The latest project from Italian architects Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas features a dramatic tower shaped by bold diagonal cuts. The proposal was awarded first prized for the competition to design Shenzhen’s Guosen Securities tower, and, typical of the Fuksas pair, the schematic design carries a strong presence with the shear mass of the volume broken down into a more manageable scale thanks to the three-dimensional voids. The tower will be the first ecological tall building to be built in Shenzhen.
More images and more about the tower after the break.
Edging past seven other firms, the winning proposal explores new concepts in vertical public space within the structure and form of a tower. Each void created by the zig-zagging slashes provides a public space amidst the floors of office spaces.
The main atrium void measures over 200 meters, bringing natural light to inner offices and marking the highest lobby in the city.
The atrium displays the activities of the tower, remaining transparent for the city to observe. The internal network of public spaces are strategically placed to correspond with the urban context beyond the facade.
client: guosen securities co. ltd project team manager: serena mignatti project team members: guiseppe zaccaria, enrico falchetti, gabriele chiaretti assistants: cristina fernandez, yinnon lehrer, yusuke nishimura, manuela petrucci physical model: nicola cabiati (art director), frauke stenz, hilmi kamil dalkir shenzhen coordinators: fang tian, pablo garcia
structural engineers: shenzhen general institute of architectural design and research M&E engineering, sustainability: AI engineering
site area: 5,454.78 m2 height: 200 m
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