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Pelli Clarke Pelliâs Shanghai office joins celebration of Riverview Plaza in Wuhan, China

Pelli Clarke Pelli’s Shanghai office joins celebration of Riverview Plaza in Wuhan, China

Pelli Clarke Pelli’s Shanghai office joins celebration of Riverview Plaza in Wuhan, China

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (November 13, 2015) - As construction nears completion on Riverview Plaza in Wuhan, China, the developer Shui On Land Company hosted an event this fall to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of purchasing the land upon which the tower sits. Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects is the Design Architect for the mixed-use project of Wuhan Tiandi A123. Ms. Lei Guo, general manager of PCPA’s Shanghai office, was invited to present the original design concept and join the panel of guest speakers.

In a slide overview, Ms. Guo illustrated the design intent of Riverview Plaza. The407,000 square meter (4.4 million square feet)towercelebrates Wuhan’s freshwater and commercial heritage, as well as its emergence as a political, economic, and cultural center.The architecture of the three towers is inspired by the sampans that once crowded the Yangtze River. The curving facades have a sail-like appearance, and the three towers are arranged in a line parallel to the Yangtze, as if they are about to cruise upriver. To complete the composition, the tallest tower includes a soaring mast that reaches a height of more than 400 meters (1,300 feet).

Mr. Lihui Wang, the general manager of Wuhan Shui On Riverview Real Estate Development Company, Ltd, spoke fondly of the excitement of establishing the company’s footprint in Wuhan. In the ten years since 2005 the company has witnessed a rapid growth of international commerce. They look forward to preserving Wuhan’s rich culture and history while continuing to develop the riverfront.

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