China Shenzhen 2015

The Vertical Garden comes from the analysis of Shenzhe's site and climate conditions. The location is characterized by a dense industrial context with buildings at various heights. The tower's project was developed following a number of computer simulations of the building's performance in relation to form characteristics, orientation, building envelope and technological systems, combining the building's functionality and contemporary aesthetic requirements. Through the study of the building's form and coating, the “Vertical Garden” project aims to control the outside environment in order to optimize the internal comfort. As a result of this study, the building appears as a carved tower, characterized by a front that is bent and articulated in relation to its orientation and sun exposure. On the east and west sides, direct light and sunlight are controlled by a double skin front that reduces and optimises the light's diurnal penetration of the office space. The tower's diamond-shaped plan that gets smaller the higher we go comes from the need to maximise the sun's penetration of indoor spaces and to give more light and air to the gardens located at the various levels. In order to ensure an easy access to the building, the ground floor is designed so that it is permeable, with two floors high windows overlooking the gardens inside, from the street and the surrounding buildings. The Vertical Garden is designed to optimize the benefits of its orientation. The main purpose of all the services within the building is to reduce energy consumption and create highly comfortable internal conditions.

Competition Entry
Office & Commercial
Guido Bondielli Architects, Guido Giacomo Bondielli, Francesco Casile, Giovanni Cuciniello, Lucia Liu, Jeffrey Lui, Stefano Bozzarelli
Studio DIM