QIANHAI VENTURE CAPITAL TOWERS
TOWER A: 240M; TOWER B: 80M
Category: mixed-use; office; retail
Expect completion date: 2024
The masterplan calls for a 240m tall office tower on Menghai Avenue, an important arterial road in Shenzhen, with a smaller 80m tower on the adjacent block. The towers benefit from district-wide connections in the form of a linear park system with an elevated ‘skywalk’ as well as a lower-level network of retail concourses linked with the Shenzhen Metro.
Our design exhibits a dynamic fluidity in the building façade through the use of articulated vertical piers on a softly-rounded volume, with the building’s floorplate growing as the tower rises. The tower skin mitigates the strong tropical sun while creating a memorable silhouette on the Qianhai skyline. Stacked vertical atria on every third floor accentuate the building’s vertical thrust and provides a small, landscaped retreat for the enjoyment of office workers – a nod to Shenzhen’s character as a coastal ‘garden city’.
Projects designed by AKAIA team while practicing under Archilier / AA brand