Shanghai Wheelock Square

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Height: Occupied
244.1 m / 801 ft
Height: To Tip
270.5 m / 887 ft
Height: Architectural
270.5 m / 887 ft
Shanghai Wheelock Square Outline
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
Tower GFA
114,075 m² / 1,227,893 ft²
# of Parking Spaces


Official Name Shanghai Wheelock Square
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country China
City Shanghai
Street Address & Map Yanan Road West & Huashan Road
Building Function office
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2002
Construction Start 2003
Completion 2010
Official Website Wheelock Square
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #303 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #183 Tallest in Asia
City Ranking #11 Tallest in Shanghai

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer The Wharf (Holdings) Limited
Design Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Architect of Record East China Architectural Design & Research Institute; Leigh & Orange
Structural Engineer
Design AECOM; Arup
MEP Engineer
Design Parsons Brinckerhoff Consultants Private Limited
Other Consultant
Façade ALT Limited
• Lighting Brandston Partnership, Inc.
Material Supplier
• Cladding Permasteelisa Group
• Elevator Sematic S.r.l.
• Paint/Coating AkzoNobel

About Shanghai Wheelock Square

Wheelock Square’s sleek, symmetrical lines and contemporary design elegance are combined as a singular, sculptural form rising from a richly landscaped plaza. The architectural solution responds to the adjacencies and energies of this major cultural and commercial intersection of Shanghai, taking into consideration the existing road, the neighboring Jing’an Temple, Children’s Place, and Jing’an Park.

At the top of the tower, the glass curtain wall extends as a series of planes that rise as they move away from the sculpted corner, while at the base of the tower the exterior glazing folds out from the vertical surfaces above to form both canopy and loggia for those approaching the lobby. At the ground plane, the tower sits on a square, stone base, raised several steps from the surrounding plaza. At the southwest corner of the site sits a 2,000 sq m (22,000 sq ft) retail element and at the northeast corner of the site, fronting the Jing An temple beyond, is a large reflecting pool with an escalator connection to the Jing An MRT station rising from its middle.

CTBUH Initiatives

Seven Cities Winter Spaces Walking Tour
29 Jan 2015 – Tour Report

Wheelock Square Technical Tour Report
19 Sep 2014 – Tour Report

Wheelock Square Technical Tour Report
20 Sep 2012 – Tour Report

More Initiatives

CTBUH Initiatives Related to Shanghai Wheelock Square

Seven Cities Winter Spaces Walking Tour
29 Jan 2015 – Tour Report
The new CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized a highly successful Winter Spaces Walking Tour in seven cities around the world.
Wheelock Square Technical Tour Report
19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Tour Report
The refined Wheelock Square played host to CTBUH delegates, who toured AECOM’s office on the 36th through 38th floors, a refuge / MEP floor, and the basement.
Wheelock Square Technical Tour Report
20 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Tour Report
An elegantly simple tower, Wheelock Square also incorporates inherent ideas of sustainability to create a unified design.
CTBUH Releases Tallest Buildings Completed in 2010
Dec 2010 – CTBUH Journal Paper
In a year dominated by news coverage of the new “World’s Tallest Building” – Burj Khalifa, Dubai – one may be surprised to learn that, besides being the year in which a building first surpassed the…

Research Papers

Tallest Buildings Completed in 2010
Dec 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue I

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