The Exo Towers

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design - Institutional
  • Company/Firm
    United Units Architects
  • Lead Designer
    Yongzheng Li, Tim Mason, Qizhi Li
  • Design Team
    Yanfeng Lyu, Teng Jiang, Liang Xu, Yuan Tian, Qian Lu, Jessie Millar
  • Architect
    United Units Architects
  • Photographer Credit
  • Location
    Shaoxing . Zhejiang . China
  • Client
    Bank of Ruifeng
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The Exo Towers is comprised of two towers and linked together by a 70m-high central glazed atrium. As the digital finance center of the Bank of Ruifeng, the building utilizes an external structural system that greatly reduces the number of columns of the typical floor, creating large and open office space, allowing for the ongoing flexible division of functional layout to cope with the banking business adjustments brought on by new digital challenges. The Exo Towers therefore derives its architectural language from the manner in which the space and structure are completely integrated.

Between the two towers, a 27-metre-wide glazed canopy with a 15-metre cantilever creates a dramatic entrance experience, leading to the central glazed atrium. A cable-net glass curtain wall is used for the east facade of the atrium, creating an extraordinary transparency and clarity by hiding the anchors and spring assemblies in an ingenious way.