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China Life Tower

China Life Insurance Tower is located in Central business zone of Shenzhen at South Zone of Futian downtown with an over ground construction area of 60,000 m². The building height amounts to 150 meters. The area of the Central Business District is characterized by the orthogonal layout of the city blocks and buildings. There is a high density of buildings and a diverse fabric of green spaces, plazas, shops, cafes and restaurants.

The base shape of the tower is a rectilinear cube. In contrast to the conventional building envelopes of Shenzhen (strong, hard, rectliniear edges) the appearance of the tower is softer and more inviting. The curved edges of the tower smoothly dissolve into continuous surfaces and thus create an alive and impressing effect in the skyline of downtown Shenzhen. The site connects to an ample green space (golf course, park) towards the west. The goal was to create a strong link between the nature and the inner space of the building. The horizontal landscape continues in the vertical voids of the building. The green concept is revived in the color theme of the façade.

Happold Ingenieurbüro, Priedemann Fassadenberatung GmbH, Transsolar Energietechnik GmbH
IPPR International Engineering Corporation
Shenzhen, CN
China Life Insurance
71 000 m²
Competition
2010