If all goes well, ground should be broken next year, with construction expected to take at least three years (Image: Chetwoods)
In response to the client's wishes for a design that reflects Chinese culture, Chetwoods drew upon the Fenghuang (or Chinese Phoenix) mythological bird (Image: Chetwoods)
Some of the tech name-checked by Chetwoods includes lightweight photovoltaic cladding, biodynamic pollution absorbing coatings, thermal chimneys, and more (Image: Chetwoods)
The Phoenix Towers, by Chetwoods Architects (Image: Chetwoods)
Artistic depiction of the towers (Image: Chetwoods)
Though already home to the world's largest building, the Middle Kingdom could soon receive the world's tallest pair of towers too, courtesy of UK-based Chetwoods Architects and its Phoenix Towers concept. Set for Wuhan, Central China, the larger of the two towers reaches a Burj Khalifa-besting 1 km (3,280 ft) in height, and sports an ambitious list of sustainable technology.
Other Images from this Gallery