China Railway Group HQ

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Location:
Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
Client:
China Railway Group
Sector:
MBA International, Office / Commercial / Mixed use
Cost:
£42m

Our concept: 

This proposed tower presents a vision of many towers, bound together like many poles of bamboo, representing a combined tower of strength and resilience. Diversity in unity.

Principle features of the proposed building:

  • Highly efficient – net/gross 85%
  • Very flexible and adaptable floor-plates – column-free space
  • Excellent working environment – potential for 14 x ‘corner’ offices per floor
  • Low energy and sustainable – photovoltaic panels and ground source heat pumps
  • Simple and inexpensive construction – standardised building components
  • Distinctive and reliable image


Energy design concepts:

  • Separate systems for office tower and commercial areas provide operational flexibility
  • All-electric services with ground coupled air-conditioning heat dispersal achieves zero local pollution, i.e. waste heat from air-conditioning units go to Ground enables free pollution and sick building syndrome
  • photovoltaic roof panels save energy
  • Localised onfloor services equipment provide excellent operational flexibility, reliability and reduce services distribution energy looses. That is Services plants are located on each floor, independent from one another.
  • Variable volume air supplies to office spaces provide temperature controls and save energy
  • High efficiency LED lighting with photocell controls provides long life and reduce energy use
  • Multiple corner offices improve daylighting
  • Dehumidifiers for the skygardens

Our concept: 

This proposed tower presents a vision of many towers, bound together like many poles of bamboo, representing a combined tower of strength and resilience. Diversity in unity.

Principle features of the proposed building:

  • Highly efficient – net/gross 85%
  • Very flexible and adaptable floor-plates – column-free space
  • Excellent working environment – potential for 14 x ‘corner’ offices per floor
  • Low energy and sustainable – photovoltaic panels and ground source heat pumps
  • Simple and inexpensive construction – standardised building components
  • Distinctive and reliable image


Energy design concepts:

  • Separate systems for office tower and commercial areas provide operational flexibility
  • All-electric services with ground coupled air-conditioning heat dispersal achieves zero local pollution, i.e. waste heat from air-conditioning units go to Ground enables free pollution and sick building syndrome
  • photovoltaic roof panels save energy
  • Localised onfloor services equipment provide excellent operational flexibility, reliability and reduce services distribution energy looses. That is Services plants are located on each floor, independent from one another.
  • Variable volume air supplies to office spaces provide temperature controls and save energy
  • High efficiency LED lighting with photocell controls provides long life and reduce energy use
  • Multiple corner offices improve daylighting
  • Dehumidifiers for the skygardens

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Sustainable and environmental features:

  • Air-Source Heat Pump
  • Building Energy Management Systems
  • Low Emissions