When CN formally signed the "Guangzhou East Tower" terracotta panel contract in August, 2012, a building of 530 meters in height and the tallest building using terracotta panel in the world, it shattered the 200+ meter height record in Tokyo, Japan held by the competition. We did this and maintained the architects’ (KPF and Leigh & Orange) original design intent.
The panel is not only large by terracotta/ceramic standards (1600 * 430 * 50 mm),the surface is a “wave like” shape covered by a layer of “cracked” white glaze. By utilizing traditional Chinese glazing methodologies, combined with the most advanced production equipment and technology available, we successfully solved complex design and technical issues- which were many on a project of this scale. This included full scale wind tunnel and seismic tests.
In this industry it is easy to say “me too”. We use this project as an example to all designers throughout the world to demonstrate to them we are innovators and leaders in the facade industry - not followers. If your project is demanding, we will work with you to achieve those demands.