Changsha Shimao Plaza

 

 

Location: Changsha, China
Designed in: 2011
Size: 85,980m²
Height: 120m
Client: Hunan ARTEL Guangsha Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.
The Shimao Plaza is located in the central business district of Changsha, Hunan province. The design concept is based on the natural landscape of Hunan which is lush with mountains and rivers. The towers take the form of stones which have been worn and polished by the rushing current over the years. The larger office tower stands at 400 meters tall and smaller tower at 120 meters. They both sit on a stone slab which becomes the commercial area of the project. The design also features a 33 meter high waterfall, acting as cooling element, as well as an anchor attracting people to the site.