It will compete to become the overall Category Winner and Best Tall Building worldwide at the CTBUH 2020 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference next April. Designed by Global Design Principal Dr Andy Wen, Changsha Hua Center Phase II Project is located at the intersection of Taiping Street and Pozijie Street, a most trendy destination of Changsha. Inspired by local cultural and geographical features, the iconic building form is associated with the unique landscape of Zhangjiajie, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Hunan province. The two towers are staggered and twisted to maximize natural ventilation, sunlight intake and views on all sides to the surrounding mountains, Xiang River, Orange Islet and the cityscape of Changsha. The design also highlights public spaces at multiple levels, stylish retail and residential elements, diversified vertical transportation, office sky lobby and innovative co-working spaces. Accommodating arts and exhibitions in its culture-oriented shopping center, the project is positioned as a pioneering cultural innovation hub and aimed to be the most cutting-edge lifestyle centre in town.
The CTBUH Annual Awards programme recognises projects and individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and that achieve sustainability at the highest and broadest level.