Striking amenities and gardens bring colour and liveliness to the vertical expanse of a contemporary all-glass, all-balcony residential tower at the intersection of mountains and sea.
The Tower Galleries
Between Nanshan’s mountainous northern boundaries and the seaside at Shenzhen Bay, the Kaisa tower sets new standards within a dense residential high-rise neighbourhood.
Visible from as far as Futian CBD and the new commercial and cultural developments along the waterfront, the 200m tower combines office and residential uses on top of an extrovert parking and bus station podium. The U-shaped footprint allocates cores and exposed lift lobbies to the North, while maximising the extraordinary mountain and sea views for all apartments.
Fully glazed residential facades incorporate floor-to-ceiling sliding doors in all rooms, with narrow French balconies in front of every room. Their continuous balustrades unify the overall tower appearance, transforming the punctuated balcony-and-wall rhythm of generic residential towers into a seamless, transparent façade image. Irregular façade grids add suspense and interest, while recessed balconies allow for ample outdoor space to each unit.
A series of “Galleries”, thematic clubhouses and residential amenities, intersperse the tower elevations at regular intervals, to open up the vertical massing in engaging gestures. Children’s playgrounds and lushly planted sky gardens with undulating terraces bring greenery into the upper levels, while the cantilevering running track of the sports club and gym zone reaches far out into the urban surroundings. A floating pool at the highest sky garden level extends into the sky.
Generous entrance lobbies and complementing hospitality retail on the ground complete the development’s unique selling point – the embodiment of contemporary lifestyle.