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Height: Occupied
246 m / 807 ft
Height: To Tip
280 m / 919 ft
Height: Architectural
280 m / 919 ft
Excellence Century Plaza Tower 1 Outline
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
# of Elevators
Top Elevator Speed
6 m/s
Tower GFA
115,000 m² / 1,237,850 ft²
# of Parking Spaces


Official Name Excellence Century Plaza Tower 1
Name of Complex Excellence Century Plaza
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country China
City Shenzhen
Street Address & Map Jintian Road
Building Function office
Structural Material composite
  • Core: Reinforced Concrete
  • Columns: Concrete Encased Steel
  • Floor Spanning: Steel
Proposed 2006
Construction Start 2007
Completion 2010
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Global Ranking #208 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #121 Tallest in Asia
National Ranking #98 Tallest in China
City Ranking #17 Tallest in Shenzhen

Companies Involved

Developer Excellence Century Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.
Design Leo A. Daly
Architect of Record CCDI Group
Structural Engineer
Design CCDI Group
MEP Engineer
Design CCDI Group
Main Contractor China Construction Fifth Engineering Division Corp., Ltd.
Other Consultant
• Vertical Transportation Mitsubishi Elevator and Escalator
Material Supplier
• Steel China Construction Steel Structure Corporation

About Excellence Century Plaza Tower 1

Located at a key site in Shenzhen’s central business district’s south east corner, Excellence Century Plaza is a dense, mixed-use project comprised of three office towers and one hotel tower. The towers spring from a four-story retail podium, which links the complex horizontally to adjacent streets at a human scale, and is supported by three subterranean levels of parking.

The four towers are designed as variations on a theme of metal and blue glass curtain walls, shaped as jeweled prisms carved slightly at their exterior and interior corners, orienting them both inward and outward. These prisms are articulated by polygonal forms creating series of large diamonds into which LED lights are integrated, accentuating the diagonal lines at night. The prism motif is also carried through to the building interiors where the lobby ceilings reflect the faceted design accentuated by clever lighting schemes. Tower 1 is the tallest of the four towers, conceived as first among equals in a harmonious grouping joined physically, functionally, and socially by the podium.

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CTBUH Releases Tallest Buildings Completed in 2010
Dec 2010 – CTBUH Journal Paper

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Tallest Buildings Completed in 2010
Dec 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue I

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