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Zoomlion is one of China’s leading manufacturers of construction machinery equipment and is ranked top 10 globally in the industry. amphibianArc was invited to design its new headquarters located in Changsha, China. Our criterion is to match its forward thinking, unique, and mechanistically imaginative corporate image and values.
This scheme proposes the Twin Towers - office and hotel towers, to split the public and private programs. The Maker is the office tower. This form is to show the hard work they put into their equipment. It is 199.2 meters in height, in reference to the founding year of the company; 1992. The Product is the hotel tower of 280 meters, reaching forward from their decorated past. The futuristic smooth form references both their ability to create and their ambitions moving forward. The image is a vivid simulation of the space shuttle tied up to the launching pad of space center, which emphasizes the industrial strength of Zoomlion product.
The podium is a five-story elevated platform, hanging above the garden grounds. By opening the campus below, there are private spaces created for the hotel guests and public spaces for walking or jogging. There is another level of green space planted on top of the podium, to amplify the amount of park space available and increase the green space on the site. Internally, these lifted areas expand the view out towards the river and center of the city.
Location: Changsha, CN