Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Zifeng Tower

Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Zifeng Tower
Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Zifeng Tower
Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Zifeng Tower

Located in Jiangxi Province in southern China, Zifeng Tower responds to the subtropical climate with its distinctive geometric massing and high-performance facade, which mitigate heat gain and provide solar shading.

Project Facts
  • Status Construction Complete
  • Completion Year 2015
  • Design Finish Year 2011
  • Size Site Area: 40,022 meters Building Height: 268 meters Number of Stories: 56 Building Gross Area: 209,058 square meters
  • Awards
    2016, Best Tall Building China - Honorable Distinction, China International Exchange Committee for Tall Buildings (CITAB) - Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) 2016, Gold Award, China Real Estate & Design Award (CREDAWARD) 2016, Honor Award for Architecture, AIA – Hong Kong Chapter 2016, Gold Award - Public Architecture, China Architectural Society 2018, Architectural Design Award, ASC Architectural Design Awards
  • Sustainability Certifications LEED BD+C NC (New Construction) Silver, BD+C, Silver
  • Collaborators
    Shen Milsom & Wilke Swa Group Lerch Bates - Facade Access Consulting Kgm Lighting Rwdi Rja Group Edgett Wiliams Consulting Group Inc. (EWCG)
Project Facts
  • Status Construction Complete
  • Completion Year 2015
  • Design Finish Year 2011
  • Size Site Area: 40,022 meters Building Height: 268 meters Number of Stories: 56 Building Gross Area: 209,058 square meters
  • Awards
    2016, Best Tall Building China - Honorable Distinction, China International Exchange Committee for Tall Buildings (CITAB) - Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) 2016, Gold Award, China Real Estate & Design Award (CREDAWARD) 2016, Honor Award for Architecture, AIA – Hong Kong Chapter 2016, Gold Award - Public Architecture, China Architectural Society 2018, Architectural Design Award, ASC Architectural Design Awards
  • Sustainability Certifications LEED BD+C NC (New Construction) Silver, BD+C, Silver
  • Collaborators
    Shen Milsom & Wilke Swa Group Lerch Bates - Facade Access Consulting Kgm Lighting Rwdi Rja Group Edgett Wiliams Consulting Group Inc. (EWCG)

Located in southeastern China and bordered by mountains and a sizable lake, Nanchang is known for its scenery and cultural landmarks. As the city becomes increasingly industrialized, SOM has had the opportunity to design iconic buildings for the burgeoning Gaoxin District. The Zifeng Tower is one such project.

The skyscraper’s massing is geometric and refined. Its “great window,” a sloping surface occupying the top third of the building, faces Nanchang’s Old City to the west. Triangular fins that trace their way up the four faces of the tower not only provide a distinctive texture, but also ensure a better performing building by helping mitigate heat gain.

At ground level, a grand public courtyard creates a variety of spatial conditions for pedestrians, office tenants, and hotel guests. The building’s podium contains retail space and, on its roof, graceful outdoor terraces with spectacular views.

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