Fortune Center

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Height: Occupied
292 m / 958 ft (est)
Height: To Tip
309.4 m / 1,015 ft
Height: Architectural
309.4 m / 1,015 ft
Fortune Center Outline
Height: Helipad
309 m / 1,014 ft
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
Tower GFA
210,477 m² / 2,265,556 ft²


Official Name Fortune Center
Other Names Pearl River New City B2-10 project, Yuexiu Financial Tower
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country China
City Guangzhou
Street Address & Map Zhujiang East Road
Building Function office
Structural Material composite
  • Core: Reinforced Concrete
  • Columns: Concrete Filled Steel
  • Floor Spanning: Steel
Proposed 2008
Construction Start 2011
Completion 2015
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #139 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #88 Tallest in Asia
National Ranking #74 Tallest in China
City Ranking #8 Tallest in Guangzhou

Companies Involved

Developer Yuexiu Real Estate Investment Trust
Collaborative Architectural Design and Research Institute of South China University of Technology
MEP Engineer
• (not specified) Meinhardt
Other Consultant
• Cost Rider Levett Bucknall

About Fortune Center

Located in Guangzhou’s Pearl River New City Development, Fortune Center is sited across the street from a large central park above a subterranean shopping mall which serves as the center piece of the city’s premiere central business district. The tower has a bowed form to provide a distinction between it and other office towers with a more rigid form and meets the ground with a public plaza rather than being perched upon a podium as is typical with tall buildings in China.

The tower footprint is rotated 30 degrees relative to the street network to minimize reflective glare on the tower’s southern exposure while maximizing views and creating a mirrored relationship to the Pearl River Tower, located across the park to the west and standing in at the same height. Fortune Center features a number of green design concepts including an on-site chiller plant creating ice in the evening hours and using the chilled water in the climate control system, reducing overall energy usage.

The Fortune Center was rises from a 4 story basement stretching across the site into a composite structure framed with a reinforced concreted core and a perimeter of large hallow steel columns. The corners feature large box columns framing the edges of a truss network which runs vertically along both of tower’s narrower ends. The column free office floorplates are then framed in steel as well and attach the outer perimeter of columns to the tower’s core. The entire exterior is then clad with a glass curtain wall façade.

The Fortune Center’s location alongside the center of the Pear River New City Development will ensure the tower remains a highly visible fixture on Guangzhou’s rapidly changing skyline.

CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2015
Jan 2016 – CTBUH Journal Paper Report


Local Urbanism - High-Rise Building Design in the Development of High Density Cities
19 Oct 2016 – Yang Ni, Architectural Design and Research Institute of South China University of Technology

Research Papers

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2015
Jan 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue I

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