Façade close-up of the Bank of East Asia Headquarters.

Financial Secretary and BEA leadership at the opening ceremony. Credit: Enoch Yiu

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Bank of East Asia Headquarters, Anchor of Mixed-Use Qianhai Kerry Centre, Opens in Shenzhen

The new headquarters building for BEA opened on January 12 and is a key business hub in the KPF-designed development.

BEA, which is over 100 years old and is Hong Kong’s oldest family-run bank, celebrated the opening of its new headquarters in Shenzhen. The project is located within phase II of Qianhai Kerry Centre and serves as the company’s southern China regional headquarters, with the main branch in Shanghai. The new building accommodates 500 employees across 42,000 square meters and 18 stories, housing a fintech innovation center and data lab. The tower’s façade is inspired by the scaling of dragon skin, realized in shingled window openings that accentuate the main structure’s curved form.

The opening ceremony was attended by Hong Kong and mainland Chinese government officials and bankers, including leadership from Bank of East Asia and Hong Kong Monetary Authority. At the event, BEA’s co-CEO Adrian Li Man-kui said, “the official inauguration of BEA Tower represents a milestone for our business development in the region… This building will serve as our strategic hub for the Greater Bay Area, facilitating closer collaboration between members of the BEA group and enabling us to provide more seamless cross-boundary services to our customers.”

Read the full article from South China Morning Post here.