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China Merchants Tower and Woods Park
Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (Design); The Architectural Design & Research Institute of Guang-dong Province (Architect of Record)
Developer: China Merchants Real Estate Shenzhen Co., Ltd.
China Merchants Tower anchors the Woods Park master plan, located in the Nanshan District of Shenzhen, China. It sits on a 150,000 sm site and provides 103,000 sm of new office and select retail space. The tower’s bowed and tapered form increases the building’s aspect ratio and allows lower floors to slope away from the sun, decreasing the solar radiation that strikes the exterior wall. The shape also allows for the distribution of exterior notches that support balconies, giving tenants access to the outdoors on each level.