A Striking Tower Building Inspired by a String of Pearls

Sunshine Insurance Finance Plaza brings nature into the city, connecting work and play in a green and sheltered setting.

Sunshine Insurance Finance Plaza provides a soaring new addition to Sanya Bay’s rising skyline. Located at the southern tip of China’s Hainan Island, the mixed-use development features a 35-storey tower rising above a tiered retail podium and lush gardens.

Inspired by a strand of pearls, the landscaped gardens are dotted with low pavilions and cooling fountains. A grand allee lined with palm trees reflects the vertical axis of the site. Because this seaside resort is humid and windy, indigenous flora was planted at the office building's entries to modulate the temperature and buffer the ocean winds. The effect is an urban oasis in the middle of what locals often refer to as "the Hawaii of China."

Patrick Daly, Woods Bagot’s lead architect, said, “We were honored to design this new HQ for China’s preeminent insurance company. Our goal was to design a complex that seamlessly transitions between a variety of uses, moderates the tropical climate, and provides stunning views of the island, the ocean, and the hills beyond.”

(Woods Bagot, Sunshine Insurance Finance Plaza, Sanya, China, 2018)
Sunshine Insurance Finance Plaza
Sunshine Insurance Group
Site Area:
12,380 ㎡
105,000 ㎡
Building Height:
156 m
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