James Zheng Presents at CTBUH 2021 International Conference


GP’s co-CEO and president James Zheng, AIA, LEED AP, presented in Shenzhen this week as part of the CTBUH 2021 International Conference, The Future City: Addressing Carbon, Climate & Societal Crises. The two-day event in Shenzhen featured a full day of educational sessions, followed by a day of off-site programs and tours. Attendees participated in an in-depth examination of critical issues facing the urban realm such as carbon footprint, the changing climate, social justice, and human health.

Zheng’s presentation, entitled “Qianhai Rising: Contributions From Urban Mixed-Use Developments,” touched on GP’s recent large-scale developments, totaling 13 towers nearing completion within this growing district in Shenzhen. 

The Aviva-Grandjoy Qianhai Towers project consists of two high-rises, the 200-meter Grandjoy Asia Pacific Tower that serves as the headquarters for Grandjoy’s Asia Pacific group and the 180-meter Aviva-Grandjoy Financial Tower, which provides space for the Aviva-Grandjoy Life Insurance Company.

China Resources Qianhai Center totals more than 500,000 square meters and includes five towers, a shopping mall and retail stores. GP is designing the five towers, as well as the hotel and apartment podiums and their affiliated retail store areas.

The China Horoy Qianhai Guanze Mixed-Use development integrates two Class A office towers, a five-star hotel, a retail center and two serviced apartment buildings to create a dynamic, sustainable live-work-play experience that solidifies Shenzhen’s significance in today’s China.

The Shenzhen Minsheng E-Commerce Towers project is a three-tower, 212-meter-tall office complex containing 172,000 square meters of office space and three levels of retail. The sculpted towers are perched above a sinuous retail podium composed of three layered “ribbons,” which connect to the Qianhai District’s 24/7 public elevated park system.

For more information about the Shenzhen event, see https://ctbuhconference.com/event-locations/Shenzhen/.