Nanning China Resources Tower

This project was redesigned in 2017 and replaced by Nanning China Resources Tower (Redesign)

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Height: To Tip
445 m / 1,460 ft
Height: Architectural
445 m / 1,460 ft
Nanning China Resources Tower Outline
Height: Helipad
438.3 m / 1,438 ft
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
# of Elevators
Top Elevator Speed
8 m/s
Tower GFA
252,532 m² / 2,718,232 ft²
# of Hotel Rooms


Official Name Nanning China Resources Tower
Other Names China Resources Centre Block A, China Resources Nanning Building, China Resources Centre Phase 3
Structure Type Building
Status Never Completed
Country China
City Nanning
Street Address & Map Minzu Avenue & Zhongxin Road
Building Function hotel / office
Structural Material composite
  • Core: Reinforced Concrete
  • Columns: Concrete Filled Steel
  • Floor Spanning: Steel
Energy Label 2 Star Green Star; LEED Gold BD+C: Core and Shell
Proposed 2011
Construction Start 2014

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer China Resources (Holdings) Company Limited
Design Goettsch Partners
Architect of Record CCDI Group
Structural Engineer
Design RBS Architectural Engineering Design Associates
MEP Engineer
Design Parsons Brinckerhoff Consultants Private Limited
Engineer of Record CCDI Group
Other Consultant
• Cost Rider Levett Bucknall
Façade WSP Group
• Landscape ADI
• Traffic MVA Transportation, Planning & Management Consultants
• Vertical Transportation Parsons Brinckerhoff Consultants Private Limited
• Wind RWDI
• (not specified) Benoy
Material Supplier
• Cladding Jangho Group Co., Ltd.

About Nanning China Resources Tower

Located in the fast-growing city of Nanning, the Nanning China Resources Tower tower acts as both the literal and symbolic anchor for a larger master plan development that includes retail, residential, and commercial projects along Minzu Avenue; the primary east-west artery for the city’s future expansion. The project is composed of a compound massing that represents a marriage of programmatic efficiency with sculptural expression, providing an identifiable silhouette for the city as it aggressively grows to the east from its historical center. The tower will establish a new standard for sustainability and sophisticated detail as it attracts international attention.

Inspired by the crystalline forms that represent the strength and timeless beauty commonly associated with the region; the tower’s architectural expression employs faceted and tapering geometries that establish a prominent identity along the skyline. Designed to LEED Gold standards, the building is encased in floor-to-ceiling performance glass with integrated ceramic patterns that enhance energy performance without sacrificing natural light or views. The tower’s base features a large south facing lobby and landscaped plaza that offer internal access to local subway traffic, the adjacent retail complex, and the new luxury hotel. A monumental sky terrace affords views of the surrounding mountains; while the tapering form culminates with an illuminated beacon of light visible in all directions.

The interconnected podium and basement levels form a cohesive mixed-use development that provides the ability to share mechanical systems, parking, and underground service roads for the entire complex. The tower itself will utilize the highest quality systems and materials, emphasizing longevity and performance as fundamental to the overall building design. Through the integration of these elements, a vision of a sustainable urban future is realized through the design of the Nanning China Resources Tower.

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