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“The aim of our proposal is not [to] compete to create another symbolic icon, but rather a structure that will preserve and enhance the current landscape views,” write the architects. The architects also say that since that area of Shenzhen is built on unstable and sandy reclaimed land, taller towers would require deeper and more expensive foundations and piling.

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To maximize the development’s relationship with the surrounding landscape, KAMJZ cut out sections of the building design to create a series of terraced outdoor balconies. Those terraces provide extra green space and areas for harvesting water and solar energy. A linear central park cuts through the development and provides uninterrupted views of the bay.

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