4/27/2011

News: Foster & Partners announcing New CITIC Headquarters Tower in Hangzhou breaks ground

Foster + Partners announced the construction of the New CITIC Bank Headquarters Tower in Hangzhou, China, has commenced. This tower is a 100-metre-high high-rise tower bold diagonally-braced structure, with a striking geometric form. Its facade will be pulled inwards near the base to form a symmetrical V-shape across the south-facing elevation.
New CITIC Bank Headquarters Tower © Foster+ Partners

The New CITIC Bank Headquarters Tower will have a minimum footprint on city and respect views of neighbouring structures. At the base of the tower, a 30-metre-high A-frame canopy will stretch 72 metres across the ground floor to create a dramatic entrance experience.
New CITIC Bank Headquarters Tower © Foster + Partners

This entrance leads to the heart of a diamond-shaped central atrium, which will rise up through the full height of the 20-storey tower and help to encourage natural ventilation during the mid-seasons.
New CITIC Bank Headquarters Tower © Foster + Partners


Source: Foster + Partners

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