Supertall Skyscrapers Linked by Planted Terraces to be Built in Shenzhen by Zaha Hadid Architects
Zaha Hadid Architects is designing a futuristic twin supertall skyscraper which will soar to a height of 400m.
Zaha Hadid Architects is designing a futuristic twin supertall skyscraper which will soar to a height of 400m (1,312ft about the height of the Empire State Building)). According to ZHA, ‘‘the towers will also be tied together by sweeping bridges that give panoramic views of the city.”
Designed for a new financial centre called the Shenzhen Bay Super Headquarters Base, the pair of supertall skyscrapers united by planted terraces will define the mixed-use development, which Zaha Hadid Architects is designing for Shenzhen, China.
ZHA continues: ‘Tower C’s stepped podium integrates with the [adjacent] park to create a new public space for this dynamic city that has grown to become a global centre of technology innovation.’
"Connecting directly with its adjacent park and plazas which transform into a terraced landscape extending upwards within its two towers, the design invites the public into the heart of the building," said the studio.
Tower C was the winning entry of an undisclosed competition and will form part of a group of corporate office buildings in the Shenzhen Bay Super Headquarters Base, which will accommodate 300,000 people when complete.
Zaha Hadid Architects will enclose Tower C with a glass curtain wall with a distinctive stepped finish, designed to help the building self-shade. The glazing will also incorporate operable cavities to facilitate natural ventilation.
The firm, which was founded by late British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, sums up the project as ‘a multi-dimensional vertical city.’
- date publishedMarch 22, 2021
- original sourceDezeen