CRTKL’s Gemdale Viseen Tower Wins CTBUH Award

The CRTKL-designed Gemdale Viseen Tower recently brought home the 2022 CTBUH Award of Excellence: Best Tall Building 200-299 meters.

Located in the Shenzhen Science and Technology Park — the high-tech enterprise headquarters in South China’s Silicon Valley — Gemdale Viseen Tower is located on the southeast corner of Nanshan High-Teck Zone. Our Phase III creates a “Intelligent, Green and Landmark” science park. Gemdale Viseen Tower consists of two super-high-rise 5A-class office buildings, podium office, intelligent office spaces and a sustainable ecosystem. The project creates an excellent social and business space through a healthy, natural and dynamic ecological pattern; multi-dimensional public spaces planning and flexible, efficient and diverse office products — making it an innovative high-tech enterprise HQ in Shenzhen.

The Gemdale Viseen Tower project has a GBA of 280,000SM with a total green coverage rate of over 67%. It strives to create a healthy, natural and dynamic next-generation office park. A garden runway, four standard basketball courts, four international standard tennis courts, a futsal field, a gym center and a kindergarten are equipped for the use of staff and citizens. Meanwhile, various forms of sports games, reading clubs, festival-themed activities, etc. are often organized to maximize the potential of the venue. The project creates multi-dimensional landscape interaction spaces of “bottom,” “middle” and “top” on the ground, the three-story platform courtyard, the 150-meter-high corridor and the top of the tower.

In the office products strategy planning, the design of “bottom, middle and top” three zones are customized according to different customer needs for standard office, corporate HQs, single-building enterprises and unicorn enterprises — forming an ecosystem for self-growth of high-tech enterprises. The project stands out among the high-tech parks in the Greater Bay Area and became a star project in 2021.

The project’s facade is divided into a series of different scaled boxes. The smaller boxes start from the bottom and grow larger as they reach the top of the tower. Using the “cube” façade concept to create an innovative, elegant and fashionable landmark. The “Green Box” serves as a series of micro parks between the office sections, offering exterior communal creative spaces. The micro parks that are close to the lower levels offer green platforms that offer friendly spaces to gather in the neighborhood.

The “Light Box” is a 7-story atrium space on the top of the south tower and serves as the offices’ transfer and common spaces. It is also a public interaction space, activity and celebration atrium facing the superb sea view of Shenzhen Bay. From this vantage point, tenants and visitors can view the Sand River Golf Club, as well as the entire Shenzhen Bay through a transparent curtain wall system.

The Sky Bridge connects the two towers, becoming a central business hub that serves the companies closest to it. The bridge offers a garden, a sky restaurant, a gym, a convenience store, meeting rooms and halls on the 35th floor, and a café, a gallery, and a recreational center on the 36th floor.

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is the world’s leading nonprofit organization for all those interested in the future of cities. It explores how increased urban density and vertical growth can support more sustainable and healthy cities, especially in the face of mass urbanization and the increasing effects of climate change worldwide. The relationship between policy, buildings, people, urban density, urban space, interior space and infrastructure is key.

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