Guiyang Cultural Plaza Tower | ITSLIQUID

Guiyang Cultural Plaza Tower

Architecture | May 14, 2019 |

Guiyang Cultural Plaza TowerImage courtesy of SOM

Guiyang Cultural Plaza Tower
Location: Guiyang, China
Status: Ongoing

Located at the intersection of Guiyang’s cultural and commercial axis, and aligned with the civic area of Zhucheng Square, the Guiyang Cultural Plaza (GCP) Tower is strategically positioned to anchor and catalyze future development. At 521 meters tall, it will be the tallest tower in Guiyang, accommodating office and hotel use, and providing a dramatic public observation deck.

               g

Guiyang Cultural Plaza TowerImage courtesy of SOM

              g

As the centerpiece of the Guizhou Culture Plaza Riverfront Mixed-Use Plan, a 1.4-million-square-meter development also designed by SOM, the tower will be accompanied by a large riverfront mixed-use complex. This includes the SOM-designed Hebin Theater Performing Arts Center, two SOHO (live-work prototype) towers, a retail mall, and several residential towers-all of which will be linked directly to local and regional transportation networks.
Guiyang’s unique climatic and geographic features inspired the innovative design of the tower, which furthers the evolution of mixed-use supertall buildings. Capturing the most efficient performance attributes of two of SOM’s legacy structural systems-the tapered diagonal braced tube used in the John Hancock Center and the stepped superframe system conceived by Fazlur Khan-the tower offers superior structural performance with stability and resistance to wind and seismic forces. Meanwhile, the clarity in structural form-a direct response to the challenging constraints of the site-creates a distinctive performance-based expression that characterizes SOM’s holistic, integrated design approach?

                         g

Guiyang Cultural Plaza TowerImage courtesy of SOM

                         g

Working collaboratively and with a high level of BIM (Building Information Modeling) coordination during the conceptual design phase, SOM’s multidisciplinary team crafted a building that is unique to Guiyang. The GCP Tower integrates pedestrian pathways and public open space, engages the historic context along with existing civic structures and mountainous topography, and meets the specific programmatic needs in vertical form. As the city’s first truly iconic building, it stands to be an enduring symbol that unites Guiyang’s historic and natural setting with its aspirations for the future.

more. www.som.com

Guiyang Cultural Plaza TowerImage courtesy of SOM

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


THE CLOUDSCAPE OF HAIKOU

Architecture | January 19, 2022

MAD Architects, led by Ma Yansong, has announced the opening of the Cloudscape of Haikou on the southern tip of China. A unique urban public and cultural space for citizens and visitors to Haikou, this flowing, sculptural concrete form was named as one of the “most anticipated architecture projects of 2021” by The Times of London. Read more


Snøhetta’s Design for 550 Madison…

Architecture | January 15, 2022

Snøhetta's Design for 550 Madison Garden Moves Forward with Official Approval from New York City Planning Commission. Read more


SPECTRUM BY STUDIO ANIMAL

Architecture | January 7, 2022

The existence of a big concrete column in the middle of the place directs the project towards working with the idea of the concentric and the centrifugal. Read more


26M² HOUSE TOKYO BY UNEMORI…

Design | December 25, 2021

The Japanese architectural office UNEMORI ARCHITECTS has completed an innovative, geometrically structured small house, called House Tokyo. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!