Guangzhou International Finance Center

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Guangzhou International Finance Centre
广州国际金融中心
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Guangzhou International Finance Centre
General information
Status Complete
Type Hotel
Commercial offices
Location 5 Zhujiang Avenue West
Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Coordinates 23°7′13.25″N 113°19′5.07″E / 23.1203472°N 113.3180750°E / 23.1203472; 113.3180750Coordinates: 23°7′13.25″N 113°19′5.07″E / 23.1203472°N 113.3180750°E / 23.1203472; 113.3180750
Construction started December 2005
Completed 2010
Opening 2010
Cost GB£280 million [1]
Height
Architectural 438.6 m (1,439 ft)
Roof 437.5 m (1,435 ft)
Top floor 415.1 m (1,362 ft)
Observatory 415.1 m (1,362 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 103
4 below ground
Floor area 250,095 m2 (2,692,000 sq ft)
Lifts/elevators 71
Design and construction
Architect Wilkinson Eyre
Structural engineer Arup
Architecture Design Institute of South China University of Technology
Main contractor China State Construction
Guangzhou Municipal Construction Group JV
Other information
Number of rooms 374
References
[2][3][4][5]
Guangzhou International Finance Centre
Traditional Chinese 廣州國際金融中心
Simplified Chinese 广州国际金融中心
Guangzhou West Tower
Traditional Chinese 廣州西塔
Simplified Chinese 广州西塔

Guangzhou International Finance Centre or Guangzhou West Tower, is a 103-storey, 438.6 m (1,439 ft) skyscraper at Zhujiang Avenue West in the Tianhe District of Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.[6][7] The building was topped out at the end of 2008.[citation needed] It is a part of the Guangzhou Twin Towers.

Construction of the building, designed by Wilkinson Eyre, broke ground in December 2005, and was completed in 2010. The building is used as a conference centre, hotel and office building. Floors 1 through 66 are used as offices, floors 67 and 68 are for mechanical equipment, floors 69 to 98 have a Four Seasons Hotel with the lobby being on the 70th floor, and floors 99 and 100 are used as an observation deck.

The building was previously known as Guangzhou West Tower and had a related project, the proposed Guangzhou East Tower, which, at 475 m (1,558 ft), would have been even taller,[8] though that project has been awarded to a different design by Kohn Pedersen Fox, the 530 m (1,740 ft) Chow Tai Fook Centre.[9]

The building was the winner of the RIBA 2012 Lubetkin Prize.[10]

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