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A New Office Tower in Shenzhen, China, by Brennan Beer Gorman/Architects

Office building will be a landmark in China's first economic free trade zone.

by ArchNewsNow
April 1, 2002

The latest addition to the new Shenzhen City Center in Shenzhen, China will be a 28-story office tower designed by New York-based Brennan Beer Gorman/Architects (BBG). The 60,000-square-meter (645,835-square-foot) Zhong Tie Cheng office building will include offices for a major Chinese bank and other tenants, as well as retail space, a banking hall and three levels of below-grade parking. The project is currently in design and will be completed in 2004.


The first economic free trade zone in China and neighbor of Hong Kong, Shenzhen is fast becoming an important business center in its own right. The master plan for Shenzhen City Center, a new commercial office district, includes 13 development parcels designed around two urban parks. The Zhong Tie Cheng building will be located on the western side of the newly created East Park, bound by Yitian Road and three new roads to the north, south, and west.


The building has been designed as a landmark for the Shenzhen City Center and features a contemporary façade of stone, metal, and glass. Granite columns balanced by glass vision and spandrel panels accentuate the verticality of the design. Two architectural spires, identifying the main entry façade, top the north face of the tower. The western façade features a large terrace at the fifth floor setback, offering stunning views of the nearby park. The north and west facades will feature dramatic, double volume pedestrian entrances.


Brennan Beer Gorman/Architects is an internationally recognized leader in the design of office buildings, corporate interiors, hotels, and casinos. Additional work completed in Asia includes: The Peninsula Bangkok, Thailand; Westin Plaza Hotel, Singapore; Jakarta Stock Exchange Building, Indonesia; and the Plaza Hollywood retail complex, Hong Kong.

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(Courtesy BBG)
Elevation of the 28-story Zhong Tie Cheng office building.

(Courtesy BBG)

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