Jumeirah Nanjing Hotel & International Youth Cultural Centre Tower 2 Download PDF

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Height: Occupied
270 m / 886 ft
Height: To Tip
315 m / 1,033 ft
Height: Architectural
315 m / 1,033 ft
Jumeirah Nanjing Hotel & International Youth Cultural Centre Tower 2 Outline
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
# of Elevators
Tower GFA
120,000 m² / 1,291,669 ft²
Development GFA
473,010 m² / 5,091,437 ft²


Official Name Jumeirah Nanjing Hotel & International Youth Cultural Centre Tower 2
Name of Complex Jumeirah Nanjing International Youth Cultural Centre
Other Names Jumeirah Nanjing, Nanjing International Youth Center Tower 2
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country China
City Nanjing
Street Address & Map 2 Yecheng Road, Jianye District
Postal Code 210019
Building Function hotel / office
Structural Material composite
  • Core: Reinforced Concrete
  • Columns: Concrete Encased Steel
  • Floor Spanning: Steel
Construction Start 2012
Completion 2015
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #100 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #59 Tallest in Asia
National Ranking #50 Tallest in China
City Ranking #3 Tallest in Nanjing

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Hexi New Town Planning Bureau
Design Zaha Hadid Architects
Structural Engineer
Design BuroHappold Engineering
MEP Engineer
Design BuroHappold Engineering
Main Contractor China State Construction Engineering Corporation
Other Consultant
Façade BuroHappold Engineering
• Interiors Zhejiang YASHA Decoration Co., Ltd
• Property Management Jumeirah Group International
• Vertical Transportation BuroHappold Engineering
Material Supplier
• Elevator KONE
• Façade Maintenance Equipment CoxGomyl

About Jumeirah Nanjing Hotel & International Youth Cultural Centre Tower 2

Jumeirah Nanjing Hotel & International Youth Cultural Centre Tower 2 was designed as a complex providing a grand visual termination to the central axis of an emerging central business district positioned along the banks of the Yangtze River. The complex rises as twin towers of varying heights from a shared podium containing a large conference center and concert hall which was opened in 2014 for the Youth Olympic Games held in Nanjing during August of that year. Inside the podium, interior spaces are sculpted with a fluid design theme that is reinforced with lighting placed in series of diamond shaped openings of various sizes and repeated throughout the structure. This design concept is then also translated to the exterior where the podium creates a unifying architectural weave through the complex with a series of interlocking folds wrapping the buildings while also encircling an outdoor entrance and driveway as an interior courtyard.

The façade is composed of a complex mix of glass curtain wall panels, glass-fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) and perforated aluminum panels. The facade also has a series of diamond shaped voids of varying sizes which form a pattern that turns vertically to ascend the towers and unify them with the base structure. The theme of a fluid design is also translated onto the tower exteriors as the lower floors feature a white colored weave of curved lines which then transitions into a series of straight vertical accents climbing the towers until reaching the top.

Millions of LED lights were imbedded into the façade to create an exterior light display racing along the towers in the evening hours, creating an iconic addition to the Nanjing riverfront.

CTBUH Initiatives

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

Nanjing Regional Tour Report
20-21 Sep 2014 – Tour Report

Research Papers

Ten Significant Tall Buildings, and the Significant Women Behind Them
8 Aug 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue III

International Youth Cultural Centre, Nanjing, China
Jan 2017 – Corporate Publication

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

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