Bank of China Free Trade Zone Mixed-Use Development in Shanghai is Moving Ahead

PEI Architects conceived of this building as a pair of slender towers that are the focal point of the grand boulevard approach which will frame views to the central lake at the heart of the Free Trade Zone and the ocean beyond. Situated on the only island site in the lake the two slightly asymmetrical towers stand adjacent to each other, separated by a taut vertical void but bound by a common podium. On this podium is an elevated entry plaza that serves as a dramatic drop off for visitors to the towers with overlook views  of the surrounding lake and Free Trade zone.  This iconic pair of buildings will serve as the symbolic gateway for the prosperous economic development of the FTZ, China and the world beyond the horizon.