China World Trade Center

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP as Architects

China World Trade Center Tower (CWTC)- embodying quiet, purposeful elegance—marks the larger CWTC development and has become the centerpiece of Beijing’s Central Business District. To date, it is the tallest building in the city.

Boon Edam products installed in China World Trade Center

Royal Boon Edam International BV as Manufacturers

The Energy Generating Tourniket takes the inherent energy saving properties of the revolving door one step further. This innovative product is actually capable of generating energy!

Boon Edam had been playing with the idea of an energy generating revolving door for year when they were approached a Dutch architect in 2007. That contact put the project in gear and in 2008 Boon Edam installed the first Energy Generating Tourniket in Driebergen-Zeist, the Netherlands. The door is equipped with a special generator that takes the human energy applied to turn the door and turns it into a consistent power supply for the door’s ceiling lighting. The generator also controlls the speed of the door, so safety is assured. LED scales inside the door indicate how much energy is generated while pushing the door, creating awareness with visitors about their contribution to a sustainable environment.

The Duotour is a two wing revolving door with spacious compartments that easily accomodate large objects such as shopping and luggage trolleys, stretchers and wheelchairs. It provides simple, bi-directional, straight-line access and has a high capacity throughput of people. The unique design of the Duotour turns an ordinary entrance into an environmentally friendly and attractive one.

Available in three models, the Duotour is the most versatile high capacity entrance solution available. Incorporating central sliding or swinging doors within the two wing door set, the Duotour can be used as a fully automatic revolving door, an automatic sliding entrance or left completely open as traffic flow or special circumstances dictate. Optional showcases for displays and advertising at each end of the door set are available as wel..

China World Trade Center tower

Philips Lighting Signify as Lighting

Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, announced that it has installed its architectural lighting into the façade of one of Beijing's tallest buildings, the China World Trade Center's (CWTC) Tower B. This latest high-profile city landmark, using Philips architectural LED lighting, illustrates the growing trend in China to make cities more attractive and livable using the latest connected lighting technologies.


CWTC Tower B is a new hub for commerce and tourism in Beijing's Central Business District. The 300-meter-tall building is the latest addition to the CWTC, a growing mixed-use campus and home to some of China's leading companies. The form of the building was inspired by geometry found in nature and by traditional Feng Shui. The exterior is clad in a sleek curtain wall of glass with self-shading vertical fins and a canted façade which reflects Beijing's vibrant skyline. The tower's design also addresses climate concerns. To reduce energy use, the exterior glass curtain wall is tilted to decrease glare and solar heat in the warm summer months.


"Invisible" lights meet unique design

The top of the building is illuminated by 88 sets of Philips Color Kinetics ColorReach LED floodlights.

To accentuate the architecture of the tower walls, Signify provided a total of 400,000 white LED light points. The Philips Color Kinetics eW Flex Micro string lights are embedded into cavities on the curtain wall, rendering them "invisible." From the outset, Signify's Professional Lighting Services team worked closely with the architect and reserved the cavity structures for the lighting. The installation nodes are exceptionally well designed, and the illumination angles and installation positions fit perfectly the structure of the curtain wall, preventing light from shining inside the offices at night. Assisting with the installation was the Beijing Fortune Lighting System Engineering Co. Ltd, which is a member of the Signify Value Added Partnerprogram.


Tower becomes a giant video screen

The lights are digitally controlled by a Philips Color Kinetics Video System Manager Controller. This enables video content to be streamed and scaled across the building's entire façade via the control of thousands of LED lights. These LED motion graphics convert the tower into a giant canvas or video screen.


Award winning design

The lighting designer for the Beijing CWTC Tower B project is the renowned Kaoru Mende, from Lighting Planners Associates, who brought his experience of more than 700 projects worldwide. His use of light highlights the building's unique texture and bamboo-like layering. The innovative design won the 2018 China Lighting Award for Outdoor/Singular Engineering Design.


This latest lighting project underscores how Signify is using innovative connected LED lighting to make cities more livable.


Signify became the new company name of Philips Lighting as of May 16, 2018. The legal name of Signify will be adopted in China at the beginning of 2019.

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