Chongqing World Financial Center Download PDF


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Height: Occupied
310.3 m / 1,018 ft
 
Height: To Tip
338.9 m / 1,112 ft
Height: Architectural
338.9 m / 1,112 ft
 
Chongqing World Financial Center Outline
Floors Above Ground
72
Floors Below Ground
6
# of Elevators
43
Top Elevator Speed
8 m/s
Development GFA
204,400 m² / 2,200,143 ft²
# of Parking Spaces
837

Facts

Official Name Chongqing World Financial Center
Other Names Global Financial Building
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country China
City Chongqing
Street Address & Map 188 Minzu Road
Building Function office
Structural Material composite
Energy Label LEED CS
Proposed 2007
Construction Start 2010
Completion 2015
Official Website Chongqing World Financial Center
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #38 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #19 Tallest in Asia
National Ranking #15 Tallest in China
City Ranking #1 Tallest in Chongqing

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Chongqing Worthy Land Co., Ltd.
Architect
Design C.Y. Lee & Partners Architects/Planners; Dayuan Architecture Design Consulting
Structural Engineer
Design Arup; Chongqing Architecture and Design Institute
MEP Engineer
Design Arup; Chongqing Architecture and Design Institute
Main Contractor China State Construction Fourth Engineering Division Corporation Ltd.
Other Consultant
Façade SuP Ingenieure GmbH
• Landscape Design Land Collaborative
• Lighting Brandston Partnership, Inc.
• Property Management Jones Lang LaSalle, Inc.
• Traffic MVA Transportation, Planning & Management Consultants
• (not specified) Cushman & Wakefield
Material Supplier
• Elevator Otis Elevator Company; Schindler; Sematic S.r.l.
• HVAC Carrier
• Sealants Dow Corning Corporation

About Chongqing World Financial Center

The Chongqing World Financial Center is located in the heart of the city’s Jiefangbei central business district near the Chongqing People’s Liberation Monument, a central plaza and city icon. The mixed-use tower has office and residential spaces, a hotel, restaurants, commercial outlets, and entertainment venues, making it much like a standalone vertical city. The building rests on a nine-story podium, which houses a hotel and high-end retail stores, and is connected to the nearby shopping center Diwang Plaza. The podium was constructed to be the same height as Diwang Plaza’s largest department store, Wangfujing, and together the buildings form a semi-enclosed shopping area. This unique luxury shopping center is intended to drive more foot traffic and boost commerce in the area. A sophisticated vertical transportation plan ensures occupants and visitors easy access to the multiple components of the tower so that the entire building can operate smoothly. Located adjacent to the busy Jiefangbei Pedestrian Street, and with easy access to two metro lines, the building is well integrated into Chongqing’s dense urban composition.

The tower’s simple and modern design contrasts with the surrounding built environment, incorporating a sleek, geometric arrangement infused with Eastern cultural elements. A series of openings on its mechanical floors separate the building into four distinct volumes of near equal proportion. Meanwhile, vertical lines rise up along the sides of the building, terminating at the crown structure, which serves to downplay the imposing size of the structure. The crown features multi-fold refracting surfaces made of highly reflective glass that catches sunlight from all directions, the effect of which produces much-welcomed light in Chongqing’s foggy climate. As a landmark for the city, Chongqing World Financial Center simultaneously emphasizes local culture and contemporary design concepts.

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Oct 2011 – Andrew Luong, Arup