“Sharing the same DNA, but positioned differently, the Harbin Twin Towers form an iconic and welcoming Gate to and from the city of Harbin.”
Distances are shortening fostering faster business transactions and communication. The twin towers take full advantage of sitting on a hyper-connected transportation hub. Located in extreme climate conditions with long winters and short summers, the tower design strategically provides respite from the harsh conditions. Interior sky terraces are injected into the towers to provide natural green spaces in the winter to promote high-quality sustainable lifestyle for the luxury apartments and healthy working environments for the flexible office spaces.
The Twin Towers perform as a Digital Gate that promote commerce and also provide vital transit information for visitors. Tower A - SOHO and service apartments - creates an entrance from the plaza. Tower B - 5A Office - welcomes people from the city. Passengers can enjoy a rich underground connection which link the train station directly to the city from the outdoor Plaza and underground retail floors. Efficient layout distribution of key programs are strategically placed to inject vivid and active public spaces which encourage human interaction and allow for higher value of commercial areas.
- Client: Kaishengyuan
- Location: Harbin, China
- Site Area: 300,000 m2
- Project Area: Tower A 75,000 m2 (above ground)
- : Tower B 75,000 m2 (above ground)
- Program: Offices, Residential, SOHO, Retail, Parking
- Status: Competition
- Project Team: Erik Amir, Dora Chi, Effi Meridor, James Beadnall, Max Gerthal, Calvin W. Liu, Cathal Peter Quinn, Victor Quiros Quiros, Sarah Ge Xiaorui
- Local Architect: ADRI
- Structure: Buro Happold
- Render: Glessner Group, ADRI Render
- Model Maker: Great Models