18 Oct Facades on Spark’s 220M Shuiwan 1979 Tower in Shenzhen completed
The project attained its name from its site where in 1979 Deng Xiaoping announced the opening up of China. Today factories converted into lifestyle areas stand side by side real factories, old residential neighborhoods, banking headquarters and a touristic theme park. As the tallest structure rising above the leafy streets of Shekou the tower is visible from as far as Hong Kong. The tower is designed as an interlocked stack of smaller boxes relating to the scale and diversity of today’s Shekou. Gaps between the boxes are filled with green terraces and public space rising up from a raised podium landscape.
Halfway up the tower between offices below and residences above cantilevering terraces invite the neighbourhood to its restaurants, a swimming pool, and an art gallery.
Interiors are expected to be completed by early 2016.