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Striking new “city” of two towers

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Striking new “city” of two towers

Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has won the design competition to build a multi-dimensional vertical “city” of two towers in Shenzhen, China.

Tower C will sit within the business and financial centre of the Shenzhen Bay Super Headquarters Base.

At nearly 400m high, the building will feature a pair of skyscrapers, linked by a multi-storey podium composed of a series of terraces, filled with greenery and aquaponic gardens.

The tower will connect directly with adjacent parks and plazas.

It will be enclosed in a stepped, glass curtain wall designed to help the building self-shade and incorporating channels for natural ventilation.

Inside, the building will encompass column-free, naturally-lit office spaces, plus public entertainment facilities, a hotel, convention centre and art galleries.

The project will have a water-collection and recycling system, plus photovoltaics to harvest solar energy for electricity for the whole district.

The building will also have smart features to ensure low energy consumption and high efficiency.

ZHA was founded by the late Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid, a British Iraqi architect, artist and designer.

Pic credit: Shenzhen Tower C, by Brick