A landmark for a growing urban district
Ningbo, a coastal city with ancient origins, has achieved remarkable economic growth in the 21st century. The city has guided its urbanization with robust planning initiatives that prioritize walkability, and preserve parks, greenways, and canals.
The Guohua Financial Tower is designed as a model workplace that emphasizes health and wellbeing. Situated along a prominent boulevard in East New Town, the project is a centerpiece of this new high-density development, centered on creating a walkable and engaging urban experience.
At the busiest corner of the site, the design draws pedestrians in with a tree-filled public plaza and a reflecting pool. A serene courtyard features planted terraces, waterfalls, and open-air mezzanines. The courtyard is lined with retail and cafes, and connects to the tower through a glass atrium. At ground level, the office tower lobby’s airy, high ceilings and glass enclosure mirror the openness of the podium.