The design of CMG Qianhai Global Trade Center by OMA / Chris van Duijn has been unveiled at the Inauguration Ceremony for Qianhai Significant Projects in Shenzhen, China.
The mixed-used development with 360,000 square-meter capacity area has been conceived as a compressed urban environment—a Micro-City—in which traditional boundaries between building and the urban context are challenged. When completed, the project will at once be a tower, a cluster, a neighborhood and a city.
The building will be comprised of a collection of slender volumes forming two main towers, a skybridge connecting them, and a cube-shaped building hovering above the podium. It will have a strong directionality pointing towards the Qianhai Bay and the Nanshan Mountains, while responding to the urban scale of its immediate surroundings.
A three-dimensional trajectory will tie all public and private programs together, allowing accessibility on all levels. The skybridge in this trajectory will be the most prominent feature of the building, offering a public cultural platform and a viewing deck overseeing the city.
CMG Qianhai Global Trade Center is scheduled for completion in 2024.
News courtesy of OMA