China Resources Heaquarters, Shenzen, China

Rhapsody In Steel

Located in Shenzen, China Resources Headquarters is a super-tall skyscraper designed the US architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. The 400 meter tower features a tube and diagrid system based on prefabricated column and steel units. It affords column-free interiors, in turn allowing greater expression of the tower’s radial symmetry and more boutique floor-plates as it rises. The 56 vertical columns converge into 28 columns at the tower and upper section of the tower, forming a series of entry portals at the tower’s base and merging to a singular point at its peak.