After winning the architectural competition, Zaha Hadid Architects has revealed their design for the new Tower C. The futuristic building will be located at China's Shenzhen Bay Super Headquarters Base — a business and financial center serving the Greater Bay Area of Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macau — and will house venues for office spaces, shopping, entertainment, and dining along with a hotel, convention center, and cultural facilities with exhibition galleries. The property acts as a threshold between the city's planned north-south green axis and the adjacent urban corridor with a landscaped terrace that blends with the neighboring parks. Reaching a height of 1,312 feet, its dual towers optimize efficiencies with a double-insulated, unitized glass curtain wall for self-shading, natural ventilation, and real-time environmental controls to reduce energy consumption while also incorporating photovoltaics and water-collection and recycling systems for the district. Additionally, aquaponics gardens on all of the terraced levels will naturally filter out contaminants from the local environment and lower indoor pollutants.
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