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What we do / Architecture / Mixed use / Xihongmen Mixed-use Development, Da Xing District
20 May 2014
Emporis Skyscraper Award 2013

Designed by Andrew Bromberg of Aedas, Nanfung Commercial, Hospitality and Exhibition Complex was nominated and voted by Emporis editors, who are architecture experts from all over the world, as one of the Top 10 skyscrapers for 2013 at the Emporis Skyscraper Award.
Located outside Guangzhou on the Pazhou island dedicated to exhibition related activities, Nanfung Commercial, Hospitality and Exhibition Complex contains four distinct programmatic uses that are split between two different sites separated by another building. Guangzhou Commercial Showcase Complex, also known as ‘1301’, houses a retail exhibition area in the podium with an office showroom building sitting on top; while Guangzhou Nanfung International Convention and Exhibition Centre/Langham Place, also known as ‘1401’, is a traditional, multi-floor exhibition center in the podium with a 500-room five-star hotel atop. The horizontal elements were accentuated through shifts: the smaller ones in the north/south direction, and larger ones in the east/west direction. They animates the buildings and maximises the dialogue between ‘1301’ and ‘1401’, leaping over the middle neighbour and providing a dynamic, unified and powerful expression to this exhibition complex.

The Emporis Skyscraper Award is the only prize for high-rise buildings awarded annually and on a global basis. Nominees and winners are chosen by Emporis editors. Since 2000, the award has been given to recognize excellence in both aesthetic and functional design.