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Sunshine Insurance Towers in China

Mixed-Use Developments including Hotel and Offices design by Woods Bagot Architects

12 Dec 2018

Sunshine Insurance Towers Building

Architects: Woods Bagot

Location: Sanya Bay / Beijing / Shenzhen, China

Sunshine Insurance Tower Buildings in China

Woods Bagot Designs Three New Towers for Chinese Giant, Sunshine Insurance

To accommodate its growing business across China, insurance behemoth Sunshine keeps returning to Woods Bagot. The two global firms have teamed to create three new towers: the firm’s headquarters in Sanya Bay was completed in March 2018, while towers in Beijing and Shenzhen are currently under construction.

Sunshine Insurance Towers in China

The architecture is the result of a collaboration between Woods Bagot’s San Francisco and Beijing studios. Patrick Daly, AIA, the lead architect in San Francisco, said, “As designers of People Architecture, our goal is to provide Sunshine’s workforce with environments that promote wellness, productivity, and collaboration; that are integrated into their communities; and that express the timelessness and stability of the Sunshine brand.”

Sunshine Insurance Towers China

Wu Tao, the Beijing lead, added “These global partnerships of design and delivery, combining an understanding of local culture with international design expertise, are what make Woods Bagot so uniquely suited for these assignments.”

Sunshine Insurance Towers in China


Sunshine Insurance Finance Plaza provides a soaring new addition to Sanya Bay’s rising skyline. A finalist for a World Architecture Festival (WAF) award, the project is inspired by a string of pearls, with lush gardens dotted with low pavilions, cooling fountains, and native plantings to modulate the semi-tropical climate.

Sunshine Insurance Towers in China

Located at the southern tip of Hainan Island, the mixed-use development features a 35-storey tower with A-grade offices, a 4-star Park Hyatt Hotel, a private clubhouse and a rooftop pool.

Sunshine Insurance Towers in China

A podium comprised of four orb-shaped edifices of the podium connects to outdoor common spaces and offer roof decks and high-end retail spaces. Sunshine Insurance Finance Plaza brings nature into the city, connecting work and play in a green and sheltered setting.


Currently under construction in downtown Beijing is a minimalist, 1.3M sq ft tower. Meeting the ground as a square, the building twists and tapers as it rises, the square base morphing into an ellipse.

Sunshine Insurance Towers in China

Inserted into the top of the building is an occupiable sphere, which references the hemisphere of classical Chinese architecture and will serve as a glowing landmark. A six-story podium, inspired by the shape of a lotus flower, will offer retail, cafes and restaurants and entertainment facilities.

Sunshine Insurance Towers in China

The rectilinear footprint is flexible enough to suit a cross-section of tenants who will rent the lower floors, while the curved walls at the top will meet Sunshine’s needs as the single occupant. Sky garden atriums will be clearly visible from the surrounding city, broadcasting the Sunshine brand. Due to complete in 2020, Sunshine Beijing has been highly commended by the Asia Pacific Property Awards and is set to become an architectural landmark on Beijing’s continuously evolving skyline.


Situated along the western coast of Shenzhen Bay, the Sunshine Tower occupies a prime position within the city’s master plan: a system of green corridors, elevated walkways, and loggias.

Sunshine Tower Shenzhen Bay building:
Sunshine Tower Shenzhen Bay building

With its strong vertical lines, and pedestrian loggia recalling the classical spaces of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana in Venice, the tower’s elegant simplicity communicates the timeless quality and stability of the Sunshine Insurance brand. The 660,000 sq ft tower is due to complete in 2020.

Sunshine Insurance Towers in China


Area: 3 acres / 12,380 m2
GFA: 1.1M sq ft / 105,000 m2
Building Height: 512 ft / 156 m
Status: Completed 2018
Awards: WAF Finalist


Area: 2 acres / 8,264 m2
GFA: 1.3M sq ft / 120,000 m2
Building Height: 725 ft /220 m
Status: Under construction
Completion Date: 2020
Awards: Asia Pacific Property Awards, Highly Commended


Area: 1 acre / 3,610 m2
GFA: 660,000 sq ft / 61,200 sq m2
Building Height: 525 ft / 160 m
Status: Under construction
Completion Date: 2020

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Previously on e-architect:

17 Mar 2018

Sunshine Insurance Tower

Architects: Woods Bagot

Location: South Sea Pearl, Hainan, China

Sunshine Insurance Tower

Sunshine Insurance Tower in Hainan China
photography: Tim Franco

Inspired by a string of pearls, Sanya Bay rises to new heights with striking mixed-use tower surrounded by lush gardens

Sunshine Insurance Tower in Hainan, China by Woods Bagot

Location: Sanya Bay, Hainan Island, China

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