Steven Holl Architects has won the competition for the headquarters of genome machine intelligence company iCarbonX in Shenzhen. The form of the two towers is inspired by a study of genes and DNA. The first tower, 'Body A' is residential, while the second, 'Body B' is the working program, with offices, labs, and public reception spaces. 

Program: offices, apartments, laboratories, clinic, gymnasium, dining, and large urban public plaza


Project Leader


Esteban Varas

Ellisrael Daing

Fang-Yun Lee

Oren Manor

Sai Lyu

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Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects

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