Gallery: OMA Unveils Plans for Essence Financial Building with High Per...

The rapidly-growing Chinese city of Shenzhen will soon be home to yet another tower, with the latest addition to the skyline being designed by OMA. The Essence Financial Building is part of the next generation of skyscrapers with a design that focuses on long term flexibility and sustainability. Rather than a conventional floor plate centered around a core, the core is shifted to the edge and an unobstructed floor plan allows for a variety of configurations and can be adapted as needed over time. The high-performance exterior is not just a slab of glass; instead, each facade is configured in response to the solar gain, the climate and the urban context.

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