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KPF’s Pre-Certified LEED Gold Tianjin Riverside 66 Will Be One of China’s Longest Buildings Upon Completion This Fall

Posted By Lucy Wang On August 14, 2014 @ 11:00 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,gallery,Sustainable Building | No Comments



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The massive building will comprise an area of nearly 40 acres and according to Audrey Choi, Job Captain, “will be built with 22 seven-story high concrete ribs and over 10,000 panels of glass [6].” After completing the structural frame, KPF snapped several in-progress photographs of the construction site. “To wander inside a series of curved concrete ribs is something like it must be to see a whale skeleton from the inside,” says KPF Design Principal James von Klemperer. “Herman Melville would have been inspired.”

Related: Kevin Kennon Architects’ Tian Fang Tower is a Sustainable Skyscraper for Tianjin [7]

To restore access to the river, Riverside 66 is justified toward He Ping Lu, a major shopping street famous in China, in order to retain space along the riverfront [8] for a public park. The building’s central atrium divides the internal shell structure to create a direct link between the Hai He River and He Ping Lu. This direct link, along with the structure’s glazed facade and open circulation paths, give the building a sense of porosity and fluidity in the urban fabric, similar to a traditional Chinese marketplace. “The building engages the site’s disconnected edges and unites them within a single shell,” explains Jeffrey A. Kenoff, Director and Senior Designer at KPF. Other leading members on the project team include Paul Katz, FAIA as Managing Principal; Edwin Lau as Project Team Leader HK; and Peter Gross, AIA as Project Manager.

+ Kohn Pedersen Fox Architects [9]

Images via Kohn Pedersen Fox Architects [9]


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[3] Tianjin’s: http://inhabitat.com/tag/tianjin

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[7] Related: Kevin Kennon Architects’ Tian Fang Tower is a Sustainable Skyscraper for Tianjin: http://inhabitat.com/bamboo-tower/

[8] riverfront: http://inhabitat.com/tag/waterfront/

[9] + Kohn Pedersen Fox Architects: http://inhabitat.comwww.kpf.com

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