-central China. The 280-meter-tall tower provides unparalleled views of the cityscape and anchors a mixed-use development. Conceived as a classical column, the distinctive skyscraper is a beacon for the city, illuminating the city's landmark harbor. The tower houses offices in its lower floors and a hotel in its upper levels.