Longxi International Hotel

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Height: Occupied
315 m / 1,033 ft (est)
Height: To Tip
328 m / 1,076 ft
Height: Architectural
328 m / 1,076 ft
Longxi International Hotel Outline
Height: Observatory
315 m / 1,033 ft (est)
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
# of Elevators
Top Elevator Speed
10 m/s


Official Name Longxi International Hotel
Other Names Farmer's Apartments, Huaxi Tower, Hanging Village of Huaxi
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country China
City Wuxi
Street Address & Map Minzu Road, Huaxi Village
Building Function residential / hotel
Structural Material composite
  • Core: Reinforced Concrete
  • Columns: Concrete Filled Steel
  • Floor Spanning: Steel
Construction Start 2007
Completion 2011
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #101 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #63 Tallest in Asia
National Ranking #52 Tallest in China
City Ranking #2 Tallest in Wuxi

Companies Involved

Design A+E Design
Material Supplier
• Sealants Dow Corning Corporation

About Longxi International Hotel

Opened on the same day the local Hauxi Village celebrated its 50th anniversary, Longxi International Hotel became an internationally publicized icon of the village’s rapid growth. The once rural farming village has transitioned into a far more urban setting and the local government considered building vertically as means to continue growth while preserving remaining undeveloped lands. Partial financing for the tower was provided by 200 villagers through purchasing shares in the building for 10 million yuan each, an investment which entitles each shareholder to revenues earned from the building’s operations.

The construction of the tower was viewed as method of increasing tourism to the village while also improving the local quality of life. The tower contains a hotel with more than 800 suites as well as an exhibition hall, gardens, swimming pool and on the 60th floor, a statue of an ox created with one ton of gold.

The tower rises from a petal shaped podium as three large cylindrical towers, inspired by a cluster of bamboo and was arranged around an open void reminiscent of a traditional courtyard flanked by buildings. The tower’s interior was then anticipated to function as a series of interlocking architectural features in the implied form of a traditional village layout with homes, streets and gardens vertically extruded skyward. The open arraignment around the interior void also then provides for maximizing view sightlines in all directions. The tower is then topped with large golden sphere housing one of the world’s highest revolving restaurants serving guests with panoramic views of the largely low-rise surroundings.

CTBUH Initiatives

Vertical Transportation: Ascent & Acceleration
12 Sep 2017 – CTBUH Research

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2011
Dec 2011 – CTBUH Journal Paper

Research Papers

Tall Building's in Numbers: World's Tallest Offset-Core Buildings
Apr 2019 – CTBUH Journal 2019 Issue II

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2011
Dec 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue I

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