Chengdu Poly Towers

Chengdu, China

The office complex anchors the western edge of a larger mixed-use development that includes residential and commercial functions. Located at the intersection of two main thoroughfares, the project takes advantage of its highly visible site.

Primarily composed of twin 100-meter-tall office towers, the complex is oriented to maximize open view corridors and form a strong axial geometry that celebrates the grand pedestrian plaza at the main intersection. The highly efficient center-core towers feature column-free lease spans, sightless operable venting for natural ventilation, and high-performance floor-to-ceiling glazing throughout. Three multifunction rooms and a state-of-the-art conference center unify the office towers on the third level. A ground-floor promenade features boutique retail shopping along the pedestrian plaza to the north and west and frames the ceremonial entrance to the complex. The building podium contains a multilevel shared lobby with access to the two towers, retail, and a communal rooftop terrace that ensures vitality for the complex throughout the day. The plaza is the central feature within the property, and the building massing is designed to ensure that afternoon light is abundant.

In catering to the larger Class A tenants in the area, the complex is unique in housing the Chengdu offices for both Poly Real Estate and Greenland Group, two of the major developers in China. Poly Real Estate is located on the top floors of the north tower, and Greenland Group is located on similar floors in the south tower. Each group is also recognized with its own signage on its corresponding tower.