China Zun - the New Landmark Building of Beijing

from Feel of China

中国尊(Zhōnɡɡuó Zūn) - China Zun Tower is a 528-meter high supertall tower in Beijing. The tower is one of the most iconic and realizable buildings in the skyline of the city.

The official name of China Zun Tower is "CITIC Tower", it's named after the company CITIC (China International Trust Investment Corporation), a state-owned investment company of China, the building will become the headquarters of the company. The Tower's shape is based on a "zun". So, what is Zun? We must go back to the long history of Chinese culture.

Originally an etiquette vessel, Zun was the symbol of enormous courtesy. As the Chinese saying goes, one should raise the Zun above his or her head with both hands and pays respect as sincerely as possible. The famous Four Goat Square Zun of the Shang Dynasty has elegant decorations and amazing curving styles. Inspired by the beauty of Zun in its design, China Zun distinguishes itself from the typical straight form of supertall towers in Beijing. 

Standing among the skyscrappers concentrating in Beijing CBD, China Zun exhibits distinctive and stately oriental features and impressive solemn style.

Its diamond shaped design was inspired by the bamboo ware, one of the traditional vessels in China. The Chinese are fond of bamboo. In their eyes, bamboo, like a nobleman, is decent but not flamboyant. As an old Chinese saying goes: "a residence is unlivable without the bamboo." The space design of the top of the Tower brings to mind a rising Kongming lantern.

2018年10月,位于北京CBD核心区、世界上第一栋在抗震设防烈度8度区建造的528米摩天大厦拔地而起,直冲云霄,它有一个蕴含东方文化的名字——“中国尊”。

“中国尊”,何为“尊”?这要从中国几千年的文化说起。尊乃古之礼器,意为敬奉,“起时双手捧至顶,行顶天立地之势”。较著名的有商代四羊方尊,纹饰精美,雕工精湛。

中国尊以尊为建筑形态,有别于北京超高层建筑常见的直线形态,使这一建筑林立在CBD核心区的摩天楼群中也能明显体现出庄重的东方神韵,表现出顶天立地的磅礴气势。

中国尊高度528米,地上108层,地下7层。其自下而上的菱形机理,源于中国传统器皿之一——竹器。中国人爱竹,竹比作君子,淡雅有气节,自古有“不可居无竹”之语。建筑顶部的空间设计取自“孔明灯”的形态意向,呈冉冉上升之态。

在柔美而赋有寓意的外形设计下,技术的更新运用也让“中国尊”有了更多亮点,取得了多个世界第一。智能顶升钢平台、永临结合消防系统、BIM技术全周期应用、完善的消防系统、抗震能力、低碳环保的设计贯穿于中国尊各个细节中,通过调节建筑物的高度结构和方位朝向,充分利用冬季阳光和夏季自然风的流动;建立起一套区域能源系统,实现区域集中供冷供热系统,减少20%-40%的能源消耗。

此外,中国尊使用的电梯是世界首创的服务高度超500米跃层电梯。 登上“中国尊”的顶部,可以360度俯瞰北京城。在这里,好好赏一赏在云端的无限风光,体味一番“不敢高声语,恐惊天上人”的逍遥自得。


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