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The Forestry Tower comprises a series of three-story-tall rectangular volumes, each with an angled end wall and slightly offset to give all floors better access to natural light and ventilation. Arranged in the shape of a timber pile, the building’s main tower comprises two stacked volumes that allude to the work of Chinese farmers “who work the land, grow and cut timber, gather and stack the produce [to] bring order and harmony to the community.”

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The building’s exterior color scheme was inspired by traditional Chinese architecture, which often pairs the complementary colors red and green together. Here, the green pattern detail found on the facade was partly inspired by the striated texture of wood and the various shades of green found in crystallized jade.

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