In designing the Zhenghong Office Project, Aedas, the internationally lauded architecture firm, found a way to make the property available stand out from the surroundings. Rather than opting for the typical office that makes use of vertical space, the Zhenghong Office Project is composed of three parallel buildings that are interconnected by an undulating glass surface.
Spreading office space horizontally rather than vertically is atypical, considering the premium on ground space in urban centers. The flowing glass of these buildings, which was inspired by the flowing of the nearby Yellow River, does more than add to aesthetics, though. The connected segments leave exposed spaces for gardens as well as a far more pleasant way to cross between buildings (as opposed to moving down to ground level).
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