Site: Shenzhen | China
Date: 2009 – ongoing
Area: 80.000 smq.
Type of work: Concept design, feasibility study
Design team: GBPA China, Gianluca Besostri, Irene de Landerset
GBPA ARCHITECTS was invited to design a "zero emissions" building in Shenzhen, in China. Berylmart Tower is a multifunctional building designed to replace the existing shopping center five floors. The new project includes four functions: shopping mall, offices, hotel and houses and villas. The first nine floors are occupied by the shopping mall, the intermediate levels between the 10th and 24th floor are offices, from 24° to 31° there is a business hotel, while the upper floors of up to 36° are used to luxury residence with the possibility of private gardens. Two differnt facade options have been developed: one in glass and the other in polycarbonate. The project is currently under the supervision of the administrative bodies of the city, waiting to open the final design. ARUP has developed the engineering and structural design.