Riverview Plaza A1

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Height: Occupied
330.3 m / 1,084 ft
Height: To Tip
436 m / 1,430 ft
Height: Architectural
436 m / 1,430 ft
Riverview Plaza A1 Outline
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
# of Elevators
Top Elevator Speed
8 m/s
Tower GFA
185,296 m² / 1,994,510 ft²
Development GFA
402,564 m² / 4,333,163 ft²
# of Hotel Rooms
# of Parking Spaces


Official Name Riverview Plaza A1
Name of Complex Riverview Plaza
Other Names 1 Corporate Avenue, Wuhan Tiandi � Corporate Center A1
Structure Type Building
Status Under Construction
Country China
City Wuhan
Street Address & Map Jiefang Avenue
Building Function hotel / office
Structural Material composite
  • Core: Reinforced Concrete
  • Columns: Concrete Encased Steel
  • Floor Spanning: Steel
Energy Label LEED Gold
Proposed 2009
Construction Start 2013
Completion 2021

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Shui On Land Limited
Design Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Architect of Record P & T Group; Wuhan Architectural Institute
Structural Engineer
Design P & T Group
MEP Engineer
Design P & T Group
Main Contractor China Construction Eighth Engineering Division
Other Consultant
• Cost Davis Langdon & Seah
• Environmental Arup
Façade Arup
• Landscape Graphia International Ltd.
• Lighting Brandston Partnership, Inc.
• Traffic AECOM
• Vertical Transportation P & T Group
• Way Finding East China Architectural Design & Research Institute

About Riverview Plaza A1

Riverview Plaza is a high-rise complex located in Wuhan, one of the major transportation and commercial hubs in China. The development consists of three towers and a podium building that is meant to become one of the city’s main attractions and economic drivers. The design of Riverview Plaza aims to celebrate Wuhan’s freshwater and commercial heritage, as well as its emergence as a political, economic, and cultural center. At 450 meters, the main tower will stand among the tallest in the city.

The design of Riverview Plaza A1 represents a contemporary interpretation of traditional Chinese architecture. Patterns on the glass are inspired by decorative window screens that are found throughout the region. While the references are traditional, the performance is modern: the curtain walls will be made from energy-efficient double glazing units that conform to the requirements of the LEED certification system. A number of other sustainable design strategies have been integrated into the building, including water-efficient toilet fixtures, LED lighting, occupancy and daylight sensors, and the use of environmentally friendly building materials. The form of the tower itself is inspired by the sampans (small, flat-bottomed boats) that once crowded the Yangtze River.

Though the tower operates on a vertical scale as a symbolic representation of the city’s heritage, it also functions practically at the human scale. The four-level podium at the base of the development will contain a convention center, movie theaters, restaurants, and a shopping mall. A four-block-long skylight will bring natural light into the interior shopping areas. On the south end of the site, a giant video screen will hovers over a public plaza, which is intended to become a gathering place on special occasions.

CTBUH Initiatives

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

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