Hello & welcome.
Like most websites, we also use cookies.
Please select your preferred currency & click accept.

My currency:

Accept

Loading

  • Chetwoods-Banner

Chetwoods Architects

Presentation Pieces for the Phoenix Towers

Stretching up more than a kilometre into the skies above Wuhan, the capital of China’s Hubei province, is Chetwood Architects’ latest and most ambitious project to date. Our brief was to replicate this landmark project in glass. The finished articles are bespoke corporate gifts for Chinese dignitaries.

Chetwoods-Architects_low-res
Chetwoods-Architects_sketch_low-res

About The Project

One of four master plans Chetwoods are developing for Hua Yan Group in Central China’s new ‘Fourth Pole’ economic and cultural engine zone, where Wuhan has recently been re-designated an environmental city of the future by the regional and central governments.

Phoenix Towers will be an iconic landmark within an ambitious environmental master plan for Wuhan, the capital of central China. Situated on the Yangtze River at the crossroads of nine provinces, the ‘City of 1000 Lakes’, population 10 million, has recently been designated an environmental ‘Super City’ by the regional and central government.

At 1km high the Phoenix Towers will be the tallest pair of buildings in the world. The 47-hectare site (the towers cover 7 hectares) on an island in a lake at the end of a 3km avenue within a dense city layout will provide long vistas. Arching bridge-like over the surrounding boulevards, each tower will have a unique personality and attributes: the Feng tower will lean towards the commercial zone, the Huang tower towards the cultural and recreational zone.

The project’s key emphasis is on the harmonious combination of 21st century Western technological know-how and experience with Chinese tradition and culture. In response to the Client’s wish to develop a new style of architecture that emphasises Chinese identity, the use of a pair of towers reflects the dualist elements of Chinese culture in contrast to a more Western monolithic form.

Back to the top