Wuhan Greatwall Office Complex Celebrated High Performance Leasing

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Greatwall Construction recently hosted a tenancy signing ceremony of the new Greatwall Office Complex in Wuhan.  The complex has attracted a number of Banking & Investment firms and Fortune 500 companies including Datong Global Capital Management, Shanghai Yinlai Asset Management, and FedEx to name a few.

At the ceremony, Greatwall also announced that the project is currently LEED Platinum Pre-Certified for Building Design & Construction: Core & Shell.  As Lead Design Consultant, lO worked closely with Greatwall, the local government, and a team of experts including CBRE, CITIC Local Design Institute and other consultants to create this sustainable benchmark in the Central China Financial District.

The project is a twin tower complex.  Tower 1 is one of the top ten tallest towers in Wuhan at 242.9m high and is designated for Greatwall’s Headquarters.  Tower 2 is trademarked by FedEx, which occupies the top floors of the tower.  Together both buildings provide 120,000sqm of premium office space, linked at the lower 4 floors of podium.

The greatest challenge for lO was to successfully secure government approval for a challenging requirement –  to enhance the relationship of the tower podium with the surrounding city context by providing an activated frontage to the streetscape, engaging with the existing urban realms, and creating new public space.

Through testing of possible site solutions, Greatwall and lO embraced the principle of extending the pedestrian streetscape, whereby providing F&B terraces, amphitheatre space, and accessible open space for public enjoyment.

Another attractive quality the complex offers is the powerful green performance of the façade.    lO created not only an elegant façade but also led the specification process in applying a three layer hollow laminated LOW-E glass for the curtain wall.  The effect is a 95% improvement of solar and thermal performance, which in turn helps to significantly decrease utility costs.

lO also created highly efficient floorplates for the office towers by giving careful considerations to tenant needs for functional efficiency and flexibility in their fitout design.  The result is a large column free floorplate with a centrally located lift and services core, offering maximum usability of space.

Greatwall and lO have raised the bar in the design and delivery of an exemplary development in Wuhan, which provides a compelling work place, a vibrant public realm, as well as a high-performing and cost-effective building.

 

Architectural Design Team

Nick Cordingley, Barry Shapiro, Brian Fok

Vincent Fung, Adam Wang, Dan Narita, Mohamad Ghamlouch, Miloš Živković, Shaowen Deng, Yvonne

Lim, Dawen Qin, Marko Vuković, Nan Xu, Qing Cao, Qing Lai, Sanrong Tian

 

Landscape Design Team

Ewa Koter, Matthew Younger, Joyce Zan, Wu Shingrong

 

CGI Team

Jon Martin, Shane Dale, Miguel Vicente, Yasser Salomon

 

GREATWALL COMPLEX FACTSHEET

WUHAN, China, March 2016

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Name:                   Greatwall Complex

Location:               9 Zhongbei Road, Wuhan, China

Client:                    Great Wall Construction Industry

Site Area:              21,902 sqm

GFA:                       Total 120,000 sqm

Height:                  Tower 1 – 242.9m | Tower 2 – 142.9m

Floors:                   Tower 1 – 46/F | Tower 2 – 27/F

Space Type:          Office, Retail

Service:                 Architecture, Landscape, CGI

Status:                   Built 2015

Sustainability:      LEED BD+C: Core & Shell Platinum Pre-Certified

 

 10 DESIGN Project Team

Architectural Design Team
Nick Cordingley, Barry Shapiro, Brian Fok
Vincent Fung, Adam Wang, Dan Narita, Mohamad Ghamlouch, Miloš Živković, Shaowen Deng,
Yvonne Lim, Dawen Qin, Marko Vuković, Nan Xu, Qing Cao, Qing Lai, Sanrong Tian
Landscape Design Team
Ewa Koter, Matthew Younger, Joyce Zan, Wu Shingrong
CGI Team
Jon Martin, Shane Dale, Miguel Vicente, Yasser Salomon

 

Consultant Team

10 DESIGN – Lead Design Architect

10 DESIGN – Lead Landscape Design Architect

Paring Onions – Lead Interiors Design Architect

CITIC General Institute of Architectural Design and Research – Local Design and Engineering Institute

DTZ – Project Management

China Construction Third Engineering Bureau – Main Contractor

Jangho Group Company Ltd.  – Curtain Wall specialist/contractor

CB Richard Ellis – LEED Consultant

 

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