SEARCH

Vanke Yun City, Shenzhen, China tops out

by Hannah Grogan on Aug 28, 2018 in Architecture , Developments
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on Sina WeiboShare on Tencent WeiboEmail this to someone

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.

Vanke Yun City_topping out (8)CloseUp


Photos: Provided by WOHA

, ,

Recent Posts

  • Ronan Bouroullec

    Design for all


    Industrial studio Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec brings its touch to urban space. Perspective chats with co-founder Ronan Bouroullec about the firm’s projects

    Posted on Jan 16, 2019
    View
  • 40 Under 40 Awards 2019

    Nominate now


    Nominations are now open for Perspective's 40 Under 40 Awards 2019 in the fields of art, architecture, interior design and product design

    Posted on Jan 8, 2019
    View
  • City of Helsinki 20181203 Helsinki Central Library Oodi

    Book-sorting robots


    Oodi Helsinki Central Library officially opened to the public last month – the new library was designed by local architecture firm ALA Architects

    Posted on Jan 7, 2019
    View
  • Hong Kong West Kowloon Station by-Andrew-Bromberg-at-Aedas-Photo-by-Paul-Warchol_21.jpg

    All aboard


    The West Kowloon Station by Aedas has been designed as a gateway to Hong Kong, but its landscaped roof is also proving popular with the locals

    Posted on Jan 2, 2019
    View
Top