The Shanghai International Fortune Center in Jinqiao, Pudong, Shanghai, comprises 2 high-rise office towers interlinked through a three-storey podium with potential for future commercial purposes. The staggered placements of rectangular blocks and the crisp linear facade lines conjures up the image of a sailboat.
Overlooking the beautiful scenery of Puxi and Pudong, in an elegant high-end office atmosphere bathed in lush greenery, the Shanghai International Fortune Center elevates the architectural standards for office buildings in the area.
“Considering these geographical conditions, the heart of the design accentuates the challenge of taking full advantage of the waterfront landscape while arranging the business elements pragmatically—ultimately to promote the building as an emblem that reflects the city’s character.” Said Aedas Global Design Principal Ken Wai.
Green office experience
The plot is divided into two by a public road, with green space in the east, two high-rise office buildings, and other ancillary functions in the west.
A podium is set to bridge the twin towers and is equipped with F&B and retail services to meet the needs of office-goers. A semi-enclosed courtyard between the twin towers enables an omni-level green relationship . A semi-enclosed courtyard between the twin towers enables an omni-level green relationship.
The design concept of sail-setting is derived from the crisscrossing rivers in the area. The staggered placements of rectangular blocks and the crisp linear facade lines conjure up the image of a sailboat. The subtle curves on the podium roof, refuge stories, and tower crown evoke a sense of rhythm that resembles propelling sails, which augurs the prosperous development of Jinqiao, sailing for a bright future. Source by Aedas