The megacity of Chongqing in western China has presented one of the most contorted buildings in the entire world. The northern lights influenced the architectural firm that designed the 180-meter-tall “Dance of Light” skyscraper. On social media, images of the magnificent structure have gained much attention. According to a story in the architecture and design magazine Dezeen, the skyscraper, located on Xingfu Plaza in Chongqing’s Jiangbei area, has two double-curved sides that give the impression that the structure is twisting.
Santanu Bhattacharya, a user on Twitter, has posted some photographs of the “Dance of Light” tower. “One of the world’s most bizarre and stunning structures opened today in Chongqing, China. The Dance of Light tower, designed by architecture firm Aedas is 590 feet tall and features a twisted facade that emulates the shape of northern lights,” he said in the tweet.
In the business sector, where stars and other celestial phenomena have inspired each building, the unusual 39-story building is intended to act as a landmark.
Because the Aurora Borealis, also referred to as the northern lights, has a curved shape, the studio decided to mimic it.
Now the structure has been nicknamed ‘Dance of Light.’
Ken Wai, Principal of Aedas Global Design, stated to Dezeen, “The Dance of Light idea was put forth by the city of Chongqing to commemorate its success in embracing technology.
The fascinating northern light phenomena that bright sky is the source of The Dance of Light.”
“They are elegant, lively, and natural, which are all key elements we wanted to incorporate into the design of our tower,” Mr. Ken added.
The “Dance of Light” tower is one of the “most twisted skyscrapers in the world,” according to Aedas, with a “twisting angle” of up to 8.8 degrees per level, 1.5 times more than any other skyscraper.