adrian smith + gordon gill: qintai international tower, wuhan
 
adrian smith + gordon gill: qintai international tower, wuhan
nov 06, 2012

adrian smith + gordon gill: qintai international tower, wuhan

‘qintai international tower’ by adrian smith + gordon gill, wuhan, china image © adrian smith + gordon gill

 

 

 

chicago-based architects adrian smith and gordon gill of AS + GG have recently won a competition to construct the qintai center in wuhan, china. a five-star hotel and office will make up this 248-meter tall structure with views overlooking the many water bodies found in the area. a detached podium containing retail, restaurants and a ballroom will be connected via an elevated pedestrian bridge. lounges at the top of the building will offer spectacular panoramas of the city.

adrian smith + gordon gill: qintai international tower, wuhan hotel drop off image © adrian smith + gordon gill

adrian smith + gordon gill: qintai international tower, wuhan lobby image © adrian smith + gordon gill

adrian smith + gordon gill: qintai international tower, wuhan ballroom image © adrian smith + gordon gill

adrian smith + gordon gill: qintai international tower, wuhan aerial view image © adrian smith + gordon gill

adrian smith + gordon gill: qintai international tower, wuhan elevation image © adrian smith + gordon gill

  • I am really confused…Do we really need such tall buildings. And for what? What will happen when natural disaster happen.
    Are we making them just to fulfil some arch. dreams….

    Nicky
  • NO! monument……

    Panda J
  • exactly what i come up with.. a freaking mobile phone..

    MEcrio
  • remote control inspiration!!
    were is the stand bye button??

    ANTc
  • Sorry, but this is Nokia shape:
    http://www.nokia.com/us-en/products/phone/lumia800/

    Fact Checker
  • but it lacks an home-button 😉

    n
  • how ground-breakingly banale.

    arc*
  • nice to see a big building exhibiting some refinement and restraint and the arch form at the top is an interesting response to the problem of \”termination\”

    dbkii
  • more close to nokia shape

    pluck
  • scaled up i-phone ?

    phil

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