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Shenzhen tower at Shenzhen, China

 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2022 10:16 pm    Post subject: Shenzhen tower at Shenzhen, China Reply with quote

Shenzhen tower at Shenzhen, China

Designed by the Zaha Hadid Architects for a new financial centre called the Shenzhen Bay Super Headquarters Base, Tower C is set to become one of the tallest buildings in Shenzhen with a height of about 400 m.

The base of the tower will incorporate a series of terraces

A visual of the supertall Tower C by Zaha Hadid Architects in Shenzhen


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- thus the design will seem to  invite the public into the heart of the building.

This tower C design 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.

Alongside office buildings, this district will also feature conference centres, exhibition spaces and residential blocks, alongside a transport hub, gardens and a "coastal zone".



A visual for the terraces of Tower C by Zaha Hadid Architects


The towers will be wrapped in glazing with a stepped finish
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.

Other construction materials utilised 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 planted terraces are designed as a continuation of an adjacent park
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.

Source: https://www.dezeen.com/2021/01/13/tower-c-supertall-skyscrapers-zaha-hadid-architects-shenzhen/
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2022 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

After looking to these grand  aesthetic structures ,  appreciation  for Architects , structural designers , MEP engineers is obvious , but the Engineers engaged in construction work need to be saluted for raising such complex formations , though with help of advanced machinery.

Just remember a couplet from poetry :

Saang  jo mainey tarasha woh KHUDAA ho baithaa.
( The very stone I sculptured seated himself as GOD )

Architects , Engineers 's very structur e  conceived ,designed and constructed stand taller than its creators.
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