HENN has been selected to design a 160-meter, mixed-use tower for a new Central Business District in the eastern China metropolis of Wenzhou. Located in close proximity to the Ou Jiang river, on the district’s southern edge, the Wenzhou Tower hopes to serve as the gateway to the new city development.
“The tower consists of a five-story podium for spacious retail arcades, restaurants and spas, office units are at mid-height and a hotel on the upper stories,” described the architects. “Elevated pedestrian footbridges connect the retail area to the neighboring buildings within the masterplan for a continuous shopping experience.
“The programmatic division of the tower is legible from its façade setback and two main sky lobbies. A series of triangulated green pockets revolve around the periphery of the tower’s office program to provide high quality, healthy indoor working environments and opportunities for interior atriums and group meeting areas.
“The spiral of green pockets creates
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