Zhengzhou Greenland Plaza

Zhengzhou Greenland Plaza
Zhengzhou Greenland Plaza
Zhengzhou Greenland Plaza

Project Facts
  • Status Construction Complete
  • Completion Year 2012
  • Design Finish Year 2007
  • Size Site Area: 30,478 square meters Building Height: 280 meters Number of Stories: 55 Building Gross Area: 240,169 square meters
  • Awards
    2012, Excellence in Engineering, ASHRAE - Illinois Chapter 2012, International Architecture Award, Chicago Athenaeum 2011, Mixed-Use Architecture China: Highly Commended, Asia Pacific Property Awards 2014, Sustainia100 Featured Project, Sustainia 2016, Merit Award, China Real Estate & Design Award (CREDAWARD) 2016, Best Tall Building China - Honorable Distinction, China International Exchange Committee for Tall Buildings (CITAB) - Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) 2014, Award of Excellence: Architectural Engineering Integration, AEI Affiliated Engineers
  • Collaborators
    Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Inc. (RWDI) East China Architectural Design & Research Institute (Ecadi) Dewar Partnership Shen Milsom & Wilke Swa Group Fortune Consultants Ltd Rja Group, Inc., The Kaplan, Gehring, Mccarroll Architectural Lighting Shanghai Liaoshen Curtain Wall Engineering Co., Ltd. Beijing Jangho Curtain Wall Co, Ltd
Project Facts
  • Status Construction Complete
  • Completion Year 2012
  • Design Finish Year 2007
  • Size Site Area: 30,478 square meters Building Height: 280 meters Number of Stories: 55 Building Gross Area: 240,169 square meters
  • Awards
    2012, Excellence in Engineering, ASHRAE - Illinois Chapter 2012, International Architecture Award, Chicago Athenaeum 2011, Mixed-Use Architecture China: Highly Commended, Asia Pacific Property Awards 2014, Sustainia100 Featured Project, Sustainia 2016, Merit Award, China Real Estate & Design Award (CREDAWARD) 2016, Best Tall Building China - Honorable Distinction, China International Exchange Committee for Tall Buildings (CITAB) - Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) 2014, Award of Excellence: Architectural Engineering Integration, AEI Affiliated Engineers
  • Collaborators
    Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Inc. (RWDI) East China Architectural Design & Research Institute (Ecadi) Dewar Partnership Shen Milsom & Wilke Swa Group Fortune Consultants Ltd Rja Group, Inc., The Kaplan, Gehring, Mccarroll Architectural Lighting Shanghai Liaoshen Curtain Wall Engineering Co., Ltd. Beijing Jangho Curtain Wall Co, Ltd

This 280-meter-high tower is the tallest building in Zhengzhou, a fast-growing metropolis in north-central China. Conceived as a classical column, the attention-grabbing skyscraper glows like a beacon at night and sits at the heart of a new mixed-use development. The tower houses offices on its lower floors and a hotel on the upper levels.

SOM utilized advanced environmental technologies in the design of the building. Encircling the tower are aluminum screens configured at an outward cant; the tilted screens enhance interior daylighting through scientifically calculated reflections and reduce the need for artificial lighting. In addition, a solar reflector on the tower’s crown funnels sunlight into the hotel atrium. The building also features a smart-control system that utilizes external wind pressure and internal stack effect to create a well-ventilated environment.

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