China Diamond Exchange Center

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Height: Architectural 76.7 m / 251 ft
Height: Occupied 69.9 m / 229 ft
Height: To Tip 76.7 m / 251 ft
Floors Above Ground 15
Floors Below Ground 2
# of Elevators 6
Tower GFA 49,750 m² / 535,505 ft²
# of Parking Spaces 228


Official Name China Diamond Exchange Center
Other Names Lujiazui Diamond Tower
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country China
City Shanghai
Street Address & Map No. 1701 Century Boulevard, Pudong New Area
Postal Code 200122
Building Function office
Structural Material composite
Proposed 2005
Construction Start 2006
Completion 2009

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Shanghai Lujiazui Development Co., Ltd.
Design Goettsch Partners
Architect of Record Shanghai Zhongfu Architectural Design Institute
Structural Engineer
Design Shanghai Tong-qing Technologic Development Co., Ltd.
MEP Engineer
Design Shanghai Zhongfu Architectural Design Institute
Main Contractor Shanghai No.2 Construction

About China Diamond Exchange Center

Providing space for members of the China Diamond Exchange, as well as other related and speculative tenants on the upper floors, the building also includes retail on the ground floor and a second floor that features the elevator lobby, exhibition space and a restaurant. The major tenants’ core business inspired the design, with diamond-shaped elements featured throughout. References are seen most prominently in the atrium’s glass skylight, the structural geometry of the entry canopy, and the main lobby floor.

The building is conceived as two rectangular office slabs connected by a sky-lit atrium, with a large, 20m x 70 m (66ft x 230ft) cable-supported net wall at each end. One tower is fully dedicated to the Diamond Exchange members and designed to provide them with secure transport from their below-grade parking spaces to their offices above. The adjacent tower serves the other tenants, with access through an open elevator tower in the center of the atrium. The elevator tower defines the focal point of the building, with three cabs traversing the atrium to sky bridges on each level that connect the two office blocks.

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