Shanghai, Pudong | 70000m² | Completed 2010
DBS Bank Tower is located on a prime site along the south bank of Huangpu River. The 19 storey building contains 50,000㎡ of office space and 6,000㎡ retail space. The design of project is both modern and classical. It is an elegant, delicately proportioned tower of glass and aluminum. The aluminum, painted a deep rich blue, forms a double grid of vertical and horizontal ribs which give the exterior wall scale and texture. At its base, opening on to a sunken plaza are shops, cafes and restaurants. The DBS Tower is a true green building with double glazing façade and radiant ceiling system. Together with other sustainable measures the building is expected to use only three quarter of the energy consumed by a typical air-conditioned office building.