Sky Street will feature a number of individual towers which are connected and integrated into the urban environment by a walkway, which reproduces the qualities and possibilities of the typical street.
“It enables a new layer of street, which makes possible a new range of activities impossible in the typical tower. This new urban typology is ideal for social encounters, creating a lively, non-generic situation in the high density urban condition”, commented the project designers from architecture firm UNIT.
The elevated street will also include a park, fusing nature and culture into the heart of China’s Shenzhen Bay district.
Sky Street’s open green space will be home to a significant amount of cultural facilities, indoor fair and trade area and commercial spaces. These spaces will be designed within the dimensions of the raised surface, which will include ramps and different folds and lifts in the synthetic topography resulting in an eventful and dynamic promenade.
This merge of landscape and architecture will make the street a porous and vibrant place, providing shelters, open air, and engagement - for a year-long comfortable and engaging space within a present-day metropolis.
The Sky Street design project by UNIT came third in the Shenzhen Bay Super City Competition.