VLA is in the process of further development of our proposal for an international, invited competition for the 'Global Finance Center' in the CBD of Chongqing, China. The proposal was delivered July 31st, 2007. The project is for a skyscraper located in downtown Chongqing, and with its 70 floors and 300 meter height it will dominate the skyline of this part of the city. The tower will house retail, a hotel, commercial and residential space for a total of 180,000 m².
The primary architectural objective for this proposal is to create a landmark building in Chongqing’s CBD which ensures a strong visual presence for the Global Finance Center both at the street level and in the skyline of the city overall. The proposal also seeks to create a modern building which retains a relationship to the region.
Other objectives include reinforcing urban relationships surrounding the site, creating a lively and enticing urban environment at the base of the tower which will be the optimal background for exclusive retail, and providing semi-outdoor green spaces as an amenity for the offices and apartments.