When I was in New York City, I went to a lecture by renowned architect Steven Holl at GSAPP, Columbia University. One of the subjects he spoke about was his famous horizontal skyscraper in China. The Vanke Center in Shenzhen.
The way he spoke about this particular project was fascinating. I don’t remember everything he spoke about, but I do remember his passion when talking about this project. The Vanke Center is a long mixed-use complex which includes office spaces, apartments, a hotel and a public landscape.
Photo credit: Iwan Baan, Steven Holl Architects