A8 Tower

An invited competition by UNIT with consultation by Metamode.

A proposal for a 50,000 sq m corporate headquarters in Shenzhen.
As the first special economic zone in the Peoples Republic of China in 1980, the Shenzhen district is now a formidable economic powerhouse. It is now the most advanced industrial belt in the country attracting high tech development and manufacturing.
A8.com are an leading Chinese music download company, they have won a number of significant awards for enterprise and innovation in the mobile internet market.
The project has a synaesthetic facade that responds to music download data via the company website. The coloured facade is organised according to the Scriabin keyboard, developed by the synaesthetic Russian composer Alexander Scriabian.




Shenzhen, China


Competition - First Prize