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Century Plaza
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Height: Occupied
592.8 m / 1,945 ft
 
Height: To Tip
729 m / 2,392 ft
Height: Architectural
729 m / 2,392 ft
 
Suzhou Zhongnan Center Outline
Tallest Building:
Suzhou Zhongnan Center

Height: Observatory
592.8 m / 1,945 ft
Floors Above Ground
137
Floors Below Ground
5
# of Elevators
93
Top Elevator Speed
18 m/s
Tower GFA
500,000 m² / 5,381,955 ft²
# of Apartments
706
# of Hotel Rooms
276
# of Parking Spaces
1,500

Facts & Figures

Official Name Century Plaza
Status Proposed
Country China
City Suzhou
Complex Function hotel / office / residential
# of Apartments 706
# of Hotel Rooms 276
# of Parking Spaces 1,500

Map of Buildings in Complex

NOTE: Only buildings that have GPS coordinates recorded are displayed.

 

Buildings in Complex

  Completed   Architecturally Topped Out   Structurally Topped Out   Under Construction   On Hold   Never Completed   Proposed   Vision   Demolished
ID #   Status Building Name City Height (m) Height (ft) Floors Completion Material Use
14243 1   NC Suzhou Zhongnan Center Suzhou (CN) 729 2,392 137 - composite hotel / residential / office
14244 2   PRO Century Plaza North Tower Suzhou (CN) 400 1,312 - -

CTBUH Initiatives

Whirlwind Tour Stirs Up More Interest in Shanghai Conference
7-13 Mar 2014 – Tour Report

Suzhou Regional Tour Report
20-21 Sep 2014 – Tour Report

Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings
13 Oct 2016 – CTBUH Research

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CTBUH Initiatives Related to Century Plaza

Whirlwind Tour Stirs Up More Interest in Shanghai Conference
7-13 Mar 2014 – Tour Report
On a second intensive journey inside six months, Executive Director Antony Wood traveled to China to make additional connections and develop further support.
Suzhou Regional Tour Report
20-21 Sep 2014, Suzhou – Tour Report
The tour started at Suzhou Zhongnan Center and continued to one of the two International Fortune Plaza towers, which had just had its topping-out ceremony the day prior.
Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings
13 Oct 2016, Chicago – CTBUH Research
The Council is pleased to announce the Top Company Rankings for numerous disciplines as derived from the list of projects appearing in 100 of the World’s Tallest Buildings.
Vertical Transportation: Ascent & Acceleration
12 Sep 2017, Chicago – CTBUH Research
CTBUH partnered with Guinness World Records to identify the commercial building with the fastest elevator speeds and longest vertical runs.

Videos

Mega Size Mixed-Use Projects: Redefining Vertical Urbanism
17 Oct 2016 – Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti

2014 Shanghai International Conference - Zhongnan Tower Room, Session 5 - Q & A
18 Sep 2014 – Panel Questions & Answers

Analysis of Pile Foundations and Loading Test of Suzhou Zhongnan Center
18 Sep 2014 – Jiangbin Wu, ECADI

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Videos Related to Century Plaza

Mega Size Mixed-Use Projects: Redefining Vertical Urbanism
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti
Monday October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Dennis Poon of Thornton Tomasetti, presents at the 2016 China Conference Session 4c: Structural & Geotechnic Engineering. As…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Zhongnan Tower Room, Session 5 - Q & A
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Zhongnan Tower Room, Session 5 Questions & Answers session with speakers Xiaomei Lee & Frederick Liu, Gensler, Kam Chuen (Vincent)…
Analysis of Pile Foundations and Loading Test of Suzhou Zhongnan Center
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Jiangbin Wu, ECADI
The Zhongnan Center is located on soft soil deposits in Suzhou, China and is currently under construction. This presentation describes the pile design and the static…
Design for Sustainability in Super High Rise Buildings
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; LiJun Cao, Environmental Market Solutions, Inc.
Over recent years, green building technology has developed at a rapid pace. The key objective of this presentation is to explore the way towards sustainable design for…
Foundation Pit Support Design and Environment Protection Measure of Suzhou Zhongnan Center
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Qiping Weng, ECADI
The Suzhou Zhongnan Center excavation site is very large, very deep, and has complex surrounding environmental conditions. Hydrogeological conditions and other…
Structural Design Challenges of Zhongnan Center
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Yi Zhu & Paul Fu, Thornton Tomasetti
This presentation will give an overview of the following solutions used to address the structural challenges of the Zhongnan Center: a foundation to support the heavy…
The MEP Design Challenges of a Mega Tall Building in China – the Suzhou Zhongnan Center
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse & Lung Wai (Herbert) Lam, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Design challenges from MEP perspective for the Zhongnan Center arise from the need for a safe, reliable, high tech, green, sustainable, user-friendly building. The…
Zhongnan Center Elevator System and Elevator Evacuation Design
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Xiaomei Lee & Frederick Liu, Gensler
Because super high-rise buildings are a very recent phenomenon, there are no specific building codes written for them. For any building over 50 stories, direct elevator…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Opening Plenary - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Opening Plenary Questions & Answers session with speakers Antony Wood, CTBUH Executive Director / IIT / Tongji University, Jianping…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Zhongnan Tower Room, Session 2 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Zhongnan Tower Room, Session 2 Questions & Answers session with speakers Jiemin Ding, TJAD, Weiguo Chen, Zhongnan Group, and…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Zhongnan Tower Room, Session 3 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Zhongnan Tower Room, Session 3 Questions & Answers session with speakers Li Cao, Zhongnan Group, Moukui Xu, Zhongnan Group, and Xin…
Architectural Design for Vertical Inhabiting – The Suzhou Zhongnan Center
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Elizabeth Michalska, Gensler
Aspiring to be the tallest tower in China, the Suzhou Zhongnan Center was designed with a balance of aesthetics and cutting-edge technology – striving to become a role…
Belt Truss Stiffness Analysis and Optimization for Mega Structures
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Li Cao, Zhongnan Group
Belt trusses are one of the key structural members of tall structures. The performance of the belt truss depends greatly on its stiffness. This briefing addresses the…
Comparative Study of Zhongnan Center – Earthquakes and Wind
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Weiguo Chen, Zhongnan Group
A comparative study was conducted for the structural design of Zhongnan Tower for seismic action and wind loading. The analysis parameters, design methodology and…
Core Structural Design and Optimization for Super Tall Buildings
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Guangjing Sha, Zhongnan Group
Due to its excellent lateral stiffness and space flexibility, the mega frame-core wall structure is widely applied in super tall buildings. The efficiency of the central…
Design Challenges of the 3 Tallest Buildings in North/ East/ South China
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse & Lung Wai (Herbert) Lam, Parsons Brinckerhoff
This presentation describes the MEP and VTS design challenges of the tallest buildings in three major cities in China; namely, Beijing, Suzhou and Guangzhou. The 530m…
Designing a Supertall for the Venice of China
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Dennis Poon & Guoyong (Paul) Fu, Thornton Tomasetti
In this presentation, attendees will learn about the unique structural elements that support Suzhou Zhongnan Center, including the “Core-Outrigger-Megaframe” lateral…
High Performance Design of Floor System for Super Tall Buildings
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Xin Zhao, Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.
The floor system is an important part of tall building structures. It not only supports the vertical load, but also connects the lateral load resisting system as a whole…
Introduction of the Suzhou Zhongnan Center Project
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Chenggang Yao, Interbrand
Learn about the iterative process taken to arrive at the branding for Suzhou Zhongnan Center by way of a wide array of prior Interbrand projects, including the Burj…
Multi-Constrained Outrigger Optimization for Super Tall Buildings
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Moukui Xu, Zhongnan Group
Recently, the outrigger system has been widely employed as an efficient structural lateral load resisting system in super tall buildings. The optimization of the…
Performance Based Design and Optimization for Supertall Buildings
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Jiemin Ding, TJAD
Performance-based structural design often includes performance requirements for safety, health, serviceability, energy efficiency and environmental impact. Building…
Suzhou Zhongnan Center: Rising Above Engineering Challenges
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Dong Shen, Zhongnan Group
Suzhou is only 30 minutes by train from Shanghai, but has a rich history and identity all its own, soon to be augmented by the Zhongnan Tower, a 700-meter structure that…

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Research Papers

Analysis of Pile Foundations and Load Tests
16 Sep 2014 – Suzhou Zhongnan Center: In Detail

Belt Truss Stiffness Analysis and Optimization
16 Sep 2014 – Suzhou Zhongnan Center: In Detail

Comparative Study of Zhongnan Center Under Earthquake and Wind
16 Sep 2014 – Suzhou Zhongnan Center: In Detail

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Papers Related to Century Plaza

Analysis of Pile Foundations and Load Tests
16 Sep 2014 – Suzhou Zhongnan Center: In Detail; Jiangbin Wu, Weidong Wang, Yuting Huang, Xiangjun Wang & Shubo Nie, East China Architectural Design & Research Institute Co., Ltd.
This chapter describes the pile design and the static loading tests of the megatall Suzhou Zhongnan Center tower and its deep basement. Large-diameter and super-long…
Belt Truss Stiffness Analysis and Optimization
16 Sep 2014 – Suzhou Zhongnan Center: In Detail; Li Cao & Guangjing Sha, Zhongnan Construction Group Co., Ltd.; Xin Zhao & Kun Ding, Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.
Megastructures have come into widespread use in supertall buildings in recent decades, due to their high efficiency in satisfying diversified building performance…
Comparative Study of Zhongnan Center Under Earthquake and Wind
16 Sep 2014 – Suzhou Zhongnan Center: In Detail; Weiguo Chen & Guangjing Sha, Zhongnan Construction Group Co., Ltd.; Xin Zhao, Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.
A comparative study of seismic action and wind loading was conducted for the structural design of the Suzhou Zhongnan Center. The analysis parameters, design methodology…
Core Structural Design and Optimization
16 Sep 2014 – Suzhou Zhongnan Center: In Detail; Guangjing Sha, Zhongnan Construction Group Co.; Xin Zhao & Fang Xu, Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd., Ltd.; Tao Shi, Department of Civil Engineering, Tongji University
Due to its excellent lateral stiffness and space flexibility, the megaframe-core wall structure is widely applied in supertall buildings. The efficiency of the central…
Design and Environmental Protection Measures During Excavation
16 Sep 2014 – Suzhou Zhongnan Center: In Detail; Qiping Weng, R.B. Liu, Weidong Wang & Z.H. Wu, East China Architectural Design & Research Institute Co., Ltd.
The total foundation pit area of the Suzhou Zhongnan Center is 26,260 square meters and is divided into two areas: one area consists of five underground floors and the…
Design Challenges of the 3 Tallest Buildings in North/ East/ South China
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse, Lung Wai (Herbert) Lam, Sheung Lai (Eddie) Leung & Leung Wing (Daniel) Ho, Parsons Brinckerhoff
This paper describes the MEP and VTS design challenges of the tallest buildings in three major cities in China; namely, Beijing, Suzhou and Guangzhou. The 530m Guangzhou…
Design for Vertical Habitation
16 Sep 2014 – Suzhou Zhongnan Tower: In Detail; Jun Xia, Elizabeth Michalska, Wendy Wong & Raymon Chen, Gensler
This chapter describes the main principles behind the architectural design of the building. Its architectural expression and functional organization achieve not only…
Designing a Megatall for Lateral Stability and Settlement
16 Sep 2014 – Suzhou Zhongnan Center: In Detail; Dennis Poon, Yi Zhu, Guoyong (Paul) Fu & Zhenggui Ma, Thornton Tomasetti
As a megatall building, Suzhou Zhongnan Center will need an efficient lateral system to withstand high wind and seismic loads. A unique “Core-Outrigger-Megaframe” lateral…
Elevator Systems and Elevator Evacuation Design
16 Sep 2014 – Suzhou Zhongnan Center: In Detail; Xiaomei Lee, Frederick Liu & Liming Zhou, Gensler; Steve Edgett, Edgett Williams Consulting Group, Inc.
Because supertall and megatall buildings are a very recent phenomenon, there are no specific building codes written for them. For any building over 50 stories, providing…
High-Performance Floor System Design
16 Sep 2014 – Suzhou Zhongnan Center: In Detail; Xin Zhao, Kun Ding, Fang Xu & Rong He, Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.
The floor system is important part of a supertall building structure. It not only supports the vertical load, but also connects the lateral-load resisting system as a…
MEP Design Challenges
16 Sep 2014 – Suzhou Zhongnan Center: In Detail; Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse, Lung Wai (Herbert) Lam, Ho-Yin (Vincent) Leung & Yong Mao, Parsons Brinckerhoff
The Suzhou Zhongnan Center is a megatall building of a mixed-used nature, including international Grade-A offices, a seven-star hotel, an observation deck, deluxe…
Multi-Constrained Outrigger Optimization
16 Sep 2014 – Suzhou Zhongnan Center: In Detail; Moukui Xu & Muyuan Yang, Zhongnan Construction Group Co., Ltd.; XinZhao, Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.; Xiang Jiang, Department of Civil Engineering, Tongji University
The outrigger system has been widely employed as an innovative and efficient structural lateral-load resisting system in supertall buildings in recent decades. The…
Performance Based Design and Optimization
16 Sep 2014 – Suzhou Zhongnan Center: In Detail; Jiemin Ding, Xin Zhao, Kun Ding & Fang Xu, Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.
Performance-based structural design often includes performance requirements for safety (structural safety, fire safety, earth quake resistance and so on), health,…
Structural Design Challenges
16 Sep 2014 – Suzhou Zhongnan Center: In Detail; Yi Zhu, Dennis Poon, Paul Fu & Zhenggui Ma, Thornton Tomasetti
Built on soft soils, Suzhou Zhongnan Center relies on concrete bored piles with post-grouting to support the massive tower. An efficient lateral system, namely the “Core-…
Sustainability Strategy
16 Sep 2014 – Suzhou Zhongnan Center: In Detail; Li Jun Cao, Environmental Market Solutions, Inc.; Hai Tao Li, Zhongnan Group
This chapter explores methodologies and approaches for achieving sustainable design for megatall buildings, through the review of various sustainable design elements that…
Suzhou Zhongnan Center: Rising Above Engineering Challenges
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Dong Shen, Zhongnan Group
Suzhou is only 30 minutes by train from Shanghai, but has a rich history and identity all its own, soon to be augmented by the Zhongnan Tower, a 700-meter structure that…
Towards Sustainable Vertical Urbanism
Sep 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue III; Daniel Safarik, CTBUH
The survival of humanity on this planet relies on a radical repositioning of our cities. In the face of unprecedented global population growth, urbanization, pollution…

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