Platinum 2019 / ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

China Resources Tower

  • Company/Firm
    Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
  • Lead Designer
    James Von Klemperer
  • Firm Size
    Large
  • Firm City
    New York
  • Web URL

The China Resources Tower is Shenzhen’s latest vertical icon, marking the city’s cultural development with its distinctive form. Inspired by the organic shape of the bamboo shoot, the 400m tall building’s 56 stainless-steel-clad exo-columns converge into 28 pillars at the top and bottom to create a diagrid system, emphasizing the tower’s verticality and tapered composition. The diagrid structure allows the interior floorplan to be free of columns, opening the floorplates to panoramic views. The apex culminates at a sky hall, featuring a unique interior view of the spire at its pinnacle.

Photo Credit: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates