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Facts
Official Name Guangzhou International Finance Center
Former / Other Names Guangzhou IFC
West Tower
Type building
Status Completed
Country China
City Guangzhou
Street Address 5 Zhujiang Avenue West (Map)
Building Function hotel / office
Structural Material composite
Proposed 2004
Start of Construction 2006
Completion 2010
Global Ranking #11 tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #8 tallest in Asia (excluding the Middle East)
National Ranking #5 tallest in China
City Ranking #1 tallest in Guangzhou
Official Website Guangzhou International Finance Center
Figures
Height: Architectural 438.6 meter / 1439 feet
Height: Occupied 415.1 meter / 1362 feet
Height: To Tip 438.6 meter / 1439 feet
Height: Observatory 415.1 meter / 1362 feet
Height: Helipad 437.6 meter / 1436 feet
Floors Above Ground 103
Floors Below Ground 4
# of Elevators 71
Top Elevator Speed 8 m/s
Tower GFA 250,095 m² / 2,692,000 ft²
# of Hotel Rooms 374
# of Parking Spaces 1740
Companies Involved
Architects
Design Wilkinson Eyre
Architect of Record Architecture Design Institute of South China University of Technology
Structural Engineers Architecture Design Institute of South China University of Technology; Arup
MEP Engineers Architecture Design Institute of South China University of Technology; Arup
Project Manager Yue Xiu Group
Main Contractors China State Construction Engineering Corporation; Guangzhou Municipal Construction Group JV
Material Suppliers
• Elevator Otis Elevator Company
• Sealants Dow Corning Corporation
About Guangzhou International Finance Center
Guangzhou International Finance Center is a landmark tower which defines the emerging international strength of China's third city and serves as a landmark for Guangzhou Zhujiang New Town's main axis, which links the commercial district in the north with the Pearl River to the south. At the time of its completion it became the fourth tallest building in China and the ninth tallest building in the world. Its elegant simplicity belies the complex geometry of form and structure which makes it possible. Read more.
CTBUH Awards
2011 Best Tall Building Asia & Australaisa Winner
CTBUH 10th Annual Awards, (See the CTBUH Awards Book)

Videos
Guangzhou Finance Centre: an Elegant Simplicity of Form
CTBUH Shanghai Congress
Best Tall Building Asia & Australasia: Guangzhou IFC
2011 Awards Ceremony

Technical Papers
Guangzhou Finance Centre: An Elegant Simplicity of Form
Chris Wilkinson (Wilknson Eyre Architects), CTBUH Shanghai Congress