In China They are Building a Huge “Horizontal Skyscraper”


The new architectural object, which is currently being built in the largest Chinese city of Chongqing, is unofficially called the “heavenly bridge” or “a lying skyscraper”. This is a separate design with its own name “Conservatory”, which rests on four supporting buildings and docks with two more giant towers. There are eight of them in the project.

The developer is the company CapitaLand, which uses the example of the Conservatory realizes the concept of buildings of the “ecological” standard LEED Gold. They have autonomous energy-saving heating, ventilation, irrigation and sewage systems and are built from recycled materials.

The length of the cylinder of the Conservatory is 300 m, it will be mounted at an altitude of 250 m, with additional support for two parallel 350-meter towers. All objects in this ensemble are residential, multifunctional, they will accommodate offices, shopping centers, apartments, observation platforms, winter gardens, concert halls, etc. In the Conservatory itself there will be a vast green zone with ponds and plants.

The basis of the horizontal skyscraper is a steel frame weighing 12,000 tons, on which will fix 3200 fragments of glass and 4800 aluminum panels. The bulky design was divided into nine segments according to the plan, which, by means of cable jacks, in turn would be raised upward.

The process is very fast and the steel frame will be completely mounted by the middle of 2018, and for the general public the miracle of architecture will open in 2019.