The HeXi Yuzui Financial Tower is being developed as part of the South HeXi Yuzui Financial District and Tower mixed-use project in Nanjing, China. With a height of 500m, it is expected to be one of the tallest skyscrapers in the city, upon completion.
China Jinmao, a Hong Kong-based property development company, is developing the 860,000m² (9.25 million square feet) mixed-use project, which includes the development of a series of towers.
Construction on the HeXi Yuzui Financial Tower commenced in 2021 and is scheduled for completion in 2025.
Location of the HeXi Yuzui Financial Tower
The HeXi Yuzui Financial Tower is being developed in the new central business district in Nanjing, China. It is easily accessible from the Yangtze Riverfront and connected by several public transportation options.
Master plan of the HeXi Yuzui Financial District and Tower
The South HeXi Yuzui Financial District and Tower master plan incorporates the development of five office towers measuring 100m, 155m, 220m, 350m and 500m in height, apart from an 86m-tall residential building.
The HeXi Yuzui Financial Tower will include offices, in addition to commercial and tourism spaces. It will serve as a foundation for the new world-class waterfront business district.
The mixed-use development is expected to attract businesses and tourism from China and the international market, becoming the new focal point for the region. It will offer a unique live-work environment that promotes interaction for users, apart from public parks and art centres for visitors.
HeXi Yuzui Financial Tower design and structure details
The HeXi Yuzui Financial Tower’s design is inspired by the textures and dimensions created by the light reflected from the flowing waters of the adjoining Yangtze River. The tower’s exterior structure is designed to withstand wind vortices while providing optimal views of the city.
The design incorporates multiple green spaces and sky gardens that enhance the landscaping elements of the tower and the surrounding area, which improve the air quality and surrounding climate.
The tower will feature a unique 360° observatory deck with a panoramic viewing platform. Once completed, it is expected to be one of the highest open-air observatory decks in the world.
The tower incorporates sustainability features to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification.
Rainwater will be harvested in the rooftop gardens, which will help in managing on-site water at more than 100% of rainfall. The rainwater will be collected using the sponge city concepts such as sub-soil collection, permeable paving, and recessed green space.
The collected rainwater will be transferred into tanks located at the ground level, where it will be treated, stored and reused. It is expected to reduce total indoor water usage by 55%.
In addition, several energy strategies will be incorporated to reduce the overall energy consumption of the tower such as minimising the cooling, heating and lighting loads, as well as reducing plug loads.
The tower will also be installed with a high-performance facade and integrated with a low-E insulated curtain-wall system with fins that follow the building’s geometry to reduce solar heat gain. The curtain wall system will also provide access to adequate daylight and control glare while protecting the indoor environment.
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG) Architects, an architecture and design firm based in the US, won an international design competition to design the new South HeXi Yuzui Financial District and Tower in 2018.
Rider Levett Bucknal (RLB), an independent construction and property consultancy, is providing cost management and quantity surveying services for the project.