Situated on Century Avenue, in Shanghai, the Ruizheng tower can be seen throughout the Pudong district. The architectural style of the tower is characterized by its simplicity and purity of form, its bevelled edges suggesting a cut diamond. It contrasts strongly with the complexity of many buildings in Shanghai, offering a strong, and sober image.
In its upper part, the tower facade folds up towards the sky, forming a glass triangle that lights up at night. In the lower part, it folds out, forming a large overhang. Folds and recesses make this tower both compact and dynamic.
At street level, a transparent glazed facade blurs the division between inside and outside.
The Ruizheng tower is a 25 storey office building with a concrete structure. It stands at 115m tall. The south elevation, facing Century Avenue, has a naturally-ventilated double-skin to reduce energy consumption, and there is vertical sun-shading on the east and west sides which gives the building a soaring appearance.
The building contains offices, meeting rooms, a showroom, a restaurant and canteen.
– Client: Ruizheng Investment Company
– Architect: Arte Charpentier Architectes
– Design office: Zhongfang institute
– Address: Pudong
– City: Shanghai
– Country: China
– Completion: 2012
– Site area: 6,300m²
– Floor area: 45,000m²