Hanking Center Tower by Morphosis | ITSLIQUID

Hanking Center Tower by Morphosis

Architecture | December 14, 2016 |

Hanking Center Tower by MorphosisImage courtesy of Morphosis

Hanking Center Tower by Morphosis

A 350-metre-high skyscraper by Morphosis has topped out in Shenzhen, and the US firm claims it will become the “tallest steel building in China”. The slab forming the 62nd floor of the Hanking Center Tower was put in place last week, meaning the skyscraper has reached its full height. At 350 metres, it classifies as supertall – a term coined to describe any building over 300 metres.

Hanking Center Tower by MorphosisImage courtesy of Morphosis

Led by architect Thom Mayne, Los Angeles-based Morphosis designed the 190,000-square-metre building for Nanshan, west Shenzhen. It will provide offices, shops and restaurants. The base of the building will comprise a faceted podium surrounded by a plaza, while its tapered tower will feature a detached core containing technical services and circulation spaces.

Hanking Center Tower by MorphosisImage courtesy of Morphosis

The aim of the separation is to offer office tenants more layout flexibility, resulting in healthier workspaces with ample light and airflow. The main body of the tower and the circulation core are set nine metres apart, linked by sky bridges and diagonal braces. The firm claims that, as well as being the tallest steel structure in China, Hanking Center Tower will be the highest building in the world with a detached core. As well as the service core, two more detached cores will provide private lifts for VIPs and goods. They will also offer structural support.

hanking-centre-tower-morphosis-architecture-shenzhen_dezeen_2364_col_0Image courtesy of Morphosis

Gardens and glazed lobbies located every fifth floor will create common areas for tenants. “Hanking Tower’s slender profile redefines the local skyline”, said the firm. “The Center utilises folded angles to elegantly merge public components in the podium with private commercial space in the tower – a departure from conventional towers, where differing program is often relegated to separate and disjointed volumes”. “As the new icon for the high-tech industrial sector, the Hanking Center Tower is designed as an incubator for emerging technologies, providing for growing firms with evolving space requirement“, it added.

more. morphosis.com

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


The Belgrade Philharmonic Concert Hall

Architecture | May 5, 2022

Following a year-long international competition led by the UNDP, London architecture studio AL_A has been selected to design the new Belgrade Philharmonic Concert Hall. Read more


SUMSEI TERRARIUM

Architecture | May 5, 2022

“SUMSEI TERRARIUM”, a journey to find myself. We focused on a special story of our brand in order to spread the strengths of Sumsei in the room. Sumsei has products that mostly encounter bare bodies or bare feet, such as ‘body dryer’ which is the leading product that is used to easily dry the body after shower. Read more


APPLE AL MARYAH ISLAND

Architecture | May 4, 2022

Located in Abu Dhabi’s prestigious financial district, Apple Al Maryah Island occupies the pride of place on the island’s waterfront – a large, shaded plaza beneath the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange building and adjacent to The Galleria Al Maryah Island Mall Read more


THE WHALE BY DORTE MANDRUP

Architecture | April 27, 2022

Dorte Mandrup once again proves her ability to create architecture in extraordinary, irreplaceable landscapes. The Danish architecture studio has won the international competition to design the new attraction, The Whale, 300 km north of the Arctic Circle in northern Norway. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!