Chongqing IFS T1

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Height: Occupied
296.3 m / 972 ft
Height: To Tip
316.3 m / 1,038 ft
Height: Architectural
316.3 m / 1,038 ft
Chongqing IFS T1 Outline
Height: Helipad
300.8 m / 987 ft
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
# of Elevators
Top Elevator Speed
7 m/s
Development GFA
660,000 m² / 7,104,181 ft²
# of Parking Spaces


Official Name Chongqing IFS T1
Name of Complex Chongqing International Finance Square
Other Names Chongqing IFC T1, The Wharf IFC T1
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country China
City Chongqing
Street Address & Map Jiangbeizui, Jiangbei District
Building Function hotel / office
Structural Material composite
  • Core: Reinforced Concrete
  • Columns: Concrete Encased Steel
  • Floor Spanning: Steel
Energy Label LEED Silver BD+C: Core and Shell
Proposed 2010
Construction Start 2012
Completion 2016
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #132 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #81 Tallest in Asia
National Ranking #70 Tallest in China
City Ranking #4 Tallest in Chongqing

Companies Involved

Owner The Wharf (Holdings) Limited; China State Construction Overseas Development Co., Ltd.
Developer The Wharf (Holdings) Limited
Design Benoy; Chongqing Architecture and Design Institute; Wong Tung & Partners
Structural Engineer
Design East China Architectural Design & Research Institute
MEP Engineer
Design Arup
Main Contractor China State Construction Engineering Corporation; China Construction Third Engineering Bureau Co., Ltd.
Other Consultant
Façade Inhabit Group
• Landscape Advo-Nature Architecture & Landscape Design CO.,LTD.
• Lighting Brandston Partnership, Inc.
• Quantity Surveyor Arcadis
Material Supplier
• Crane Favelle Favco Group
• Façade Maintenance Equipment Shenyang Shenfei Group Aluminum Curtain Wall Engineering Co., Ltd.

About Chongqing IFS T1

Located in the Jiangbei District, just north of where the Yangtze and Jialing Rivers meet, Chongqing IFS T1 is at the center of a newly established business district. The location for the five tower complex was originally platted as four individual development sites on a hillside, separated by roads and topographical elevation changes. These were combined into a single development masterplan with a mix of office, hotel and retail uses with a total area of nearly 600,000 square meters.

At the base of the towers is a 102,000 square meter retail podium featuring upscale boutiques, fine dining, a cinema and an ice skating rink. Tower 1, the tallest of the cluster, is located at the southwest corner of the complex and is a mixed-use office and hotel building constructed with a composite frame featuring a concrete core and steel perimeter columns encased in concrete and floor plates framed with steel beams. The structure has two belt trusses warping the perimeter at the 28th and 52nd levels, each of which spans a depth of two floors. The tower is clad in sleek glass curtain wall façade with metal panels creating two vertical accent lines on each side. The curtain wall extends well above the level of the main roof to crown the tower. The rectilinear footprint of the tower 1, as with the other towers in complex, is rotated relative to the local street grid to maximize views of the nearby rivers.

The complex redefined the newly established central business district of Chongqing in an area that was previously anticipated for exclusively residential development. With Chongqing International Finance Square near three iconic bridges as well as light rail lines numbers 2 and 9, the complex is well connected to greater Chongqing as serves as a new focal point for the city.

CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2016
10 Jan 2017 – CTBUH News Report

Research Papers

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2016
10 Jan 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue I

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