Ningbo Daily Newspaper Group HQ, Ningbo, China
When the coastal port city on Ningbo began to outgrow its old historic center the city commissioned a masterplan in 2004 to expand the city to the east. A 16km2 newly developed area known as the Eastern New Town began, with an investment of 30 billion USD. At the heart of the masterplan sits a new government headquarters and a series of new residential developments. The new Ningbo Daily Newspaper Group Headquarters is sandwiched in the center bridging the community with the government center.
As the home for eight publications within the media group the project utilizes narrow floor plates to maximize good daylighting and natural ventilation
A unifying veil-like façade of vertical fins envelopes the entire building creating an abstract form which stands as a monolithic object when viewed from a distance, yet an open and delicate building when viewed up close.