Tianjin CTF Finance Centre
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill & ECADI
New World China Land Limited Project Management Department
SOM & Local Design Institute: ECADI
CSCEC, JANGHO and Netfortune
Ronald Lu and Partners (International) Ltd. (RLP)
WIND TUNNEL TESTING
WSP (Asia) Limited
Isometrix Lighting Design
Campbell Shillinglaw Lau Ltd
Images: © 1 - ZHEN VISION, 2 - Seth Powers, 3 - CSCEC
A dramatic, undulating profile makes this 530m tall tower a new landmark in the area. The design is a synthesis of architectural, structural, and functional requirements. The primary structural innovation was the use of a system of “soft-braces”. These consist of variable sloped columns configured to optimise the structural performance for seismic events.
Submitted in 2020
This 530m tall tower is a striking fusion of structural and architectural expression. It boasts an innovative structural system and excellent optimisation of form.
Working from the bottom up and from the core outward in a core-to-envelope approach, the team put in great efforts to mitigate all challenges. It is located in an area of high seismicity, but the structure utilises a sloping column system of ‘soft braces’ to significantly enhance the seismic performance of the building.
Wind tunnel studies informed and optimised the building aerodynamic shape and minimised wind loads.
A team approach, which included close collaboration with the client, and tight coordination with local architects, engineers and consultants sets the standard for successful large-scale, super tall engineering.