Guangzhou International Finance Center

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Guangzhou International Finance Center
Guangzhou International Finance Center
General information
Commercial offices
Architectural styleModern
Location5 Zhujiang Avenue West
Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Coordinates23°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 startedDecember 2005
CostGB£280 million or US$ 365 million [1]
Architectural438.6 m (1,439 ft)
Roof437.5 m (1,435 ft)
Top floor415.1 m (1,362 ft)
Observatory415.1 m (1,362 ft)
Technical details
Floor count103
+4 below ground
Floor area250,095 m2 (2,692,000 sq ft)
Design and construction
Structural engineerArup
Architecture Design Institute of South China University of Technology
Main contractorChina State Construction
Guangzhou Municipal Construction Group JV
Other information
Number of rooms374
Guangzhou International Finance Center
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 Center or Guangzhou West Tower, is a 103-story, 438.6 m (1,439 ft) skyscraper at Zhujiang Avenue West in the Tianhe District of Guangzhou, Guangdong.[6][7] One half of the Guangzhou Twin Towers, it is the 24th tallest building in the world, completed in 2010. As of March 2018, it is the world's tallest building with a roof-top helipad, at 439 m (1,439 feet) high.[8] The world's second-tallest building with a roof-top helipad was also completed in 2010: Beijing's China World Trade Center Tower III, whose roof-top helipad is 330 m (1,083 feet) high.[9] Both buildings are taller than the U.S. Bank Tower, the previous record-holder from 1989 to 2010, whose roof-top helipad is only 310.3 m (1,018 feet) high.

Construction of the building, designed by WilkinsonEyre, broke ground in December 2005, and was completed in 2010. The building is used as a conference center, 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,[10] though that project has been awarded to a different design by Kohn Pedersen Fox, the 530 m (1,740 ft) Guangzhou CTF Finance Center.[11]

The building was the winner of the RIBA 2012 Lubetkin Prize.[12]

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  1. ^ "Guangzhou Four Seasons Hotel". Wilkinson Eyre. Archived from the original on 16 May 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Guangzhou International Finance Center". CTBUH Skyscraper Center.
  3. ^ Guangzhou International Finance Center at Emporis
  4. ^ "Guangzhou International Finance Center". SkyscraperPage.
  5. ^ Guangzhou International Finance Center at Structurae
  6. ^ "Guangzhou International Finance Center : Projects : WilkinsonEyre.Architects". Wilkinson Eyre. Retrieved 15 June 2010.
  7. ^ "Guangzhou International Finance Center". Wilkinson Eyre. Archived from the original on 11 October 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
  8. ^ "Tall Buildings in Numbers: Tallest Helipads". CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue II, page 48. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  9. ^ pinnacleadmin (21 October 2015). "The World's Highest Helipads". Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Guangzhou East Tower : Projects". Wilkinson Eyre. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 15 June 2010.
  11. ^ "Chow Tai Fook Center, Guangzhou". SkyscraperPage. Retrieved 19 June 2010.
  12. ^ "Guangzhou International Finance Center in China wins 2012 RIBA Lubetkin Prize". Architecture. Retrieved 6 November 2012.

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