Changzhou Modern Media Center

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Height: Occupied
225.1 m / 739 ft
Height: Architectural
265.1 m / 870 ft
Changzhou Modern Media Center Outline
  Height: To Tip
333 m / 1,093 ft
Height: Observatory
225.1 m / 739 ft
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
# of Elevators
Tower GFA
89,767 m² / 966,244 ft²
Development GFA
305,704 m² / 3,290,570 ft²
# of Hotel Rooms
# of Parking Spaces


Official Name Changzhou Modern Media Center
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country China
City Changzhou
Street Address & Map No.1509 Longjin Road, Xinbei District
Postal Code 213022
Building Function residential / hotel / office
Structural Material composite
  • Core: Reinforced Concrete
  • Columns: Concrete Filled Steel
  • Floor Spanning: Steel
Proposed 2008
Construction Start 2010
Completion 2013
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #359 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #214 Tallest in Asia
City Ranking #1 Tallest in Changzhou

Companies Involved

Owner Changzhou Broadcasting Station
Developer Changzhou Radio and TV Realty Company Ltd.
Design Shanghai Institute of Architectural Design & Research
Structural Engineer
Design Shanghai Institute of Architectural Design & Research
MEP Engineer
Design Shanghai Institute of Architectural Design & Research
Main Contractor China Construction Third Engineering Bureau Co., Ltd.
Material Supplier
• Ceiling Armstrong World Industries
• Formwork Doka GmbH

About Changzhou Modern Media Center

Changzhou Modern Media Center is located in Xinbei district of Changzhou, which is a newly developed urban area. The form of the tower is inspired by the 1,300 year-old Tianning Temple, which is the most famous historic building in Changzhou. The project intends to represent a pagoda, which in traditional Chinese culture is thought to bring good fortune. The lower part of the main tower is office space, and the higher section is a Marriott hotel. The top of the tower consists of luxury apartments and an observatory.

The complex consists of multiple functions, including radio and TV broadcasting, office, hotel, retail, theater and residential. To avoid the negative impact of a superblock on the surrounding area, the tower’s podium is divided into smaller blocks, forming internal streets that can be navigated at pedestrian scale. The placement of the tower on site is intended to maximize its contribution to the urban landscape, and to reduce the blockage of light to the residential buildings behind.

CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2013
Dec 2013 – CTBUH Journal Paper

Research Papers

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2013
Dec 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue I

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