The Nexus Building Will Feature Three Offset Blocks For Greater Stability

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Feb 17, 2016
References: plparchitecture & gizmag
The Nexus Building is an innovative skyscraper that is set to be constructed in a brand new metropolitan center in the Pearl River Delta in China.

This building will feature a unique tripartite configuration that sees three offset volumes, making it completely unique from a visual standpoint. The three volumes include a park-facing 44-story block, an angled 83-story middle volume and a 124-story top section. However, this design is about far more than just striking appearance on the skyline -- this design makes the building's mooted height of 595 meters safer and more feasible, and also enables it to better deal with wind.

The Nexus building is truly an excellent example of how architectural principles and technology are continually evolving to keep up with the needs of increasingly tall skyscraper constructions.