Less than a year after construction was halted on a world-beating 838m tower in Changsa in central China (just days after it began) architects have revealed plans to build something even taller.

At 1km in height, the largest of the two Phoenix Towers planned for Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province in central China, will be the tallest in the world, reported CNN.

According to the report, the towers expected to be completed in 2017 or 2018 will be futuristic and super green.

What will be extraordinary about the towers is that they will be pink in colour.

“Yes, (they are pink),” Laurie Chetwood of UK-based design firm Chetwoods Architects was reported to have told CNN.

“They reflect the spectacular colours of the sunsets in the region.”

Designed to sit on an island in a lake, the largest of the towers will stand 172m taller than the famous Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

The project is still awaiting government final approval, but if all goes to plan it could steal a march on the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. More info