- Location Tianjin
- Status Built
- Service Interior design
- Client Confidential
Make has designed the workplace fit-out for the 96-storey CTF Tower in Tianjin, designed by SOM. The striking 530m-tall structure has a gently curving glass skin and houses offices, a retail mall, 300 serviced apartments and a 350-room Rosewood Hotel.
Spanning 44 floors, our fit-out builds on our client’s brand philosophy – which celebrates art, people and nature – and aim of creating a destination where culture, entertainment, shopping and living converge. Our Northern Lights design concept celebrates nature in the city and draws inspiration from the distinctive light and movement patterns created on the tower’s facade.
The lobby features a centrepiece Aurora-inspired ceiling design, with thousands of shimmering glass pearls suspended on rods of different lengths. Light bounces between the pearls, while the rods’ undulating volume complements the building’s curved structure. The design generates a variety of atmospheres, depending on the time of day and amount of light filtering inside.
The monolithic central core – wrapped in rustic timber – is the central linking element between the office floors, which are all different due to the building’s undulating form. The wavy ceiling feature also travels up through the core, with a customised Aurora pattern in each lift lobby, while white wallpaper lines the tenant walls. The lower floors are multi-tenant, while the higher floors are single-tenant with individual entrances.
44-storey office fit-out in supertall Tianjin tower