SFC Sunbow Finance Center is next to former Expo site, covers an area of 13,255 sqm with GFA 79,300 sqm. HuaRun and Expo Land together developed a high quality Grade A office tower with a Two Stars Green Building certification. It targets financial HQ with providing commercial facilities, comfortable landscape and roof garden. The buildings take full advantage of the location by creating a gateway to the Expo area and offers great views to Huangpu River and Lujiazui.
What is the most efficient layout for a trapezoidal site？How to create a gateway for Expo area? The challenges are solved through extensive volume studies. By creating two volumes, the height and orientation fits better in the skyline. Also a welcoming plaza is created, which as well becomes a gateway landmark on the EXPO axis.
The classic modern architectural style and facade image contribute to the project to create outstanding landmark in expo area. The goal of the facade design is to generate a quality building in conformity with the context. The buildings are modern elegant and designed with great attention to details, materials and colors.
Floor plan design fully consider the efficiency and views. Most of the office space has an excellent view of the Lujiazui or the Expo China Pavilion.
Both buildings use the same facade, a insulated window wall facade. This facade is characterized of the composition of 3 main materials: stone cladding, aluminum window frames, and low-E double gazing.
By placing the window deep in the façade and making a frame around it external sun shading is provided. Next to the fixed window is a tumble window that provides natural ventilation, it is covered with a perforated metal mesh and placed in a solid wall. In this way the glass area is reduced to 50%. Blinds provide reduction of solar heat; optimize the use of daylight, creating a comfortable workspace.
Intelligent lighting minimized light pollution. Functional lighting and ambient lighting are properly arranged. The façade LED strips are combined with the window aluminum panels to reduce light pollution and energy consumption, while perfectly outlines the building's rhythmic frame at night.
A new landmark destination is created in Expo area. The SFC Sunbow Finance Center is now grand opened in 2020, maintain a good level of rent. The generous public spaces and the roof gardens contribute to the project’s overall goal to create outstanding working place for corporate headquarters.