Construction begins on Bao’an Oct Hotel in Haiyi Plaza

John Portman & Associates is excited to unveil the design for a new project in Shenzhen, China. Taking its form from the water, the waters edge, and the fluidity of the sea, this hotel and apartment project in Shenzhen, China is composed of soft, sinuous curvilinear forms wrapping the edges of the site and enclosing a private garden in the middle of the block.

The project consists of one 26-story hotel tower, one 29-story apartment tower, a 4-story podium and a 3-level basement in the Bao’an business district, bounded on the east by a central green belt, on the south by the sea. Construction recently kicked off with a grand groundbreaking celebration