Glazed curtain wall design for twin supertall skyscrapers, and cable wall design for pavilion building.

Pre-certified LEED Gold

Located in Shenzhen, China, with a combined facade area of over 1.7 million square feet, the Shum Yip office and luxury hotel complex comprises two towers of 80 and 60 storeys (300 metres and 390 metres), with an associated seven-storey Ballroom Pavilion building.

The various building enclosures include a unitized, pressure-equalized, thermally-broken curtain wall, a butt-glazed, mullion-less structural glass entrance system spanning 24 feet, a glass-fin-supported glass podium wall with exterior glass louvers, and a custom sloped steel long-span glass wall to the Ballroom Pavilion.

Eckersley O'Callaghan assisted SOM with the facade engineering of the systems, ensuring that all of the proposed facade and glass element sizing met the local and National Code requirements of China, as well as the very high typhoon wind loads in excess of 150psf (7.5kPa).

Pre-engineering of the systems ensured that the SOM design intent could be realised by the Chinese facade contractors, preventing defensive pricing, allowing for a fast-track shop drawing process and ultimately a successful project delivery.

Location
Shenzhen, China

Client
Shum Yip Holdings Co. Ltd

Architect
SOM