Shanghai Tower is a landmark achievement – both in terms of size and sustainability.
Aurecon’s facade engineers, with Gensler Architects, developed the design to marry the facade with the structure and services systems while concurrently achieving architectural and sustainable goals. The tower’s intelligent skin is setting new benchmarks in tall building façade design, with the innovative upward spiral design reducing wind loads and capturing rainwater for air-conditioning and central heating.
As of 2016, the sustainable eco-tower, is China’s tallest skyscraper and on the official Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s (CTBUH) “Current Tallest 20” list. With a distinctive helix-like façade, it’s also the world’s tallest double skin building.