Nanjing Tower

Jahn, Chicago/USA

Planning time:
2010 – 2012

Construction time:

Services rendered by Werner Sobek:
structural engineering
facade engineering
(concept design,schematic design,
design development, detailed design review)

Suning, Nanjing/China

Jahn, Chicago/USA

The Nanjing Tower forms an architectural ensemble togetherwith the podium building next to it, which fulfils the highest demands of aesthetics and user comfort. The ground floor was optimized according to the scheduled hotel and retail use. The lateral stiffening system consists of a central concrete core that is supported by external columns. The external columns are activated by outriggers. The eight-storied podium building covers the tower and forms the urban transition to the surrounding buildings.