Ping An Finance Centre

KPF’s design for the world’s tallest office building creates an iconic presence for the world’s top ranked insurance brand and a centerpiece to the burgeoning city of Shenzhen.

Ping An is the physical and iconic center of Shenzhen’s growing central business district. With more than 100 floors of office space and a large podium with retail and conference space, the project also connects to neighboring commercial and residential properties and public transportation.

The stone and glass tower rises from the site, anchoring the development. Its four facades are sheathed in chevron-shaped stone verticals that extend from the building’s base. The podium includes five floors of retail shops that terrace away from the tower to form a large amphitheater-like space. The building is also defined by a central atrium, which serves as a public vestibule and allows daylight in, creating a welcoming space for meeting, shopping, and dining.


Shenzhen, China


Ping An Insurance Company




Headquarters, Mixed-Use, Retail, Supertall


462,000 m2 / 4,973,000 ft2


600 m / 1,969 ft


LEED Platinum (Operations & Maintenance: Existing Buildings), LEED Gold (Core & Shell), BREAAM Three Star


Silver Award – Commercial Building (Pro + Real Estate Awards 2020), #79 – Top 100 Architecture in China in the Past Decade (2009-2019) (Architectural Society of China Architectural Creation Award 2019), #8 (Emporis Skyscraper Award 2017), Gold Award (CRED Award 2018-2019), Overall Category Winner – Best Tall Building 400m+ (CTBUH Awards 2019), Finalist – Best Tall Building (CTBUH Awards 2018), Winner (Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Awards 2018), Winner – Best Commercial, Retail or Office (A&D Trophy Awards 2017)

Recycled Stainless Steel Façade Content


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Project Type:Supertall
Project Location:Asia Pacific