When the first morning sun shines on the glass wall of the towering building, it reflects a soft glow. Not far from the port, the ship rang a low roar, and the traffic, people, and freight traffic began to be busy in an orderly day.
This is the core hub of the Qianhai Shekou Free Trade Zone. It is connected to Shekou in the east and Qianhai in the west. The newly built Nankai Building stands in the busy Chiwan area with a unique attitude, facing the mountains and the sea and looking into the future.
Nankai Building is located in Chiwan, Shekou. It is surrounded by mountains on three sides and adjacent to Chiwan Port. The building is 156.9 meters high. It consists of 3 underground floors and 33 floors above ground. It is a comprehensive building integrating logistics and office. The base is surrounded by mountains on three sides and faces the sea, with unique landscape resources. The plan aims to create an open urban space that is connected to the external streamlines, allowing the building to blend more naturally into the beautiful natural surroundings.
The tower is located at the southwest corner of the site, facing the sea to the south, and has a good view. At the same time, the flow of people from the port can clearly see the image of the tower. The side facing away from the sea can also have a beautiful view of the Da Nan Shan Forest Park and is closely linked to public transportation systems such as subways and bus stops. The location of the tower is designed to match the design of the main road to achieve the best solar path and air duct, so that each floor of the office building benefits from natural ventilation and maximum sunshine.
The bottom design of the building takes into account the overall layout and façade of the building. It adopts the same sloping scaly glass awning as the façade. The awning is simple and light and falls on the lower end of the building. The design is controlled to maintain the cleanliness of the building independent.
The main idea of the design is to create a combination between the two mountains and establish a pergola that connects the two mountains. The tower is divided into two blocks, with vertical greening running through it. The opened atrium enjoys full air circulation while facilitating internal users to communicate with each other and gaining a good external view.
“Ecological Green Office” is a highlight in the design. We designed a semi-outdoor sky garden at the two ends of the building. The raised balcony extends from the roof to the ground. After the introduction of green plants, it will form a “vertical forest”effect.
The vertical greening like a scroll not only has a visual impact, but also a decorative effect, which effectively improves the monotonous and boring office environment and purifies the air and space. Good vision, lush green plants and spacious space create a comfortable office and social environment for employees. The design concept of “green eco-friendly” is reflected in this body.
The building facade of Nankai Building adopts modern and simple styling techniques, emphasizing comfortable and pleasant space and smooth line arrangement to create an atmospheric and high-quality business office building, striving to become the landmark building of the district. The unitized fish scale glass curtain wall directly landed to create a simple and unobtrusive architectural form. The front side looks smooth and flat, while the side view shows a tortuous change.
We have done a special study on the handling of window opening to ensure that "opening is not seen." The side hidden open fan is added to the sleek curtain wall. The opening fan provides each office unit with the opportunity to feel the external natural environment separately and homogeneously, while weakening the building's sense of external volume. The “hidden breathable floor curtain wall” not only balances green health and natural ventilation, but also ensures that the viewing surface is not cut off, and introduces as much outdoor landscape as possible into the interior of the office, and maintains the complete appearance of the high-quality office building.
Standing in the development of the Shekou Free Trade Zone, Nankai Building welcomes the new starting point of the company's take-off in a calm and steady manner, and observes the past and the future in the turbulent development of the times.
Project name: Nankai Building
Project location: Chiwan 6th Road, Qianhai Shekou Free Trade Zone, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
Land area：6 896㎡
Gross Built Area (square meters): 82 126㎡
Developer：China Nanshan Development(Group) Incorporation
Architectural Design/Landscape Design: Cube Design
Interior Design:Shenzhen Building Decoration (Group) Co., Ltd.
Design Group: Huikang Qiu,Ming Xiao,Peng Zou，Michael，Luo Zhang，He Chen，Dong Yin，Yang Lv，Jianyou Sun，Ruoyi Liao，Minfeng Li，Dingguo Liao，Zhimin Chen，Peijun Jiang，Da Chen，Zixiang Wang
Photography: Chao Zhang
Written by: sunly
Completion time: 2018