SBF Tower

Hans Hollein & Christoph Monschein, Vienna/Austria

Planning time:
2009 – 2010

Construction time:
2010 – 2018

Services rendered by Werner Sobek:
facade and sustainability consultancy, LEED certification

Southern Bosera Fund, Shenzhen/China

Christoph Monschein, Vienna/Austria

The SBF Tower is 190 m tall high-rise in Shenzhen/China. It features 41 floors with a square building plan of 49 x 49 m. The design by Austrian architects Hans Hollein and Christoph Monschein initially integrated three vertical “skygardens”, each about six floors in height. These skygardens give the tower a very distinct appearance with significantly improved comfort for the inhabitants and very working conditions. Werner Sobek’s sustainability consulting for the project will secure a LEED gold rating. Sustainable features include a box-type double skin facade that will significantly reduce cooling loads and improve the use of daylight in the interior.