Xiamen Cross Strait Financial Centre

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Height: Occupied
307.7 m / 1,010 ft
Height: To Tip
343.9 m / 1,128 ft
Height: Architectural
343.9 m / 1,128 ft
Xiamen Cross Strait Financial Centre Outline
Height: Helipad
343.9 m / 1,128 ft
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground


Official Name Xiamen Cross Strait Financial Centre
Name of Complex Xiamen International Centre
Other Names Xiamen International Centre Office Tower, Posts and Telecommunications Building
Structure Type Building
Status On Hold
Country China
City Xiamen
Street Address & Map Lujiang Road
Building Function office
Structural Material composite
Proposed 1995
Construction Start 1996

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Winland Group
Design Gensler
Architect of Record ISA Architecture
Structural Engineer
Design ISA Architecture
MEP Engineer
Design ISA Architecture
Other Consultant
Façade Meinhardt
• Wind China Academy of Building Research
Material Supplier
• Paint/Coating Jotun
• Steel China Construction Steel Structure Corporation

About Xiamen Cross Strait Financial Centre

Located in the ancient port city of Xiamen, the Xiamen Cross Strait Financial Centre seeks to anchor economic development in a city that has been recently overshadowed by its proximity to Taiwan. The building is located on the western side of Xiamen Island in the Siming District. As part of the Lujiang Subdistrict, it is surrounded by a series of buildings dedicated to advancing economic development in the city, including the Xiamen Customs Centre and the Xiamen Fortune Centre.

Mullions accentuate the building’s verticality as it rises. For the majority of its height, the building is curved outward on its northwest and southeast elevations. As it reaches its pinnacle, an aperture disrupts the outwardly curved façade, which then curves inward along the building’s final stories. This interplay between convex and concave forms imparts a sense of dynamism and tension. The gap in the building runs through the northwest and southeast elevations, where a traversable ledge extends beyond the exterior wall for unparalleled views of the strait and mainland China.

The building incorporates a number of crucial safety elements, including five refuge floors and a helipad on the roof that can be used for rescue in case of emergencies. It rises out of an “L”-shaped podium that also anchors a smaller tower in the development. The podium will house various retail and commercial enterprises as well as an expansive green roof. The undulating street relationship of the podium supports a series of convenient entrances to the complex. When completed, not only will the tower be the tallest in Xiamen, but it will also serve as a new cornerstone for economic development in the region.

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