Shenzhen Facts

Population 3,538,275 (2014) Source: Shenzhen Press Group
Area 412 km² • 159 mi² Source: Shenzhen Press Group
150m+ Buildings 114 Completed60 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 8 Completed13 Under Constr.
Tallest Building Ping An Finance Center (599 m)
Global Ranking #7 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #4 in Asia by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Country Ranking #3 in China by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
First 150m+ Building International Foreign Trade Center (1985)
Average Building Age 8 years
Most Common Function Office, 63%
Most Common Material Composite, 54%

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings.

Buildings See All Buildings in City

1   Ping An Finance Center 2017 599 m
2   KK100 2011 442 m
3   Hongshu Bay Metro Station Tower 1 2021 400 m
4   China Resources Headquarters 2018 393 m
5   Shum Yip Upperhills Tower 1 2019 388 m
6   Shun Hing Square 1996 384 m
7   Hanking Center Tower 2018 350 m
8   One Shenzhen Bay Tower 7 2018 341 m
9   Shimao Qianhai Project Tower 1 2020 330 m
10   Hon Kwok City Center 2017 329 m
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.
1   H700 Shenzhen Tower - 608 m
2   Ping An Finance Center 2017 599 m
3   Nexus Tower - 595 m
4   Citimark Financial Center Phase 1 - 520 m
5   KK100 2011 442 m
6   Hongshu Bay Metro Station Tower 1 2021 400 m
7   China Resources Headquarters 2018 393 m
8   Shum Yip Upperhills Tower 1 2019 388 m
9   Shun Hing Square 1996 384 m
10   Chuntian Tower 2021 370 m
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Under Constr.   Proposed

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CTBUH Initiatives

Vertical Transportation: Ascent & Acceleration
12 Sep 2017 – CTBUH Research

Ping An Finance Center Now Fourth Tallest Building in the World
27 Mar 2017 – CTBUH-Related News

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2016
10 Jan 2017 – CTBUH Journal Paper Report

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Vertical Transportation: Ascent & Acceleration
12 Sep 2017, Chicago – CTBUH Research
CTBUH partnered with Guinness World Records to identify the commercial building with the fastest elevator speeds and longest vertical runs.
Ping An Finance Center Now Fourth Tallest Building in the World
27 Mar 2017, Shenzhen – CTBUH-Related News
CTBUH has certified the completion of Ping An Finance Center. At 599 meters it is the tallest building in Shenzhen, second tallest in China, and fourth tallest worldwide.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2016
10 Jan 2017 – CTBUH Journal Paper Report
CTBUH has determined that 128 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed around the world in 2016 – setting a new record for annual tall building completions and marking the third…
Top 12 Happenings of 2016, Month-by-Month
19 Dec 2016, Chicago – CTBUH News
Check out the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat's top stories of 2016 for each month and take a look ahead with the Council’s monthly predictions for 2017.
CTBUH-IIT Design Research Studio Student 2016 Conference Tour
15-22 Oct 2016, Shenzhen – Tour Report
Students from the 2016–2017 CTBUH-IIT design research studio attended the 2016 CTBUH International Conference and toured Shenzhen & Hong Kong.
CTBUH 2016 Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Hong Kong Conference
16-21 Oct 2016 – Conference
There is perhaps nowhere on the planet that demonstrates the impact of urbanization as markedly as the cities of China’s Pearl River Delta.
Inaugural Vertical Transportation Working Group Meeting
16 Oct 2016, Shenzhen – Event Report
The Vertical Transportation (VT) Working Group met for the first time during the 2016 Conference to establish the content to be produced for their Technical Guide.
Inaugural Program & Construction Management Working Group Meeting
16 Oct 2016, Shenzhen – Event Report
The Program and Construction Management Working Group of the CTBUH held their inaugural meeting at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Shenzhen during the 2016 International Conference.
CTBUH Names Tall Building Award Winners and Finalists
22 Jun 2016, Chicago – Awards Event
CTBUH is proud to announce the winners and finalists for the CTBUH 2016 Tall Building Awards, chosen from a pool of 132 submissions vying for recognition.
2016 Conference Steering Meeting
16 May 2016, Hong Kong – Event Report
Preparations for the upcoming CTBUH 2016 Conference are now significantly advancing, following a Steering Committee meeting in Hong Kong.
CITAB-CTBUH Name 2016 China Tall Building Award Recipients
25 Feb 2016, Shanghai – CTBUH News
CITAB and CTBUH are pleased to announce the award recipients for the inaugural CITAB-CTBUH 2016 China Tall Building Awards.
Inaugural Steering Committee Meetings in All Three Cities
10-20 Jan 2016 – Event Report
Plans for the 2016 CTBUH Conference are now well underway, beginning with initial meetings of the Conference Steering Committee in all three cities.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal Paper
An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building functions and structural materials.
Shenzhen Regional Tour Report
21 Sep 2014, Shenzhen – Tour Report
In Shenzhen attendees toured the sky lobby of Ping An Finance Center. Attendees enjoyed a traditional Chinese lunch at the Four Seasons Hotel before continuing to KK100.
CTBUH Interviews Rem Koolhaas & David Gianotten from OMA
Feb 2014 – CTBUH Journal Paper
On the occasion of receiving the Best Tall Building Worldwide award at the 12th Annual CTBUH Awards Symposium and Dinner for CCTV Headquarters, Beijing, Rem Koolhaas, founding partner, Office for…
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2013
Dec 2013 – CTBUH Journal Paper
By all appearances, the small increase in the total number of tall-building completions from 2012 into 2013 is indicative of a return to the prevalent trend of increasing completions each year over…
CTBUH Leaders Tour Ping An Tower
18 Oct 2013, Shenzhen – Tour Report
Executive Director Antony Wood and Trustee David Malott were treated to a high-octane tour of the under-construction Ping An Financial Center tower by its developer’s CEO.
Four-City Tour Generates Strong Shanghai Conference Support
14-18 Oct 2013, Shanghai – Tour Report
Preparations for the 2014 CTBUH Conference are now underway. Executive Director Antony Wood embarked on a four-city tour, meeting with more than 30 companies over the course of 10 days.
The Tallest 15 Cities in China
Sep 2012 – CTBUH Research
With over 1.3 billion citizens and a rapidly urbanizing population, China is developing tall buildings more than any other country globally.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2011
Dec 2011 – CTBUH Journal Paper
The annual story is becoming a familiar one: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and now 2011 have each sequentially broke the record for the most 200 meter or higher buildings completed in a given year. Once…
The Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the Era of the Megatall
8 Dec 2011, Chicago – CTBUH Research
Within this decade we will likely witness not only the world’s first kilometer-tall building, but also the completion of a significant number of buildings over 600 meters.
A Private View: CTBUH Tour of KK100 Tower
7 Dec 2011, Shenzhen – Tour Report
CTBUH held an exclusive insight and tour of the recently completed 442 meter Kingkey 100 Tower, hosted by the CTBUH Hong Kong Representative, Stefan Krummeck.
CTBUH Releases Tallest Buildings Completed in 2010
Dec 2010 – CTBUH Journal Paper
In a year dominated by news coverage of the new “World’s Tallest Building” – Burj Khalifa, Dubai – one may be surprised to learn that, besides being the year in which a building first surpassed the…

Global News

Farrells Wins Competition to Build Shenzhen Development
12 Feb 2014 – UK architecture firm Farrells has won a…

China's High-Tech Vertical Campus to Foster Collaboration
23 Jan 2014 – Internet company Tencent hired NBBJ, the same…

Stock Exchange Tower Completed in Shenzhen
8 Oct 2013 – OMA has completed the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in…

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12 Feb 2014
UK architecture firm Farrells has won a competition for a master plan that encompasses two adjacent sites in the Shenzhen Qianhai Special Economic Zone. The project is…
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China's High-Tech Vertical Campus to Foster Collaboration
23 Jan 2014
Internet company Tencent hired NBBJ, the same architects that designed Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle, to create a corporate campus within two tall towers, yet will…
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Stock Exchange Tower Completed in Shenzhen
8 Oct 2013
OMA has completed the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in the heart of the city's Central Business District. As one of OMA's best-known designs, the 250-meter (820-foot)…
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Shenzhen Construction Halted After Cheap Sand Warning
19 Mar 2013
Work has been halted on several major tall building projects in Shenzhen, China, including the 660-meter Ping An Finance Centre, which is to be the country’s tallest, due…
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Farm-scrapers Bring 'Eco-vision' to Tall Buildings
15 Mar 2013
Belgian firm Vincent Callebaut Architectures has released the design of sustainable "farm-scrapers." The Asian Cairns project is designed to produce more energy than it…
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OMA Tower Promotes Serious Sustainability Techniques
7 Mar 2013
ArchDaily has produced an interview with Arpan Bakshi, the Sustainability Manager at YR&G, consultants for the Essence Financial Building. The competition-winning…
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OMA Wins Shenzhen Tower Competition
7 Feb 2013
Rem Koolhaas's Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) has won the design competition for the Essence Financial Building in Shenzhen, China. The design was chosen from…

Videos

Major Issues for the Implementation of an Effective Cost Management for Super High-Rise Buildings
18 Oct 2016 – Stephen Y.F. Lai, Rider Levett Bucknall

Urban Development and Tall Buildings in Shenzhen
18 Oct 2016 – Chongguang Xu

One Shenzhen Bay – Breakthroughs and Innovations in a Premier Urban Complex
18 Oct 2016 – Hang Xu, Parkland Real Estate Development Co., Ltd

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Urban Development and Tall Buildings in Shenzhen
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Tuesday October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Chongguang Xu of Shenzhen Municipal Government, presents at the 2016 China Conference Session 7b: Shenzhen Bay Development.…
One Shenzhen Bay – Breakthroughs and Innovations in a Premier Urban Complex
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Hang Xu, Parkland Real Estate Development Co., Ltd
Today’s super high-rise buildings not only present the height of buildings, but also play more important roles of integrating into the development of cities, coexisting…
A World-Class City Calls for World-Class Architecture (One Shenzhen Bay)
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Marianne Kwok, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Tuesday October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Marianne Kwok of Kohn Pedersen Fox, presents at the 2016 China Conference Session 7b: Shenzhen Bay Development. Research and…
The Impact of Tech Companies in Rethinking the High-Rise Workplace
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Chao (Ivan) Wan, Tencent Holdings Limited; Jonathan Ward, NBBJ
While tech companies have traditionally located in suburbia due to lower property costs and the perceived security of intellectual property, they are now increasingly…
CTBUH Video Interview – Yan Meng
18 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Yan Meng, Urbanus
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Shenzhen Bay Development Q&A
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Kui Zhuang, CCDI Group; Chongguang Xu, Shenzhen Municipal Government; Hang Xu, Parkland Real Estate Development Co, Ltd
Tuesday, October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Kui Zhuang, CCDI Group; Chongguang Xu, Shenzhen Municipal Government; Hang Xu, Parkland Real Estate Development Co, Ltd,…
CTBUH Video Interview – Stefan Krummeck
18 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Stefan Krummeck, Farrells
Stefan Krummeck of Farrells is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Stefan discusses the high density development patterns of Hong Kong…
CTBUH Video Interview – James Parakh
18 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Department
James Parakh of the City of Toronto Planning Department is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. James discusses the design elements of…
CTBUH Video Interview – Jonathan Ward
18 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Jonathan Ward, NBBJ
Jonathan Ward of NBBJ is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Johnathan discusses the design process behind the Tencent Seafront Towers in…
Jeddah Mall: The Connection Between Jeddah Tower and the Urban Environment
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Denis Valode, Valode & Pistre Architects
The Jeddah Economic City Mall and Exhibition Center is a multi-functional installation that rises up to the challenge of making the city walkable around the Jeddah Tower…
CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Panel,"Tall Buildings and Context: How High Can We Go and Why Should We?"
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Ron Klemencic, Magnusson Klemencic Associates; Karl Almstead, Turner Construction Company; Andrew Nicholson, CBRE; Jon Pickard, Pickard Chilton; Ian Smith, thyssenkrup
Tuesday, October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Ron Klemencic, Magnusson Klemencic Associates; Karl Almstead, Turner Construction Company; Andrew Nicholson, CBRE; Jon…
Do We Need 700 Meter High-Rise Buildings?
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Jovi Chu, Shum Yip Land Company Limited
Through analysis of dense urban high-rise building complexes as well as research on the relationship of those structures to a city's social organization, this…
The Largest Megacity in the World: Assessing the Urbanization of the Pearl River Delta
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Peter Kindel, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
With the world’s urban population expected to increase by roughly 2.5 billion people by 2050, developing an understanding of megalopolises is critical to understanding…
Intelligent Advances in Ping An Tower
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Wai Ming (Thomas) Tsang, Ping An Financial Centre Construction & Development
This presentation discussed client requirements on both functional and aesthetic aspects for four mega-scale gates on the Ping An Financial Centre (PAFC) north tower. The…
X Information Modeling: Data-Driven Decision Making in the Design of Tall Buildings
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; James von Klemperer, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
This presentation outlined X-Information Modeling or XIM, a method of data-driven decision-making for the design of tall buildings. Developed over its application on more…
The Roots of Tall Buildings: Connecting the City
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Peter Brannan, Arquitectonica
This presentation investigated the integration of tall tower, mixed-use developments and how they connect with the city and the public when they meet the ground. Critical…
Panel Discussion: Shenzhen Re-centralization – Post Evaluation and Revitalization Strategy: Futian District
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Zhizhe Yu, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; Yixin Chen, Shenzhen Urban Planning Bureau; Weiwen Huang, Shenzhen Public Art Center; Naifei Sun, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Felix Wu, Ping An Financial C
Monday, October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Zhizhe Yu of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; Yixin Chen of Shenzhen Urban Planning Bureau; Weiwen Huang of Shenzhen Public Art…
Mega Size Mixed-Use Projects: Redefining Vertical Urbanism
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti
Monday October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Dennis Poon of Thornton Tomasetti, presents at the 2016 China Conference Session 4c: Structural & Geotechnic Engineering. As…
Structural Design Challenges of Minmetals Capital Tower, Shenzhen
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; SawTeen See, Leslie E. Robertson Associates
Steel braced frames combined with a concrete services core are widely used in tall building design. To meet the special architectural design challenges in the Minmetals…
CTBUH Video Interview – Hang Xu
17 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Hang Xu, Parkland Real Estate Development Company, Ltd.
Hang Xu of Parkland Real Estate Development Company is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Hang discusses the design process of the One…
CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Session 3a: Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Q&A
17 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Richard Witt, Quadrangle Architects; James von Klamperer Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; Keith Griffiths, Aedas; Peter Brannan, Arquitectonica
Monday, October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Richard Witt, Quadrangle Architects; James von Klamperer Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; Keith Griffiths, Aedas; Peter Brannan,…
CTBUH Video Interview – Jovi Chu
17 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Jovi Chu, Shum Yip Land Company Limited
Jovi Chu of Shum Yip Land Company Limited is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Jovi discusses the design process of the Shum Yip…
CTBUH Video Interview – Mun Summ Wong
17 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Munn Sum Wong, WOHA
Mun Summ Wong of WOHA Architects is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Mun Summ discusses the garden city concept with integrated green…
CTBUH Video Interview – SawTeen See
17 Oct 2016 – Video Interviews; SawTeen See, Leslie E. Robertson Associates
SawTeen See of Leslie E. Robinson Associates is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. SawTeen discusses the design process of structural…
Megacities - Setting the Scene Q&A
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Daniel Safarik, CTBUH; Peter Kindel, Skidmore Owings & Merrill; Travis Soberg, Goettsch Partners
Monday, October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Daniel Safarik, CTBUH; Peter Kindel, Skidmore Owings & Merrill; Travis Soberg, Goettsch Partners, answer questions at the end…
Panel Discussion: Future Cities: What are the Biggest Threats and Opportunities?
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Steve Watts, Alinea Consulting; Jianping Gu, Shanghai Tower C&D; Rui Gu, CAPOL; Ray Shick, Gensler; Chris Yoshii, AECOM;
Monday, October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. A panel discussing the challenges of growing urban populations throughout the globe.
CTBUH Video Interview – Peter Kindel
17 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Peter Kindel, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Peter Kindel of Skidmore, Owings & Merill is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Peter discusses the urbanization of the Pearl River…
CTBUH Video Interview – Chao (Ivan) Wan
17 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Chao (Ivan) Wan, Tencent Holdings Limited
Chao (Ivan) Wan of Tencent Holdings Limited is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Ivan discusses the design process for Tencent Seafront…
Welcome - Conference Opening
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Jingtang He, Architectural Design and Research Institute of South China University of Technology
Monday, October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Jingtang He, Architectural Design and Research Institute of South China University of Technology gave the welcome speech during…
CTBUH Video Interview – Tim Neal
16 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Tim Neal, Arcadis
Tim Neal of Arcadis is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Tim discusses the benefits of locating mixed-use projects near transportation…
CTBUH Video Interview – Moira Moser
16 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Moira Moser, M Moser Associates
Moira Moser of M Moser Associates is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Moira discusses the planning of modern work spaces and how the…
Ping An: Insurance and Tall Buildings
27 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Wai Ming Tsang, Ping An Financial Centre Construction & Development
The Ping An Finance Center is located at the commercial center of the Futian District in Shenzhen, on the southwest intersection of Fuhua Road and Yitian Road, next to a…
Ping An Finance Center
Jun 2015 – Other Videos; Shenzhen Ping An Financial Centre Construction and Development Co. Ltd.
The Shenzhen Ping An Financial Centre Construction and Development Co. Ltd. examines Ping An Finance Center and it's construction progress.
High-Performance Sustainable Ultra High-Rise: Case Study of Ping An Finance Center
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Sai Yau (Vincent) Cheng, Arup
The Ping An Finance Center that has adopted a low energy, high-performance sustainable building model. With a focus on effective elevator systems, an efficient façade,…
Engineering Contractor Management
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Zhengkai Huang, China Construction Third Engineering Bureau Second Company
Designing and planning for the construction of the Ping An Finance Center required a number of innovative engineering solutions regarding vertical shipping, labor…
Power, Elevators & Customer Oriented Sustainability Strategies: PAFC
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Tony Lau, JRP Limited
This presentation outlines the engineering design solutions that were used for the Ping An Finance Center in order to provide a reliable power supply, expedient elevator…
Structural Design Challenges of Zhongnan Center
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Yi Zhu & Paul Fu, Thornton Tomasetti
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 heavy…
Foundation Pit Support Design and Environment Protection Measure of Suzhou Zhongnan Center
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Qiping Weng, ECADI
The Suzhou Zhongnan Center excavation site is very large, very deep, and has complex surrounding environmental conditions. Hydrogeological conditions and other…
Analysis of Pile Foundations and Loading Test of Suzhou Zhongnan Center
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Jiangbin Wu, ECADI
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 static…
Brief on the Shenzhen Ping An Finance Center Project Development
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Wai Ming (Thomas) Tsang, Shenzhen Ping An Finance Center Construction & Development Co., Ltd.
Targeted for completion in 2016, the Shenzhen Ping An Finance Center is a project that represents a significant triumph for the Ping An Group, who will make the building…
Designing China’s Tallest: DNA of the Ping An Finance Center
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; David Malott, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC
Rather than attempting to radically redefine how contemporary skyscrapers are designed, KPF architects prefer to adopt an approach of continuous refinement; drawing from…
Cost Planning and Control of Tall Buildings: The Case of Ping An Finance Center
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Kenneth Kwan, Rider Levett Bucknall
For tall buildings to be financially viable, effective cost planning and control of construction costs is essential in determining project feasibility. As demonstrated in…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Ping An Tower Room, Session 1 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Ping An Tower Room, Session 1 Questions & Answers session with speakers Wai Ming (Thomas) Tsang, Shenzhen Ping An Finance Center…
Ping An IFC: Economical & Efficient Solutions
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti
With the completion of the 500m+ Ping An Finance Center, our era presents the question of whether traditional structural systems and design approaches are still…
Key Technologies for the Structure Construction in the Shenzhen Ping An Finance Center
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Yuqi Zhou, CSCEC1B
This presentation will introduce the key technologies used for the structural construction of the 660-metertall Ping An Finance Center: the deep foundation pit, large…
The Structural Health Monitoring System for Ping An Finance Center
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Yinghou He, City University of Hong Kong
The Ping An Finance Center contains breakthrough structural health monitoring systems that make the building an important test platform for: the verification of various…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Ping An Tower Room, Session 2 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Ping An Tower Room, Session 2 Questions & Answers session with speakers Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti, Yuqi Zhou, CSCEC1B, and…
Project Management Outline and Difficulties of Ping An Finance Center
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Wing Kan (Ken) Wong, Shenzhen Ping An Finance Center Construction and Development
The project management requirements for supertall (300-meter) and megatall (600-meter) projects are vastly different – often requiring additional considerations in terms…
Some Aspects of Construction Management in Ping An Finance Center
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Tak Hung (TH) Yung, Shenzhen Ping An Finance Center Construction and Development
There are several valuable construction management experiences from the Ping An Finance Center that are worth sharing. This presentation will discuss several studies…
The Application and Management of BIM in Ping An Finance Center
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Fang Xie, CCDI
BIM (Building Information Management) is an emerging technology that gives engineers a new way of expressing complex spatial representations in high-rise buildings. The…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Ping An Tower Room, S3 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Ping An Tower Room, S3 Questions & Answers session with speakers Wing Kan (Ken) Wong, Shenzhen Ping An Finance Center Construction…
Multi-Constrained Outrigger Optimization for Super Tall Buildings
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Moukui Xu, Zhongnan Group
Recently, the outrigger system has been widely employed as an efficient structural lateral load resisting system in super tall buildings. The optimization of the…
High Performance Design of Floor System for Super Tall Buildings
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Xin Zhao, Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.
The floor system is an important part of tall building structures. It not only supports the vertical load, but also connects the lateral load resisting system as a whole…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Opening Plenary - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Opening Plenary Questions & Answers session with speakers Antony Wood, CTBUH Executive Director / IIT / Tongji University, Jianping…
Interview: Hong Kong's Role in the History of the Chinese Skyscraper
21 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; Christine Bruckner, AIA Hong Kong
Christine Bruckner of AIA Hong Kong is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. Christine talks about Hong Kong and…
Interview: China's Future Tallest
20 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; David Malott, KPF
David Malott of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. David discusses two of China'…
Ping An Finance Center: Pioneering China’s Tallest – Efficiencies of Form and Structures
20 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; David Malott, KPF; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti
Upon completion in 2015, the Ping An Finance Center will join an elite group of megatall buildings. This presentation discusses using the Ping An Finance Center and other…
The Challenges for Supertall Building Structural Design and Sustainability Issues
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Dennis CK Poon, Thornton Tomasetti
Upon completion in 2014, the Ping An Tower will be the tallest tower in China, and the centerpiece of the growing Shenzhen skyline located just a few minutes north of…
Symbiosis: Supertalls and Future Cities
3 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; James von Klemperer, KPF
KPF has designed some of the most iconic tall buildings around the world, including the Shanghai World Financial Centre which won the CTBUH 2008 Best Tall Building Award…

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Research Papers

The Spatial Performance of Multi-Level Shopping Clusters
Jun 2017 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 6 Number 2

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2016
10 Jan 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue I

Grounded Development an Essential Protocol for Tallness
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism

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The Spatial Performance of Multi-Level Shopping Clusters
Jun 2017 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 6 Number 2; Wang Haofeng & Rao Xiaojun, Shenzhen University; Zhang Yupeng, Shanghai Construction Design & Research Institute Co.,LTD.
With the intensification of urban development in Chinese cities, mixed land use in urban centers extends vertically into 3-D and expands its scale from a single building…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2016
10 Jan 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue I; Jason Gabel, Annan Shehadi, Shawn Ursini & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH
CTBUH has determined that 128 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed around the world in 2016 – setting a new record for annual tall building…
Grounded Development an Essential Protocol for Tallness
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Francisco Gonzalez-Pulido, JAHN
Tallness is superficial, unless it is literally and physically rooted to the dynamics of context and culture. Tallness has become relevant as our instrument to track…
The Haikou Tower - Signifier and Signified
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Martin Henn, HENN
When designing the “Haikou Towers,” our aim was to go beyond an architecture of mere function or form, but to construct an architecture of meaning. We tried to integrate…
The Largest Megalopolis in the World: Assessing the Urbanization of the Pearl River Delta
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Peter Kindel, Ellen Lou & Lingyue Anne Chen, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
With the world’s urban population expected to increase by roughly 2.5 billion people by 2050, developing an understanding of megalopolises is critical to understanding…
From Meadows to Megacities: Creating Urban Density in the Pearl River Region
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Travis Soberg, Goettsch Partners
The Greater Pearl River Delta region emerged as a result of China’s 1979 reform policies. Within the last 20 years, the GPRD has grown from a population of less than 10…
How Big is Too Big? The Implications of Building Tall
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; May Wei, CallisonRTKL
Advances in technology and engineering have made it feasible to build truly awe-inspiring structures. But as the push to densify increases the pressure to build ever…
Are China’s Future Tall Buildings About to Enter a New Age?
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Francis Au, Pak Hung Lai & Jim Sheerin, Arcadis
Greater China has experienced unprecedented economic growth, resulting in the development of some of the world’s tallest and most iconic buildings. Many view these…
Do We Need 700 Meter High-Rise Buildings?
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Jovi Chu, Shum Yip Land Company Limited
Through analysis of dense urban high-rise building complexes as well as research on the relationship of those structures to a city’s social organization, this paper puts…
Superdensity: A New Model for Vertical Urbanism
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; David Tickle, HASSELL; Richard Palmer, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
Hong Kong has been, for decades, one of the world’s most fascinating urban experiments. In one year alone (following the 2nd world war) the city grew by 50%, with a…
Mixed Use Tall Buildings – The Challenges and Benefits of Vertical Urbanization
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Samuel So, Colin Dowall & Michael George, JLL
China is the global epicenter of mankind’s mass urbanization and the exploding growth of global cities. China is the unrivaled leader in the development of tall buildings…
Mega Size Mixed-Use Projects: Redefining Vertical Urbanism
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Dennis Poon & Larry B. Giannechini, Thornton Tomasetti
As the draw to urban centers increases drastically with financial growth and global influence, emerging markets seek to develop salient markers of success and hope. This…
The Way for a Super Complex to Make a City More Convenient and Beautiful
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Hang Xu, Parkland Real Estate Development; Marianne Kwok, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Today’s super high-rise buildings not only present the height of buildings, but also play more important roles of integrating into the development of cities, coexisting…
Shenzhen Shum-Yip Tower One: A Case Study – A-E Integration – A Broad New Vision
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Charles Besjak, Gary Haney, Preetam Biswas & Chung Yeon Won, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Conventional legacy systems in the design of supertall towers employ belt trusses, outriggers, and perimeter-bracing to achieve the required tower performance at the…
21st Century Vertical Lifestyles - Intergenerational, Integrated Communities
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Stephan Reinke, Stephan Reinke Architects Limited
How does the 21st Century youth culture of social media integrate and merge with an ever increasing tech savvy senior population? As our cities and urban environments…
Tencent Seafront Tower: Practice on Binding Buildings
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Ping Sun, Shenzhen Tongji Architects
This paper compares the differences between a binding building and a link building, defining the concept of a “Binding Building.” It analyzes the architectural and…
Structural Design Challenges of Minmetals Capital Tower, Shenzhen
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; SawTeen See, Zhaohui Ding, Edward Roberts & Ma Ge, Leslie E. Robertson Associates
Steel braced frames combined with a concrete services core are widely used in tall building design. To meet the special architectural design challenges in the Minmetals…
The New Super Skinny Skyscraper Trend: Some Wind Engineering Considerations
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Stefano Cammelli, Sara Bisio & Yiqing Wang, BMT Fluid Mechanics Ltd.
A new and almost unprecedented model for skyscrapers is currently being explored within the Manhattan real estate market: these are the so-called super slender ultra-…
Façade Construction in China: Journey to Lean Design
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Allan Chung, Gensler; Ivan Mutis, Illinois Institute of Technology
There is a recent trend in the construction industry to implement “lean concepts,” a management strategy based upon the Toyota Production System philosophy. While the…
The Façade Lighting of Ping An Finance Center
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Yuanhuan Meng, Panli Deng, Yongqiang Chao & Linbo Wang, Beijing Fortune Lighting System Engineering Co., Ltd.
Our Company, as the general contractor of the façade lighting engineering for this project, created a series of optimization designs in the process of implementation…
Intelligent Advances in Ping An Tower
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Wai Ming (Thomas) Tsang, Ping An Financial Centre Construction & Development
This paper presents client requirements on both functional and aesthetic aspects for four mega-scale gates on the Ping An Financial Centre (PAFC) north tower. The PAFC…
Tencent Seafront Tower – A Case Study on Façade Engineering as Functional Patterns
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; CK Dickson Wong, Hugh Brennand & Vincent Ng
A methodology that façade engineers commonly use to understand and detail a façade element is to break it down into “functional patterns” – principles that are…
The Impact of Tech Companies in Rethinking the High-Rise Workplace
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Jonathan Ward, NBBJ; Chao (Ivan) Wan, Tencent
Tencent, one of the world’s largest internet companies, is creating a high-rise headquarters in Shenzhen, China that overcomes the challenges of the traditional tall…
Megacities: Setting the Scene
Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV; Daniel Safarik, Shawn Ursini & Antony Wood; Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
The rise of the megacity presents unprecedented opportunities to understand the human urbanization phenomenon, and to observe the effects of multicore, polycentric cities…
Cities to Megacities: Perspectives
Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV; CTBUH 2016 Conference Speakers
The CTBUH 2016 International Conference is being held in the three cities of the Pearl River Delta, the world’s largest “megacity,” projected to have 120 million…
Ping An: Insurance and Tall Buildings
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Wai Ming (Thomas) Tsang, Ping An Financial Centre Construction & Development; Stephen Yuan, Ping An Casualty & Property Insurance Company of China, Ltd.
The Ping An Finance Center in Shenzhen will become one of the most significant tall buildings in China and the world when completed in 2016. As the headquarters of a…
The ASeismic Design and Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis of a 350m High Braced Steel Frame
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Ziguo Xu, Chongcui Ren & Congzhen Xiao, China Academy of Building Research
Using nonlinear time history analysis to investigate the seismic performance of tall building structures has been more widely implemented in recent years as china new…
New Developments on Stainless Steel Façades with Regard to Reflectance, Corrosion and Aesthetics
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Joern Teipel, Outokumpu
Stainless steel is a key material in modern skyscraper architecture, exploiting the material’s sustainability, functionality and aesthetics. After an outline on some…
Innovative Technologies and Their Application on the Construction of a 100-Plus-Story Skyscraper
Sep 2015 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 4 Number 3; Ye Haowen, China State Construction Engineering Corporation
Experience on the construction of several 100-plus-story skyscrapers including Guangzhou West Tower, Guangzhou East Tower, and Shenzhen’s KK100 is described considering…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I; Daniel Safarik, Antony Wood, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH
An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building…
Dream Deferred: Unfinished Tall Buildings
Nov 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue IV; CTBUH Research
Without big dreams, there would be no tall buildings. Conceiving, financing, designing, and constructing a skyscraper is no simple feat, even under the best of conditions…
The Public Meaning of Skyscrapers: Shenzhen Stock Exchange and CCTV
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; David Gianotten, Rem Koolhaas & Sylvia Chan, OMA
Through the designs of Shenzhen Stock Exchange and the CCTV Headquarters in Beijing, the paper illustrates the potential of skyscrapers in creating public meaning. This…
Shaping the Environment of the Urban Complex from the Urban Point of View
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Peter Kok, Shum Yip Land Company Limited
This paper begins with a discussion of the relationship between “architecture, environment and people” and suggests that the shaping of the environment in urban-complex…
Ping An Finance Center: The Development and Construction of a Megatall
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Wai Ming (Thomas) Tsang, Shenzhen Ping An Financial Center Construction & Development
The extraordinary megatall tower adopts extraordinary shape-optimization techniques and requires unprecedented levels of coordination to achieve its unique form.
Designing a High-Performance Sustainable Megatall
16 Sep 2014 – Ping An Finance Center: In Detail; Sai Yau (Vincent) Cheng, Chun Kuen (Jimmy) Tong & Wai Ho Leung, Arup
This chapter summarizes the characteristics of high-rise development and related considerations on building energy during design. The chapter introduces the Shenzhen Ping…
A Balancing Act for the Curtain-Wall Design
16 Sep 2014 – Ping An Finance Center: In Detail; Joe Theodore Khoury, ALT Limited
This chapter provides a general overview of designing the curtain wall system of a high-rise structure. The past years have borne witness to the transformation of the…
Cost Planning and Control
16 Sep 2014 – Ping An Finance Center: In Detail; Kenneth Kwan, Rider Levett Bucknall Ltd.
This chapter looks at the major cost drivers of tall buildings such as the overall design planning, foundation and substructure, structure, façade, architectural works,…
Power, Elevator and Customer-Oriented Sustainability Strategies
16 Sep 2014 – Ping An Finance Center: In Detail; Tony Lau, J. Roger Preston Limited
Being a world-class skyscraper with international corporate tenants, reliable power supply, expedient elevatoring service and customer-oriented sustainability pose…
The Structural Health Monitoring System
16 Sep 2014 – Ping An Finance Center: In Detail; Qiusheng Li & Yinghou He, City University of Hong Kong; Wang Hui & Kailin Ju, Hunan University
A sophisticated and comprehensive structural health monitoring (SHM) system was designed to monitor the Ping An Finance Center (PAFC)’s continuous static and dynamic…
Designing China’s Tallest: DNA of the Ping An Finance Center
16 Sep 2014 – Ping An Finance Center: In Detail; David Malott, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
The Ping An Finance Center is the next generation of the prototypical Asian skyscraper: megatall, hyper-dense, and highly connected. Encoded in the design of PAFC are the…
Economical & Efficient Structural Solutions
16 Sep 2014 – Ping An Finance Center: In Detail; Dennis Poon, Yi Zhu, Steve Pacitto & Steve Zuo, Thornton Tomasetti Inc.
With the completion of the Ping An Finance Center (PAFC) in 2016, one of the tallest towers in China and the world will be unveiled. As more and more tall buildings…
Stainless-Steel Cladding
16 Sep 2014 – Ping An Finance Center: In Detail; Dr. Jörn Teipel & Gert Weiss, Outokumpu EMEA GmbH
Especially during the last 20 years, stainless steel has become an approved and much-valued cladding material for sophisticated architecture. This chapter introduces the…
Advantages of Early Design Consultant and Contractor Coordination
16 Sep 2014 – Wai Ming (Thomas) Tsang, Shenzhen Ping An Finance Center Construction & Development Co., Ltd.
The Ping An Finance Center required a tremendous effort to coordinate design/engineering and construction trades. This began very early in the design process and will…
Project Management Outline and Challenges
16 Sep 2014 – Ping An Finance Center: In Detail; Wing Kan (Ken) Wong, Wai Ming (Thomas) Tsang & Qi Ming (Andy) Liang, Shenzhen Ping An Finance Center Construction & Development Co., Ltd.
Design requirements between skyscrapers of 600 meters and 300 meters high are different, including construction costs, construction speed, construction technology,…
The Application and Management of BIM
16 Sep 2014 – Ping An Finance Center: In Detail; Fang Xie & Jiang Qian, CCDI Group
BIM is increasingly being used in the architecture and engineering industries. Its three-dimensional representation, digital information management, as well as the…
Key Aspects of Construction Management
16 Sep 2014 – Ping An Finance Center: In Detail; Tak Hung Yung, Shenzhen Ping An Finance Center Construction & Development Co., Ltd.
In general, construction management embraces topics such as programs, progress, quality control, and construction methods, all of which somehow correlate to each other.…
Engineering Contractor Management
16 Sep 2014 – Ping An Finance Center: In Detail; Jian Zhong & Zhengkai Huang, China Construction Third Engineering Bureau Second Installation Company
Megatall high-rise projects face difficulties that require innovative solutions in terms of material coordination, allocation of labor resources, large massing, complex…
Key Construction Technologies
16 Sep 2014 – Ping An Finance Center: In Detail; Yuqi Zhou, Ruohui Sun, Gang Xue & Qiang Zuo, China Construction First Division Group Construction & Development Co., Ltd.
This chapter introduces the key technologies for the structural construction of the Ping An Finance Center from six perspectives regarding the deep foundation pit, large…
Towards Sustainable Vertical Urbanism
Sep 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue III; Daniel Safarik, CTBUH
The survival of humanity on this planet relies on a radical repositioning of our cities. In the face of unprecedented global population growth, urbanization, pollution…
Innovative High Efficient Construction Technologies in Super High Rise Steel Structure Buildings
Sep 2014 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 3 Number 3; Lixian Dai & Biao Liao, China Construction Steel Structure Corporation
The super high rise building construction is characterized by a large quantity of engineering works and structural components, high demanding of construction technology…
Highest Helipads
Jun 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue II; CTBUH Research
In this installment of Tall Buildings in Numbers, CTBUH considers how helipads are used on skyscrapers, and which are the highest in the world. The results were somewhat…
The New Context of Tall
Feb 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue I; Rem Koolhaas & David Gianotten, OMA
On the occasion of receiving the Best Tall Building Worldwide award at the 12th Annual CTBUH Awards Symposium and Dinner for CCTV Headquarters, Beijing, Rem Koolhaas,…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2013
Dec 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue I; Daniel Safarik, Antony Wood, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH
By all appearances, the small increase in the total number of tall-building completions from 2012 into 2013 is indicative of a return to the prevalent trend of increasing…
Designing Tall Buildings to Promote Physical Activity in China
Nov 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue IV; Kristen Day & Mariela Alfonzo, Polytechnic Institute of New York University; Zhan Guo, New York University; Lin Lin, East China Normal University
This study asks the question: how do the design of tall buildings and tall building districts impact walking and bicycling in Chinese cities? Little is known about the…
One of the Architecture World’s Fast Rising Stars has BIG Plans for Designing Tall Buildings
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue IV; Bjarke Ingels, Bjarke Ingels Group
OMA alumnus Bjarke Ingels has made a name for his Bjarke Ingels Group with innovative, paradigm-busting projects that blend nature and functionality with new twists on…
Tall Buildings in Numbers: The Tallest 15 Cities in China
Sep 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue III; CTBUH Research
With over 1.3 billion citizens and a rapidly urbanizing population, China is developing tall buildings more than any other country globally. Currently it has 239…
Ping An Finance Center: Pioneering China’s Tallest – Efficiencies of Form and Structures
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; David Malott & Zhizhe Yu, KPF; Dennis Poon & Torsten Gottlebe, Thornton Tomasetti
Upon completion in 2015, the Ping An Finance Center - set to become the second tallest structure in the world and the tallest in China - will join an elite group of…
Big Shifts Ahead as China Enters New Era
Sep 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue III; Kevin Brass, CTBUH
Reports out of China these days are a jumble of mixed messages and conflicting imagery. One night network business news programs spotlight video of empty shopping malls…
The Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the Era of the Megatall
18 Jan 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue I; Nathaniel Hollister & Antony Wood, CTBUH
Within this decade we will likely witness not only the world’s first kilometer-tall building, but also the completion of a significant number of buildings over 600 meters…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2011
Dec 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue I; Nathaniel Hollister & Antony Wood, CTBUH
The annual story is becoming a familiar one: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and now 2011 have each sequentially broke the record for the most 200 meter or higher buildings…
Tallest Buildings Completed in 2010
Dec 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue I; CTBUH Research
In a year dominated by news coverage of the new “World’s Tallest Building” – Burj Khalifa, Dubai – one may be surprised to learn that, besides being the year in which a…

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