Wuhan Greenland Center is formed in the city of Wuhan, capital of Hubei Province in central China. The skyscraper will have 636 m in height. The 120 floors will be 300 000 m2 usable area being divided between the portion of residential and office space.
The building will also fit into the Ritz Carlton Hotel.
In the construction of skyscrapers, super high winds is one of the key obstacles. Fortunately, the architects responsible for the Wuhan Greenland Center: Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill are experts in structural engineering. Adrian Smith designed both the Burj Khalifa, and Jeddah. Wedge shape of the Wuhan Greenland Center reduces wind resistance. In addition, staging construction phases with the complex system of inlets reduce air pressure.
Congratulation Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill, very good project execution
Wuhan Greenland Center will be an innovative and has the chance to become a showcase of technological progress all over China.
Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei Province in central China, is located on Jianghan Plain which joins the Hanjiang River and the Yangtze River. Divided by the Yangtze, Wuhan is known as the “Three Towns of Wuhan” with Hankou and Hanyang on the west bank, and Wuchang on the east. The three tapered sides of Wuhan Greenland Center represent the three cities and two rivers that intersect to form one unified city.
The building’s uniquely streamlined form combines three key formal concepts tapered body, softly rounded corners, and a domed top that reduce wind resistance and vortex action, which builds up around super-tall towers. Further assisting in venting wind pressure against the tower, apertures in the curtain wall have been placed at regular intervals. These apertures also house window-washing systems and air intake and exhaust systems on mechanical floors.