Supertall skyscrapers linked by planted terraces to be built in Shenzhen by Zaha Hadid Architects - architecture and design

Supertall skyscrapers linked by planted terraces to be built in Shenzhen by Zaha Hadid Architects



A pair of supertall skyscrapers united by planted terraces will define the mixed-use Tower C development, which Zaha Hadid Architects is designing for Shenzhen, China.
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.
Above: Tower C will reach nearly 400 metres in height. Top image: its base will incorporate a series of terraces
Linking its two towers will be a multi-storey podium composed of a series of sinuous terraces, each filled with greenery and aquaponic gardens ? a system involving growing plants in water.
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 terraces will be used as an open space for the public
"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's stepped podium integrates with the park to create a new public space for this dynamic city that has grown to become a global centre of technology innovation."

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 approximately 300,000 people when complete.
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