High-Rise Design in Shijiazhuang with Hamzah & Yeang, Beijing, 2003
The design for this high-rise building was created in cooperation with the architectural office of Hamzah & Yeang Architects, Beijing. Specifications and requirements for a high-rise building in China are different, particularly when it comes to the scale of such projects. A further focus was set on the Chinese approach to architectural design in general.
The design competition was initiated by the local newspaper in Shijiazhuang, which is located 150 km south of Beijing. In reference to the old Chinese art of calligraphy the tower follows the form of a calligraphy brush.
It is really remarkable how skilled the Chinese architects are in terms of 3D modeling. Building Information Modeling has quickly become the industry standard and lots of designs are presented in excellent 3D quality.