Located along the bank of Shanghai’s Huangpu River, Qiantan Center’s 270-meter office tower and paired hotel form a prominent centerpiece for the evolving area.
Inspired by the natural elements of wood grain and the nearby river’s flowing water, the development’s design features horizontal fins that imitate wood on the office tower and mimic waves on the hotel. At the top of the hotel, the amplitude of the horizontal fins increases to enhance the texture and movement of the design.
Qiantan Center’s office structure is the tallest tower in Shanghai’s Qiantan district with vertical fins on the building’s facade merging at the tower’s crown to create an expressive organic form and to mark its height among its surroundings. These vertical piers are spaced in three-meter intervals to minimize view obstructions from the inside.
A podium connects the office to the hotel and extends the ‘flow lines’ across the entire Qiantan Center, acting as a covered passage and an elevated bridge between the two buildings. Skylights provide natural light to the lower level and offer framed views of the office tower. A truly mixed-use development, the scheme also includes a convention center, retail units, and a fitness center. Three newly-constructed railways conveniently connect the center to other iconic areas in Shanghai.