Drawing on the concept of combining energy and media, the design of the “Innovation Tower” (7 Bamboo Groves) gathers disparate programmatic, physical, and infrastructural elements from the requirements of the building and its surrounding context, and synthesizes these into a form that seamlessly integrates the building into the unity with its site, while expressing multiple flows of movement. In the spirit of the innovation and the creativity, the tower embodies state-of-the-art technological advances to become a urban landmark.


The central hall covered by aerodynamic skin houses the seven bamboo groves, platforms in the air, which have functions of meetings room. Those are connected with bridges with the main office building. The main methapor for the design is the story of the Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove (also known as the Seven Worthies of the Bamboo Grove). They have been a group of Chinese scholars, writers, and musicians of the 3rd century CE. The Seven Sages, or the symbol that they became, have been remarked to be influential in Chinese poetry, music, art, and overall culture.