City Crossing Hefei
At the heart of an urban innovation hub striving to be the scientific and academic center of China, the China Resources Towers soar 280 meters and 180 meters, respectively, and bookend the City Crossing MixC retail development in the city of Hefei’s “Green Zone.”
Both the Class A office building with a Grand Hyatt Hotel and the Class B office tower feature a square plan for efficient floor plates. Vertical fins provide shading and feature capping finial details for each section of massing. The iconic tower crown is capped with a sloping form to house a roof garden for the hotel and acts as a beacon at night, and the office tower echoes this form in the opposite direction. Tower A’s massing steps back to create the appropriate room depth and enhance proportions for the hotel, and Tower B features column-free corner offices to maximize views. The main body of the towers is glazed in high performance, low-E IGU with higher reflectivity. In contrast, the corners are more transparent, and glass louvers create a more coherent look at the mechanical level.