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SOM's New Hangzhou Wangchao Center Features an Impressive Curved Silhouette

A rendering of Hangzhou Wangchao Center. Image © SOM | ATCHAIN

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill just revealed designs for a new mixed-use skyscraper in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou, a rapidly growing metropolis with a population of nearly 10 million and host of the Asian Games in 2022.

The 288-meter-tall, 54-story Hangzhou Wangchao Center makes a strong first impression with its curved facade lines—merging the engineering feat of eight flowing mega-columns with architectural formal expression.

Completion is scheduled for 2021.

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