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Height: Occupied
494.5 m / 1,622 ft
 
Height: To Tip
530 m / 1,739 ft
Height: Architectural
530 m / 1,739 ft
 
Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre Outline
Floors Above Ground
111
Floors Below Ground
5
# of Elevators
86
Top Elevator Speed
20 m/s
Tower GFA
398,000 m² / 4,284,036 ft²
Development GFA
507,681 m² / 5,464,633 ft²
# of Apartments
414
# of Hotel Rooms
273
# of Parking Spaces
1,705

Facts

Official Name Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre
Other Names The CTF Guangzhou, Chow Tai Fook Centre, East Tower
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country China
City Guangzhou
Street Address & Map Zhujiang East Road
Building Function hotel / residential / office
Structural Material composite
Proposed 2009
Construction Start 2010
Completion 2016
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Global Ranking #5 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #2 Tallest in Asia
National Ranking #2 Tallest in China
City Ranking #1 Tallest in Guangzhou

Companies Involved

Owner Chow Tai Fook Enterprises
Developer New World Development Company Limited
Architect
Design Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Architect of Record Guangzhou Design Institute; Leigh & Orange
Structural Engineer
Design Arup
Peer Review Leslie E. Robertson Associates
MEP Engineer
Design WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
Main Contractor China State Construction Engineering Corporation
Other Consultant
• Acoustics Campbell Shillinglaw Lau Ltd
• Cost Rider Levett Bucknall
Façade ALT Limited
• Fire Arup
• Geotechnical Arup
• Interiors Perception Design (HK) Ltd.; Super Potato; Yabu Pushelberg
• Landscape P Landscape Co
• LEED WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
• Lighting Isometrix Lighting + Design, Ltd.; Lighting Planners Associates
• Security Arup
• Traffic MVA Transportation, Planning & Management Consultants
• Wind BMT Fluid Mechanics Ltd.; RWDI
Material Supplier
• Elevator Hitachi, Ltd.
• Façade Maintenance Equipment CoxGomyl

About Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre

Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre is a mixed-use tower located across from Guangzhou International Finance Center and Canton Tower. The project is adjacent to a large central park and a subterranean retail concourse with transportation interchanges, integrating the project into the city and the wider region.

The design of Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre is derived from the efficient synthesis of its multiple uses. Its form is sculpted at four major transition points: office to residential, residential to hotel, hotel to crown, and crown to sky. Instead of tapering to accommodate the smaller floor plates required for different programs, the tower steps back at four angled parapets. These four setbacks allow for lush sky terraces and dramatic skylights.

Careful attention was paid to the material selection for the tower. Thus, a series of subtle terra cotta mullions line the tower’s elevations. This material played a very important role in both Eastern and Western history, and is also beneficial from an environmental standpoint. The embodied energy of terra cotta is far less than aluminum, glass, or steel. It is self-cleaning and corrosion-resistant. Moreover, it can be produced in many locations in China, reducing the environmental impact of shipping. These terra cotta mullions were designed to project out from the glass on an angle to provide shading on the exterior.

The building employs a number of energy efficient tools to reduce its environmental footprint. In addition to its strong multi-level connections to public transportation, the use of high-efficiency chillers and heat recovery from the water-cooled chiller condensers all contribute to the building’s sustainability.

CTBUH Initiatives

Guangzhou Networking Reception
19 Oct 2016 – Conference Activity Invite

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

Inaugural Steering Committee Meetings in All Three Cities
10-20 Jan 2016 – Event Report

Global News

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Cities to Megacities: Perspectives
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