Shenzhen Center

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Height: Occupied
306.9 m / 1,007 ft
Height: To Tip
375.6 m / 1,232 ft
Height: Architectural
375.6 m / 1,232 ft
Shenzhen Center Outline
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
# of Elevators
Top Elevator Speed
8 m/s
Development GFA
245,000 m² / 2,637,158 ft²


Official Name Shenzhen Center
Name of Complex Shenzhen Center
Other Names Shenzhen Gemdale Tower 1, Gemdale Gangxia Tower 1
Structure Type Building
Status Architecturally Topped Out
Country China
City Shenzhen
Street Address & Map Jin Tian Lu, Futian Qu
Postal Code 518048
Building Function residential / office
Structural Material composite
  • Core: Reinforced Concrete
  • Columns: Concrete Filled Steel
  • Floor Spanning: Steel
Energy Label LEED Gold
Construction Start 2012
Completion 2021

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Shenzhen Gemdale Dabaihui Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.
Design Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Architect of Record Zhubo Design
Structural Engineer
Design WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff; WSP Hong Kong Ltd.
Engineer of Record Zhubo Design
MEP Engineer
Design WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
Engineer of Record Zhubo Design
Other Consultant
• Civil WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
Façade Zho Yue Architectural Design and Consulting
• Geotechnical WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
• Landscape SWA Group
• Lighting Grand Sight Design International; Lighting Planners Associates
• Vertical Transportation Fortune Consultants, Ltd.
Material Supplier
• Steel China Construction Steel Structure Corporation

About Shenzhen Center

Amid the rapid development of Shenzhen’s Zhongxin District, Shenzhen Center is located near the Great China International Exchange Square, along a distinct row of skyscrapers that define the central business district. The tower, with its columnar outline and layered form, represents the high-quality urban visage of Shenzhen, China’s design capital.

The tower will be a prominent visual landmark. Fronting the Crystal Island development, it will be visible from the Civic Centre and Opera House. The exterior is defined by four overlapping façade screens, which are expressed at the pinnacle as they cut away to reveal an occupied dome. This form was inspired by the city’s flower, the bougainvillea. A subtle tapering effect provides both a chiseled profile and an opportunity to maximize the office footprint strategically at higher office zones while still offering appropriately sized residential units. As the commanding core of a high-end complex, the tower takes cues from its cultural and geographical context with a fluid design inspired by nature.

At the base, a retail podium forms the border of a vibrant public square, and is wrapped by a dynamic ribbon of illuminated panels, while a smaller residential tower of 54 floors is perched above, drawing benefits from an extensive garden on the top of the podium’s roof. Through the basement levels, the residential and office towers are connected with nearby subway stations, which are also linked with the public square, making the area a vital center for the greater district. Chinese landscapes, as well as Shenzhen’s rich setting between the undulating mountains and the sea, are references for a design that aims to be engaging and well connected.

CTBUH Initiatives

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13 Oct 2016 – CTBUH Research

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