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WOHA's First Office Skyscraper in China Tops Out in Shenzhen

Posted On: Jun 13, 2018   |   Posted By: Arch Daily

WOHA's First Office Skyscraper in China Tops Out in Shenzhen

Courtesy of WOHA
WOHA has released an update of their first office skyscraper for China , as their Vanke Yun City scheme tops out in Shenzhen. Manifesting as three tower blocks attached to a central T-shaped core, the scheme seeks to present “an alternative office tower typology that responds to the sub-tropical climate in Shenzhen.” Set against the backdrop of ubiquitous post-modernist skyscrapers, the 1.6 million-square-foot scheme aims to “radically transform the soulless skyscraper into a highly liveable, humane, and sustainable micro-vertical city.”
Courtesy of WOHA
Courtesy of WOHA
At ground level, the entire building footprint is raised to create a public urban landscape beneath, with green and water features dotted across a part-sheltered plaza. Above, a series of 7-story high “knolls” are outlined be greenery extruding from the towers, drawing inspiration from the natural mountainous region of Shenzhen.
Courtesy of WOHA
Atop each knoll, an open community space is integrated...

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