Guizhou Culture Plaza Tower

Note: As this project is proposed, the data is based on the most reliable information currently available. Additionally, in response to the COVID-19 global health pandemic, construction work may temporarily slow or suspend under restrictions imposed by local or national authorities. This data is thus subject to change until the building has completed and all information can be confirmed and ratified by the CTBUH.

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Height: Architectural 521 m / 1,709 ft
Height: Occupied 447 m / 1,467 ft
Height: To Tip 521 m / 1,709 ft
Floors Above Ground 109
Floors Below Ground 6
# of Elevators 63
Top Elevator Speed 9 m/s
Tower GFA 290,000 m² / 3,121,534 ft²
Development GFA 1,470,000 m² / 15,822,948 ft²
# of Hotel Rooms 400
# of Parking Spaces 4,500


Official Name Guizhou Culture Plaza Tower
Other Names Guizhou Cultural Plaza Orchid Tower, The Future Ark
Structure Type Building
Status Proposed
Country China
City Guiyang
Street Address & Map Wenhua Road, Nanming
Postal Code 550007
Building Function hotel / office
Structural Material composite
Proposed 2010
Construction Start 2020

Companies Involved

Developer Zhongtian Urban Development Group Co., Ltd
Design Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Architect of Record CAPOL
Structural Engineer
Design Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Engineer of Record Architectural Design and Research Institute of South China University of Technology
MEP Engineer
Design Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Project Manager Walter Wang
Other Consultant
• Fire FAST Fire Safety Performance Evaluation
• Geotechnical Guiyang Architectural Survey Design Ltd.
• Traffic MVA Transportation, Planning & Management Consultants
• Vertical Transportation Arup

CTBUH Initiatives

Computational Design Technology
19 Nov 2015 – Event Report


Mediating Scale, Performance and Iconicity: A 21st Century Supertall Tower for Guiyang
27 Oct 2015 – Kai Li, Zhongtian Urban Development Group; Colin Koop, SOM

Research Papers

Mediating Scale, Performance and Iconicity: A 21st Century Supertall Tower for Guiyang
26 Oct 2015 – Asia & Australasia: A Selection of Written Works on the World's Tall Building Forefront

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