Lucy Wang

RMJM's Zhuhai Observation Tower Looks Like a Fish Leaping Out of China’s Pearl River Delta

by , 08/18/14
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Measuring nearly 330 feet in height, the Zhuhai Observation Tower will be clad in 1,400 perforated aluminum panels that will give the building its fish-like look and protect the tower from the sun. Composed of twelve two-dimensional curves, the skyscraper’s likeness to a jumping fish symbolizes the prosperity and rapid transformation of Zhuhai. Since the tower will be integrated in an urban promenade, RMJM minimized the building’s footprint in order to make room for pedestrian-oriented landscape elements and recreational activities. Cafes and restaurants will also be located on the first floor of the tower to help spur activity in the plaza square.

Related: RMJM Unveils Proposal for Cloud-Shaped Cultural Center in Taichung, Taiwan

The mixed-use tower is split into three main activity zones: the ground podium with retail and restaurants, the leisure activity zone in the middle, and an observation deck on the top floor that will offer 360-degree views.

+ RMJM

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Images via RMJM

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