Tencent Seafront Towers

Structural Designer

Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd. Tongji Architect, AECOM

Client Name

Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited

Location

Nanshan District, People’s Republic of China

PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR
China Construction Second Engineering Division. CORP. LTD

ARCHITECT
Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., LTD, Tongji Architect, NBBJ

ELEVATORS
Schindler

CURTAIN WALLS
Jangho Group Co. Ltd

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The building contains two towers linked by three in-connections located between storeys 3 to 6, 21 to 26 and 34 to 38 respectively. The south tower has 50 storeys and is 246m tall, while the north tower has 39 storeys and is 195m tall.

Judge's comment:

The architectural form of the Tencent Seafront Towers with its varying geometry and orientation of structure presented many challenges for the structural engineer in both the design and construction of the project. The twin towers are joined at three locations by link bridges that meet the buildings at different angles along their height. Careful thought and resolution of the different connections between twin towers due to the geometry and loading were resolved to produce an efficient holistic structure. The extensive design considerations for the construction of the linking bridges was also made possible through the contribution of the structural engineer to this project. The development also achieved LEED Gold.