C&D International Tower
C&D International Tower
Xiamen, China
C&D International Tower
C&D International Tower
Xiamen, China
Project Facts
Awards
2017 China National Engineering, Survey and Design Excellence Award Excellence Architectural Design - 2nd Prize

2017 Shanghai Engineering, Survey and Design Excellence Award - 2nd Prize

2014 Asia Pacific Property Awards - Best Office Architecture China

2013 CTBUH Best Tall Building Awards (Asia & Australasia Region) - Finalist

Appointment
2006

Completion
2013

Site Area

21,748m²


Building Height

219m


Gross Floor Area

182,112m²


Client

Xiamen C&D Corporation Limited


Collaborating Architect:
Xiamen BIAD Architectural Design Ltd.
Collaborating Architect:
Xiamen BIAD Architectural Design Ltd.

The C&D complex consists of a 49-storey main office tower, the headquarter of the C&D group, and commercial blocks mix of high-end retails, anchor store and F&B building. The complex situates at the most prominent location of the future CBD of Xiamen. Sitting in the front row of the coastline, the complex enjoys a direct connection with the seashore with panoramic sea view. 


In the spirit of sharing the beautiful natural resources, the building masses are located to open up views to the sea for the sites behind. The dispersedly located commercial buildings not only creating interesting outdoor space of different scale and functions, but also forming a pedestrian network in-between the building mass connecting to the coastline. 

The central plaza opens up an entrance to the sunken retail arcade, bringing in natural light and ventilation to the vast underground pedestrian network. This multi-level pedestrian network also double acts as an axis of the site, dissecting the 200-metre long site into a readable, accessible size.

The multi-faceted building facade breaks from the tradition of a regular rectangular form. By tapering at both ends, the tower’s sculptural form and verticality are exaggerated while leaving more open space on the street level. Efficient and rectilinear office space is provided while “diamond-like” form reflects the client’s corporate identity.

The project created an anchor point of pedestrian network system in the new CBD and weld to the surround buildings in urban scale. The highly efficient building not only portraits a strong corporate identity, but also becomes a landmark of Xiamen.


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