Conceived as interlocking cuboids, separated by a city block; the facade narratives and building ratios of the CITIC Properties Headquarters read as two parts of one whole. Each block comprises a smaller, jewel-like, glass and metal volume set within a larger granite clad base. Located on two land parcels within the former 2010 Shanghai World Expo site, the development is composed of two separate mid-rise Class A office towers. To the north of the development is the Huangpu River, facing east is the World Expo Boulevard; cultural and event spaces surround the site, such as the Shanghai Conference Center, Shanghai Exhibition Hall, and the World Expo China Pavilion. The southern building tops out at fifteen floors and the northern at nine. In total, the buildings GFA measures 57,666 sqm, built across two sites totaling 12,549 sqm. Some of the energy saving features incorporated into the building systems include: 1) District cooling and heating 2) VAV air conditioning 3) Heat recovery 4) CO and CO2 sensors 5) Solar water heating 6) Daylight sensors 7) Integrated energy management and data analysis for energy strategy planning.