Yuyuan Tower is located in Changsha, Hunan Province. The 400,000 sf development consists of a 320,000 sf office/hotel tower, and 20,000 sf retail center at the base.
The mass of the tower was broken up in to two distinct halves, which makes the building appear taller and thinner. The main façade is subdivided by a thin vertical glass wall separating each side.
The vertical divide is recessed, making each side of the mass appear to float on its own. The roof profile is shaped at angles opposing each other, so that the building meets the sky in a dynamic way.