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 meters in height.
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.
Zaha Hadid Architects will enclose Tower C with a glass curtain wall with a distinctive stepped finish, designed to help the building self-shade. The glazing will also incorporate operable cavities to facilitate natural ventilation.
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.
Source: Lizzie Crook