Gallery: Foster + Partners Break Ground on Naturally Cooled CITIC Skysc...

Foster + Partners just announced that they have broken ground on the energy-efficient CITIC Bank Headquarters in Hangzhou Qian Jiang New City, China. The angular faceted tower could be the offspring of the Hearst Tower, although it is even more pronounced in its use of angular geometry. Framed by a crisscross exoskeleton of bronzed structural elements, the narrow base expands as the tower rises up. An atrium will scale the tower’s full interior, delivering light deep into the floor plate and providing a column for natural cooling when ambient outdoor temperatures permit.

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