Chicago, Illinois, USA
‘The new H700 Shenzhen Tower designed by bKL Architecture is destined to anchor the gateway to Shenzhen’s Central Business District and includes a public plaza that provides retail, civic, and institutional programs.
Developed by Shenzhen Kingkey group, the tower will be located in the developing Luohu District, an area that forms a gateway to Shenzhen from Hong Kong.
At 130 floors, the megatall sky tower soars to 739m/2,425 ft.
Currently, the tallest tower in China is the Shanghai Tower that measures 632m/2,073 designed by Gensler.
Elegant, bold and strong, the tower stands as an icon within its context, evoking an interaction between people and nature.
The form of the tower transforms in response to the building program, giving the tower its unique profile.
As the building rises, the form gently steps back to offer areas of rainwater capture along the full façade of the building.
The projected rainwater capture will replace the building’s annual estimated water usage.
Shenzhen Tower serves as a technical and progressive expression to the emerging region.
Architects: bKL Architecture
Client: Shenzhen Kingley Group