Shanghai IFC South Tower

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Official Name Shanghai IFC South Tower
Name of Complex Shanghai International Finance Center
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country China
City Shanghai
Street Address & Map 8 Century Avenue
Postal Code 200121
Building Function hotel / office
Structural Material composite
  • Core: Reinforced Concrete
  • Columns: Concrete Encased Steel
  • Floor Spanning: Steel
Proposed 2003
Construction Start 2004
Completion 2009
Official Website Shanghai IFC
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #496 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #311 Tallest in Asia
City Ranking #22 Tallest in Shanghai

About Shanghai IFC South Tower

Shanghai IFC is a large mixed-use development constituting approximately 400,000 sq m (four million sq ft) of floor area, and includes two Grade A office buildings, a high-end shopping mall, a five-star Ritz-Carlton Hotel and serviced apartments. This combination provides an environment for work, leisure and living for business people and the residents of Shanghai. The site is located within Pudong, connected to the city through direct access from the mall basement to Lujiazui station of the Shanghai Metro Line 2. The future Metro Line 14 Station is integrated within the basement of the development.

The combination of mega column and high level transfer structure, together with the plan and vertical irregularity of the tower, makes these buildings a unique design delivered within an active seismic zone. A performance-based design approach was adopted to determine specific project characteristics and performance requirements. Elasto-plastic analysis was carried out to identify critical elements and the structural performance of different levels of seismic protection specified in the code.

CTBUH Initiatives

Shanghai International Finance Center Technical Tour Report
19 Sep 2014 – Tour Report

International Financial Center Technical Tour Report
20 Sep 2012 – Tour Report

CTBUH Releases Tallest Buildings Completed in 2009
Dec 2009 – CTBUH Journal Paper

Research Papers

Context to China’s Legacy of Tall Building Development
Aug 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue III

Tallest Buildings Completed in 2009
Dec 2009 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue I

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