The VC&PE Tower forms the most visually distinctive landmark tower within a new high -tech entrepreneurial zone of Nanshan district. The tower stands at 200 meters tall and features 6 level high communal vertical sky-gardens that “wrap” around the corners of the tower, connecting with refuge floors, and transforming it into communal exterior green lounge spaces. One of the key elements of design is the strategy of flexible, adaptable and efficient commercial leasing space for the demanding and ever-evolving needs of start-up companies. Our objective was to eliminate imposing elements such as interior structural columns in order to free up net leasable space and offer total flexibility to adapt to changing needs of an enterprise. In response, the unique feature of the VC-PE tower lies in its visual and functional skin, which forms the shape of the tower. The dia-grid structural system allows for the primary support to be pushed out towards the exterior skin thereby freeing up the interior space. In turn, the efficiency of the dia-grid becomes the visual identity of the tower. The distinctive trellis network of re-composed steel profiles and aluminium cladded finishing panels provide an iconic identity amidst the conventional “lambda” office-park look.
The VC-PE tower, therefore, is bold and subtle. It combines the flexibility and adaptability of commercial value while creating a sensorial and visual experience. It combines a contemporary boldness and commercial efficiency. It is iconic in its architectural solution. It will truly make a place amongst Shenzhen’s most recognizable contemporary towers.