Shanghai Arch

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Height: Architectural 143.7 m / 471 ft
Height: Occupied 130.5 m / 428 ft
Height: To Tip 143.7 m / 471 ft
Floors Above Ground 29
Floors Below Ground 4
# of Elevators 18
Top Elevator Speed 5 m/s
Tower GFA 142,880 m² / 1,537,948 ft²
Development GFA 262,476 m² / 2,825,268 ft²
# of Parking Spaces 1,383


Official Name Shanghai Arch
Other Names Jin Hongqiao International Center - Phase I
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country China
City Shanghai
Street Address & Map No. 533 Loushanguan Road, Chang Ning District
Postal Code 200231
Building Function office
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2006
Construction Start 2008
Completion 2014
Official Website Shanghai Arch

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Shanghai Jin Hong Qiao International Property Co. Ltd
Design John Portman & Associates
Architect of Record East China Architectural Design & Research Institute
Structural Engineer
Design John Portman & Associates
Engineer of Record East China Architectural Design & Research Institute
MEP Engineer
Design Newcomb & Boyd
Engineer of Record East China Architectural Design & Research Institute
Main Contractor Shanghai No. 7 Construction Co., Ltd
Other Consultant
Façade ALT Limited
• Landscape Arnold Associates
• Vertical Transportation Fortune Consultants, Ltd.
Material Supplier
• Elevator Schindler

About Shanghai Arch

The site for the Jin Hongqiao International Center, ideally suited as a gateway to this dynamic area, gave birth to the "portal" design of the Shanghai Arch. This signature office building is the first of three components that make up the Jin Hongqiao International Center. The office tower acts as a portal into the other project components, as well as the entire Hongqiao Expansion Business Zone.

Rising up as two separate towers, it is joined at the 23rd floor by a seven-story sky bridge that creates a dynamic “gate” into the pedestrian-friendly retail promenade. The east wall is curved with overlapped glass, to create a “fish scale” appearance. The “drapery” effect of the building is strengthened by the extended glass fins beyond the building massing on the east and west elevations. The glazing at street level blurs the line between indoors and outside, complemented by the flow of the plaza landscaping and water features that "pass through" the office building.

CTBUH Initiatives

Shanghai Arch Technical Tour Report
19 Sep 2014 – Tour Report

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