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Atkins to design landmark supertall development in China

By [email protected] - 22nd May 2015 - 14:06

Atkins has been awarded a contract to design the centrepiece development for a new expansion project in Changsha, one of Chinaâs most economically advanced cities. The site will be developed by Changsha Northstar Real Estate Development Company to create a new landmark, the Northstar Changsha Centre with Atkins providing the architectural design services for this development. The Centre will integrate residential, cultural, retail and commercial space of the riverside area to create a central public space for activities. This will include a supertall 400 metre landmark office tower, regional convention centre, department stores, a five-star hotel and serviced apartments. Sustainability is a main focus for the project, and the convention centre will set new standards in passive energy efficiency due to its careful orientation and sophisticated roof design. Rows of large skylights orientated to the north will bring diffused light into the halls and foyers below, utilising natural light effectively.