Designs Unveiled for World’s Third-Tallest Building

22 June 2011 (Last Updated June 22nd, 2011 18:30)

The design scheme for the Wuhan Greenland Centre, slated to be the world's third-tallest building upon completion, has been unveiled in Wuhan, China. The Wuhan Greenland Centre was designed by Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG) and will be developed by Shanghai-based Gre

The design scheme for the Wuhan Greenland Centre, slated to be the world's third-tallest building upon completion, has been unveiled in Wuhan, China.

The Wuhan Greenland Centre was designed by Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG) and will be developed by Shanghai-based Greenland Group.

The 606m tower features a streamlined form with a tapered body, softly rounded corners and a domed top.

The three corners rise from the tripod-shaped base of the tower and taper upward finishing in the tip above the dome at the top.

The curtain wall cladding of the body of the tower will encompass a composite concrete core with steel framing, while the corners of the building will feature smooth curved glass.

The building will also incorporate several water and energy conservation features, designed to make the system sustainable.