These two beautiful towers in China will change colours based on where you're standing

Construction is underway for the Zhejiang Gate Towers, a pair of glimmering skyscrapers being built in Hangzhou, China.

But in addition to being aesthetically breathtaking, the towers will also feature environmentally friendly elements.

Scroll down for a closer look at the project:

The Zhejiang Gate Towers will be roughly 90 stories. Construction will begin in 2017.

Laboratory for Visionary Architecture

One of the towers will have a large rooftop garden.

Laboratory for Visionary Architecture

The buildings will be composed of glass of various colours and shades that will refract light differently. The glass will create a shimmering effect where the building looks a different colour based on where you're standing.

Laboratory for Visionary Architecture

But the glass is also a key component in making the towers environmentally friendly by reducing glare and solar heat gain.

Laboratory for Visionary Architecture

The firm behind the project, the Laboratory for Visionary Architecture (LAVA), is aiming to LEED Gold certification -- the second highest rating given to environmentally friendly buildings.

LAVA is also reducing the material needed to build the towers by constructing them with eight 'super columns.'

Laboratory for Visionary Architecture

Using the super columns reduces the concrete needed by 30% compared to traditional schemes.

The Zhejiang Gate Towers are slated for completion in 2019.

Laboratory for Visionary Architecture

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