A new complex coming to Wuhan, China will provide nearly 3.4 million sf of space across three buildings. At the core of the new Optics Valley Center, will stand a 400-meter-tall office tower.

Designed by Chicago-based Goettsch Partners, the tower combines rounded corners with a taper that will work together to reduce wind pressures on the structure. Exterior shades wrap the building and create a rhythmic pattern. According to the architect, the use of color in the façade is meant to reinforce the digital rhythm and provide a subtle reference to the local technology culture.