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KK100 / TFP Farrells

  • 00:00 - 5 July, 2012
KK100 / TFP Farrells
KK100 / TFP Farrells, © Carsten Schael
© Carsten Schael

© Carsten Schael © Carsten Schael © Carsten Schael © Carsten Schael +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    深圳市人民政府 Fuzhong 3rd Rd, Futian, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Architects

    TFP Farrells
  • Interior Design

    Laguarda.Low
  • Structural Engineer

    Ove Arup & Partners
  • Client

    Kingkey Group
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Carsten Schael
© Carsten Schael

From the architect. KK100, the tallest building in the world completed in 2011, is an innovative high density project that takes an entirely new approach to city making. It is situated on the edge of Shenzhen's CBD and sets a new precedent for the successful 21st century transformation of commercial districts into vibrant and enriching environments. The 3.6-hectare site was previously occupied by a dense but low-rise residential quarter, Caiwuwei Village. The developer had the creative vision to form a company with the villagers, initiating an entirely new approach to the art of place-making in Shenzhen.

© Carsten Schael
© Carsten Schael

Existing buildings were run down and living conditions were poor. As part of initiating this transformation, a Joint Development Initiative was formed in which villagers became stakeholders. Each owner was offered a new property as well as a second home which serves as an income generating asset. This meant the preservation of community links that are built over generations. In order to offset the cost of re-provisioning residences for the villagers, the tower had to be exceptionally tall so that the project could be financially viable.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The 100-storey, 441.8-metre tower comprising over 210,000m2 of accommodation is part of the master plan for a 417,000m2 mixed-use development. The development includes five residential buildings and two commercial buildings. 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 while the uppermost levels from 75 to 100 will be occupied by a 35,000m2 6-star St. Regis hotel complete with a cathedral-like glazed sky-garden animated by various activities. One of the design features is the curving building profile. This form alludes to a spring or fountain and is intended to connote the wealth and prosperity of Shenzhen.

© Carsten Schael
© Carsten Schael

The perimeter column arrangement provides each level with an unobstructed working environment and stunning views towards Lizhi and Renmin Park as well as over all Shenzhen and beyond. It does not use the typical square foot print; the East / West façades being more slender and flared slightly so office floor plates are slightly bigger and the South / North façades that face Hong Kong and the Maipo marshes are wider. The slenderness brings certain challenges, most notably the swing or drift ratio and the robustness of the tower and performance of key elements. Instead of putting generators on top of the building, the roof is constituted by a curved smooth glazed curtain wall and steel structure.

© Carsten Schael
© Carsten Schael

As well as providing social and cultural continuity, KK100 is integrated with the metropolitan transport network, which is crucial for a high density project such as this. The connectivity between the various components of the master plan on various levels was critical; the tower is integrated with the podium on various levels while retail and public uses at lower levels are integrated with the Metro system; the residential blocks are linked at the higher levels to create easier neighbourhood accessibility while direct office and hotel connections are also provided for easier movement of people. The Tower serves as a ‘’Mini-city” which provides an amenity-rich focal point back to the community, offering a 24-hour city-life to be better for the environment and human interaction.

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matthias wolff · August 07, 2012

You have to read it again then: "KK100, the tallest building in the world completed in 2011".
NOT ever. just in 2011.

?????????? · July 15, 2012

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Noah Burwell · July 13, 2012

Pictures of KK100 in Shenzhen, a skyscraper where the former villagers are stakeholders http://t.co/yUF1KL4o

Faststream Built · July 13, 2012

Pictures of KK100 in Shenzhen, a skyscraper where the former villagers are stakeholders http://t.co/yUF1KL4o

Braulio Edu Morera · July 13, 2012

Pictures of KK100 in Shenzhen, a skyscraper where the former villagers are stakeholders http://t.co/yUF1KL4o

Yann · July 13, 2012

Can't believe you can read this type of false information on archdaily! Highest building in the world!?

Guillaume Galloy · July 13, 2012

Pictures of KK100 in Shenzhen, a skyscraper where the former villagers are stakeholders http://t.co/yUF1KL4o

elif ozcelebi · July 13, 2012

Pictures of KK100 in Shenzhen, a skyscraper where the former villagers are stakeholders http://t.co/yUF1KL4o

Arup · July 13, 2012

Pictures of KK100 in Shenzhen, a skyscraper where the former villagers are stakeholders http://t.co/yUF1KL4o

Javier Molowny · July 12, 2012

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arquideas · July 12, 2012

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joe · July 12, 2012

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Juan Esteban Correa · July 11, 2012

Sorpréndete con el edificio más alto del mundo, el cual mide 441,8 metros. http://t.co/7HZ87QGk #Argos #Ingeniería http://t.co/xGvB3pKb

Studio Rodar · July 10, 2012

Great use of a curtain wall to create a street entrance #skyscraper #architecture http://t.co/XJZH9hHw via @archdaily

Lynn101 · July 10, 2012

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Angela Guerra · July 09, 2012

Sorpréndete con el edificio más alto del mundo, el cual mide 441,8 metros. http://t.co/7HZ87QGk #Argos #Ingeniería http://t.co/xGvB3pKb

Claudio M Bentivenga · July 07, 2012

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Elahe Miri · July 07, 2012

The tallest Building in the world: http://t.co/Y1y46Zfp via @archdaily

Xavier Valls · July 07, 2012

+1 RT @Cementos_Argos: Sorpréndete con el edificio más alto del mundo: 441,8 m !. http://t.co/eTmjJ1z4 #Ingeniería http://t.co/shL1Y4O5

Adam Mayer · July 07, 2012

Saw this tower last time I was in Shenzhen: KK100 by TFP Farrells http://t.co/ek1vu38E Really nice addition to the skyline

ARGOS · July 07, 2012

Sorpréndete con el edificio más alto del mundo, el cual mide 441,8 metros. http://t.co/7HZ87QGk #Argos #Ingeniería http://t.co/xGvB3pKb

Kevin Schoonmaker · July 07, 2012

a sensuous skyscraper? what? http://t.co/CaSjpFkX #timetomovetochina

Casper OdJ · July 07, 2012

KK100 / TFP Farrells in Shenzhen | ArchDaily http://t.co/MTfFFYX7 - looks cool. more high-rises: just what shenzhen needs...

Pituli Casado · July 07, 2012

http://t.co/c96xjCvn
KK100, el edificio más alto en el mundo completado en 2011

Tobin Starr · July 07, 2012

there&#39s a whole lot of swooping go on in this #mixeduse skyscraper in #china http://t.co/SZ8RYemd #architecture #design #consumer

JVB Architects · July 07, 2012
kapo · July 06, 2012

since when does 440m make a building the tallest in the world?! You obviously have never heard of Burj al Kalifa (or burj dubai), and CN Tower has been over 550m since the 1970s.
Also, calling the whole development sustainable because the original land owners (the villagers)got paid in apartments rather than cash is a bit of a stretch, don't you think?

RuitenVisie · July 06, 2012

Mooi voorbeeld van #glas en #architectuur; Wolkenkrabber van 441.8 m hoog in Shenzhen, China: http://t.co/DLc4FVNi #bouw #architect

worldworx · July 06, 2012

KK100, Shenzhen, China by TFP Farrells http://t.co/zUdzI5f3 #architecture #asia

ALper Konak · July 06, 2012

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Cathy · July 06, 2012

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Mr. Wombat · July 06, 2012

Shenzhen is an architectural clusterfuck but this is a pretty building: http://t.co/K8yMolXL

Tim James Whitcombe · July 06, 2012

One of my new favourite enormous buildings - the KK100 - http://t.co/JNuYtpyM

@ArchiStream · July 06, 2012

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