37
Global
Height rank
China Resources Tower
Shenzhen
Height

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."

1
To Tip:

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest point of the building, irrespective of material or function of the highest element (i.e., including antennae, flagpoles, signage and other functional-technical equipment).

392.5 m / 1,288 ft
2
Architectural:

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."

392.5 m / 1,288 ft
3
Occupied:

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest occupied floor within the building.

345 m / 1,132 ft
1 2 3 China Resources Tower Outline
Floors

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).

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).

68
Below Ground

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

5
Height 392.5 m / 1,288 ft
Floors 68
Official Name

The current legal building name.

China Resources Tower
Other Names

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

China Resources Headquarters, China Resources Shenzhen Bay
Name of Complex

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

Type

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.

Building
Status
Completed
Architecturally Topped Out
Structurally Topped Out
Under Construction
Proposed
On Hold
Never Completed
Vision
Competition Entry
Canceled
Proposed Renovation
Under Renovation
Renovated
Under Demolition
Demolished
Completed, 2018
Country

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

City

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

Postal Code
518052
Function

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.

office
Structural Material

Steel
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.

Mixed-Structure
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.

Composite
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.

composite
Core
Reinforced Concrete
Columns
Steel
Floor Spanning
Steel
Height

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."

Architectural
392.5 m / 1,288 ft
To Tip
392.5 m / 1,288 ft
Occupied
345 m / 1,132 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).

68
Floors Below Ground

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

5
# of Parking Spaces

Number of Parking Spaces refers to the total number of car parking spaces contained within a particular building.

2113
# of Elevators

Number of Elevators refers to the total number of elevator cars (not shafts) contained within a particular building (including public, private and freight elevators).

57
Tower GFA

Tower GFA refers to the total gross floor area within the tower footprint, not including adjoining podiums, connected buildings or other towers within the development.

193,220 m² / 2,079,803 ft²
Rankings
#
37
Tallest in the World
#
25
Tallest in Asia
#
19
Tallest in China
#
3
Tallest in Shenzhen
#
13
Tallest Office Building in the World
#
8
Tallest Office Building in Asia
#
5
Tallest Office Building in China
#
2
Tallest Office Building in Shenzhen
#
27
Tallest Composite Building in the World
#
24
Tallest Composite Building in Asia
#
19
Tallest Composite Building in China
#
3
Tallest Composite Building in Shenzhen
Construction Schedule
2012

Proposed

2014

Construction Start

2018

Completed

Owner/Developer
China Resources (Holdings) Company Limited
Architect
Structural Engineer
MEP Engineer
Contractor

Access

Façade Maintenance

Fire

Marketing

Wordsearch

Quantity Surveyor

Sustainability

Atkins

Traffic

MVA Transportation, Planning & Management Consultants

Vertical Transportation

WSP

Cladding

Jangho Group Co., Ltd.

Elevator

Paint/Coating

Steel

China Construction Steel Structure Corporation

CTBUH Awards & Distinctions

Best Tall Building 300-399 meters 2019 Award of Excellence

2019 CTBUH Awards

CTBUH Initiatives

Research

25 April 2019

CTBUH

This year, CTBUH has vastly expanded its Awards program to consider the Best Tall Building category through several classes of height, rather than geographic regions,...

About China Resources Tower

The China Resources Tower is located in the center of the Houhai District in Shenzhen. The supertall tower anchors the master planned China Resources Business District, which is bordered by Shenzhen Bay to the east, the Shenzhen Sports Complex to the north, and a linear greenbelt to the south.

Strategically positioned to overlook Shenzhen Bay, the tower is fully enmeshed in its built environment through underground links to public transportation. The experience of the building is enriched by the addition of a vegetated park to the north where a small glass pavilion transitions into a sunken plaza that functions as a hub space connecting the office lobby at the mezzanine level, a museum, retail space, performance hall, and auditorium.

The verticality of the tower and its tapered sculptural form is further emphasized by a series of external columns. These 56 columns converge into 28 columns along both the bottom and upper sections of the tower in a diagrid form. The diagrid not only strengthens the building’s structural integrity, but creates unique visual and functional conditions. At the base, it serves a series of entry portals, while at the top, it facilitates the building’s iconic form with a series of circular plans terminating in a sharp point. This structural system also allows for column-free office interiors.

The tapering tower form facilitates a variety of office types, with an organizational structure that allows for smaller and more boutique office floor plates. The “sky hall” located at the very top of the tower is where various corporate functions will be held. There, occupants get an interior view of the spire as well as views of the surrounding city.

CTBUH Awards & Distinctions

Best Tall Building 300-399 meters 2019 Award of Excellence

2019 CTBUH Awards

25 April 2019

CTBUH

This year, CTBUH has vastly expanded its Awards program to consider the Best Tall Building category through several classes of height, rather than geographic regions,...

12 December 2018

CTBUH Research

The astronomical growth in tall building construction observed over the past decade continued in 2018, though the total number of completed buildings of 200 meters’...

12 December 2018

The astronomical growth in tall building construction observed over the past decade continued in 2018, though the total number of completed buildings of 200 meters’ or greater height leveled off at 143, after hitting an all-time record of 147 in 2017.

5 December 2018

These projects will be represented at the CTBUH 2019 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference, where they will compete in real time for winning distinctions in each category.

17 January 2018

2018 Tall Building Predictions

Check out all of our 2018 Tall Building Predictions, and dive into the full 2017 Tall Building Year in Review data report.

13 October 2016

The Council is pleased to announce the Top Company Rankings for numerous disciplines as derived from the list of projects appearing in 100 of the World’s Tallest Buildings.