About Minyoun Financial Plaza
Located 40 kilometers from Chengdu, the San Xing Dui ancient ruins are one of the most enigmatic excavations in the world. Many unique and decorative objects have been recovered, including an artifact called a “yu zhang,” or jade ornament. The design for Minyoun Plaza was derived directly from the shape of this ornament, taking cues from its curving sides. The expression of the architecture is emphasized with a curvilinear, steel-framed structure at the corners of a lozenge-shaped form in conjunction with glazed façades.
The tower comprises offices, hotel rooms, and related amenities including several restaurants. The siting of the tower provides 180-degree unobstructed views of the surrounding environment, and the diagonal orientation creates a unique dialogue with nearby buildings, as well as opening the site in a welcoming gesture toward the downtown district. The façade treatment of multi-faceted glazing provides a dynamic effect of reflections, adding depth to the tower.