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Note: As this project is under construction, the data is based on the most reliable information currently available. 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: Occupied
575 m / 1,886 ft
 
Height: To Tip
636 m / 2,087 ft
Height: Architectural
636 m / 2,087 ft
 
Wuhan Greenland Center Outline
Floors Above Ground
125
Floors Below Ground
6
# of Elevators
84
Top Elevator Speed
12.5 m/s
Tower GFA
303,275 m² / 3,264,425 ft²
Development GFA
570,000 m² / 6,135,429 ft²
# of Apartments
186
# of Hotel Rooms
292
# of Parking Spaces
1,051

Facts

Official Name Wuhan Greenland Center
Name of Complex Wuhan Greenland Center
Other Names Greenland Center WGC
Structure Type Building
Status Under Construction
Country China
City Wuhan
Street Address & Map Lingjiang Avenue
Building Function hotel / residential / office
Structural Material composite
Proposed 2010
Construction Start 2012
Completion 2018

Companies Involved

Owner Wuhan Greenland Bin Jiang Property Co. Ltd.
Developer Greenland Group
Architect
Design Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Architect of Record ECADI
Structural Engineer
Design Thornton Tomasetti
MEP Engineer
Design PositivEnergy Practice
Peer Review Parsons Brinckerhoff Consultants Private Limited
Main Contractor China State Construction Engineering Corporation; Greenland Group
Other Consultant
• Civil Prism Engineering, Inc.
• Façade Maintenance Lerch Bates
• Fire Rolf Jensen & Associates
• Landscape SWA Group
• Lighting Fisher Marantz Stone
• Parking Prism Engineering, Inc.
• Traffic Prism Engineering, Inc.
• Vertical Transportation Fortune Consultants, Ltd.
• Wind RWDI
Material Supplier
• Elevator Schindler

About Wuhan Greenland Center

Rising from its site on the Yangtze River waterfront, the Wuhan Greenland Center symbolizes the growing vitality of Wuhan, the most populous city in central China and a major player in the country’s economy due to its status as a multi-modal transportation hub.

Like many towers that seek to transcend the 600-meter threshold, wind and seismic considerations were paramount in the design process. To address these issues, the tower uses a triangular floor plan that gently narrows along its height to provide extra stability that protects against intense winds and seismic events. Three large sloping steel-reinforced concrete (SRC) columns rise and join at the top of the building to form the 61-meter crown structure that rests above a glass dome. By omitting portions of floors and perimeter framing at different elevations, “slots” are created in the building envelope to provide a distinctive architectural personality while reducing wind loads on the structure. In this respect, the locations and geometry of structural components have been carefully optimized to not only provide strength and stiffness, but integrate seamlessly with the form of the building.

Wuhan Greenland Center provides spaces for three distinctive functions: office, apartment, and hotel. While some mixed-use towers separate users by levels, the triangular floor plan of this building allows for the tenants or visitors to have separate entrances at the ground level. Though not each of its three functions take up equal space, office workers, residents, and hotel guests will each have a unique experience upon entering the building. The dome at the top of the tower will be completely clad in glass to create a well-illuminated space that highlights the towers structural components and dramatic appeal.

CTBUH Initiatives

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Interview: Greenland Group Suzhou Center
20 Sep 2012 – ZhaoHui Jia, Greenland Group

Wuhan Greenland Center Main Tower: Seamlessly Integrating Structure and Architecture
20 Sep 2012 – Guoyong Fu & Mark Dannettel, Thornton Tomasetti; Juan Betancur, AS+GG

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On track to become the 7th tallest building in the world, Wuhan Greenland Center Main Tower is a 125-story, 600+ meter megatall tower in China. The project’s structural…
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