Fish-Inspired Skyscraper in Zhuhai Wins Chinese Tower Contest

News: architecture company RMJM has won a competitors to style a landmark tower for Doumen, China, with ideas for a 93-metre-higher structure covered in scales.

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Proposed at the intersection of two rivers in Zhuhai, the Doumen Observation Tower was made by RMJM’s Shenzhen office to mimic the motion of water and aquatic life in the coastal city, occasionally acknowledged as the Chinese Riviera.



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“The motion of water and fish can be noticed as origin of the preliminary thought,” explained undertaking architect Zhenyuan Yang. “The fish jumping gesture should symbolise the prosperity and speedy transformation of the city.”

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The tower’s curving kind will be clad with one,400 bent panels, manufactured from perforated aluminium. These will give the construction its scaly physical appearance, whilst shading the interior from direct sunlight.

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RMJM used a parametric modelling technique to create the shape, which will be made up of twelve two-dimensional curves.

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This will naturally divide the construction up into three sections – a ground-level podium housing outlets and eating places, a middle area containing leisure services, and a best-floor observation deck giving 360-degree views.

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The tower is set to be delivered as portion of the wider regeneration of Doumen’s riverfront.


Undertaking credits:

Undertaking architect: Yang Zhenyuan
Design and style director: Yang Hua
Style team: Stefan Mandl, Wu Jiayang, Michael Rebhandl, Thomas Sutner

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