national trade building in harbin by studio marco piva
all images courtesy of studio marco piva

 

 

 

located in the densely populated chinese city of harbin, studio marco piva has designed the district’s ‘national trade building’. comprising four unified towers, a hotel and three residential blocks, the cloistered development stands as a beacon for the area, a landmark that highlights the region’s growing status and reputation.

 

harbin is known for its harsh and fluctuating weather patterns with average summer highs of 23°C and temperatures that fall below -40°C in winter months. responding to these climatic conditions, the design team considered how the proposed structure could reduce energy consumption and retain heat – incorporating advanced technologies within the façade’s glazing. the building’s textured elevations present a rhythmical pattern that produce various scenographic reflections of light and color. the distinctive and bold façades are further emphasized through LED lighting strips integrated within the scheme.

 

construction is set to get underway, with completion of the project scheduled for 2016.

studio marco piva national trade building designboom
the building is located in the densely populated chinese city of harbin

studio marco piva national trade building designboom
the development includes four unified towers, a hotel and three residential blocks

studio marco piva national trade building designboom
the building’s textured elevations present a rhythmical pattern that produce various scenographic reflections

studio marco piva national trade building designboom
completion of the project is forecast for 2016

 

drawings

 

project info:

 

client: helionjianj construction group co.ltd
location: harbin, china
work carried out: façade design, building architectural renovation
site area: 2,14 ha BUA 267,000 sqm