Fujimoto Architects managed to design a tower with 99 incredible floating islands that soar about 880 feet above the water. The design, in particular, was completed as part of Qianhai’s New City Center Landmark competition for a new monument on Shenzhen’s Qianhai Bay. The tower appears thus almost like a freestanding, cylindrical water fountain. In addition, its uppermost plane serves as a viewing platform. In other words, it looks as a three-dimensional exhibition space with enough room for both a restaurant and cafe.
Depending on how the project is viewed, the designers consider it as both a massive tower and as a series of connected islands. This hybrid approach is part of the design firm’s study of what a tower looks like. “Being one and many simultaneously, it symbolizes the future of societies in the age of diversity,” describes Fujimoto.
Since the judges did not select a first-place winner for the competition, Fujimoto’s second-place design is the highest-ranking proposal for the new monument. Henceforth, take a look of Sou Fujimoto’s ethereal tower in pictures shown below.