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Height: Architectural 133.7 m / 439 ft
Height: Occupied 122.6 m / 402 ft
Height: To Tip 133.7 m / 439 ft
Floors Above Ground 28
Floors Below Ground 4
# of Elevators 19
Top Elevator Speed 6 m/s
Tower GFA 64,457 m² / 693,809 ft²
Development GFA 143,698 m² / 1,546,752 ft²
# of Parking Spaces 709


Official Name L'Avenue
Other Names The Boot Tower, Shangjia Center, LV Mansion
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country China
City Shanghai
Street Address & Map No. 99, Xian Xia Road
Postal Code 200051
Building Function office / retail
Structural Material concrete
Energy Label LEED Gold
Proposed 2007
Construction Start 2009
Completion 2012

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Shanghai Luxchina Property Development Co., Ltd.
Design Jun Aoki & Associates
Architect of Record Leigh & Orange
Structural Engineer
Design WSP Hong Kong Ltd.
MEP Engineer
Design TAP Consulting Engineers Ltd.
Project Manager STDM
Main Contractor China Construction Eighth Engineering Division
Other Consultant
• Environmental WSP Group
Façade HS&A; Permasteelisa Group
• Traffic MVA Transportation, Planning & Management Consultants
Material Supplier
• Sealants Sika Services AG

About L'Avenue

Located in Shanghai’s Chang Ning District, L’Avenue Shanghai is a commercial tower development that includes an office tower, a four-story retail podium, and a four-level basement. Built as a flagship project for a prestigious retail brand, L’Avenue Shanghai’s unusual shape renders it a landmark in the district. The unique architectural form conveys the subtle fluidity of the overall design from the tower to the transitional, 60-meter-span skylight, finishing at the curving podium structure. A shell structure of 175-millimeter reinforced concrete with internal stiffeners, finished with glazed ceramic tiles, captures the subtle sparkles emanating from this dynamic, freeform structure.

The freeform approach used in the design of the building’s curvaceous and twisting shape immediately conjures images of an elegant evening gown, while the integration of architectural fins and lighting within the building envelope introduces the concept of a “waterfall” into the lighting design. The design is also environmentally sound – the project received LEED Gold certification in February 2013.

CTBUH Initiatives

L'Avenue Technical Tour Report
19 Sep 2014 – Tour Report

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