Rogers Stirk Harbour to design 220m-tall Shenzhen tower with rooftop lantern

London architect Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) is working with French-Chinese firm Aube Conception on the design of the 220m-tall Qianhai Financial Holdings Tower in Shenzhen, southeastern China.

Located on Qianhai Bay, the high-rise will be clad in bronze and contain triple-height sky lobbies, a central atrium and skyline pagoda, all contained within four columns.

The top 12 storeys of the building will be held by Qianhai Financial Holdings and Century Securities, and the remaining floors will each house 2,000 sq m of office space.

The four columns allow for a three-storey pavilion to be based at ground level, linked to a park, underground shops and the metro.

The rooftop pagoda will have a glass lightwell that brings sunlight into the top six floors, and will turn into a "rooftop lantern" at night.

The project aims to achieve LEED International Platinum rating.

Ben Warner, RSHP Asia’s managing director, said: "The design reflects the brief in terms of its scale and elegance and at the same time, it has given us the opportunity to create a building of outstanding beauty and quality in Shenzhen.

"While drawing on our core beliefs of creating accessible and green public spaces at ground level, its simple but unique form will become an iconic feature on the skyline of Qianhai."

Ivan Harbour, RSHP’s senior partner, said: "Our proposal brings a human scale and outward-facing identity to a tall, elegant, city centre building from street to sky. Expanding on our experience, this discreet building comprises future-facing, simple, flexible workspace set alongside dynamic expressive focal spaces that, together, will serve the workplace communities within it over many years to come."

Images courtesy of RSHP

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