Jiefangbei Towers are located in the city of Chongqing, the largest megalopolis of Southwest China. The city’s urban core is located at the convergence of the Yangtze and Jialing Rivers. It is here in Jiefangbei, a vital central business and commercial area where on the highest elevation the pair of high rise towers will reside. The Kangde Center boasts a maximum density totaling 131,000 sq meters. The 46 and 54 story towers rise to 286-Meters high and are connected at the base with a 7 story building that serves as a plinth. Hotels, residential units and office space occupy the tower buildings with commercial and retail at the lower levels. 18 floors of subterranean parking are provided.
2,793,600 sq ft
Exhibited MOCA, Los Angeles
The city grids are translated into the diagrid fenestration of the buildings, translating into a three-dimensional representation of the city. The lower levels of the building respond to various local conditions and are prominently integrated into the urban fabric of the city center. Seen from a distance and due to their scale, the towers have a dynamic, iconic, and dominant presence along Chongqing’s city skyline.