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Figures

Height: Architectural 211 m / 692 ft
Height: Occupied 184 m / 604 ft
Height: To Tip 211 m / 692 ft
Floors Above Ground 38
Floors Below Ground 3
# of Elevators 18
Top Elevator Speed 6 m/s
Tower GFA 107,000 m² / 1,151,738 ft²
Development GFA 150,000 m² / 1,614,587 ft²
# of Parking Spaces 760

Facts

Official Name China Merchants Tower
Other Names Shekou China Merchants Square
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country China
City Shenzhen
Street Address & Map 1166 Wanghai Road, Nanshan Disctrict (Woods Park)
Postal Code 518000
Building Function office
Structural Material composite
Proposed 2009
Construction Start 2010
Completion 2013
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
City Ranking #43 Tallest in Shenzhen

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer China Merchants Group
Architect
Design Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Architect of Record Architectural Design and Research Institute of Guangdong Province
Structural Engineer
Design Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Engineer of Record Architectural Design and Research Institute of Guangdong Province
MEP Engineer
Design Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Engineer of Record Architectural Design and Research Institute of Guangdong Province
Main Contractor China Construction Second Engineering Bureau Ltd.
Other Consultant
• Code Architectural Design and Research Institute of Guangdong Province
• Cost Rider Levett Bucknall
• Energy Concept Hua Nan Technology University
Façade Arup
• Façade Maintenance Lerch Bates
• Fire Architectural Design and Research Institute of Guangdong Province
• Interiors BLVD
• Landscape EDAW
• Lighting Brandston Partnership, Inc.
• Vertical Transportation Fortune Consultants, Ltd.
• Way Finding Power Design Consultant
• Wind Guangdong Provincial Academy of Building Research
Material Supplier
• Cladding China Southern Glass; Zhejiang Qianghuang Building Materials Ltd., Co.
• Concrete Shenzhen Gangchuang Building Material Co., Ltd.
• Crane JiaerHua
• Elevator KONE
• Façade Maintenance Equipment Manntech
• Formwork Shenzhen Huiji Investments Co., Ltd.
• HVAC York
• Rebar Daxing
• Sealants General Electric

About China Merchants Tower

China Merchants Tower anchors the Woods Park master plan, located in the Nanshan District of Shenzhen, China, providing new office and select retail space. The tower bows out from its base and tapers and elongates up its height, creating a striking form. The chamfer and reveal in its massing articulate its façade, while incorporated facets emphasize the tower’s verticality and slender proportion. The tower’s shape also allows for the distribution of exterior notches, supporting balconies. Inside, the shape enables key programmatic requirements, including office fit-out, column-free corner offices, and a central core.

The tower features a low-E, unitized glass curtain wall clad in a system of horizontal glass fins and vertical aluminum struts. To control for Shenzhen’s hot and sunny climate, the façade’s fins have been closely spaced together in order to reduce solar gain. The fins give the façade a fine-grain texture and balance the slenderness of the tower’s verticality. They also refract light at night, illuminating the form.

Research Papers

SOM and China: Evolving Skyscraper Design Amid Rapid Urban Growth
Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV

SOM and China: Evolving Skyscraper Design Amid Rapid Urban Growth
17 Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV


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