A Chinese skyscraper with a stunning prismatic façade

The Beijing Greenland Center in China has been completed and it showcases an incredible prismatic façade.

The 260 metre tower, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), is covered in curtain walling, with panels of glass set at different angles ‒ this reflects and refracts sunlight to create a dramatic three-dimensional effect.

The architects said: ‘The tower’s striking facade pattern is informed by the bas relief carving technique. Isosceles trapezoidal modules function as prisms, catching daylight and refracting it to create an interplay of light and shadow.’

The Beijing Greenland Center is mixed-use, offering office space and residential apartments, and sits at the heart of the new Dawangjing business district, which is masterplanned by SOM.

Take a closer look at the stunning skyscraper here.

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