UNI-Center Tower B
Height 161.3 m / 529 ft
Floors 32
Official Name

The current legal building name.

UNI-Center Tower B
Other Names

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

UNI-Center Tower 8, Horoy Times Square B
Name of Complex

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


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.

Architecturally Topped Out
Structurally Topped Out
Under Construction
On Hold
Never Completed
Competition Entry
Proposed Renovation
Under Renovation
Under Demolition
Completed, 2017

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Postal Code

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.

Structural Material

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.

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.

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.


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."

161.3 m / 529 ft
To Tip
161.3 m / 529 ft
140.3 m / 460 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).

Floors Below Ground

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

Tallest Concrete Building in Shenzhen
Construction Schedule

Construction Start



Structural Engineer
MEP Engineer
Horoy Holdings Limited
Uniproperty (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
Structural Engineer
MEP Engineer
Shenzhen Hongrongxuan Engineering Construction Company
Shenzhen Keyuan Construction Group


Belt Collins & Associates



About UNI-Center Tower B

Located in the Qianhai Business District of Shenzhen, UNI-Center occupies a “mega-block” on reclaimed land in one of China’s fastest-growing cities. With projects at such a large scale, variations in landscape and textures are important for wayfinding and for differentiation of retail and residential zones. In the shopping areas, for example, curving balconies and varying setbacks break down the monolithic tendencies of a large development, highlighting the experience of the outdoors while still providing sufficient shelter in Shenzhen’s hot and rainy climate.

It was also important that the project be permeable and interface well with all modes of transport. The public walkway system is fully integrated with the Metro station at the B2 level, and pedestrian flow lines are optimized to connect the station with the sunken plaza, outdoor commercial street, bus terminal and urban square. Towers are based around the perimeter of the site, and are spaced such that multiple gateways are formed, drawing people into the interior.

The material palette responds both to the design requirements of differently programmed areas, and to the southern coastal climate. The office buildings are principally designed with wide-spanning, low-e hollow glass curtain walls, while the residential buildings are furnished with aluminum cladding, interspersed with an imitation stone texture, so as to guard against discoloration and corrosion in the littoral climate. The retail section is surfaced with a combination of granite and coated glass. The landscape design employs materials consistent with the towers, especially the mirror-finished stainless steel of the interactive theme sculptures in the main square.