“Like the mountain ridges reflecting the light of the sky and the valleys reflecting light from the earth, the iconic tower will perform as a light sculpture to diffuse light from 360 degrees, creating a connection between sky and earth,” commented Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill, the design studio behind the project.
As it’s located in a high seismic zone, the design fully considers the structural requirements of super tall buildings using a geometric plan, a tapered form and a high performance damper system to ensure the structure’s stability and efficiency.
Located in the centre of Chengdu’s booming Dongcun district, the 100-storey skyscraper will surpass the city's current tallest buildings, the Chengdu IFS Towers, by over 200 metres.
It will be accompanied by two smaller residential towers, standing at 115 and 147 metres, and a six-storey podium housing a shopping centre, conference and exhibition space, and a roof garden with 360 degree views of the city.
The Greenland Tower is set for completion in 2018.