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Construction Starts on La Vita Tower, Nanjing's First Building to Implement a Chilled Beam System

by , 02/14/14



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Just one part of the first phase of a mixed-use project slated for the center of Nanjing’s up-and-coming central business district, the 14 story mixed-use building has three floors of retail at its base, and 11 floors of luxury apartments and clubhouse facilities above. Conceptual studies have been created for the next two phases, which will include the construction of a 25 story building on the corner of the site and a 300 meter tall tower.

The building’s glass façade employs a network of aluminium and steel fins, and an ‘innovative’ chilled beam system, the first to be used on a building in Nanjing, is designed not only to heat and cool the structure, but also ‘to encapsulate the spirit of the city.’ Designed for client Accurate International Land and scheduled for completion in 2015, La Vita Tower is expected to spur the regeneration of Nanjing’s CBD.

+ Paul Davis+Partners

Via World Architecture News

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