China Architecture Design Institute - Architecture Facade Professional Award
– Winner: Architecture Facade Professional Award
Shanghai Tower is a landmark achievement – both in terms of size and sustainability.
Aurecon’s façade engineers, in close collaboration with Gensler Architects, developed the design to marry the façade with the structure and services systems while concurrently achieving architectural and sustainability goals.
The tower’s intelligent skin is setting new benchmarks in tall building façade design, with the innovative upward spiral design reducing wind loads and capturing rainwater for air-conditioning and central heating.
Shanghai Tower is the world’s second tallest tower with a double skin helix-like façade.