The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 96 (2018) > Issue 9 > Tianjin CTF Finance Centre: wind, form and structure
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Tianjin CTF Finance Centre: wind, form and structure

The Tianjin CTF Finance Centre is a 530m super-tall building nearing completion in the People’s Republic of China. For a building of this height, wind forces and associated wind-induced motion in the upper levels can become dominant factors in the structural design of its foundations and lateral-stability system.

This article describes how an initial aerodynamic shape-optimisation workshop allowed the design team to develop a finely tuned architectural form capable of minimising the detrimental effects of vortex shedding.

Author(s): S. Cammelli (BMT Fluid Mechanics)