Shin­ing Brightly

Society Interiors - - GREEN NEWS -

The Poly In­ter­na­tional Plaza de­signed by Skid­more, Owings and Mer­rill (SOM) is in­spired by the chi­nese pa­per lantern. This tower plaza is lo­cated be­tween the For­bid­den City and the Beijing Cap­i­tal Air­port. The façade has a con­tin­u­ous di­a­grid pat­terns, that not only shim­mers like jewel but also lower the build­ings en­ergy foot­print. The build­ing com­prises of three el­lip­ti­cal tow­ers, that are con­nected from the un­der­ground. The cen­tral tower is named as Di­a­mond Lantern, which is 499 ft., fall and is clad with steel, con­crete and an­gled glass. The other two build­ings are cov­ered with ver­ti­cal grids of dark metal rods. The unique struc­ture helps to form an outer ther­mal en­ve­lope around the of­fice space.

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