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Poly Corporation Headquarters
Winner - Silver
Designer: Brian Lee - FAIA, Design Partner
Design Type: Corporate
Company / Organization / School: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Team Members: Design Architect and Structural Engineers: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP: Leo Chow, AIA, Design Partner Gene Schnair, FAIA Managing Partner Mark Sarkisian, PE, SE, Structural and Engineering Partner Keith Boswell, FAIA, Technical Partner Larry Chien, AIA Managing Director Developer: China Poly Corporation Associate Architect: Beijing Special Engineering Design and Research Institute MEP: Flack + Kurtz Main Contractors: China State Construction Co.
This building was a seamless integration of architecture and engineering. This integration is expressed strongly in the dramatic cable-net glass wall; revealing the heart of the building. The expansive transparent wall creates a heightened sense of connection between the employees in the offices, the atrium and the city. The northeast-facing atrium encloses and protects the workplace, admitting ample light, while the exterior stone fin-wall, comprised of brise-soleil shades, tempers the sun to the south&west.