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Farrell's Shenzhen tower becomes tallest in world by Brit

TFP Farrells’ 441.8m-tall Kingkey Finance Tower in Shenzhen, China has gone into the record books by becoming the tallest building ever completed by a British architect

The competition-winning 100 storey skyscraper has taken the title from Wilkinson Eyre’s recently finished Guangzhou International Finance Centre which topped out at 440m.

Sitting above six floors of shops, some of which have already opened, the 210,000m² office and hotel tower is part of a larger 417,000m² mixed-use development.

The project was run by the practice’s Hong Kong office which describes the skyscraper as ‘slim, non bi-symmetrical with a spectacular atrium hotel lobby at the  uppermost-levels’.

The upper 28 floors of the tower will become a ‘five star’ St Regis hotel and is topped off by a five-storey sky garden.

Project Info:

Location: Shenzhen, China
Client: Kingkey Group
Architect: TFP Farrells
Tower height: 441.8m
GFA: 210,000m²
Expected completion date: August  2011

Readers' comments (4)

  • Another awesome acheivement for the UK and a huge credit to British Architects TFP Farrells. This project is inspiring and outstanding and typical of projects contributed to by our company - Styletech of Tonbridge (Door Access Control) & (Architectural Ironmongery). When you install a high quality fitout, the end result is highly secure, fuctional and desirable.

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  • Definitely a headspinner and a winner

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  • So? This kind of statment is so childish!! Is it a good piece of architecture?

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  • Nice door access control, I'm told

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