CTBUH Silver Member

VS-A Group

About

Member Since: 2019

Member Offices: Hong Kong

Website: http://www.vs-a.eu/en/

VS-A group has 4 companies specialized in building envelope design. It started 30 years ago in France, and created HK office in 2011, Korean office in 2013 and Shenzhen office in 2018. VS-A has worked on more than 700 projects all over the world, and collaborated with more than 200 Architects.

Their scope of work covers not only glazed curtain-walls, but includes also single windows, rain-screens, internal and external solar shadings, double-skin facades, building maintenance units… and finally all items that qualify architecturally and technically the complex relation between interior and exterior.

VS-A work as designers, able to interact with Architects, Developers and Contractors on all kinds of programs and building types: office buildings, luxury retail, residential, hotels, cultural centers, sport centers, car-parks and transport hubs, factories.

On any of these projects, which can be appointed by Architects and developers from competition stage till final completion of the work; VS-A is experts and also sometimes appointed as jury member, conference speaker, norm-writer, product-designer.

Their engineering consultancy works in the sphere of building and, more particularly, in that of the development of façades and lightweight coverings forming their outer structures. The point at which many architectural ambitions coalesce, the outer structure, is no less subject to regulatory and economic constraints and has to meet increasing demands in terms of performance. These generally relate to comfort, energy supplies and safety.

Bridging the gap between architectural and technical considerations enables the configuration of structural details consistent with architectural concepts and sometimes vice-versa. Such developments involve much to-ing and fro-ing and cooperation between all stakeholders, including the main contractor and the inspection bureau (where appropriate). This sometimes involves requirements for current products perhaps slightly diverted from their original function, or the development of specific customized products using appropriate digital modelling tools or scale models.

Although they know them well, they set requirements completely independently of any supplier or contractor. In particular they have developed a method of performance specification and graphic representation based on type, architectural constraints, limits of services and, if necessary, specify without ambiguity the opportunities for contractors to come with their own technology or expertise.

The projects in which they have been invited to participate share a common ambition of having an outer structure which, deliberately or due to circumstance, is out of the ordinary. The nature, size and location on the one hand, the personality of all the stakeholders on the other hand, render each project unique and each of their proposals special.

Fields of Expertise

Façade Design / Engineering

Membership details

Membership Level

Silver

Member Since

2019

Member Offices

  • Hong Kong

Buildings

Rank
Name
Status

Completed

Architecturally Topped Out

Structurally Topped Out

Under Construction

On Hold

Proposed

Vision

Never Completed

Demolished

Competition Entry

Canceled

Proposed Renovation

Under Renovation

Renovated

Under Demolition

Height

1

Tour Odeon

170 m / 558 ft

2

Vanke Jierong Tower

161.4 m / 530 ft

3

Guoyin Minsheng Financial Building 1

159.7 m / 524 ft

4

Tour CMA-CGM

142.8 m / 469 ft

5

Casablanca Finance City Tower

136 m / 446 ft

6

Guoyin Minsheng Financial Building 2

109.3 m / 359 ft

7

TID Tower

85 m / 279 ft

8

Saint Roch Lot III

57 m / 187 ft

9

Xinhu Hangzhou Prism

- m / - ft

10

Yuehai Community Sport and Cultural Center

- m / - ft

Building Completions Timeline

 

Global News

23 July 2019

Toulouse Gives Green Light to Development and Skyscraper

The prefecture of Haute-Garonne has published the favorable opinions of the public commission of inquiry concerning the urban project ToulouseEuroSudOuest (TESO), and the building permit...

Global News

29 May 2019

Skyscraper to Transform Montpellier District

The construction of the Roch Tower, a symbol of the urban renewal program initiated in the station district in Montpellier, has begun. The new 17-story...

Global News

21 March 2019

Prismatic Building Breaks Ground in Hangzhou

Construction has begun on a pyramid-shaped mixed-use building, Xinhu Hangzhou Prism, which forms the heart of Hangzhou’s Future Tech City in the new Technology Central...

Statistics

150 m+ Buildings

Average Building Age*

5 Years

Most Common Function*

Office (50%), 5 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Concrete (57%), 4 Buildings

* Based on 150 m+ buildings currently in the database.

Total: 10 Buildings for which a function has been assigned.
 
Total: 7 Buildings for which a material has been assigned.
 

*Based on 10 Completed & Under Construction Buildings

Building Completions Timeline

 

Construction Time Chart

NOTE: Construction start time is not available for all buildings. The average construction time is only displayed if there is three or more buildings with construction start and complete data in that year.