Shanghai Dinggu Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.
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KRIS YAO | ARTECH
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SHZF Architectural Design Co., Ltd.
Located in the Jing An Temple district, the Huashan Square is a luxury residential tower on the prominent neighborhood of the old French Quarter. This landmark tower soars to a height of forty stories, pairing up with the Hilton Hotel Tower located next door. The 5-story podium bends gracefully along the street, housing retail spaces, clubs, restaurants, and a residential entrance lobby at the rear.
The tower plan is designed as two interlocking C shapes, with the service core placed in the middle to maximize the view from both wings. The curved glazed curtainwall of the tower resonates with the curvature of the podium below. To increase visual diversity, vertical glass shades are placed with a rhythmic pattern. The double-skin exterior wall helps to save energy, and its full-height glazing provides ample natural light and ventilation, creating a brightly lit and comfortable living environment in this high-density city. The alternating finishes of hand-chiseled and water-jet surface of the El Dorado Gold granite on the podium highlight the verticality and enrich the elevation design.