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Facts

Official Name Tencent Seafront Tower 2
Name of Complex Tencent Seafront Towers
Other Names Tencent Coastal Tower 2, Tencent Binhai Tower 2
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country China
City Shenzhen
Street Address & Map Binhai Avenue, Nan Shan Qu
Building Function office
Structural Material composite
  • Core: Reinforced Concrete
  • Columns: Concrete Encased Steel
  • Floor Spanning: Steel
Proposed 2011
Construction Start 2012
Completion 2017
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City Ranking #65 Tallest in Shenzhen

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Tencent Technology Company Limited
Architect
Design NBBJ; Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.; Shenzhen Tongji Architects
Structural Engineer
Design AECOM; Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.; Shenzhen Tongji Architects
MEP Engineer
Design Shenzhen Tongji Architects; Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.; WSP Group
Main Contractor China Construction Second Engineering Bureau Ltd.
Other Consultant
Façade Thornton Tomasetti; Inhabit Group
• Landscape NBBJ
• LEED Atkins
• Traffic Arup
Material Supplier
• Elevator Schindler

About Tencent Seafront Tower 2

Established as a corporate headquarters, the design process began by adapting the concept of a suburban corporate campus for a vertical urban setting. Rather than the typical process of placing all of the company space is one tower, the plan incorporates two towers connected at three different locations allowing for an easy flow through the work spaces while providing for the accommodations of an additional 12,000 employees anticipated through future growth.

The total space the company was seeking was split into two pieces, with the orientation of the towers maximizing passive energy efficiency in the hot and humid climate of southern China. Through a slight rotation of the towers and staggering of the heights to maximize shading, energy consumption was reduced by 30 percent compared to a typical office tower. In addition to the reduction of solar heat gain and glare, the placement of the towers also maximized use of the prevailing winds to naturally ventilate multiple atriums spread throughout the towers. A modular system of fins covers the façades with an optimal orientation to filter sunlight from each direction. Additional strategies then reduce energy consumption an additional 10 percent.

The company wanted to include a number of public features and employee amenities into their vertical campus and these elements were then placed within the multi-story connections linking the towers, not only improving circulation within the structures, but also serving as meeting places which bring the employees together. The first connection is located at ground level, forming a podium base designed around a cultural theme includes public spaces such as an exposition hall and a company museum beside employee dining facilities. The second connection is a multi-story bridge designed as a health and fitness center while the third and uppermost connection features a bridge with a knowledge theme incorporating meeting rooms along with a company university and library.

The connections between the staggered towers enhance the uniqueness of the design and assists in making this corporate headquarters an easily identifiable feature on the cityscape of western Shenzhen.

Videos

CTBUH Video Interview – Jonathan Ward
18 Oct 2016 – Jonathan Ward, NBBJ

The Impact of Tech Companies in Rethinking the High-Rise Workplace
18 Oct 2016 – Chao (Ivan) Wan, Tencent Holdings Limited; Jonathan Ward, NBBJ

CTBUH Video Interview – Chao (Ivan) Wan
17 Oct 2016 – Chao (Ivan) Wan, Tencent Holdings Limited

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18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Chao (Ivan) Wan, Tencent Holdings Limited; Jonathan Ward, NBBJ
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Research Papers

Cities to Megacities: Perspectives
Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV

Tencent Seafront Tower – A Case Study on Façade Engineering as Functional Patterns
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism

Tencent Seafront Tower: Practice on Binding Buildings
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism


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