A collaborated team of Italian architects Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas and Chinese Shenzhen General Institute of Architectural Design and Research has recently won the first prize in the “International Schematic Design Competition of Shenzhen Guosen Securities Tower”. The jury, chaired by Sir Peter Cook, selected the winner from 8 submissions. Studio Fuksas already won the Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport Terminal 3 competition in March 2008.
The project is born from the intention to create a new concept of vertical public space for the tower. A three-dimensional void will be arranged along the facades giving a dynamic image to the building and creating different public scenarios for the offices.
The design of the void shape explores the relation between the podium and the vertical section of the tower with diagonals spaces and fluxes that create a vertical tension in the full height of the tower.
Guosen Tower’s distinctive façade atrium, with an energizing and dynamic form, will establish a new symbol for the skyline. With its 220m height space, the tridimensional atrium will be the highest lobby in the Shenzhen. The public spaces, lobbies and Sky-Gardens are interconnected along the tridimensional void of the atrium creating a stream of light, images and activity. The building itself will be symbolically open to the city along the great façade atrium.
Guosen Tower design integrates the values of connectivity and trade fluxes of Shenzhen into an innovative vision for a XXI century tower.
Integrated in the complex skyline of the city, Guosen Tower will respond with a pure external glass volume. All the complexity happens in the internal network of public spaces that are placed strategically in the facades taking advantage of the views and visibility according to the urban context.
The upper levels of the building include the office complex of Guosen Securities, with an access highlighted by a triple height sky lobby. The very top levels are dedicated to the executive’s offices, including a sky garden and club room levels that offer a spectacular 360-degree panorama across Shenzhen CBD.
Guosen Tower will be the first ecological tall building in Shenzhen with an instantly recognizable image to the city skyline.