Tower C by Zaha Hadid Architects, China

Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has won the design competition to build Tower C at Shenzhen Bay Super Headquarters Base, in China.  The result is a ‘multi-dimensional vertical city’ that comprises two towers that climb to a height of nearly 400 meters. 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.

The winning design responds to the city's intersection of the north-south green axis and east-west urban alley. The architecture connects with the adjacent park and plazas, transforming into a terraced landscape, and extending upwards between its two towers. This extension invites visitors into the center of the building where cultural and leisure facilities are placed. The towers are tied together with sweeping bridges that give panoramic views of the city.




The project, which will act as a global technological hub, is planned to accommodate 300,000 employees each day. In addition to the business facilities, Tower C will include multiple venues to host international conferences, exhibitions, and cultural programs, as well as residential developments, a transportation department, botanical lands. 

The project will be constantly monitored, evaluating external and interior conditions 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.






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