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Height: Occupied
415 m / 1,362 ft
 
Height: To Tip
439 m / 1,439 ft
Height: Architectural
439 m / 1,439 ft
 
Guangzhou International Finance Center Outline
Height: Observatory
415 m / 1,362 ft
Height: Helipad
438 m / 1,436 ft
Floors Above Ground
103
Floors Below Ground
4
# of Elevators
71
Top Elevator Speed
8 m/s
Tower GFA
250,095 m² / 2,692,000 ft²
# of Hotel Rooms
374
# of Parking Spaces
1,740

Facts

Official Name Guangzhou International Finance Center
Other Names Guangzhou IFC, West Tower
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country China
City Guangzhou
Street Address & Map 5 Zhujiang Avenue West
Building Function hotel / office
Structural Material composite
Proposed 2004
Construction Start 2006
Completion 2010
Official Website Guangzhou International Finance Center
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Global Ranking #12 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #8 Tallest in Asia
National Ranking #5 Tallest in China
City Ranking #1 Tallest in Guangzhou

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Yue Xiu Group
Architect
Design Wilkinson Eyre
Architect of Record Architecture Design Institute of South China University of Technology
Structural Engineer Architecture Design Institute of South China University of Technology; Arup
MEP Engineer Architecture Design Institute of South China University of Technology; Arup
Main Contractor China State Construction Engineering Corporation; Guangzhou Municipal Construction Group JV
Other Consultant
• Planning Jones Lang LaSalle, Inc.
• (not specified) Jones Lang LaSalle, Inc.
Material Supplier
• Elevator Otis Elevator Company
• Sealants Dow Corning Corporation

About Guangzhou International Finance Center

Guangzhou International Finance Center is a landmark tower which defines the emerging international strength of China's third city and serves as a landmark for Guangzhou Zhujiang New Town's main axis, which links the commercial district in the north with the Pearl River to the south. At the time of its completion it became the fourth tallest building in China and the ninth tallest building in the world. Its elegant simplicity belies the complex geometry of form and structure which makes it possible. See Project Case Study

CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH Releases Tallest Buildings Completed in 2010
Dec 2010 – CTBUH Journal Paper

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Session 10: Developing High-Rise Living in the European Context
10 Jun 2013 – Angela Brady, Harry Handelsman, John Mizon & Paul Monaghan

Guangzhou Finance Centre: an Elegant Simplicity of Form
19 Sep 2012 – Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects

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19 Sep 2012 – Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects

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