Aedas has developed the Dance of Light skyscraper in Chongqing, China.
The Dance of Light project combines the overall strategic development plan of the city and the prominent geographical location of the project, with the goal of creating an urban centre and building an office complex with "mainly high-end office buildings and supplemented by high-quality commercial buildings," said Aedas.
The design team utilised the height difference between the base terrain and the urban three-dimensional transportation network to create simple, bright and smooth office and commercial circulation lines – and actively create public activity spaces to enhance the value of the land.
"The project faces the wide open space of the square and it has the advantage [of becoming] an iconic tower," Aedas global design director, Wei Yeqi, said. "The curtain wall with a large twist angle catch[es] everyone's attention at the first time."
Drawing inspiration from a dynamic luminous phenomenon, this project uses a unique hyperboloid to simulate the graceful arc-like posture of the aurora, performing a "dance of light" and enjoying the ever-changing surface form from different angles.