Super High-rise and Business District Planning for Daminggong

Location: Xi'an city, Shaanxi Province, China

Scope: Architecture, Masterplan

Total floor area: 954,528

Site area: 70,020

Max height: 345m

Design: 2017



The first prize of international competition of design of architectural design for Daminggong highrise



PLAT ASIA, cultivated with a high standard of design, respect for the urban space, and profound realization of context, translated these interpretations into the design scheme, won the bid for Daminggong commercial area upgrade design from the international design competition in 2017.


The site is neighbored by the main overpass on the North second ring road of Xi'an, in the city's central axis line, overlooking the Daming Palace National Heritage Park which posited a great vista spot. It would lighten the skylines of the northern town. A max height of 345 meters high-rise would root in the northwestern site, and traditional towers building situated in the southwest. The former includes an iconic commercial complex, offices building, and starred hotel.


The high-rise comprises three volumes twist and broken ground and annexes. The three buildings grow with undulated outlines direct to the sky. Flowed planes keep correspondence with the features of the building on the vertical axis. Inspired by the Book of Changes, an ancient Chinese masterpiece, which wrote in the 1st chapter: the dragon on the wing in the sky, the shape of buildings precisely responds to the rich culture of Xi'an City.


The twist is under a technological consideration about diminishing the shear forces from wind flows at a high air and demands of anti-earthquakes. The vertical structural ribs generate a dynamic façade surface, reshaping the urban horizons and landscape.


This high-rise building would lead the figure of a business complex and motivate the urban vigor and strengthen the commercial values of Xi'an City.


Project credits

Architects: PLAT ASIA

Design team: Baoyang Bian, Seungbo Ryu, DH Jung, Qingsong Huang, Jianxin Li, Kaiqi Yang, Xinwei Liu, Dongsheng Xiao, Yi Tao

Consultants: Sheng Yuan Architectural Landscape

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