CTBUH Silver Member

Farrells

About

Member Since: 2014

Member Offices: Hong Kong, London

Website: https://farrells.com/

Farrells are considered to be the UKs leading architect planners with offices in London, Hong Kong and Shanghai. For forty years the practice has shaped the debate on urban design and believes passionately in the creation of the civic realm and the vital spaces in between buildings.

For over 30 years Farrells have been at the forefront of cutting edge thinking on sustainability. Their approach to masterplanning, architecture and design is to create high quality places and buildings that are future proof environmentally, economically, socially and culturally.

Their projects are based on core principles of using resources effectively (including existing buildings where appropriate), enhancing biodiversity, supporting communities, creating healthy environments, minimizing pollution and managing the implementation process.

Fields of Expertise

Architecture; Interior Design; Urban Design

Membership details

Membership Level

Silver

Member Since

2014

Member Offices

  • Hong Kong

  • London

Buildings

Rank
Name
Status

Completed

Architecturally Topped Out

Structurally Topped Out

Under Construction

On Hold

Proposed

Vision

Never Completed

Demolished

Competition Entry

Canceled

Proposed Renovation

Under Renovation

Renovated

Under Demolition

Height

1

CITIC Tower

527.7 m / 1,731 ft

2

KK100

441.8 m / 1,449 ft

3

One Excellence Tower 1

283.8 m / 931 ft

4

Qianhai Financial Centre - T1

260.8 m / 856 ft

5

One Excellence Tower 3

200.4 m / 658 ft

6

Centralcon Group Tower

200 m / 656 ft

7

BEA Financial Tower

197.7 m / 649 ft

8

Walton Plaza

196 m / 643 ft

9

Noble Tower

193.2 m / 634 ft

10

Qianhai Financial Centre - T2

186.5 m / 612 ft

Awards

CITIC Tower

Award of Excellence: CITIC Tower

Best Tall Building 400 meters and above 2021

Ctbuh Leaders

Peter Barbalov

Peter Barbalov

CTBUH Awards Best Tall Building Europe Jury, 2021

London

Building Completions Timeline

 

Videos

18 October 2016

CTBUH Video Interview – Stefan Krummeck

Stefan Krummeck of Farrells is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Stefan discusses the high density development patterns of Hong Kong...

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Research

17 October 2016

Density Our Strength: The Linear City in Practice

Hong Kong is unique as a linear city. More than 7 million people reside, mainly in high-rise buildings, in a series of highly dense coastal...

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Global News

20 April 2021

Curved and Connected Loop Building to be Designed in Hangzhou

Nestled in the heart of Yuhang District, Bjarke Ingels Group’s design for the new OPPO R&D Headquarters, China’s largest smartphone company, combines aesthetics and innovative...

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Associated companies

Rank
Name
City
Height

1

Kingkey Jingdou

Shenzhen

600 m

1,969 ft

2

Landmark Tower

Hong Kong

580 m

1,903 ft

3

CITIC Tower

Beijing

528 m

1,731 ft

4

Jinan IFC Landmark Tower

Jinan

518 m

1,699 ft

5

KK100

Shenzhen

442 m

1,449 ft

6

Z8

Beijing

330 m

1,083 ft

7

Nanshan Business & Cultural Centre

Shenzhen

308 m

1,010 ft

8

One Excellence Tower 1

Shenzhen

284 m

931 ft

9

Beijing Guanghuali Masterplan Tower 3

Beijing

280 m

919 ft

9

Beijing Guanghuali Masterplan Tower 4

Beijing

280 m

919 ft

11

Qianhai Financial Centre - T1

Shenzhen

261 m

856 ft

12

Centralcon Special Zone Daily

Shenzhen

250 m

820 ft

13

Wuxi TV Tower

Wuxi

240 m

787 ft

14

Beijing Guanghuali Masterplan Tower 1

Beijing

230 m

755 ft

14

Beijing Guanghuali Masterplan Tower 6

Beijing

230 m

755 ft

16

One Excellence Tower 3

Shenzhen

200 m

658 ft

17

Centralcon Group Tower

Shenzhen

200 m

656 ft

18

Zhuhai Hengqin Landmark Commercial Complex - Tower B

Zhuhai

200 m

656 ft

19

BEA Financial Tower

Shanghai

198 m

649 ft

20

Walton Plaza

Shanghai

196 m

643 ft

21

Noble Tower

Shenzhen

193 m

634 ft

22

Qianhai Financial Centre - T2

Shenzhen

187 m

612 ft

23

Vattanac Capital

Phnom Penh

185 m

606 ft

24

Beijing Guanghuali Masterplan Tower 2

Beijing

180 m

591 ft

24

Beijing Guanghuali Masterplan Tower 5

Beijing

180 m

591 ft

26

One Excellence Tower 7

Shenzhen

178 m

585 ft

26

One Excellence Tower 8

Shenzhen

178 m

585 ft

28

Hengqin Zhuhai Landmark Commercial Complex - Tower A

Zhuhai

170 m

558 ft

29

Ruby Triangle Tower B

London

169 m

553 ft

30

Skylines-Building C

London

162 m

532 ft

31

Ruby Triangle Tower C1

London

142 m

467 ft

32

Qianhai Financial Centre - T3

Shenzhen

140 m

458 ft

33

Chelsea Waterfront-West Tower

London

123 m

402 ft

34

Shangri-La Wind Valley Wing Hotel

Ulaanbaatar

120 m

394 ft

35

Shangri-La Office Tower

Ulaanbaatar

120 m

394 ft

36

Emperor Group Centre

Beijing

120 m

394 ft

37

Ruby Triangle Tower C2

London

106 m

349 ft

38

Art Tamani Offices

Dubai

100 m

328 ft

39

2E31 Shanghai Shipyard (Pudong) (Tower 2)

Shanghai

100 m

328 ft

40

One Excellence Tower 4

Shenzhen

96 m

315 ft

41

M+

Hong Kong

94 m

310 ft

42

Skylines-Building B

London

93 m

304 ft

43

China National Petroleum Corporation Headquarters

Beijing

90 m

295 ft

44

Skylines-Building A

London

86 m

283 ft

45

Chelsea Waterfront East Tower

London

85 m

279 ft

46

Kowloon East Regional Headquarters

Hong Kong

84 m

276 ft

47

The Eagle

London

82 m

269 ft

48

Ruby Triangle Tower A

London

61 m

202 ft

49

2E31 Shanghai Shipyard (Pudong) (Tower 1)

Shanghai

50 m

164 ft

50

Convoy`s Wharf Tower 1

London

- m

- ft

51

Bishopsgate Goodsyard Tower G

London

- m

- ft

52

Convoy`s Wharf Tower 2

London

- m

- ft

53

Bishopsgate Goodsyard Tower C1

London

- m

- ft

54

Bishopsgate Goodsyard Tower C2

London

- m

- ft

54

Convoy`s Wharf Tower 3

London

- m

- ft

56

O-Tower

Hangzhou

- m

- ft

56

Xiamen Cross Strait Financial Centre 1

Xiamen

- m

- ft

56

Xiamen Cross Strait Financial Centre 2

Xiamen

- m

- ft

56

Xiamen Cross Strait Financial Centre 3

Xiamen

- m

- ft

Statistics

150 m+ Buildings

300 m+ Buildings

Average Building Age*

6 Years

Most Common Function*

Office (56%), 15 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Composite (56%), 10 Buildings

* Based on 150 m+ buildings currently in the database.

Total: 27 Buildings for which a function has been assigned.
 
Total: 18 Buildings for which a material has been assigned.
 

*Based on 27 Completed & Under Construction Buildings

Building Completions Timeline

 

Construction Time Chart

NOTE: Construction start time is not available for all buildings. The average construction time is only displayed if there is three or more buildings with construction start and complete data in that year.

 

18 October 2016 | Shenzhen

CTBUH Video Interview – Stefan Krummeck

Stefan Krummeck of Farrells is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Stefan discusses the high density development patterns of Hong Kong...

14 October 2014 | Shanghai

How can cities adapt the forms of tall building design to avoid homogeneous skylines?

Industry leaders answering this question include: Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company; Zhaohui Jia, Greenland Group; Peter Kok, Shum Yip Land; Stefan Krummeck, TFP Farrells; James...

18 September 2014 | Shanghai

The Challenges of Constructing and Project Managing Tall Buildings in Asia

Even as Asia is a staging ground for many of the world’s most ambitious urban construction projects, there are many realities on the ground that...

16 September 2014 | Shanghai

Interview: Stefan Krummeck

Stefan Krummeck of TFP Farrells is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower.

13 December 2013 | London

Are wind turbines just "window dressing," or can they contribute to a building's performance?

Industry leaders answering this question include: Carmine Bilardello, Willis Group; Sir Terry Farrell, Farrells; Kamran Moazami, WSP; Lee Polisano, PLP Architecture; and Rafael Viñoly, Rafael...

13 September 2013 | London

Is the recession over for tall buildings?

Industry leaders answering this question include: Carmine Bilardello, Willis Group; Sir Terry Farrell, Farrells; Steve McGuckin, Turner & Townsend; Peter Wynne Rees, City of London;...

14 August 2013 | Shanghai

Does it make economic sense to continue to make buildings taller?

Industry leaders answering this question include: Richard Keating, Jacobs; Stefan Krummeck, TFP Farrells; David Scott, Laing O’Rourke; Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti; Vincent Tse, Parsons Brinckerhoff;...

15 July 2013 | London

Is it possible to construct a completely pre-fabricated megatall building (i.e. over 600 meters)?

Industry leaders answering this question include: Talal Al Maiman, Kingdom Real Estate; Sir Terry Farrell, Farrells; Helmut Jahn, JAHN; Lee Polisano, PLP Architecture; Ken Shuttleworth,...

11 June 2013 | London

Session 6: The Urban and Public Realm

Tall buildings will be part of our environment in an increasing number of cities, whose ages span centuries. If it is to be integral to...

12 April 2013 | Shanghai

What are the Predominant Motivations for Building Tall in the 21st Century?

Industry leaders answering this question include: Richard Keating, Jacobs; Stephan Krummeck, TFP Farrells; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti; David Scott, Laing O’Rourke; Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti;...

17 October 2016

Density Our Strength: The Linear City in Practice

Stefan Krummeck & Ben MacLeod, Farrells

Hong Kong is unique as a linear city. More than 7 million people reside, mainly in high-rise buildings, in a series of highly dense coastal...

26 October 2015

Capturing the Placemaking Potential of the New Skyscraper City

Stefan Krummeck & Benjamin MacLeod, Farrells

This paper is a comparative analysis between Qianhai and an earlier case with which Qianhai bears many similarities: Canary Wharf in London. Both were envisaged...

19 September 2012

Urban Models for the 21st Century

Stefan Krummeck, TFP Farrells Limited

Recently, Asia has witnessed an astonishing proliferation of high-rise buildings. Towers are growing in numbers and in height which presents enormous opportunities and great challenges....

01 November 2010

A New Urbanity: The Relationship between Towers and Urbanism

Stefan Krummeck, Terry Farrell & Partners

The prevailing skyline of the world's developed and developing cities demonstrates an ever-increasing prevalence of tall buildings forming a new urban model. This paper examines...

03 March 2008

Towers and Urbanism in the context of China

Stefan Krummeck, Terry Farrell & Partners

Taking a look at Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore, Dubai, London, and New York and one will see that all developed and developing cities...

20 April 2021

Curved and Connected Loop Building to be Designed in Hangzhou

Nestled in the heart of Yuhang District, Bjarke Ingels Group’s design for the new OPPO R&D Headquarters, China’s largest smartphone company, combines aesthetics and innovative...

12 March 2021

Hong Kong Airport Redeveloped into New Headquarters

The Kai Tak runway was a bustling international airport of Hong Kong operating from 1925 until 1998. It was officially retired on 6 July, 1998...

06 March 2019

Bishopsgate Goodsyard Plans Revised to Include Additional Units

The FaulknerBrowns-led design team has revised its masterplan for the Bishopsgate Goodsyard complex in east London to include more housing. Following pressure from the Greater...

06 March 2019

Bishopsgate Goodsyard Plans Revised to Include Additional Units

The FaulknerBrowns-led design team has revised its masterplan for the Bishopsgate Goodsyard complex in east London to include more housing. Following pressure from the Greater...

CTBUH Initiatives Involving Farrells

CTBUH 2016 Conference Silver+ Sponsor

16–21 October 2016

Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism takes place progressively across three Chinese cities: Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong.

Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings

13 October 2016

The Council is pleased to announce the Top Company Rankings for numerous disciplines as derived from the list of projects appearing in 100 of the World’s Tallest Buildings.

Shenzhen Regional Tour Report

21 September 2014

In Shenzhen attendees toured the sky lobby of Ping An Finance Center. Attendees enjoyed a traditional Chinese lunch at the Four Seasons Hotel before continuing to KK100.

Activity at the CTBUH London Conference: Day One

11 June 2013

See the highlights from the first day of the CTBUH 2013 London Conference including the Opening Plenary and Conference Dinner.

Hong Kong & Shenzhen Tour Report: Touring Two Tall Cities

22–23 September 2012

Delegates from the Congress flew to Hong Kong to visit one of the tallest cities in the world. The second day included a side trip to Shenzhen, including a private tour of KK100.

A Private View: CTBUH Tour of KK100 Tower

07 December 2011

CTBUH held an exclusive insight and tour of the recently completed 442 meter Kingkey 100 Tower, hosted by the CTBUH Hong Kong Representative, Stefan Krummeck.

Ctbuh Leaders At Farrells

Peter Barbalov

CTBUH Awards Best Tall Building Europe Jury, 2021

Peter Barbalov

London