Tonkin Liu Architects Reveal Winning Proposal “Cradle Towers”

Tonkin Liu Architects, based in London, unveils its competition-winning design proposal for the Trade Center in Zhengzhou, China. The ‘Cradle Towers’ of Zhengzhou is composed of five mixed-use towers, housing residential facilities, offices, and a hotel.

The Cradle Towers of Zhengzhou will comprise of five towers swooping out of a ring-shaped podium. Inspired by the nearby Songshan mountainscape, the scheme aims to celebrate the city’s origins as it rockets into a high-tech future. The podium will contain retail and leisure areas. Hollowed out to form a ring, the podium acts as a threshold between the hard, dense urban context of Zhengzhou, and a soft, sheltered landscape within.

The five towers vary in their height and resemble in form and appearance mountaintops.

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