ZHA explains that the project’s design was informed by 3D modelling tools that optimize efficiencies in architectural massing, orientation, and façade-to-floor ratios. the result is a ‘multi-dimensional vertical city’ that comprises two towers that climb to a height of nearly 400 meters (1,312 feet). the building accommodates column-free naturally-lit office space, shopping, entertainment, and dining amenities, a hotel, a convention center, and cultural facilities with exhibition galleries.
from an environmental perepctive, the tower’s double-insulated, unitized glass curtain wall steps the glazing as vertical channels for self-shading and incorporates ventilating registers within the channels that draw outside air through operable cavities. indoor environmental controls will adjust in real time to reduce energy consumption, while aquaponics gardens on all terraced levels will biologically filter contaminants from the local environment. the design also incorporates water-collection and recycling, as well as photovoltaics to harvest solar energy for the district.
name: tower C at shenzhen bay super headquarters base
location: shenzhen, china
project team —
design: zaha hadid architects
principal: patrik schumacher
ZHA competition project directors: satoshi ohashi, paulo flores
ZHA competition project associates: jingwen yang, karoly markos, michail desyllas
ZHA competition project leader: xuexin duan
ZHA competition team: xiaoyu zhang, lida zhang, bogdan zaha, gaoqi lou, huiyuan li, jiaxing lu, leyuan jiang, mariana custodio dos santos, martin gsandtner, nastasja mitrovic, rui zhao, sebastian andia, xiangfan chen, yuan feng, zhiming wang, boyan hristov, john kanakas, enoch kolo, karina linsen