Complementing China’s Tallest Building with Lush Greenery
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DETAILS

LocationShanghai, China
ClientGensler
Size12,921 m2

China’s tallest building, Shanghai Tower, is located in the Lujiazui Financial Center Zone near the Shanghai World Financial Center and Jin-Mao tower. SWA’s landscape design establishes a “Tower Park” to complement the building’s iconic form and function, connect the mixed-use project with its urban neighborhood, and provide a variety of beautiful settings for public gatherings and celebrations.  The project’s LEED-Gold certification required 33 percent green cover – a unique challenge given the size of the building and its hardscape. 90 percent of the landscape is on-structure. SWA designed an informal greenbelt and a park connecting to an adjoining property. Features include an event-center roof garden, a sunken garden that with a bamboo island within a water pool, and dramatic sky gardens for each atrium that repeat plantings in a vertical pattern to draw the eye skyward and accentuate the tower’s unique open-ended spiral form.

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