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The Rotterdam-based firm MVRDV recently announced the completion of the Shenzhen Women and Children’s Center. The project involved the adaptive reuse of a tower that was originally constructed in 1994, but was never fully occupied due to insufficient fireproofing measures. The tower had been left vacant for years with the plinth of the structure as the only occupiable portion of the original building. The building was listed by China’s National Development and Reform Commission, among 24 other buildings, as a target for revitalization.
An aluminum exterior cladding system was coated
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