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Official Name CCTV Headquarters
Former / Other Name China Central TV Headquarters
Type building
Status Completed
Country China
City Beijing
Street Address 32 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District (Map)
Building Function office
Structural Material composite
Proposed 2002
Start of Construction 2004
Completion 2012
Global Ranking #375 tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #198 tallest in Asia (excluding the Middle East)
City Ranking #5 tallest in Beijing
Height: Architectural 234.0 meter / 768 feet
Height: Occupied 213.9 meter / 702 feet
Height: To Tip 237.5 meter / 779 feet
Height: Observatory 162.9 meter / 534 feet
Height: Helipad 234.0 meter / 768 feet
Floors Above Ground 54
Floors Below Ground 3
# of Elevators 75
Top Elevator Speed 7 m/s
Tower GFA 316,000 m² / 3,401,396 ft²
Development GFA 473,000 m² / 5,091,330 ft²
# of Parking Spaces 2702
Companies Involved
• Current China Central Television; Stephen Scanlon; Qingyun Ma
Developer General Office of CCTV New Site Construction & Development Program
Design Office for Metropolitan Architecture
Architect of Record ECADI
Structural Engineers
Design Arup
Engineer of Record ECADI
MEP Engineer Arup
Main Contractor China State Construction Engineering Corporation
Other Consultants
• Access 2x4
• Acoustics DHV Building and Industry; Ducks Scéno
Façade Front
• Food Service Romano Gatland
• Landscape Inside Outside
• Lighting Lighting Planners Associates
Vertical Transportation Lerch Bates
About CCTV Headquarters
China Central Television (CCTV), the country's state broadcaster, plans to expand from 22 to 200 channels and compete globally in the coming years. To accommodate this expansion, they organized an international design competition early in 2002 to design a new headquarters building. This was won by OMA (Office of Metropolitan Architecture) and Arup, which subsequently allied with the East China Design Institute (ECADI) to act as the essential local design institute (LDI) for both architecture and engineering. Read More.
CTBUH Awards
2013 Best Tall Building Asia & Australasia Winner
CTBUH 12th Annual Awards, (See the CTBUH Awards Book)

Asia Agenda
CTBUH Shanghai Congress
Building Information Modeling (BIM)
C.Robinson (TEKLA), CTBUH Mumbai Conference
Challenging Preconceptions of the High-Rise Typology
R.Koolhaas (OMA), O. Scheeren (OMA), CTBUH Dubai Congress

Technical Papers
Finding Structural Solutions by Connecting Towers
Andrew Luong (Arup), Michael Kwok (Arup), CTBUH Journal
Asia Agenda
Ole Scheeren (Büro Ole Scheeren), CTBUH Shanghai Congress
Challenging Preconceptions of the High-Rise Typology
R. Koolhaas (Office for Metropolitan Architecture), CTBUH Dubai Congress
Case Study: CCTV Building - Headquarters & Cultural Center
C. Carroll (Arup), P. Cross (Arup), CTBUH Journal

Other CTBUH Links
Eighty Iconic Asian Skyscrapers
CTBUH Shanghai Congress, 2012
CCTV Headquarters, Beijing
CTBUH Featured Tall Building, 2012