The Zendai International Finance Center is a super high-rise tower located in the financial district of Haikou City. It borders Binhai Avenue to the north, Shimao West Road to the east, Wenhua East Road to the south, and the five-star Wenhua Hotel to the west. The building’s construction was suspended at the completion of its superstructure and we were consulted for a new design that would adjust its function from a hotel to an office building.
Working with the existing reinforced concrete superstructure, the facade was provided with a more contemporary design related to the internal structure and more suitable for office use. The massing was expressed with simpler, smoother lines that have been nonetheless arranged in a dynamic and distinctive pattern. This pattern extends beyond the roofline creating a sort of filigree crown, setting the building apart along the skyline.
In order to strengthen the massing of the main tower, the amount of layering in the original podium was reduced, while maintaining its overall form to accommodate several roof gardens. The same facade features of the tower have been incorporated into the podium, unifying these two elements and creating a more integrated design overall.
Client: Zendai Delta Real Estate Co., Ltd.
Location: Haikou, China
Site Area: 11,000 m2
Building Area: 72,000 m2