But the most interesting features, both from an architectural and technical point of view, are the 22 horizontal protruding fins, covered in white marble slabs, which jut out from the profile of each floor of the volume. In fact, as you go up, these elements increase both in length and overhang: a play of overhangs which helps create such a magical optical effect that makes the tower façades appear slightly concave, while in reality they are perfectly flat.
Finally, to enhance the silhouette of the design and its decorative quality, the architects decided to break the stringcourse line with a double horizontal recurrence, thus bringing out the line of the intrados and that of the extrados of the slab. The gap that appears between these two elements is, in turn, bridged by a glazed row that improves the alternation and hierarchy of architectural signs.
Project location: Fuzhou City, China
Project name: ZHENGHE GLOBAL – Headquarters Office and Financial Centre
Client name: Zhenghe Global
Overground Area: 55 000 sqm
Architectural Planning Firm: INUCE • Dirk U. Moench
Lead Architect: Dirk U. Moench
Design Team: Gao Yuanquan, Lü Shenming
Structure and Equipment Planning: FJDI