Nanjing, China

This 88 story mixed use tower uniquely stacks the program in a single tower, providing increasingly greater surface area as the tower rises. This allows for an efficient leasing configuration at the commercial program in the base, while maximizing views for the apartment and hotel rooms above. The “diagrid” was conceived through silk protein studies that translated into an unprecedented structural efficiency. The tower was exhibited at the 2004 Venice Biennale and has been published in several books and periodicals.


Brian Lee, Design Partner, SOM/SF
Patrick Daly, Associate Partner, SOM/SF
Mark Sarkisian, Partner, SOM/SF
Stephen Green, Senior Designer, SOM/SF

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