Moi Center Tower A

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Height: Occupied
270 m / 886 ft (est)
Height: To Tip
311 m / 1,020 ft
Height: Architectural
311 m / 1,020 ft
Moi Center Tower A Outline
Floors Above Ground


Official Name Moi Center Tower A
Name of Complex Shenyang Moi Center
Other Names Shenyang Maoye City 1, Moi City 1
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country China
City Shenyang
Street Address & Map Qingnian Street
Building Function hotel / office
Structural Material composite
  • Core: Reinforced Concrete
  • Columns: Concrete Encased Steel
  • Floor Spanning: Steel
Construction Start 2008
Completion 2014
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #140 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #88 Tallest in Asia
National Ranking #75 Tallest in China
City Ranking #2 Tallest in Shenyang

Companies Involved

Design Shenzhen Tongji Architects
Structural Engineer
Design Shenzhen Tongji Architects
Main Contractor Shanghai Construction Group

About Moi Center Tower A

When completed in 2014, the Moi Center Tower A was the first supertall building to emerge from the rapidly changing skyline of Shenyang. Comprised of hotel and offices uses, Moi Center Tower A rises as the tallest of a trio of towers which are bound together by a shared retail podium aligned to Qingnian Street, a major thoroughfare through the heart of the city.

The Moi Center Tower A was constructed of a composite frame with a reinforced concrete core and a perimeter of cylindrical steel columns, while the remainder of the complex, including the shared podium, was built of only reinforced concrete. The steel framing allows for an open column-free span between the core and the perimeter, ideal for office uses within the tower, and is typical for framing of other such Chinese supertall towers constructed in this era. The tower is offset from the podium and is rectilinear in form, maintaining the same dimensions as it rises from the ground level to the very top while presenting its full height as a single vertical wall to the sidewalk, uninterrupted by setbacks. The exterior is sheathed in a glass curtain wall façade with distinct vertical lines not only visually accentuating the height of the tower, but also expressing the perimeter column grid onto the tower’s cladding.

While the tower itself created a new peak in the skyline upon initial completion, it was quickly joined by other supertall buildings constructed in the center of the Shenyang, with almost all of which are aligned to the same north-south Qingnian Street corridor.

CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal Paper

Research Papers

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I

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