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Harbourfront High-rise in Greater Bay Area

14 Apr 2022

Design: 10 Design

Location: Shenzhen, southeastern China

Harbourfront High-rise Greater Bay Area
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Harbourfront High-rise, China

This Harbourfront High-rise competition scheme of a 268m super high rise tower is to create a visual beacon in the heart of a coastal tourism city within the Greater Bay Area of China.

Harbourfront High-rise Greater Bay Area
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The submission includes design of a super high-rise tower of office, hotel and serviced apartment sitting on top of a 4-storey podium. Inspired by the local ritual of dragon dance to pray for rain and blessings to the land, the spiraling form of the tower resembles a dragon ascending from the sea, thrusting up to the sky.

Harbourfront High-rise China
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Nick Cordingley, Design Partner of 10 Design comments:
“The design of the high-rise tower is a natural response to both the surrounding environment and the local culture. The dragon motif is drawn not only for its connotation of auspiciousness and agility, but also from the maritime culture specific to this location and the local communities.”

Harbourfront High-rise China
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The 11,450sqm waterfront site is part of a leisure and entertainment complex which comprises cultural and entertainment, exhibition, residential, retail and education facilities.

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It is an anchor project at the designated culture and tourism zone at the city centre and enjoys great proximity to the city’s major transportation hubs. Sitting at the convergence of several waterways, it will be embraced by other key developments across the waters and become a focal point of the city.

Harbourfront High-rise Greater Bay Area
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Harbourfront High-rise Greater Bay Area
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The building is oriented to maximise sea view while exerting minimal impact on the residences behind. Four fillet corners are introduced to optimize sightlines; a subtle reduction of floor area in the middle zone endows an elegant identity to the building; while the shifting aluminum claddings introduce sinuous contours lines on the façade to conclude the design.

Harbourfront High-rise China
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Harbourfront High-rise Greater Bay Area
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As a highest point of this area, the tower offers a vantage point towards the city and itself becomes an inevitable part of the urban space. It is designed as a city living room for the local residents, driving synergy of the entire culture and tourism zone and bringing vitality to the entire city.

Harbourfront High-rise China
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Softened edges are adopted throughout the development, resonating with the adjacent cultural centre while serving as a celebration of the waterscape beyond.

Harbourfront High-rise China
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An elevated walkway meanders from Level 2 to connect the adjacent sites, offering potential of all-weather linkage to the development’s future phases.10 Design Reveals a Harbourfront High-rise Design Submission in South China

Harbourfront High-rise Greater Bay Area
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Harbourfront High-rise Greater Bay Area
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Architects: 10design.co – https://www.10design.co/

Harbourfront High-rise China
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