RSHP wins commercial tower in Shenzhen
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London, UK – Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners with AUBE Conception have won the design competition for the Qianhai Financial Holdings Headquarter Tower, a mixed-use commercial high-rise in the centre of the Qianhai district, Shenzhen, China.

With a building height of 220 metres and clad in a metallic bronze finish, the design is punctuated by triple-height sky lobbies, a central atrium and skyline pagoda, all supported within four mega columns. Its features will introduce a striking new landmark tower to the skyline of Qianhai Bay, while on the ground, a sense of shared community will thrive within and around a powerful, classically proportioned tower and public realm.

Qianhai Financial Holdings and Century Securities will occupy the top 12 storeys as their headquarters. The remaining floors will contain commercial office space – with a typical floor area of around 2,000 square metres – and 4 entrance podium floors of green wing-tiered balconies that embrace the local linear parkway.

RSHP will aim to achieve LEED International Platinum rating and the construction process will largely use off-site manufacturing and modularisation, to drive up quality and drive down waste.

Ben Warner, Managing Director, RSHP Asia, said: “Winning the design competition for the Qianhai Financial Holdings headquarters on the 10th anniversary of our presence in China is an important milestone for RSHP. The design reflects the brief in terms of its scale and elegance and at the same time, it has given us the opportunity to create a building of outstanding beauty and quality in Shenzhen. Whilst drawing on our core beliefs of creating accessible and green public spaces at ground level, its simple but unique and iconic form will become an iconic feature on the skyline of Qianhai.”