R&F Yingkai Square

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Height: Occupied
283 m / 928 ft
Height: To Tip
296.2 m / 972 ft
Height: Architectural
296.2 m / 972 ft
R&F Yingkai Square Outline
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
# of Elevators
Top Elevator Speed
6 m/s
Tower GFA
142,956 m² / 1,538,766 ft²
# of Hotel Rooms


Official Name R&F Yingkai Square
Other Names Park Hyatt Guangzhou
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country China
City Guangzhou
Street Address & Map Huaxia Road & Huacheng Avenue
Postal Code 510000
Building Function residential / hotel / office
Structural Material composite
  • Core: Reinforced Concrete
  • Columns: Concrete Filled Steel
  • Floor Spanning: Steel
Construction Start 2008
Completion 2014
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #202 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #119 Tallest in Asia
National Ranking #99 Tallest in China
City Ranking #11 Tallest in Guangzhou

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Guangzhou R&F Properties Co., Ltd.
Design Goettsch Partners
Architect of Record Guangzhou Residential Architectural Design Institute
Structural Engineer
Design Guangzhou R&F Properties Co., Ltd.
MEP Engineer
Design Arup
Main Contractor Guangzhou R&F Properties Co., Ltd.
Other Consultant
• Interiors Steve Leung Design Group Limited; Super Potato
• Landscape ACLA
• Lighting Brandston Partnership, Inc.

About R&F Yingkai Square

Located in Guangzhou’s new main central business district, R&F Yingkai Square stands within the city’s tallest cluster of towers. The rectilinear footprint of the tower aligns with the adjacent street grid and defines the open spaces between it and the neighboring buildings as a collection of urban rooms leading to a large central green space covering the roof of large subterranean mall at the center of the district.

The design of R&F Yingkai Square was inspired by the segmentation of Chinese bamboo, with notched corners at alternating heights creating a zigzag pattern over the height of the tower and adding complexity to an otherwise simple form. The tower has a highly textured façade featuring a pattern of stainless steel and glass which begins with a metallic base and transitions into a predominately glass exterior.

Further enhancing the visual segmentation of the tower’s façade are the visible grates of the mechanical floors, creating a external expression of the five components of the tower’s functions as it rises from the ground. These individual sections are comprised of retail, office and hotel spaces as well as residential apartments and duplex condominiums at the very top.

The base of R&F Yingkai Square setback from the adjacent streets with a landscaped plaza garnished with rows of trees, responding to the context of two intersecting arterial roads, placing the tower in a highly visible location and positioning it as a gateway building to the larger business district.

CTBUH Initiatives

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


Blades of Steel: Understanding the Limits of Metal Façade Design
16 Sep 2014 – Patrick Loughran, Goettsch Partners

Research Papers

From Meadows to Megacities: Creating Urban Density in the Pearl River Region
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism

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

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