166
Global
Height rank

Shenzhen CFC Changfu Centre

Shenzhen
Height
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).

304.3 m / 998 ft
2
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."

304.3 m / 998 ft
1 2 Shenzhen CFC Changfu Centre Outline
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).

68
Below Ground

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

4
Height 304.3 m / 998 ft
Floors 68
Official Name
The current legal building name.

Shenzhen CFC Changfu Centre

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

长富中心, Chang Fu Jin Mao Tower, Shenzhen World Finance Center

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

Shenzhen CFC Changfu Centre

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

Completed, 2015

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

China

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

Shenzhen

Address

Shihua Road

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.

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 Encased Steel
Floor Spanning
Steel
Energy Label

HQE

Height
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."

304.3 m / 998 ft

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).
304.3 m / 998 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).

68

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

4

Rankings
#
166
Tallest in the World
#
99
Tallest in Asia
#
84
Tallest in China
#
12
Tallest in Shenzhen
#
61
Tallest Office Building in the World
#
41
Tallest Office Building in Asia
#
36
Tallest Office Building in China
#
7
Tallest Office Building in Shenzhen
#
98
Tallest Composite Building in the World
#
82
Tallest Composite Building in Asia
#
75
Tallest Composite Building in China
#
12
Tallest Composite Building in Shenzhen
Construction Schedule
2007

Proposed

2011

Construction Start

2015

Completed

Architect
Design

Usually involved in the front end design, with a "typical" condition being that of a leadership role through either Schematic Design or Design Development, and then a monitoring role through the CD and CA phases.

Structural Engineer
Design

The Design Engineer is usually involved in the front end design, typically taking the leadership role in the Schematic Design and Design Development, and then a monitoring role through the CD and CA phases.

Owner
Yangfu Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd
Architect
Design

Usually involved in the front end design, with a "typical" condition being that of a leadership role through either Schematic Design or Design Development, and then a monitoring role through the CD and CA phases.

Structural Engineer
Design

The Design Engineer is usually involved in the front end design, typically taking the leadership role in the Schematic Design and Design Development, and then a monitoring role through the CD and CA phases.

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About Shenzhen CFC Changfu Centre

Located within the Shenzhen Bonded Zone, the southern portion of the city alongside the boundary with Hong Kong, the Shenzhen CFC Changfu Centre soars above its immediate neighbors. The supertall office tower is part of a two building complex which includes a shorter 100 meter tall apartment building with a disc-like form. Both buildings hold their respective shapes as they interact with ground, meeting a large open plaza space serving as a community amenity, rather than a interconnecting podium as is typical for tall building complexes in China.

Both structures in the complex were built simultaneously, starting with a caisson (drilled pile) foundation and deep excavation of the entire block. A four story basement then spans the block and links the two towers, the taller of which was then built with a composite frame of steel columns and beams, all then encased in concrete. The Shenzhen CFC Changfu Centre was then covered in an external framework to hold the curtain wall façade which covers the building in a smooth glass exterior. The tower is square in plan with rounded corners and bows outward towards the building’s midpoint, after which the form tapers inward. The perimeter of Shenzhen CFC Changfu Centre’s floorplate was designed to be proportionally one half of the tower’s overall height and as such, totals 150 meters in length.

Shenzhen CFC Changfu Centre was the first building of at least 200 meters to be constructed within the Bonded Zone and will maintain a highly visible presence in Shenzhen due to its location at the southern edge of the city, standing among the first line buildings to be seen when viewing Shenzhen from Hong Kong immediately to the south.