Standing at an altitude of 700 meters, the Shenzhen Hong Kong International Center is scheduled to become the third tallest building in the world, and will also be the tallest building in China.
Designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill for Chinese property developer Shimao Group, a skyscraper will be built between the foot of Longcheng Park and Dayun National Park in Shenzhen, China.
The muscular organic structure and buildings pay for hat tips to a number of nearby sports venues. The designers claim that anthropomorphic structures respect the way abstract athletes practice to appear in world-class stadiums that are directly adjacent to skyscrapers. “The result is muscle expression in high-performance glass, with a textured layer that determines its shape elements.”
The Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Center also plans to accommodate one of the highest observation decks in the world, in addition to restaurants, nightclubs, spa facilities and swimming pools, while the master-plan designers involve the construction of a multi-purpose district that also has large retail facilities, apartment towers, cultural centers, five-star hotels, libraries, and several offices.
In the evening, the tower will be “visual, sound and light show”, which strengthens the district’s athletic and entertainment goals. After dusk, the tower will be a “visual, sound and light show” for the residents of Shenzhen, also highlighting the district’s view of being oriented to sports and entertainment.
Architecture for the Hong Kong Shenzhen International Center began in March last year, and is scheduled to be ready to open in 2024. Photos of Yanko Design