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Wuhan Guohua Financial Center

The Wuhan Guohua Financial Center is located in the Hankou area of the city of Wuhan—the cultural, economic, educational, and political center of Central China. The development encompasses three parcels within the Jiang-An Riverfront Business District, a newly developing destination along a reimagined stretch of the Yangtze River.

The plan for the development is organized around a linear, unifying green space that is strategically designed to connect to a network of small-scale streets and courtyards. The architecture, with a layered mix of low-rise and high-rise structures, creates a street-level experience that recalls the fine-grained character of vernacular buildings throughout the region—an intentional contrast with mega-block developments currently being built in Wuhan.

Anchoring the site is Landmark Financial Tower, located at the northern end of a green corridor known as Worker’s Trail Parkway. The tower’s structurally expressive design makes an aesthetically compelling addition to the cityscape, while at the same time optimizing views for occupants. A second mixed-use tower occupies the eastern half of the development and complements Landmark Financial Tower with a similarly expressive form.

The green corridor features permeable paths that traverse the parkway, retail pavilions, and a series of outdoor art installations and historic artifacts. Infrastructural elements such as water filtration basins and detention cisterns, which help the development meet Wuhan’s stormwater requirements, are strategically placed into the landscape and out of view.

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