Was designed by Goettsch Partners, Tianjin R&F Guangdong Tower, that located in Tianjin, China. The immense tower comprises 134,000 sq m of Class A office space, a 400-key five star hotel, 55 condominiums and 8,500 sq m of retail facilities, structured around a swirling central core. In a reflection of the location’s history as a point of sea trade, ‘the tower unwraps around its vertical axis as it ascends, similar in nature to a shell or ancient scroll’. This approach provides ideal access for multi-floor tenants with various open social meeting points encouraging close communication and collaboration.
Internal circulation has been simplified as much as possible, with vehicular circulation divided by function on entrance to the tower whilst pedestrians entering the building via the building’s north side through the landscaped plaza are immediately separated into primary building programmes for clear wayfinding. A simple network of 55 lifts swiftly deposit visitors at their desired locations.