“Something elegant and unusual but also affordable!”
Tianxi Twin Towers
Location: Chengdu, China
Client: Chengdu Menli Co.,Ltd.
Programme: two 222 m high residential towers, 110.000 m2 total floor space, residential with community plinth and restaurant and fitness club
In 2012 MLA+ was commissioned to redesign the Tianxi Twin Towers. Upon completion the twin towers in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province in South-Eastern China, will be the tallest residential twin towers of the world.
As part of the redesign the communal spaces on the ground floor and the tower tops, as well as the complete façade strategy where revised. The glass façade is decorated with a high contrast pattern that wraps the towers like a fabric. This powerfull design is executed as a modular, prefabricated system – an intelligent and cost effective way to combine expressive image and smart technical solution.
During the design process, our local developer client Menli partnered with the international brand Armani/Casa to strengthen the branding of the project. Armani is responsible for the interior design of the project, which is currently sold as high-end luxury apartments in the Chinese market.
2013 Concept revision, Design Development
2014 Construction drawings
2015 – 2017 Construction
2013 UN Global Habitat Award for International Communities as part of the Chengdu Mandarin Oriental and Armani Arts project
MLA+: Reza Al-Kaabi, Markus Appenzeller, Mario Barkley, Markus Diem, Gerard Maccreanor, Martin Probst, Ken Thompson, Roland Winkler, Jing Zhou
Landscape: Bensley Design Studio