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Cutting-edge open base tower in Shenzhen Bay to be designed by Zaha Hadid Architects


Renowned Architecture firm Zaha Hadid Architects will soon design yet another spectacular supertall skyscrapers united by planted terraces for an expanding business hub in Shenzhen, China.

It is designed for a new financial centre called the Shenzhen Bay Super Headquarters Base, Tower C is set to become one of the tallest buildings in the city at nearly 400 metres in height The mission of this multi-development is to provide workspace for approximately 300,000 people while creating space to host international events such as conferences and exhibitions in addition to new public amenities like shopping, dining, and hotel accommodations.


The two towers will be linked with a multi-storey podium and a series of terraces filled with greenery and gardens. This has been developed by Zaha Hadid Architects to form an extension of an adjacent park and offer the city a new public space.

The Hadid Architects will make Tower C with a glass curtain wall designed to help the building self-shade. The glazing will also incorporate operable cavities to facilitate natural ventilation.Other construction materials utilized across the scheme are expected to include ones that have been recycled or have a low amount of embodied carbon.

Inside, Tower C will comprise a mix of "column-free, naturally-lit" office spaces, alongside a collection of public entertainment facilities, a hotel, convention centre and art galleries.

Visitors will be encouraged to travel to it by bike or public transport, supported with the provision of "extensive" bike storage facilities and direct links to an underground interchange and the Shenzhen Metro network.

The scheme will be complete with a water-collection and recycling system and photovoltaics that will harvest solar energy to make electricity for the whole district. A "smart management system" that will monitor the external and interior conditions of the buildings will also be used to automatically adjust heating in the building and minimise its energy consumption.

Tower C is one of several buildings that Zaha Hadid Architects, the studio founded by late British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, is currently developing in China under its new director Patrik Schumacher.

Elsewhere in Shenzhen, this includes four interconnected office towers for China's leading smartphone manufacturer OPPO and a pebble-shaped science museum in the city's new Guangming Science City.