Kingtown International Center (formerly Jinao Tower)
Sustainability concerns in China inspired the architecture of this exemplary Nanjing, China-based skyscraper promoting externally ventilated double wall. The faceted form of the tower, which resembles a traditional Chinese lantern, is an evolution of incorporating mechanical, structural, and architectural systems. The curtain wall comprising of double skin helps reduce mechanical cooling by almost 20 percent. The benefits of this sophisticated envelope include enhanced HVAC performance, increased convenience for occupants, and lower operational charges.