Excellence Century Plaza Tower 4
Height 156 m / 512 ft
Floors 37
Official Name

The current legal building name.

Excellence Century Plaza Tower 4
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
Completed, 2010

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.

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
Concrete Encased Steel
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."

156 m / 512 ft
To Tip
156 m / 512 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).

Tallest Hotel Building in the World
Tallest Hotel Building in Asia
Tallest Hotel Building in China
Tallest Hotel Building in Shenzhen
Tallest Composite Building in Shenzhen
Construction Schedule

Construction Start



Structural Engineer
MEP Engineer
Excellence Century Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.
Leo A. Daly
Structural Engineer
MEP Engineer
China Construction Fifth Engineering Division Corp., Ltd.

Vertical Transportation

Mitsubishi Elevator and Escalator


China Construction Steel Structure Corporation

About Excellence Century Plaza Tower 4

Located at a key site in Shenzhen’s central business district’s south east corner, Excellence Century Plaza is a dense, mixed-use project comprised of three office towers and one hotel tower. The towers spring from a four-story retail podium, which links the complex horizontally to adjacent streets at a human scale, and is supported by three subterranean levels of parking.

The four towers are designed as variations on a theme of metal and blue glass curtain walls, shaped as jeweled prisms carved slightly at their exterior and interior corners, orienting them both inward and outward. These prisms are articulated by polygonal forms creating series of large diamonds into which LED lights are integrated, accentuating the diagonal lines at night. The prism motif is also carried through to the building interiors where the lobby ceilings reflect the faceted design accentuated by clever lighting schemes. Tower 1 is the tallest of the four towers, conceived as first among equals in a harmonious grouping joined physically, functionally, and socially by the podium.

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