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