The Tallest Buildings in Shenzhen over 300 meters

Luohu district

Recent years the cities in China have seen a skyscraper construction boom that is still ongoing today, and Shenzhen plays the most prominent role in this boom, with currently more than twenty supertalls skyscrapers proposed and under construction, much more than any other cities in China, as for the whole world, only New York City and Dubai can be mentioned in the same breathe.
As of March 2016, there are 8 supertalls completed or topped out in Shenzhen, the number is second only to Guangzhou, which is another city in Canton province, it is expected that in only one year Shenzhen will overtakes Guangzhou to becomes the city that has most supertalls in China, based on the facts that there are another 8 supertalls under construction, some of which are nearly topped out. Not only that, tens of supertalls have been proposed, even more than Dubai, however, some of them might not serious proposals as many proposals was proposed many years ago and still no actual actions have been taken, so it’s still unclear whether Shenzhen will becomes the city with most supertalls in the world or not.
Unlike New York City, in which the skyscrapers are concentrated in Manhattan, skyscrapers in Shenzhen are much more scattered. The majority of the skyscrapers in the city are situated in the boroughs like Futian, Luohu, Nanshan. The first two are all located near central area of city, the latter one is very far away from the central area, nearly 15km between Nanshan and central area, and the distance between Futian and Luohu is also quite long. As a result, Shenzhen skyline is not so imposing like Manhattan is. If the skyscrapers in Shenzhen can be centralized in one area then the formed skyline must be very spectacular and impressive.
The relatively notable skyscrapers in Luohu are Kingkey 100, which was the tallest in the city before 2016, and Shun Hing Square,  which has long been the landmark of Shenzhen. The newly built megatall, Ping An International Financial Center can be found in Futian district.
And Nanshan is the district where the iconic shaped China Resource Headquarter located, and the district has a great potential in the future, they are trying to develop the district into ‘Manhattan of Pearl River Delta’. The planned Qianhai Tower in Nanshan is even exceeding 800 meters. However, due to the airline above the district and the proximity to airport, some planned skyscrapers had been cancelled or downsized for the safety of aircraft.

Futian skyline
Nanshan skyline

NOTE: Because of the development of Shenzhen, things are subject to change, the content below will get updated time to time, updates occur on an irregular basis, usually in response to the new proposals and the changes to the status of buildings.
The last updating was done by April 11th 2016, please note the content below is all based on that time.

Completed and Topped out (8):

1. Ping An International Financial Center

Standard height: 599 meters  Roof height: 589 meters

Built year: 2016  Location: Futian

The building was designed to be 660 meters with a spire beyond the roof, however the spire was removed due to the consideration for the safety of airline above it, resulting in the height reduced to 599 meters.

Ping An International Financial Center

2. KK100

Standard height: 442 meters  Roof height: 442 meters

Built year: 2011  Location: Luohu

A restaurant is located on the top floor, a good place to enjoy the cityscape.

KK 100

3. Shun Hing Square

Standard height: 384 meters  Roof height: 325 meters

Built year:1996  Location: Luohu

Also known as Diwang Building, built in 1996, the building was regard as a symbol of the rapid development of Shenzhen.

View on Diwang building from the top floor of KK 100.

4. SEG Plaza

Standard height: 356 meters  Roof height: 292 meters

Built year: 2000  Location: Between Luohu and Futian

SEG Plaza
SEG Plaza

5. Hon Kwok City Plaza

Standard height: 329 meters  Roof height: 329 meters

Topped out year: 2016  Location: Futian

SEG Plaza

6.East Pacific Business Center Tower A

Standard height: 306 meters  Roof height: 306 meters

Built year: 2013  Location: Nanshan

The tower A is the tallest residential building in China.

East Pacific Business Center Towers

7. Changfu Jin Mao Tower

Standard height: 303 meters  Roof height: 303 meters

Built year: 2015  Location: Futian

View on the tower from a far distance away.

8. Heung Kong Tower

Standard height: 303 meters  Roof height: 303 meters

Built year: 2014  Location: Nanshan

Under Construction(8):

1. China Resource Headquarter

Standard height: 392 meters  Roof height: 392 meters

Estimated top out year: 2016  Location: Nanshan

Was once planned to rise to more than 500 meters, and reduced to the current height due to the airline issue.

2. Shum Yip 1

Standard height: 388 meters

Estimated top out year: 2017  Location: Futian

3. Shenzhen Center

Standard height: 375 meters

Estimated top out year: 2017  Location: Futian

Rendering of Shenzhen Center

4. Hanking Center

Standard height: 350 meters   Roof height: 350 meters

Estimated topped out year: 2017  Location: Nanshan

Rendering of Hanking Center

5. Hongshu Bay Plaza

Standard height: 341 meters   Roof height: 341 meters

Estimated topped out year: 2017  Location: Nanshan

6. Shimao Qianhai Tower 1

Standard height: 330 meters   Roof height: 330 meters

Estimated topped out year: 2018  Location: Nanshan

7. Baoneng Center

Standard height: 327 meters   Roof height: 327 meters

Estimated top out year: 2016  Location: Luohu

8. Shum Yip 2

Standard height: 300 meters

Estimated top out year: 2016

Location: Futian

Proposals:

There are tens of proposals for supertall in Shenzhen, some of them may get reduced on height or will not be approved due to the airline issues.

Here picked some proposals of which constructions are more likely to be implemented.

1.Shenwan Station Tower

Standard height: 680 meters  Estimated topped out year: unknown  Location: Nanshan

Height is likely to get a cut in order to get approved.

2. Baishizhou Redevelopment Project

Standard height: 600 meters   Estimated top out year: unknown  Location: Nanshan

3. Nexus Tower

Standard height: 595 meters   Roof height: 595 meters

Estimated top out year: 2021  Location: Luohu

Nexus Tower

4. Qianhai Integrated Transportation Hub

Standard height: 450 meters

Estimated top out year: 2019  Location: Nanshan

The project is being developed by Silverstein Propoties, which had developed the famed One World Trade Center in New York City.

5. Shenzhen Metro Hongshu Bay Project

Standard height: 400 meters   Roof height: 400 meters

Estimated top out year: 2019  Location: Nanshan

6. Spring Tower

Standard height: 370 meters   Roof height: 370 meters

Estimated top out year: 2018

7. COFCO Tower

Standard height: 328 meters   Estimated top out year: unknown

8. Qianhai Horoy Tower

Standard height: 325 meters  Estimated top out year: 2019  Location: Nanshan

=9. Nanyou Tower 1

Standard height: 325 meters

Estimated top out year: unknown  Location: Nanshan
=9. Nanyou Tower 2

11. Shenzhen Bay Innovation and Technology Center

Standard height: 320 meters

Estimated topped out year: 2018   Location: Nanshan

Rendering of the project,the picture featuring another iconic building of Nanshan,China Resource Center.

12. Nanshan commerce and culture center

Standard height: 308 meters

Estimated top out year: 2018   Location: Nanshan

13. One Excellence Tower

Standard height: 307 meters

Estimated top out year: 2018   Location: Nanshan

14. CITIC Financial Center

Standard height: 302 meters

Roof height: 302 meters  Estimated top out year: 2018

15.OCT Tower

Standard height: 301 meters

Estimated top out year: 2018 Location: Nanshan

16.Centralcon Shangsha Project

Standard height: 300 meters   Estimated top out year: 2019

17.China Resources Dachong Redevelopment Project

Standard height: 300 meters   Estimated top out year: 2018

18.Liuxiandong Project

Standard height: 300 meters   Estimated top out year: 2018

19.China Resources Qianhai Center

Standard height: 300 meters   Estimated top out year: 2019

20.China Resources Hubei Old Village Redevelopment

Standard height: 300 meters

Estimated top out year: 2019  Location: Nanshan

A rendering of the project,the design may get changed.

21.Galaxy Project

Standard height: 300 meters   Roof height: 300 meters

Estimated top out year: 2018

 

Conclusion: As shown above, we can predict that by 2017, Shenzhen will surpasses Guangzhou to become the city with the most supertalls in China.And by 2020, there’ll be more than 20 supertalls built in the city.

 

 

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