The Bank of East Asia Headquarters (BEA) Tower, an anchor in the mixed-use Qianhai Kerry Centre, had an opening ceremony on 12 January in Shenzhen. BEA is Hong Kong’s oldest family-run bank, and the ceremony was attended by Hong Kong and mainland Chinese government officials and bankers, including leadership from the Bank of East Asia and Hong Kong Monetary Authority.
The project, designed by architecture firm KPF, is located within phase II of the Qianhai Kerry Centre and serves as the company’s southern China regional headquarters, with the main branch in Shanghai. The new 18-story building accommodates 500 employees across 42,000 square meters and houses a fintech innovation center and data lab. The tower’s façade is inspired by the scaling of dragon skin, realized in shingled window openings that accentuate the main structure’s curved form.
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The Qianhai Special Economic Zone in Shenzhen is part of the city's attempt to target wealth management and fintech professionals.
Learn more about the project at KPF.