UNStudio conceptualizes Tonghzou Business District

UNStudio, a Dutch architectural firm, have designed a concept for a upcoming business canton at Tonghzou in Beijing that comprises of skyscrapers linked by aerial bridges.

The planned design showcases six towers on top of a large podium, linked by bridges that contain garden and swimming pools.  The project is set to contain a million square meters of retail, apartments, offices, hotels, and transportation infrastructure.

In relation to the ground and subterranean levels the towers are grouped in three pairs, each standing on a joint platform. As defined by the bridging connections between them, the towers are grouped as a couple, a trio and a single volume.

The bridges support to cluster the towers and to form interconnections in between them which entertains many different semi-public functions. They also provide an artificial ground for customers of the highest floors. In addition to the application of active sustainable measures at distinct scale levels, passive design and style tools have been incorporated from the initial style of the six towers and the podium clusters.