Shangri-La Centre

The Shangri-La Centre is a modern three-tower commercial complex in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. Located in the city centre not far from the Government Palace, the entire complex is operated by Shangri-La Group. Situated on a major city park, it enjoys sweeping views of the entire city as well as the mountain ranges beyond.

Farrells designed Phase II of the development, comprising a 34-storey serviced apartment tower – the tallest building in Mongolia – alongside a 24-storey office building. These skyscrapers rise above a seven-storey podium housing a shopping centre, a sports club, a cinema, and a swimming pool. The massing and facade treatment was inspired by the shifting Mongolian landscape as well as the interlocking form of wooden Mongolian burr puzzles.