Guangzhou Circle: Golden Donut Shaped Building in China
It looks like a donut, a coin or perhaps a CD 📀?
21 Mar 2022
Guangzhou Circle is located by the Pearl River (Zhujiang River) and along Dongsha Road in Liwan District, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province. In front of this building there is a public square. The nearest metro station is Xilang.
Guangzhou Circle is home to a number of businesses and organizations, including banks, restaurants, cafes and shops. There are also hotels located inside the circle. Businesses and organizations located within Guangzhou Circle provide a wide range of services and products that are popular with locals and tourists alike.
This unique golden donut-shaped building was designed by Italian architect Joseph di Pasquale. This building was completed in 2013, has 33 floors and a height of 138 meters. The building is now the main office of the Hongda Xingye Group and the Guangdong Plastic Exchange.
When designing this building, Pasquale was inspired by Chinese traditions such as jade slabs, ancient Chinese coins and Mandarin characters. Due to its location by the river, when reflected by the water, the shadow of the Guangzhou Circle forms the number eight, a popular number in Chinese culture because of its association with prosperity as well as the symbol of infinity.
Looking really fabulous at night
Guangzhou Circle is a popular gathering place for locals and tourists alike, especially at night, when the building's lights are brightly lit.
It is not uncommon to see people sitting on benches or walking around circles enjoying the sights and sounds of the city.
The circular building is also a popular place for people to take photos.