A startlingly slender 242-meter-high mixed-use tower in the seaside city of Qingdao, with retail banking, office space and luxury duplex apartments. The design clearly articulates the office functions below and the residential areas above. Clean geometric forms create an elegant sculpture that looks different from every angle. The result is a striking departure from typical high-rise towers.
LOCATION: Qingdao, China
CLIENT: Qingdao Taishan Real Estate Development
SIZE: 1,076,391 SQ.FT/100,000 SQ.M
STATUS: Completion expected 2019
All apartments are duplexes and the double-height living rooms have views of the Yellow Sea. Bedrooms on the mezzanine floor face north to the mountains and every apartment has natural cross ventilation. There is a garden, swimming pool and club house on a higher level.