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Sou Fujimoto's Ethereal Tower of 99 Floating Islands To Serve As Shenzhen Landmark

The futuristic structure will be built to seem like it is floating mid-air.

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Sou Fujimoto's Ethereal Tower of 99 Floating Islands To Serve As Shenzhen Landmark

The futuristic structure will be built to seem like it is floating mid-air.

Renowned Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto has designed a new structure that will be built in the Qianhai district of Shenzhen, China. The ethereal tower is comprised of 99 floating islands, which will serve as a new landmark of the area.

The proposal aims to answer the question of how a tower can evolve while continuing to attract attention. Measuring 268 meters (880 feet) high, the cluster of towers will be constructed to seem like they are floating in the air when viewed from below. The entire structure is held together with a centralized core, which is kept balanced with tension cables throughout. In addition to a viewing platform, the upcoming project will feature a restaurant and cafe.

Take a look at the digital render of Sou Fujimoto’s ethereal tower above and below.

 

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