1+1=1 Tower

Reflecting the innovative spirit of the Great Wall company: creative, collaborative and visionary, our design strategies are embedded in creating programmatic opportunities for collaborative-interactive spaces between departments and generating a unique and identifiable visual spatial volume that spans the macro and micro scale of a tower.

The new R/D + Administrative tower is composed of two towers, R/D and Administration, facing one another forming a interconnected relationship. Each one unique in its form yet together recomposes into one overall tower. The strong feature of this project lies in the vertical void. It shapes a canyon of different volumes and different proportions that create a succession and hierarchy of shared spaces. The assemblage forms a layered organic composition of shared functions and facilities between the 2 principal departments (Administration offices and Research & Development). They are organised to foster interrelationship through collaborative and shared functions, promoting communication, both professionally and socially. Natural daylight and air are omnipresent throughout the tower. Natural daylight intercepts the tower from the top to the bottom; the air crosses it from north to south and the landscape is laid out as a grid that creates a pixelated surface of pavement, water features and green areas.

Our proposal creates a strong corporative identity for Great Wall, and defines a vibrant landmark for Shenzhen and Shenzhen High Tech Industry Park. A new edifice that defies boundaries between traditional and modern, public and private, exterior and interior…Something in between!

Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China
Invited Competition – 2nd place award
Great Wall Electronics Company Ltd.
Site Area:
47 630 sqm
233 574 sqm
Building Height:
200 m
Associated with Executive Architects:
Huazhu Architectural & Engineering Company Ltd. Shenzhen