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Height: To Tip
339 m / 1,112 ft
Height: Architectural
339 m / 1,112 ft
 
Wuxi International Finance Square Outline
Floors Above Ground
68

Facts

Official Name Wuxi International Finance Square
Other Names The Wharf Times Square
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country China
City Wuxi
Street Address & Map Zhongshu Road
Building Function hotel / office
Structural Material composite
Construction Start 2011
Completion 2014
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #37 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #18 Tallest in Asia
National Ranking #14 Tallest in China
City Ranking #1 Tallest in Wuxi

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer The (Wharf) Holdings Limited
Architect
Design Aedas
MEP Engineer
Design Meinhardt
Other Consultant
• Acoustics Campbell Shillinglaw Lau Ltd
Façade Brandston Partnership, Inc.; Meinhardt
• Food Service Pro-Fit Industrial Co., Ltd.
• Interiors Aedas
• Landscape HASSELL
• LEED Parsons Brinckerhoff Consultants Private Limited
• Lighting Brandston Partnership, Inc.
• Property Management CBRE
• Quantity Surveyor Langdon & Seah
• Way Finding Graphia International Ltd.

About Wuxi International Finance Square

Wuxi International Finance Square is located in the newly created Taihu Plaza central business district of Wuxi. As part of a larger development, Wuxi IFS is designed to anchor the new district. As such, it is located near several major public gathering spaces, including a large public square, and the city’s library and museum. Perhaps most importantly, the tower is situated steps away from the historic Grand Canal, a symbol for the city and the historic catalyst for Wuxi’s economic growth. The building’s location then informs its purpose as a contemporary symbol for the city and its recent successes.

The building’s rigid design stands in stark contrast to the undulating form of the Wuxi museum situated at its base. Most of the tower’s ornamentation takes the form of horizontal accents that wrap around the northern corner of the building and recede in length on higher floors, creating a wedge of uninterrupted glass paneling on the exterior. These accents add a sense of dimensionality to the building, which would otherwise rise from the ground unadorned. Additionally, the building’s roof is slanted to the southwest. The interplay between these diagonal elements dramatizes the scale of the tower and differentiates the appearance of each elevation.

The building conforms respectfully to the conventions of other nearby high-rises, including the Wuxi Maoye development, a neighboring supertall tower. These towers both have blue-tinted all-glass façades, and both rise similar heights, with nearly identical locations of mechanical floors. As a new development for an ancient Chinese city that has recently come into its own, Wuxi International Finance Square chooses to look forward rather than dwell on the past, as contemporary skyscrapers tend to do.

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