Located on the waterfront of Qianhai Bay, the Qianhai Kerry Centre sets a new standard for neighborhood living, interweaving the leisurely environment of the Shenzhen neighborhood with the high-density urban design of a multi-layered development.
A city within itself, Qianhai Kerry Centre features a connected network of mixed-use buildings, a below-grade shopping center, and a series of sunken gardens, allowing for gatherings to take place without the risk of overcrowding. Two major interior public spaces – a green lawn and a civic plaza – are firmly anchored within a network of intimately sized, pedestrian-friendly streets. A complete mix of retail, office, residential, and hospitality program, combined with amenity spaces for culture and education allow local residents and visitors to experience the vibrant neighborhood.
Each of the buildings in Qianhai Kerry Centre have their own unique identity, but through a cohesive design form a unified architectural language for the development. An external frame of grids offer a simple design and act as a metaphor for the greater development, showcasing the orthogonal nature of the layout and the connectivity of the space.
The innovative “Tree House” building forms an iconic presence within the district as it blends programs and features a bus terminal. Suspended, panoramic gardens are accessible to the public and offer shade and are naturally ventilated. The focus on nature continues with the sustainability goals of the Qianhai Kerry Centre, including the buildings’ solar shading fins and a development wide energy modeling system that monitors temperatures throughout.