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Kingkey Finance Tower Shenzhen Skyscraper – design by TFP Farrells

23 Dec 2011

KK100 Shenzhen

CTBUH Hong Kong visits KK100 tower

The Council for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has held an exclusive insight and tour of the recently completed 441.8m KK100 Tower in Shenzhen. Hosted by the CTBUH Hong Kong Representative, Stefan Krummeck, (Director, TFP Farrells).

Kingkey 100 Kingkey 100 Shenzhen
Kingkey Finance Tower photos from TFP Farrells

“A Private View of KK100” featured presentations by those involved in the design and construction of the ninth tallest building in the world and its surrounding development. Speakers included: ARUP’s Director Paul Tsang, who spoke about the engineering challenges of the project; Yuji Aoyagi, Project Director at Kingkey Real Estate Development, in charge of the KK100 Development gave an insight into the completion of the project; John Low, Principal at Laguarda.Low, presented the design logistics of KKMall; Stephen Ford, General Manager of the St. Regis and VP of Starwood Group South China region talked from an end-user view point on the requirements of choosing exclusive locations for their high-end luxury hotels; and Stefan Krummeck, Design Principal at TFP Farrells explained the architectural design concept of the building and masterplanning of the KK100 Development.

The audience of mainly architects, investors, engineers, and developers were introduced to the work of the CTBUH, the world’s leading body in the field of tall buildings and the recognized source of information on tall buildings internationally. It is the arbiter of the criteria upon which tall building height is measured, and thus the title of “The World’s Tallest Building” determined.

The event was held on the 33rd floor Office Marketing suite that showcases the open span of the floor plate and stunning views over the city of Shenzhen. The fifty invited guests continued discussions over lunch in the adjacent KKMall (part of the overall KK Development with its five residential towers above) and were then given an exclusive tour of the St. Regis Hotel. For further information on KK100 Tower and Development, please visit our website. The CTBUH is the world’s leading body in the field of tall buildings, and the recognized source of information on tall buildings internationally. It is the arbiter of tall building height, determiner of the title of “The World’s Tallest Building” and maintains a significant database of built, under construction and proposed tall buildings.

20 Apr 2011

Kingkey 100 Shenzhen

TFP Farrells Celebrates Topping Out Ceremony of "KINGKEY 100"
China’s Newest Landmark Tower

TFP Farrells will celebrate the “Topping Out” of the Kingkey 100 on Saturday, April 23rd. Farrells was commissioned to design the 441.8-meter tower after winning an international design competition. Located in the city’s prime district of Luohu, the Tower will be Shenzhen’s tallest tower as well as one of the world’s tallest mixed-use buildings. Upon completion in late 2011, Kingkey 100 will be introduced to the world as an urban metropolis that will redefine Shenzhen.

Kingkey 100 Tower
Kingkey Finance Tower photo from TFP Farrells

The 100-storey tower comprising over 210,000m2 of accommodation is part of the master plan design for a 417,000m2 mixed-use development. The development includes 5 residential buildings and 2 commercial buildings. The main tower is linked to a retail podium that connects directly to a new metro station. The floors of the tower are divided into three major functions. The floors from level 4 to 72 will house 173,000m2 of Grade-A office space, 7 levels of trading floors are evenly distributed throughout the main body of the office portion. The uppermost levels from 75 to 100 will be occupied by a 35,000m2 6-star Luxury Hotel and will include approximately 250 rooms including 25 executive suites, restaurants, fitness club, and state-of-the-art business centre and support facilities. A variety of fine-dining options are contained within the crowning sky lobby on the top 3 floors. Rational and efficient planning principles combined with the gently curved profile result in a desirable variety in the plan form at each floor.

The external expression of the development embodies and emphasizes the identity, stability and stature of the Kingkey Group and combines a modern technologically advanced building form. The tower’s elegant shape is married with a rational and pragmatic foot-print. This allows for the highest level of efficiencies and offers optimized operation of its components. Its orientation maximized open park and city views. The cladding is a sophisticated environmental skin which allows the tower to maintain an optimum interior environment whilst minimizing potential solar heat gain. The modular approach of the system ensures a cost effective solution.

It is believed that the design and development of the Kingkey 100 in Luohu’s business district will form a key urban landmark of exceptional architectural quality befitting Shenzhen’s key role in China’s economic and cultural development.

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Kingkey Finance Tower Shenzhen
Kingkey Finance Tower photo from TFP Farrells

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TFP Farrells established an office in Hong Kong in 1991and have worked on numerous award winning projects in Asia-Pacific. Projects include the award-winning Beijing South Station (2009 RIBA and AIA award recipient), Kowloon Station Development, Kingkey Finance Tower and Sheraton Dameisha Resort, Shenzhen (HKIA, Cityscape and MIPIM finalist).

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