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Height: Architectural 137.8 m / 452 ft
Height: Occupied 129 m / 423 ft
Height: To Tip 137.8 m / 452 ft
Height: Helipad 137.8 m / 452 ft
Floors Above Ground 33
Floors Below Ground 2
Tower GFA 83,000 m² / 893,405 ft²

Companies Involved

Owner Hongda Xingye Group
Developer Guangdong Hong He Construction Ltd
Architect
Design AMproject
Architect of Record Architectural Design and Research Institute of South China University of Technology
Structural Engineer
Design SIGGMA
Engineer of Record Architectural Design and Research Institute of South China University of Technology
MEP Engineer
Design Architectural Design and Research Institute of South China University of Technology
Main Contractor Guangdong Hong He Construction Ltd
Other Consultant
• Interiors Shenzhen Jian Hong Da Constrction ltd
Material Supplier
• Façade Maintenance Equipment Shenzhen Rui Hua Constrction Ltd
• Steel Zhejiang Jing Gong Steel Structure Ltd

About Guangzhou Circle

The Guangzhou Circle acts as a kind of “urban logo” that serves as a landmark, in the same way that ideograms are used in Chinese writing, instead of an alphabet. As such, it may seem indecipherable to those conditioned by Western skyscraper typologies. The “Bi” disc is one of China’s most enduring symbols, with a story going back 5,000 years. Here, set alongside the Zhujiang River, the reflection of the disc-shaped structure forms a figure “8” in the water, also an enduring symbol of good fortune.

The Circle plays a strong role in the landscape. It is the south gate of Gaungzhou, and by extension, for all of China, as the city is a terminus for ferry boats and high-speed rail. While much of industrial China is characterized by anonymity and repetition, here a kind of “cultural sustainablity” is at work. People can recognize in this arresting form the essence of their territory, their traditions, and yet glimpse the future.

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Other Building Facts

The center circle is 48-meters in diameter.


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