Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

TFP Farrells’ latest Mixed Use & Commercial buildings in China


Kingkey Finance Tower, Shenzhen

This 98 storey, 439m high tower will be one of the tallest buildings in the world when completed next year. It is a key feature of the Kingkey development masterplan design for 417,000m2 of mixed-use development. The mega tower consists of 210,000m2 of accommodation which includes one floor of basement retail connecting directly to a new metro station; 173,000m2 of Grade-A office space over 70 floors; and a 35,000m2 six-star hotel, accommodating 278 rooms and complete with state-ofthe- art conference and business facilities over 20 floors. The tower is linked to a retail podium and incorporates highly efficient and flexible spaces. Its use of human scale volumes, landscape and natural light provides a pleasant and enjoyable working and living environment of the highest quality. The tower’s curve gives a dimension difference between adjacent floors, while standard floor-to-floor height of 4.2 metres allows daylight to penetrate deep into the floor plates. The perimeter column arrangement provides an unobstructed working environment on each level and views over Shenzhen. Lifts, E&M openings and service rooms lie within a rectangular central core. This allows for flexibility of either single or multi-tenancy opportunities.

      Kingkey Tower

BEA Financial Tower, Pudong

Situated in a prominent location within the Lu Jia Zui commercial and financial district of Shanghai’s Pudong, this landmark new tower sits next to Jin Mao and the World Finance Tower. It overlooks the Yang-Pu River and therefore highly visible along the Pudong skyline directly from the Bund. At 180m it exudes elegance, refinement and a contemporary aesthetic whilst providing Grade-A office space with an environmentally sensitive design. The Building footprint responds to the boundary requirements by breaking down the built volumes programmatically into two wedge-shaped entities: A glazed atrium separates the tower from the low-rise; the atrium and the low-rise are staggered volumetrically away from the Towers north-west façade. The design incorporated environmental strategies (construction and materials) to lessen the impact of solar heat gain during the summer and to limit heat loss through the building envelope during the winter. An isolation analysis was undertaken to establish which façades incur the maximum solar exposure over the year. Optimising city and river views on the North sides whilst minimizing glare required a façade design composed of large areas of glazing with vertical fins that use a surface frit to shade the interior.



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