Guangzhou International Finance Centre Building, Chinese Skyscraper Design

Guangzhou International Finance Centre, China

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Guangzhou International Finance Centre Building
photo © Jonathan Leijonhufvud

The slender crystalline form of the Guangzhou International Finance Center is both elegant and clean. Each of the three façades of the curved triangular plan are also gently curved in section, set out asymmetrically with the widest point at a third of the height, tapering to its narrowest point at the top.

The building’s aerodynamic form reduces the impact of wind at height, thereby reducing the necessary size and weight of the structure.

22 Jun 2012

Guangzhou International Finance Centre News

Architect: Wilkinson Eyre Architects

Location: southern China

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photos © Jonathan Leijonhufvud

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15 Jun 2011

Guangzhou International Finance Centre Award

CTBUH Best Tall Building Asia & Australasia

The building utilizes the world’s tallest constructed diagrid structure, whose inherent stiffness resists acceleration and sway, eliminating the need for damping. Awards juror Antony Wood added, “the building has an elegant simplicity in both form and structure, with the diagrid giving depth, strength and character to the building. It is also great to see the British adept at designing supertall buildings!”

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photos © Christian Richters

Guangzhou International Finance Centre – Building Information

Location: Guangzhou China
Completion Date: 2010
Height: 440 m (1,444 ft)
Stories: 103
Use: Hotel/Office
Owner/Developer: Yue Xiu Group
Design Architect: Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Associate Architect: South China Design Institute
Structural Engineer: Arup
MEP Engineer: Arup
Project Manager: Yue Xiu Group
Main Contractor: China State Construction Engineering Corporation Ltd; Guangzhou Municipal Construction Group Co Ltd

CTBUH Best Tall Buildings Awards 2011 – nominated development

Guangzhou International Finance Centre images / information from RIBA

Wilkinson Eyre Architects, UK

Location: Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China

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