Shun Hing Square

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Height: Occupied
298 m / 978 ft
Height: To Tip
384 m / 1,260 ft
Height: Architectural
384 m / 1,260 ft
Shun Hing Square Outline
Height: Observatory
298.1 m / 978 ft
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
# of Elevators
Top Elevator Speed
5 m/s
Tower GFA
280,000 m² / 3,013,895 ft²
# of Parking Spaces


Official Name Shun Hing Square
Other Names Di Wang Commercial Centre
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country China
City Shenzhen
Street Address & Map 5002 Shennan Road East
Postal Code 518001
Building Function office
Structural Material composite
  • Core: Reinforced Concrete
  • Columns: Concrete Encased Steel
  • Floor Spanning: Steel
Construction Start 1993
Completion 1996
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #39 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #26 Tallest in Asia
National Ranking #20 Tallest in China
City Ranking #4 Tallest in Shenzhen

Companies Involved

Owner Kumagai Gumi
Developer Karbony Investment
Design American Design Associates; K.Y. Cheung Design Associates
Structural Engineer
Design Maunsell AECOM Group
Peer Review Leslie E. Robertson Associates
MEP Engineer
Design Associated Consulting Engineers
Main Contractor China State Construction Engineering Corporation; Hong Kong Construction (Holdings) Limited; Kumagai Gumi
Other Consultant
• Civil AECOM
• Cost Rider Levett Bucknall
• Geotechnical AECOM
• Vertical Transportation Mitsubishi Elevator and Escalator
• Wind Alan G. Davenport Wind Engineering Group; RWDI
Material Supplier
• Construction Hoists Alimak Hek
• Elevator Mitsubishi Elevator and Escalator
• Sealants Dow Corning Corporation
• Steel China Construction Steel Structure Corporation; Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation

About Shun Hing Square

Shun Hing Square, which is also known as the Diwang Building, is built on a triangular site on Shenzhen’s main east-west corridor, Shennan Road, and is a key feature of the area known as Shenzhen’s Special Economic Zone. The tower and its nearby annex, which share a variety of visual cues, are juxtaposed in a “T” formation to accommodate mutual sightlines. The main tower holds 144,200 square meters of Grade A office space, while the accompanying 35-floor annex contains 330 high-end apartments, a parking garage, and a five-story shopping arcade podium. The wedge-shaped annex building holds a swimming pool in a 22-meter-wide opening between the towers, allowing sunlight in to brighten the façade.

The main tower was built at the incredible rate of four floors every nine days, taking just 40 months to complete from start to finish. The tower’s form resembles a pair of syringes, with distinctive rooftop lasers that give off striking beams of colored light at night. From a distance, the building’s skin appears to have simple horizontal and vertical patterns; however, upon closer inspection, smaller accents of varying color and material add a touch of complexity to the exterior. The building’s color palette includes earthen tones of natural browns and striking green glass. Shun Hing Square boasts an impressive observation deck at the 69th floor, called the Meridian View Centre, which affords exceptional views of the city.

A rectangular tower plan was implemented to accommodate an assortment of 328-square-meter office spaces. The design also strove to encompass the maximum fire compartment size per floor. This special consideration resulted in a structure with a height to width ratio of 1:8, an extraordinary feat in this typhoon and earthquake design zone, where buildings are typically subjected to intense overturning forces.


Urban Development and Tall Buildings in Shenzhen
18 Oct 2016 – Chongguang Xu

Panel Discussion: Future Cities: What are the Biggest Threats and Opportunities?
17 Oct 2016 – Steve Watts, Alinea Consulting; Jianping Gu, Shanghai Tower C&D; Rui Gu, CAPOL; Ray Shick, Gensler; Chris Yoshii, AECOM

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