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Lerthai Center

The Jerde Partnership

Project Name

Lerthai Center

Project Status


Year Completed



624,000 sq. meters


Lerthai Commercial Real Estate Group


  • Landscape Architect: EarthAsia
  • Lighting Designer: GWA
  • Dutton Bray
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Project Description

Pioneering the continued growth of the city, the project was developed by local company Lerthai Commercial Real Estate Group, and encompasses over 620,000 square meters of total Gross Floor Area (GFA) within an integrated high-rise and public commercial district containing hotels, offices and apartments, and a first-of-its-kind shopping center with retail, dining, entertainment, and leisure. Known locally as “the diamond on the ring,” the project is located on approximately 60,000 square meters at the edge of the region’s main ring road in the heart of downtown Shijiazhuang, and is expected to become a premier public attraction and gathering place for the community and visitors.

Inspired by the city’s evolution and Chinese themes, the center is punctuated with attention-grabbing architectural features. One of the project’s most prominent elements is a corrugated glass roof set directly above the L05 ‘sky garden’ – an approximate 13,000 square-meter space that could fit a 747 plane. The sky garden includes a performing arts theater, fitness center, business lounge, public amphitheater and stage, and state-of-the-art cinema surrounding the ice rink. Other local inspired themes include an interior ‘rock’– a vibrant-colored copper fabric providing a visual landmark and sculptural circulation – at the north atrium entrance; the undulating south entry canopy; and collective ‘red lantern’ elements within the rooftop wedding chapel, boutique hotel tower, and SJZ Street, which combined, celebrate China’s urban progression.
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