READ MORE glass skyscraper inspired by a blossoming flower is set to rise on one of the most expensive plots of land ever sold.
Plans unveiled for the site, which in 2017 changed hands for a then-record of 23.28 billion Hong Kong dollars ($3 billion), show an eye-catching curvilinear tower soaring 623 feet above Hong Kong’s Central district.
The 36-story design was revealed this month by Zaha Hadid Architects, the firm founded by the celebrated late British-Iraqi architect.
The tower’s exterior is, according to a press release, inspired by the “structural forms and layering” of a blossoming bauhinia, the flower that has appeared on Hong Kong’s flag since Britain handed control of the territory back to China in 1997.
At ground level, a series of courtyards and gardens will form what the architects describe as an “urban oasis.”READ MORE