Soochow Securities Headquarters

Suzhou, N/A / China

The Soochow Securities Headquarters building is located in the city of Suzhou, China. The project is positioned along the western edge of the Jinji Lake in Suzhou Industrial Park and is designed as a modern gateway to the city centre. The triangular massing responds contextually to views of the city and lake, the orientation of the site and the diagonally approaching street. The triangular form is regarded as a balanced and stable form in China, an image well suited to a stock exchange headquarters. The signature feature of the design is a dramatic internal atrium that rises the full height of the tower. The 20 story atrium allows natural light to flood the interior environment and enhances visual connectivity between floors that benefits a headquarters building. At the base of the atrium, a lush garden reminiscent of Suzhou gardens was designed while the top is capped by an engineered skylight composed of welded triangular mullions to eliminate the requirement for a secondary superstructure. The exterior of the building is primarily clad in stone and glass, incorporating a shingled façade to provide passive shading during the summer months as well as integrated operable windows for natural ventilation within the workspaces.



Architect of record

James Zheng
Goettsch Partners
224 South Michigan Avenue, Floor 17
Chicago, IL 60604, USA
Phone: 312-356-0600
Fax: 312-356-0601
jzheng@gpchicago.com

Associate architect

Suzhou Industrial Park Design & Research Institute Co., Ltd
Suzhou, China
Phone: 8651262586678

General contractor

Jiangsu Nantong No.2 Construction Engineering (Group) Co., Ltd
China
Phone: 8651383316463

Consultant 1

ACLA
Hong Kong, China
Phone: 85228933933

Consultant 2

Steve Margulies
OneLux Studio, LLC
39 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011, USA
Phone: 212-201-5790

Photographer

Mr. Shen Zhonghai
1st Image
Yi Jing Building B, No. 188, Zhongshan N. No. 1 Road, Suite 604
Shanghai, N/A 200083, China
Phone: 862164400372