Plans have been submitted for China’s tallest skyscraper, the 739 metre (2,425 feet) ‘H700 Shenzhen Tower’. Anchoring the gateway to Shenzhen’s Central Business District, the scheme also includes a public plaza that provides retail, civic, and institutional programs. China’s tallest building is currently ‘Shanghai Tower’, a megatall skyscraper designed by Gensler that stands at a height of 632 meters, or 2,073 feet.
Developed by Shenzhen Kingkey Group and designed by Chicago and Shanghai-based firm BKL Architecture, the project is located in the developing Luohu District, an area that forms a gateway to Shenzhen from Hong Kong. ‘The tower’s elegant form is composed of three transforming design components: the shape, the structure, and the sky gardens,’ explain the architects. ‘All three design components ground the tower in a continuous interaction between people and nature. The tower is bold, technical, and strong, while at the same time refined, natural, and elegant.’
According to CTBUH, ‘H700 Shenzhen Tower’ is one of a cluster of high-rises under development in Shenzhen’s Caiwuwei Financial and Commercial area. The developer proposed the skyscraper for the site of the existing Huanyu building, adjacent to another planned megatall structure expected to rise to 680 meters on the site of the Jindu hotel. A flyover across Shennan Road will connect the two buildings.