The JEN Shenzhen Qianhai Hotel is a restorative retreat in the rapidly developing innovation hub of Shenzhen. Designed as a social center for the larger development, the 100-meter Shangri-La boutique hotel acts as a “living room” for the larger Qianhai Bay development. Highlighting this special role within the development, the façade has a rich and vibrant character experienced from both the interior and exterior, featuring folded glass panels, transparent wood screens, and warm stone-texture terracotta for the podium and stone texture aluminum for the tower.
With a focus on supporting well-being, the tower's podium serves as a multifaceted wellness hub, featuring a state-of-the-art gym and health club. A 900-square-meter banquet hall, flanked by meeting rooms accommodates both business and social gatherings. The space is enriched with an array of amenities, including retail shops, diverse dining options, a brewery, a lush rooftop garden, and the convenience of both indoor and outdoor pools. The design intentionally weaves together these diverse functions, promoting user interaction and ensuring adaptability to a variety of programming needs.
A balance of social space and tower efficiency
The proportions of the individual rooms favor extensive views and natural daylight. In response to the shifting needs and desires of a modern client group, the hotel conserves space in the individual rooms in exchange for a variety of special features focused toward social gatherings with ample opportunities for impromptu happenings. The tower’s façade employs a similar approach and material palette as the podium to further the sense of warmth and welcome. Double-height exterior modules create a sense of variety and emphasize the verticality of the tower.
More About the Project
- AOR / LDI: Zhubo
- Structural Engineer: Zhubo
- Facade Engineer: ARUP
- MEP Engineer: WSP
- Interior Designer: Asylum
- Location: Shenzhen, China
- Client: Kerry Properties, Hotel Jen
- Size: 595,800 sq. ft. / 55,350 sq. m.
- Completion: 2022
- Certification: China Green Building Two Star Rating
- Firm Role: Design Architect
- Photos and Video by CreatAR