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Qianhai Kerry Centre

Located on Qianhai Bay, the Qianhai Kerry Centre sets a new standard for neighborhood living, interweaving the scenic environment of the Shenzhen waterfront with high-density, multi-layered, urban development.

A city unto itself, the Qianhai Kerry Centre features a connected network of mixed-use buildings, a below-grade shopping center, and sunken gardens, allowing for gatherings to take place without the risk of overcrowding. Two major 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, provided diverse and fulfilling experiences throughout the vibrant neighborhood.

Constructed in phases, each complex boasts a unique identity but also shares an architectural language with the rest of the development. An external frame of grids offers a signature motif, acting as a metaphor for the greater development, showcasing the orthogonal nature of the layout and the connectivity of the space.

Phase 3 features the architectural centerpiece of the development, the innovative ‘Tree House’ tower that provides an iconic presence within the district as it blends programs and hosts a central bus terminal. Suspended, panoramic gardens are accessible to the public, offer shade, and are naturally ventilated. This focus on nature reinforces the sustainable mission of the Centre, with an effort to integrate landscape and nature into the built form, while actively mitigating urban heat island effect and improving comfort and well-being of the district’s residents and visitors.


Shenzhen, China


Kerry Properties


A+E Design Co. (Local Design Institute, Phases 1 & 3), Zhubo Design Group Co. (Local Design Institute, Phase 2)


Civic + Cultural, Hospitality, Master Plan, Mixed-Use, Office, Residential, Retail


101 acres / 408,840 m2 / 4,400,720 ft2


Silver – Outstanding Architecture, Commercial (Outside of Hong Kong) (Build4Asia 2022), Gold – Best Mixed-Use Development and Silver – Best Green Development (MIPIM Asia Awards 2020)

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Project Type:Master Plan
Project Location:Asia Pacific