Tianjin CTF Finance Centre

Structural Designer

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill & ECADI

Client Name

New World China Land Limited Project Management Department

Location

Tianjin, China

ARCHITECT
SOM & Local Design Institute: ECADI

PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR
CSCEC, JANGHO and Netfortune

EXECUTIVE ARCHITECT
Ronald Lu and Partners (International) Ltd. (RLP)

WIND TUNNEL TESTING
BMT

MEP ENGINEERING
WSP (Asia) Limited

LIGHTING CONSULTANT
Isometrix Lighting Design

FAÇADE ENGINEER
Arup

ACOUSTICS
Campbell Shillinglaw Lau Ltd Images: © 1 - ZHEN VISION, 2 - Seth Powers, 3 - CSCEC

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

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

Judge's comment:

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.

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