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AVIC International Financial Center

Chengdu, China

On a prime site in Chengdu, this mixed-use development is a vital addition to the ever-changing neighborhood. Understanding that social sustainability would be paramount to the project’s success, Gensler took its inspiration from Sichuan’s incredible landscapes along with colors and spices found in the province’s culture and cuisine. In two different schemes – “Paragon Twin Towers” and “Wonder Wall” – the design team created desirable places for office workers and shoppers alike. One features two parallelogram office towers that shift and re-shift as they rise; the other features heavy landscaping, including a green roof, and towers that appear to unfold as they rise.