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Height: Occupied
264.7 m / 868 ft
 
Height: To Tip
302.7 m / 993 ft
Height: Architectural
302.7 m / 993 ft
 
Leatop Plaza Outline
Height: Observatory
264.7 m / 868 ft
Floors Above Ground
64
Floors Below Ground
5
# of Elevators
35
Top Elevator Speed
6 m/s
Tower GFA
114,700 m² / 1,234,621 ft²
Development GFA
160,133 m² / 1,723,657 ft²
# of Parking Spaces
838

Facts

Official Name Leatop Plaza
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
Energy Label LEED Gold
Proposed 2006
Construction Start 2008
Completion 2012
Official Website Leatop Plaza
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #129 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #75 Tallest in Asia
National Ranking #63 Tallest in China
City Ranking #10 Tallest in Guangzhou

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Guangdong Leatop Real Estate Investment Co., Ltd
Architect
Design Murphy/Jahn Architects
Architect of Record Architectural Design and Research Institute of South China University of Technology
Structural Engineer
Design Magnusson Klemencic Associates
MEP Engineer
Design J. Roger Preston Limited
Project Manager Guangdong Leatop Real Estate Investment Co., Ltd
Main Contractor China Construction Eighth Engineering Division
Other Consultant
• Cost WT Partnership
Façade ALT Limited
• Property Management CBRE
Material Supplier
• Cladding Kuraray
• Elevator KONE
• Façade Maintenance Equipment CoxGomyl
• Paint/Coating AkzoNobel
• Sealants Dow Corning Corporation

About Leatop Plaza

Though the form of Leatop Plaza may come across as straightforward, further inspection reveals the highly technical and energy-efficient façade system which the building employs. A triple-layer, vertical shingled glazing system with automated solar shades makes up this high-performance and intricate building envelope.

The approach to the tower is landscaped and leads up to a tall, glazed lobby which welcomes visitors. Echoing the canted form of the entrance glazing, the roof line angles to form a roof garden. The structural system of the tower relies upon multi-story, composite diagonal bracing instead of a typical concrete core, reducing the necessary wall thicknesses and creating more internal space.

Additionally, the tower strives for a 10% reduction in baseline energy consumption (based on ASHRAE 2007) and a 40% reduction in potable water usage though the high-performance façade, roof- and ground-level landscaping, and rain- and gray-water retention and use.

CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2012
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal Paper

Helmut Jahn Discusses His Lifetime's Work
18 Oct 2012 – Awards Symposium Video

Jewelers Building Tour
17 Dec 2010 – Tour Report

Global News

JAHN’s Leatop Plaza in Guangzhou Receives LEED Gold Certification
12 Aug 2014 – JAHN’s 303-meter Leatop Plaza has achieved LEED…

Videos

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

Facade Access Solutions - Leatop Plaza, Guangzhou, China
24 Jun 2014 – CoxGomyl

City-Scapes: Transformations + Interventions
11 Jun 2013 – Helmut Jahn, JAHN

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Local Urbanism - High-Rise Building Design in the Development of High Density Cities
19 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Yang Ni, Architectural Design and Research Institute of South China University of Technology
This project is located in the Tianhe district of Guangzhou, which is the area with the highest density in the city. There are Linhe village and high-rise residential…
Facade Access Solutions - Leatop Plaza, Guangzhou, China
24 Jun 2014 – Other Videos; CoxGomyl
CoxGomyl provides integrated access solutions to the Leatop Plaza, a skyscraper in the Pearl River New Town area in Guangzhou, one of the top 3 cities in China. The…
City-Scapes: Transformations + Interventions
11 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Helmut Jahn, JAHN
In our journey from Chicago to New York, the United States, South Africa, Europe, the Mideast to Asia/China, the tall building has always been tied intrinsically to its…
Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award: Archi-neering Tall
18 Oct 2012 – CTBUH "11th Annual Awards"; Helmut Jahn, Murphy/Jahn
Never predictable, never simplistic, Helmut Jahn has developed a complex portfolio of iconic buildings around the world. Standout projects include the Sony Center in…
Architecture and Engineering as One
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Ron Klemencic, Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Integrating and even celebrating the structure of a building through the architectural design often leads to dramatic and memorable buildings. To achieve the best outcome…

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Research Papers

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2012
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue I

Lightness
Oct 2011 – CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference


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