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NATIONAL TRADE BUILDING BY STUDIO MARCO PIVA

The Studio Marco Piva has created the National Trade Building in the populous Chinese city of Harbin. With four towers (one is a hotel and three other departments) this complex of buildings which will be completed in 2016, became an icon of the city. Harbin region is noted for its harsh climate; the temperature can drop to -40° in winter, for this reason, the design team thought about how to reduce energy consumption by incorporating advanced technologies. The exterior of the building has a series of lines that seem to surround them, and at night these lines are lit, and which are actually strips of LEDS. The architectural firm Studio Marco Piva, directed by Marco Piva, began creating designs in 80s. Today, this studio is one of the most recognized in the world.

Source and images Studio Marco Piva via designboom

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