PLP Architecture unveils plans of mixed-use tower in China

10 February 2016 (Last Updated February 10th, 2016 18:30)

British establishment PLP Architecture has unveiled plans of a mixed-use tower construction that will feature three tall rotated structures slotted together in China.

British establishment PLP Architecture has unveiled plans of a mixed-use tower construction that will feature three tall rotated structures slotted together in China.

The project, known as Nexus, will house a 14-storey hotel and a performing arts complex in addition to featuring office and retail spaces.

A 124-storey, 595m-tall central supporting structure will interconnect the three separate towers.

This design will offer a seamless floor space unlike the regular design of a skyscraper, Dezeen reported citing the company.

"The starting point for the Nexus building is the search for an alternative to the high-rise point tower typology, where a large central core is surrounded by usable space."

PLP partner David Leventhal was quoted by the publication as saying: "The starting point for the Nexus building is the search for an alternative to the high-rise point tower typology, where a large central core is surrounded by usable space."

"The usable space of each component is liberated to the outside, in a centrifugal manner," added the company.

The structure will feature contemporary arts building with a music hall, multipurpose space, cinema, and 1,700-seat theatre and will be supported by three giant columns.

The building's geometry will be positioned as per sun and wind orientation in the area. This is expected to control heat, reported Wallpaper.com.

It will feature a large water body at the base of the complex and the different areas of the building will be linked by bridges and passageways.

Phase I of the project is expected to be completed by 2020.