Nanchang IFC Tower

Unbuilt Design Award Submission

The Nanchang IFC Tower was designed as a significant landmark for the rapidly growing city of Nanchang in Western China. Its sculptural presence and fluid form were inspired by the silk industry that is significant to the region. The massing of the program takes full advantage of the surrounding parks and views along the river and the location provides a prominent address for all of its primary uses: office, hotel, residential and retail. The synergy between these uses allows the site to be an active contributor to the life of the city throughout the day. The Tower design includes an optimum office plan for the lower half of the building. Its orientation maximizes views of the river and the old city. The columns are spaced 4.5m center on the short face of the tower and 9m center on the long face allowing for efficient modular space planning on the office floors. Unique floors within the center of the tower house the sky lobby and hotel amenities. The structure morphs through the center of the tower allowing the hotel and apartment floors to have a southern orientation and creating a recognizable landmark on the skyline of Nanchang.

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
  • Tianrun Land Group
Nanchang, N/A