Shenzhen Center
Shenzhen China
Height

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely utilized and is employed to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) rankings of the "World's Tallest Buildings."

1
To Tip:

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest point of the building, irrespective of material or function of the highest element (i.e., including antennae, flagpoles, signage and other functional-technical equipment).

375.6 m / 1,232 ft
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Architectural:

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely utilized and is employed to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) rankings of the "World's Tallest Buildings."

375.6 m / 1,232 ft
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Occupied:

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest occupied floor within the building.

306.9 m / 1,007 ft
1 2 3 Shenzhen Center Outline
Floors

The number of floors above ground should include the ground floor level and be the number of main floors above ground, including any significant mezzanine floors and major mechanical plant floors. Mechanical mezzanines should not be included if they have a significantly smaller floor area than the major floors below. Similarly, mechanical penthouses or plant rooms protruding above the general roof area should not be counted. Note: CTBUH floor counts may differ from published accounts, as it is common in some regions of the world for certain floor levels not to be included (e.g., the level 4, 14, 24, etc. in Hong Kong).

Above Ground

The number of floors above ground should include the ground floor level and be the number of main floors above ground, including any significant mezzanine floors and major mechanical plant floors. Mechanical mezzanines should not be included if they have a significantly smaller floor area than the major floors below. Similarly, mechanical penthouses or plant rooms protruding above the general roof area should not be counted. Note: CTBUH floor counts may differ from published accounts, as it is common in some regions of the world for certain floor levels not to be included (e.g., the level 4, 14, 24, etc. in Hong Kong).

70
Below Ground

The number of floors below ground should include all major floors located below the ground floor level.

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Height 375.55 m / 1,232 ft
Floors 70
Official Name

The current legal building name.

Shenzhen Center
Other Names

Other names the building has commonly been known as, including former names, common informal names, local names, etc.

Shenzhen Gemdale Tower 1, Gemdale Gangxia Tower 1
Name of Complex

A complex is a group of buildings which are designed and built as pieces of a greater development.

Type

CTBUH collects data on two major types of tall structures: 'Buildings' and 'Telecommunications / Observation Towers.' A 'Building' is a structure where at least 50% of the height is occupied by usable floor area. A 'Telecommunications / Observation Tower' is a structure where less than 50% of the structure's height is occupied by usable floor area. Only 'Buildings' are eligible for the CTBUH 'Tallest Buildings' lists.

Building
Status
Completed
Architecturally Topped Out
Structurally Topped Out
Under Construction
Proposed
On Hold
Never Completed
Vision
Competition Entry
Canceled
Proposed Renovation
Under Renovation
Renovated
Under Demolition
Demolished
Architecturally Topped Out, 2021
Country

The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of Country, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.

City

The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of City, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.

Postal Code
518048
Function

A single-function tall building is defined as one where 85% or more of its usable floor area is dedicated to a single usage. Thus a building with 90% office floor area would be said to be an "office" building, irrespective of other minor functions it may also contain.

A mixed-use tall building contains two or more functions (or uses), where each of the functions occupy a significant proportion of the tower's total space. Support areas such as car parks and mechanical plant space do not constitute mixed-use functions. Functions are denoted on CTBUH "Tallest Building" lists in descending order, e.g., "hotel/office" indicates hotel function above office function.

residential / office
Structural Material

Steel
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from steel. Note that a building of steel construction with a floor system of concrete planks or concrete slab on top of steel beams is still considered a “steel” structure as the concrete elements are not acting as the primary structure.

Reinforced Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from concrete which has been cast in place and utilizes steel reinforcement bars.

Precast Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning system are constructed from steel reinforced concrete which has been precast as individual components and assembled together on-site.

Mixed-Structure
Utilizes distinct systems (e.g. steel, concrete, timber), one on top of the other. For example, a steel/concrete indicates a steel structural system located on top of a concrete structural system, with the opposite true of concrete/steel.

Composite
A combination of materials (e.g. steel, concrete, timber) are used together in the main structural elements. Examples include buildings which utilize: steel columns with a floor system of reinforced concrete beams; a steel frame system with a concrete core; concrete-encased steel columns; concrete-filled steel tubes; etc. Where known, the CTBUH database breaks out the materials used in a composite building’s core, columns, and floor spanning separately.

composite
Core
Reinforced Concrete
Columns
Concrete Filled Steel
Floor Spanning
Steel
LEED Gold
Height

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely utilized and is employed to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) rankings of the "World's Tallest Buildings."

Architectural
375.55 m / 1,232 ft
To Tip
375.55 m / 1,232 ft
Occupied
306.85 m / 1,007 ft
Floors Above Ground

The number of floors above ground should include the ground floor level and be the number of main floors above ground, including any significant mezzanine floors and major mechanical plant floors. Mechanical mezzanines should not be included if they have a significantly smaller floor area than the major floors below. Similarly, mechanical penthouses or plant rooms protruding above the general roof area should not be counted. Note: CTBUH floor counts may differ from published accounts, as it is common in some regions of the world for certain floor levels not to be included (e.g., the level 4, 14, 24, etc. in Hong Kong).

70
Floors Below Ground

The number of floors below ground should include all major floors located below the ground floor level.

4
# of Elevators

Number of Elevators refers to the total number of elevator cars (not shafts) contained within a particular building (including public, private and freight elevators).

39
Construction Schedule
2012

Construction Start

2021

Completed

Owner/Developer
Shenzhen Gemdale Dabaihui Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.
Architect
Structural Engineer
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff; WSP Hong Kong Ltd.
MEP Engineer
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

Civil

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
Zho Yue Architectural Design and Consulting

Geotechnical

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

Landscape

Lighting

Grand Sight Design International; Lighting Planners Associates

Vertical Transportation

Fortune Consultants, Ltd.

Steel

China Construction Steel Structure Corporation

CTBUH Initiatives

About Shenzhen Center

Amid the rapid development of Shenzhen’s Zhongxin District, Shenzhen Center is located near the Great China International Exchange Square, along a distinct row of skyscrapers that define the central business district. The tower, with its columnar outline and layered form, represents the high-quality urban visage of Shenzhen, China’s design capital.

The tower will be a prominent visual landmark. Fronting the Crystal Island development, it will be visible from the Civic Centre and Opera House. The exterior is defined by four overlapping façade screens, which are expressed at the pinnacle as they cut away to reveal an occupied dome. This form was inspired by the city’s flower, the bougainvillea. A subtle tapering effect provides both a chiseled profile and an opportunity to maximize the office footprint strategically at higher office zones while still offering appropriately sized residential units. As the commanding core of a high-end complex, the tower takes cues from its cultural and geographical context with a fluid design inspired by nature.

At the base, a retail podium forms the border of a vibrant public square, and is wrapped by a dynamic ribbon of illuminated panels, while a smaller residential tower of 54 floors is perched above, drawing benefits from an extensive garden on the top of the podium’s roof. Through the basement levels, the residential and office towers are connected with nearby subway stations, which are also linked with the public square, making the area a vital center for the greater district. Chinese landscapes, as well as Shenzhen’s rich setting between the undulating mountains and the sea, are references for a design that aims to be engaging and well connected.

13 October 2016

The Council is pleased to announce the Top Company Rankings for numerous disciplines as derived from the list of projects appearing in 100 of the World’s Tallest Buildings.