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About Farrells

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. Farrells buildings are designed for longevity and score exceptionally highly according to Code for Sustainable Homes and BREEAM ratings.

Many of Farrells’ projects have won international design awards and the company’s architectural and urban design work is featured in publications worldwide.

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Farrells Connected Global News

Beijing’s Tallest Building Highlighted in Construction Images

Beijing’s Tallest Building Highlighted in Construction Images

17 Feb 2017, Beijing – Beijing's future tallest building continues to flaunt its height, as recent photos…

Construction Begins on London’s Marble Arch Place

Construction Begins on London’s Marble Arch Place

25 May 2016, London – Construction has begun on a USD$662 million redevelopment of the 1960s Marble Arch Tower…

Construction Progresses on Beijing’s Future Tallest Skyscraper

Construction Progresses on Beijing’s Future Tallest Skyscraper

5 May 2016, Beijing – Recent photos show that the China Zun Tower in Beijing has made significant progress…

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Beijing’s Tallest Building Highlighted in Construction Images
17 Feb 2017 – Beijing, China
Beijing's future tallest building continues to flaunt its height, as recent photos highlight the supertall's striking curvature and textured cladding system. When…
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Construction Begins on London’s Marble Arch Place
25 May 2016 – London, United Kingdom
Construction has begun on a USD$662 million redevelopment of the 1960s Marble Arch Tower in London’s West End. The scheme will see the 23-story tower demolished and…
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Construction Progresses on Beijing’s Future Tallest Skyscraper
5 May 2016 – Beijing, China
Recent photos show that the China Zun Tower in Beijing has made significant progress since construction began in 2012. If construction remains on schedule, the tower is…
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London Skyscraper Report Claims 436 Proposed Skyscrapers in the City
10 Mar 2016 – London, United Kingdom
The number of tall buildings earmarked for London’s skyline has grown by more than 100 in less than a year, according to a new report on proposed skyscrapers in the city…
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Architects Selected to Design New Financial Center in Xiamen
19 Oct 2015 – Xiamen, China
An architect has been selected in an international competition to design the Xiamen Cross Strait Financial Center. Located on the eastern coast of Xiamen Island, the 500,…
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Cambodia’s Tallest Tower Fully Open for Tenants
18 Nov 2014 – Phnom Penh, Cambodia
TFP Farrells has taken the wraps off of a 38-story banking headquarters in Phnom Penh – Cambodia’s tallest skyscraper. The tower is 183.8 meters tall and accommodates…
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Master Plan Presented for Evergrande IFC Landmark Tower in Jinan
9 Oct 2014 – Jinan, China
Design of the Evergrande Jinan IFC Landmark Tower and master plan was recently completed. The design comprises the 560-meter tower, serviced apartment towers, SOHO…
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Jinan Evergrande Tower Joins China's Supertall Race
19 May 2014 – Jinan, China
British architect Terry Farrell's firm has unveiled plans for a 560-meter-high skyscraper in Jinan, which could become one of China's tallest buildings. Farrells, whose…
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Farrells’ Convoy is Underway
2 Apr 2014 – London, United Kingdom
The Convoys Wharf development has been approved by London mayor Boris Johnson, after being in limbo since October 2013 awaiting consideration by the local Lewisham…
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Beta Tenants Move Into Vattanac Capital Tower Office Space
14 Mar 2014 – Phnom Penh, Cambodia
The 183-meter Vattanac Capital Tower in Phnom Penh, designed by Farrells and described as “an iconic dragon-backed glass skyscraper,” is open for business with just a few…
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Farrells Wins Competition to Build Shenzhen Development
12 Feb 2014 – Shenzhen, China
UK architecture firm Farrells has won a competition for a master plan that encompasses two adjacent sites in the Shenzhen Qianhai Special Economic Zone. The project is…
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Farrells Master-Plans Pair of Major Developments in Shanghai
28 Aug 2013 – Shanghai, China
Farrells has won commissions for two major mixed-use developments in Shanghai, located on either side of the Huangpu River, World Architecture News reports. Farrells will…
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Major Convoys Wharf Redevelopment Plan Submitted
6 May 2013 – London, United Kingdom
A new Terry Farrell and Partners-designed mater plan to transform Convoys Wharf on the Thames has been submitted for planning permission. Developer Hutchison Whampoa…
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China Company Breaks Ground on 560-meter Tower
2 Jan 2013 – Jinan, China
Evergrande Real Estate Group has reportedly completed the foundation work on the Evergrande International Finance Center, a 560-meter tower in Jinan, China. The total…

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Farrells at CTBUH

CTBUH 2016 Conference Silver+ Sponsor

16-21 Oct 2016, Conference Sponsor – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism takes place…

Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings

13 Oct 2016, CTBUH Research – The Council is pleased to announce the Top Company Rankings for numerous…

Shenzhen Regional Tour Report

21 Sep 2014, Tour Report – In Shenzhen attendees toured the sky lobby of Ping An Finance Center. Attendees…

Farrells at CTBUH

CTBUH 2016 Conference Silver+ Sponsor
16-21 Oct 2016 – Conference Sponsor
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 Oct 2016, Chicago – CTBUH Research
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 Sep 2014, Shenzhen – Tour Report
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 Jun 2013, London – Conference Activity Report
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
22-23 Sep 2012, Hong Kong – Tour Report
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
7 Dec 2011, Shenzhen – Tour Report
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.

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Stefan Krummeck

Stefan Krummeck

CTBUH City Representative, 2010 – 2013
Hong Kong, China

Sir Terry Farrell

Sir Terry Farrell

CTBUH Awards Jury, 2014
London, United Kingdom

Gavin Erasmus

Gavin Erasmus

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2016
Hong Kong, China

CTBUH Leaders at Farrells

Stefan Krummeck

Stefan Krummeck

CTBUH City Representative, 2010 – 2013
Hong Kong, China

Sir Terry Farrell

Sir Terry Farrell

CTBUH Awards Jury, 2014
London, United Kingdom

Gavin Erasmus

Gavin Erasmus

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2016
Hong Kong, China

Simon Chan

Simon Chan

CTBUH Conference, Session Chair, 2016
Hong Kong, China

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CTBUH Resources Involving Farrells

Award Winners & Finalists

The CTBUH Awards recognize projects and individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and that achieve sustainability at the highest and broadest level.

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CTBUH Video Interview – Stefan Krummeck

18 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews
Stefan Krummeck, Farrells

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

Oct 2014 – Monthly Video Series
Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company; Zhaohui Jia, Greenland Group; Peter Kok, Shum Yip Land; Stefan Krummeck, TFP Farrells; James Robinson, Hongkong Land; and Junjie Zhang, ECADI

The Challenges of Constructing and Project Managing Tall Buildings in Asia

18 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
Abdo Kardous, Hill International
Michael Doring, Turner Construction
Stefan Krummeck, TFP Farrells
Chia Pan, Ronald Lu & Partners

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Density Our Strength: The Linear City in Practice

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Stefan Krummeck & Ben MacLeod, Farrells

Capturing the Placemaking Potential of the New Skyscraper City

26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City
Stefan Krummeck & Benjamin MacLeod, Farrells

Urban Models for the 21st Century

Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai
Stefan Krummeck, TFP Farrells Limited

Videos

CTBUH Video Interview – Stefan Krummeck
18 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Stefan Krummeck, Farrells
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 and the sustainability of mixed-use vertical urbanism.
How can cities adapt the forms of tall building design to avoid homogeneous skylines?
Oct 2014 – Monthly Video Series; Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company; Zhaohui Jia, Greenland Group; Peter Kok, Shum Yip Land; Stefan Krummeck, TFP Farrells; James Robinson, Hongkong Land; and Junjie Zhang, ECADI
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 Robinson, Hongkong Land; and Junjie Zhang, ECADI.
The Challenges of Constructing and Project Managing Tall Buildings in Asia
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Abdo Kardous, Hill International
Michael Doring, Turner Construction
Stefan Krummeck, TFP Farrells
Chia Pan, Ronald Lu & Partners

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 can throw up obstacles on the road from vision to realization. In the panel “The Challenges of…
Interview: Stefan Krummeck
16 Sep 2014 – 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews; Stefan Krummeck, TFP Farrells
Stefan Krummeck of TFP Farrells is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower.
Are wind turbines just "window dressing," or can they contribute to a building's performance?
Dec 2013 – Monthly Video Series; Carmine Bilardello, Willis Group; Sir Terry Farrell, Farrells; Kamran Moazami, WSP; Lee Polisano, PLP Architecture; Rafael Viñoly, Rafael Viñoly Architects
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 Viñoly Architects.
Is the recession over for tall buildings?
Sep 2013 – Monthly Video Series; Carmine Bilardello, Willis Group; Sir Terry Farrell, Farrells; Steve McGuckin, Turner & Townsend; Peter Wynne Rees, City of London; Irvine Sellar, Sellar Property; Robert Tavernor, London School of Ec
Industry leaders answering this question include: Carmine Bilardello, Willis Group; Sir Terry Farrell, Farrells; Steve McGuckin, Turner & Townsend; Peter Wynne Rees, City of London; Irvine Sellar, Sellar Property; and Robert Tavernor, London School…
Does it make economic sense to continue to make buildings taller?
Aug 2013 – Monthly Video Series; Richard Keating, Jacobs; Stefan Krummeck, TFP Farrells; David Scott, Laing O’Rourke; Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti; Vincent Tse, Parsons Brinckerhoff; Cathy Yang, Taipei Financial Center Corpo
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; and Cathy Yang, Taipei Financial Center…
Is it possible to construct a completely pre-fabricated megatall building (i.e. over 600 meters)?
Jul 2013 – Monthly Video Series; Talal Al Maiman, Kingdom Real Estate; Sir Terry Farrell, Farrells; Helmut Jahn, JAHN; Lee Polisano, PLP Architecture; Ken Shuttleworth, Make Architects; Werner Sobek, Werner Sobek Group; Zhang Yue, Ch
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, Make Architects; Werner Sobek, Werner Sobek Group; and Zhang Yue…
Session 6: The Urban and Public Realm
11 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Sir Stuart Lipton, Sir Terry Farrell, Lee Polisano & Graham Stirk
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 a city, a tall building must be understandable, and equally successful at different scales, from the axis mundi in…
What are the Predominant Motivations for Building Tall in the 21st Century?
Apr 2013 – Monthly Video Series; Richard Keating, Jacobs; Stephan Krummeck, TFP Farrells; David Scott, Laing O’Rourke; Richard Tomasetti & Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti; et al
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; Vincent Tse, Parsons Brinckerhoff; and…
Urban Models for the 21st Century
21 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Stefan Krummeck, TFP Farrells
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. Buildings do not exist in isolation from their environment. This…
Seoul Conference 2011 Track Session 17: Q&A
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Jin-Wook Kim, Seoul National University; Stefan Krummeck, TFP Farrells; Robert Lau, CTBUH;; Felino A Palafox Jr., Palafox Associates; Luis Diego Quiros, University of Maryland; Keith Brewis, Grimshaw; Tiyok Prasetyoadi, PDW Architects
Question & Answers session for Track Session 17.
Towers as Urban Catalysts
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Stefan Krummeck, TFP Farrells
I am going to examine how new tall buildings are inter-connected with their urban context; high-rise buildings as a sustainable model for urban growth; the importance of integrating public transport; and outlining technical considerations when…
Seoul Conference 2011 Track Session 12: Q&A
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Felino 'Jun' Palafox, Palafox Associates; Takehito Takahashi, Takenaka Corporation; ; Kaizer Rangwala, Rangwala Associates; John L. Wong, SWA Group; Ming Zhang, MulvannyG2 Architecture; Stefan Krummeck, TFP Farrells
Question & Answers session for Track Session 12.

Papers/Research

Density Our Strength: The Linear City in Practice
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; 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 settlements. These are well served by a metro and other modes of public transport, contributing to a low car…
Capturing the Placemaking Potential of the New Skyscraper City
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the 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 by government to serve as new centres for international business. Both are “water cities…
Urban Models for the 21st Century
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; 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. Buildings do not exist in isolation from their environment. This…

Farrells Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 6 Completed8 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 1 Completed2 Under Constr.
Average Building Age 7 Years
Most Common Function office, 11 Buildings
Most Common Material Composite, 7 Buildings
Building Functions
 
Building Materials
 

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.

Tall Buildings Involving Farrells

1   China Zun Tower 2018 528 m Beijing
2   KK100 2011 442 m Shenzhen
3   One Excellence Tower 1 2021 307 m Shenzhen
4   Qianhai International Financial Centr… - 261 m Shenzhen
5   One Excellence Tower 3 - 224 m Shenzhen
6   Centralcon Group Tower 2016 200 m Shenzhen
7   One Excellence Tower 2 - 198 m Shenzhen
8   BEA Financial Tower 2009 198 m Shanghai
9   Walton Plaza 2004 196 m Shanghai
10   Noble Tower 2005 193 m Shenzhen
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.