liu xisang slopes multilayered shaoxing city tower in china
 
liu xisang slopes multilayered shaoxing city tower in china
jan 13, 2014

liu xisang slopes multilayered shaoxing city tower in china

liu xisang slopes multilayered shaoxing city tower in china
all images courtesy of liu xisang

 

 

 

the tapering skyscraper by chinese architect liu xisang is located in the rapidly developing shaoxing city in the zhejiang province in china. reminiscent of ancient glasses of wine called jiu zun, the 137 meter tower seeks to be a symbol for the area. it is part of the modern business center master plan designed by SOM, which formed the town of didang. divided into 4 horizontal layers, the building’s first 18 floors slope inwards with the upper volume angled to tapering out. the folding elements of the structure progressively become smaller as it ascends towards the sky, emphasizing its sense of verticality.

 

 

liu xisang slopes multilayered shaoxing city tower in china
the 137 meter tower seeks to be a symbol for the rapidly developed city of shaoxing

 

 

the mixed-use tower contains commercial spaces on the first floor with government offices and private companies stacked on the levels above. there are two entrances to separate these different functions – one on the south for businesses and one on the north for government officials with columns and large canopies, emphasizing this distinction.

 

 

liu xisang slopes multilayered shaoxing city tower in china
the building’s first 18 floors slope outwards with the upper volume tapering inwards

 

 

liu xisang slopes multilayered shaoxing city tower in china
view from south east showing the structure divided into 4 horizontal layers

 

 

liu xisang slopes multilayered shaoxing city tower in china
the angled layers enhance the tower’s sense of verticality

 

 

liu xisang slopes multilayered shaoxing city tower in china
detail of the office lobby

 

 

liu xisang slopes multilayered shaoxing city tower in china
interior view of the lobby

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
    all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    PRODUCT LIBRARY

    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    architecture news

    ×
    keep up with our daily and weekly stories
    504,206 subscribers
    - see sample
    - see sample
    designboom magazine