C Future City East Tower
Shenzhen China
Height 290.75 m / 954 ft
Floors 62
Official Name

The current legal building name.

C Future City East Tower
Other Names

Other names the building has commonly been known as, including former names, common informal names, local names, etc.

Centralcon Shangsha Project 1 Tower B
Name of Complex

A complex is a group of buildings which are designed and built as pieces of a greater development.


CTBUH collects data on two major types of tall structures: 'Buildings' and 'Telecommunications / Observation Towers.' A 'Building' is a structure where at least 50% of the height is occupied by usable floor area. A 'Telecommunications / Observation Tower' is a structure where less than 50% of the structure's height is occupied by usable floor area. Only 'Buildings' are eligible for the CTBUH 'Tallest Buildings' lists.

Architecturally Topped Out
Structurally Topped Out
Under Construction
On Hold
Never Completed
Competition Entry
Proposed Renovation
Under Renovation
Under Demolition
Architecturally Topped Out, 2021

The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of Country, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.


The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of City, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.


A single-function tall building is defined as one where 85% or more of its usable floor area is dedicated to a single usage. Thus a building with 90% office floor area would be said to be an "office" building, irrespective of other minor functions it may also contain.

A mixed-use tall building contains two or more functions (or uses), where each of the functions occupy a significant proportion of the tower's total space. Support areas such as car parks and mechanical plant space do not constitute mixed-use functions. Functions are denoted on CTBUH "Tallest Building" lists in descending order, e.g., "hotel/office" indicates hotel function above office function.

hotel / office
Structural Material

Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from steel. Note that a building of steel construction with a floor system of concrete planks or concrete slab on top of steel beams is still considered a “steel” structure as the concrete elements are not acting as the primary structure.

Reinforced Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from concrete which has been cast in place and utilizes steel reinforcement bars.

Precast Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning system are constructed from steel reinforced concrete which has been precast as individual components and assembled together on-site.

Utilizes distinct systems (e.g. steel, concrete, timber), one on top of the other. For example, a steel/concrete indicates a steel structural system located on top of a concrete structural system, with the opposite true of concrete/steel.

A combination of materials (e.g. steel, concrete, timber) are used together in the main structural elements. Examples include buildings which utilize: steel columns with a floor system of reinforced concrete beams; a steel frame system with a concrete core; concrete-encased steel columns; concrete-filled steel tubes; etc. Where known, the CTBUH database breaks out the materials used in a composite building’s core, columns, and floor spanning separately.

Reinforced Concrete
Floor Spanning

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely utilized and is employed to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) rankings of the "World's Tallest Buildings."

290.75 m / 954 ft
To Tip
290.75 m / 954 ft
274.4 m / 900 ft
Floors Above Ground

The number of floors above ground should include the ground floor level and be the number of main floors above ground, including any significant mezzanine floors and major mechanical plant floors. Mechanical mezzanines should not be included if they have a significantly smaller floor area than the major floors below. Similarly, mechanical penthouses or plant rooms protruding above the general roof area should not be counted. Note: CTBUH floor counts may differ from published accounts, as it is common in some regions of the world for certain floor levels not to be included (e.g., the level 4, 14, 24, etc. in Hong Kong).

Floors Below Ground

The number of floors below ground should include all major floors located below the ground floor level.

Construction Schedule



Construction Start



Shenzhen Centralcon Real Estate Co. Ltd
A+E Design
Structural Engineer
RFR Group
A+E Design
MEP Engineer
A+E Design
China Construction Second Engineering Bureau Ltd.


Patrick Blanc


Shen Milsom Wilke, Inc.


Shanghai PFT Construction Engineering Consultancy Co., Ltd.


Yoshiki Toda Landscape & Architect Co.,Ltd.


Beijing Fortune Lighting System Engineering Co., Ltd.; GD-Lighting Design; Kaplan Gehring McCarrol Architectural Lighting, Inc


Marc&Chantel; Stockholm Design Lab


Shenzhen Nottingham Sustainable Development Institute Ltd

Way Finding

Stockholm Design Lab


Mitsubishi Elevator and Escalator

About C Future City East Tower

Located within an emerging technology district of Shenzhen, C Future City East Tower is part of a pair of gateway twin towers and first phase of the larger C Future City complex combining office, residential, retail and entertainment facilities. The complex’s multiple uses are stitched together with four levels of podium structure clad with a glass curtain wall embedded with a color changing mesh of LED illumination.

Taking advantage of the transit oriented location, C Future City is positioned between the Xiasha and Shangsha metro stations which brings travelers to the nearby Futian Station hub, where the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link connects to Hong Kong’s harbourfront in 14 minutes.