Chinese Bank Breaks Ground for New Tower Headquarters

27 April 2011 (Last Updated April 27th, 2011 18:30)

China-based CITIC Bank has broken ground for its new a sustainable 100m-tall headquarters tower in Hangzhou Qian Jiang New City in China. The façade of the diagonally braced structure is pulled inwards near the base to form a symmetrical V-shape across the south-facing elevation o

China-based CITIC Bank has broken ground for its new a sustainable 100m-tall headquarters tower in Hangzhou Qian Jiang New City in China.

The façade of the diagonally braced structure is pulled inwards near the base to form a symmetrical V-shape across the south-facing elevation of the structure.

The base of the tower features a 30m-high A-frame canopy that stretches 72m across the ground floor that leads to the heart of the diamond-shaped central museum which rises up through the full height of the building.

The upper floors will be lined on their perimeter by tiered sky-gardens while the mezzanine level houses VIP club and meeting spaces at the top of the building.

The skyscraper has been designed by global architecture firm Foster + Partners.