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Vanke Yun City, Shenzhen, China tops out

by Hannah Grogan on Aug 28, 2018 in Architecture , Developments
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Vanke Yun City, WOHA's first skyscraper in Shenzhen, China, tops out

Singapore-based firm WOHA celebrated the topping of out of its first skyscraper to be built in Shenzhen, Vanke Yun City. Located in Liu Xiandong Area, Xili District, the building is split into three towers, formed around a central T-shaped core. The building and reception lobby have been raised, providing public sheltered and activity space. Green and water features are integrated with open and shaded plazas.

Vanke Yun City embodies an alternative office tower typology that responds to the sub-tropical climate in Shenzhen

Podium View Vanke Yun City

Vanke Yun City has a total of 10,490sqm (112,910sqf) public space and 7,835sqm (84,335sqf) of green space. The public space, sky gardens, planter terraces, green walls and water features achieve a 130 per cent "community plot ratio" and almost 100 per cent "green plot ratio".

"Vanke Yun City embodies an alternative office tower typology that responds to the sub-tropical climate in Shenzhen, promotes urban integration, facilitates social interaction, and proposes an exciting programmatic mix that radically transforms the soulless skyscraper into a highly livable, humane and sustainable micro vertical city," said a spokesperson from Singapore-based WOHA.

The building has been shaped as a laid down Chinese character "品" with three tower blocks attached to a central T-shape core. In the air, twelve 7-storey high "knolls" with their silhouette outlined by greenery extrude out and float on the three sides of the building. Drawing inspiration from the natural landscape and mountain parks in Shenzhen, these "knolls" will introduce rich amenities and landscape into the skyscraper, celebrating human scale and nature in the high-rise.

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Photos: Provided by WOHA

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