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Suzhou Zhongnan Center Development

About

Member Since: 2014

Member Offices: Suzhou

Website: http://www.zhongnangroup.cn/

Fields of Expertise

Construction / Contractor; Developer; Owner (Buildings, Land)

Membership details

Membership Level

Platinum

Member Since

2014

Member Offices

  • Suzhou

Buildings

Rank
Name
Status

Completed

Architecturally Topped Out

Structurally Topped Out

Under Construction

On Hold

Proposed

Vision

Never Completed

Demolished

Competition Entry

Canceled

Proposed Renovation

Under Renovation

Renovated

Under Demolition

Height

1

Suzhou Zhongnan Center

499.2 m / 1,638 ft

Building Completions Timeline

 

Videos

17 October 2016

Mega Size Mixed-Use Projects: Redefining Vertical Urbanism

Monday October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Dennis Poon of Thornton Tomasetti, presents at the 2016 China Conference Session 4c: Structural & Geotechnic Engineering. As the...

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Research

16 September 2014

Suzhou Zhongnan Center: Rising Above Engineering Challenges

Suzhou is only 30 minutes by train from Shanghai, but has a rich history and identity all its own, soon to be augmented by the...

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Research

16 September 2014

High-Performance Floor System Design

The floor system is important part of a supertall building structure. It not only supports the vertical load, but also connects the lateral-load resisting system...

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Rank
Name
City
Height

1

Suzhou Zhongnan Center

Suzhou

729 m

2,392 ft

2

Suzhou Zhongnan Center

Suzhou

499 m

1,638 ft

Statistics

150 m+ Buildings

300 m+ Buildings

Most Common Function*

Mixed-use (100%), 1 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Steel (100%), 1 Buildings

* Based on 150 m+ buildings currently in the database.

Total: 1 Buildings for which a function has been assigned.
 
Total: 1 Buildings for which a material has been assigned.
 

*Based on 1 Completed & Under Construction Buildings

Building Completions Timeline

 

Construction Time Chart

NOTE: Construction start time is not available for all buildings. The average construction time is only displayed if there is three or more buildings with construction start and complete data in that year.

 

17 October 2016 | Shenzhen

Mega Size Mixed-Use Projects: Redefining Vertical Urbanism

Monday October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Dennis Poon of Thornton Tomasetti, presents at the 2016 China Conference Session 4c: Structural & Geotechnic Engineering. As the...

18 September 2014 | Shanghai

Foundation Pit Support Design and Environment Protection Measure of Suzhou Zhongnan Center

The Suzhou Zhongnan Center excavation site is very large, very deep, and has complex surrounding environmental conditions. Hydrogeological conditions and other unfavorable factors have brought...

18 September 2014 | Shanghai

Analysis of Pile Foundations and Loading Test of Suzhou Zhongnan Center

The Zhongnan Center is located on soft soil deposits in Suzhou, China and is currently under construction. This presentation describes the pile design and the...

18 September 2014 | Shanghai

Zhongnan Center Elevator System and Elevator Evacuation Design

Because super high-rise buildings are a very recent phenomenon, there are no specific building codes written for them. For any building over 50 stories, direct...

18 September 2014 | Shanghai

The MEP Design Challenges of a Mega Tall Building in China – the Suzhou Zhongnan Center

Design challenges from MEP perspective for the Zhongnan Center arise from the need for a safe, reliable, high tech, green, sustainable, user-friendly building. The devised...

18 September 2014 | Shanghai

Design for Sustainability in Super High Rise Buildings

Over recent years, green building technology has developed at a rapid pace. The key objective of this presentation is to explore the way towards sustainable...

18 September 2014 | Shanghai

2014 Shanghai International Conference - Zhongnan Tower Room, Session 5 - Q & A

2014 Shanghai International Conference Zhongnan Tower Room, Session 5 Questions & Answers session with speakers Xiaomei Lee & Frederick Liu, Gensler, Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse...

18 September 2014 | Shanghai

Structural Design Challenges of Zhongnan Center

This presentation will give an overview of the following solutions used to address the structural challenges of the Zhongnan Center: a foundation to support the...

17 September 2014 | Shanghai

2014 Shanghai International Conference - Opening Plenary - Q & A

2014 Shanghai International Conference Opening Plenary Questions & Answers session with speakers Antony Wood, CTBUH Executive Director / IIT / Tongji University, Jianping Gu, Shanghai...

17 September 2014 | Shanghai

Design Challenges of the 3 Tallest Buildings in North/ East/ South China

This presentation describes the MEP and VTS design challenges of the tallest buildings in three major cities in China; namely, Beijing, Suzhou and Guangzhou. The...

16 September 2014

Suzhou Zhongnan Center: Rising Above Engineering Challenges

Dong Shen, Zhongnan Group

Suzhou is only 30 minutes by train from Shanghai, but has a rich history and identity all its own, soon to be augmented by the...

16 September 2014

High-Performance Floor System Design

Xin Zhao, Kun Ding, Fang Xu & Rong He, Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.

The floor system is important part of a supertall building structure. It not only supports the vertical load, but also connects the lateral-load resisting system...

16 September 2014

Multi-Constrained Outrigger Optimization

Moukui Xu & Muyuan Yang, Zhongnan Construction Group Co., Ltd.; XinZhao, Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.; Xiang Jiang, Department of Civil Engineering, Tongji University

The outrigger system has been widely employed as an innovative and efficient structural lateral-load resisting system in supertall buildings in recent decades. The optimization of...

16 September 2014

Design Challenges of the 3 Tallest Buildings in North/ East/ South China

Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse, Lung Wai (Herbert) Lam, Sheung Lai (Eddie) Leung & Leung Wing (Daniel) Ho, Parsons Brinckerhoff

This paper describes the MEP and VTS design challenges of the tallest buildings in three major cities in China; namely, Beijing, Suzhou and Guangzhou. The...

16 September 2014

Belt Truss Stiffness Analysis and Optimization

Li Cao & Guangjing Sha, Zhongnan Construction Group Co., Ltd.; Xin Zhao & Kun Ding, Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.

Megastructures have come into widespread use in supertall buildings in recent decades, due to their high efficiency in satisfying diversified building performance requirements. Belt trusses...

16 September 2014

Core Structural Design and Optimization

Guangjing Sha, Zhongnan Construction Group Co.; Xin Zhao & Fang Xu, Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd., Ltd.; Tao Shi, Department of Civil Engineering, Tongji University

Due to its excellent lateral stiffness and space flexibility, the megaframe-core wall structure is widely applied in supertall buildings. The efficiency of the central service...

16 September 2014

Comparative Study of Zhongnan Center Under Earthquake and Wind

Weiguo Chen & Guangjing Sha, Zhongnan Construction Group Co., Ltd.; Xin Zhao, Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.

A comparative study of seismic action and wind loading was conducted for the structural design of the Suzhou Zhongnan Center. The analysis parameters, design methodology...

16 September 2014

Performance Based Design and Optimization

Jiemin Ding, Xin Zhao, Kun Ding & Fang Xu, Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.

Performance-based structural design often includes performance requirements for safety (structural safety, fire safety, earth quake resistance and so on), health, serviceability, energy efficiency and environmental...

16 September 2014

Designing a Megatall for Lateral Stability and Settlement

Dennis Poon, Yi Zhu, Guoyong (Paul) Fu & Zhenggui Ma, Thornton Tomasetti

As a megatall building, Suzhou Zhongnan Center will need an efficient lateral system to withstand high wind and seismic loads. A unique “Core-Outrigger-Megaframe” lateral system...

16 September 2014

Design for Vertical Habitation

Jun Xia, Elizabeth Michalska, Wendy Wong & Raymon Chen, Gensler

This chapter describes the main principles behind the architectural design of the building. Its architectural expression and functional organization achieve not only iconic landmark status,...

CTBUH Initiatives Involving Zhongnan Group

Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings

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.