Haikou Tower

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Haikou Tower
海口塔
Haikou Tower 2019 01 16.jpg
The beginning of the main tower, January 2019
Alternative namesHaikou Tower 1
General information
StatusUnder construction
TypeSkyscraper and nine other buildings
LocationGuoxing Avenue
Town or cityHaikou
CountryChina
Named forCity of Haikou
Construction startedSeptember 28,2015
Completed2020 (expected)
ClientHNA
Height
Architectural428 meters
Technical details
MaterialComposite
Floor count94
Floor area387,669 square metres
Lifts/elevators51
Design and construction
Architecture firmHENN Architeken
EngineerChina IPPR International Engineering Corporation
Other designersChina IPPR International Engineering Corporation Structural Engineer

Haikou Tower (Chinese: 海口塔), or Haikou Tower 1, is an under-construction supertall skyscraper on Guoxing Avenue, Haikou, Hainan, China. It will be the tallest in a suite of ten buildings on a site called Haikou Towers or Hainan International Exchange Square.

The main building will be a 94-storey tower with a height of 428 metres (1,404 ft). The project will consist of a group of ten buildings, five on the north side of Guoxing, and five on the south. The grounds total 387,669 square metres.[1][2]

The project began on September 28, 2015 and is expected to be completed sometime between 2020 and 2023.

Description[edit]

The site[edit]

The site, named Haikou Towers or Hainan International Exchange Square, is located on Guoxing Avenue directly west of Haifu Road. It is divided into two parts: one running along the north side of Guoxing and the other of similar size and shape on the south side. Each part will contain five buildings: two small buildings at the west, a central tower, and two small buildings at the east. The south part will have the tallest building called 'Haikou Tower 1'.

The ten buildings will range from 150 to 450 metres high with an overall building area of 1.5 million square metres.

Main tower[edit]

The main tower, named Haikou Tower 1 will have 94 floors above ground and 2 below, served by 51 elevators. The top, hotel portion of the tower will have a central void.

The lower two-thirds of the building will contain 185,000 square metres of office space. The top portion will be 46,000 square metres of office space.

The tower will contain 356 apartments and 288 hotel rooms. A total of 1,952 parkings spaces will be available.

Floor usage[edit]

The floors are designed to be used as follows:[3]

  • Offices: 7 to 66
  • Gym/pool and other hotel-related facilities: 69-71
  • Hotel lobby: 72
  • Hotel rooms: 73 to 100
  • Bar/restaurant: 101
  • Observatory: 103

Timeline[edit]

Construction started on September 28, 2015.[1] As of December 2017, the steel foundations are under construction with above-ground structures now visible.

It has been under construction since 2015 and is expected to be completed between 2020 and 2023.[4]

  • December 2017 - Most of the towers have their steel foundations above street level.

Main tower construction in 2017 (viewed from the west)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Frodesiak, Anna (24 May 2017). "English: Haikou Tower information sign at site, Guoxing Avenue, Haikou, Hainan, China" – via Wikimedia Commons.
  2. ^ "Haikou Tower".
  3. ^ https://www.archdaily.com/169523/haikou-tower-competition-winner-henn-architects/henn_haikou-tower-12_sections-tower_optional
  4. ^ "Haikou Tower". The Skyscraper Center. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved November 24, 2015.

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Coordinates: 20°00′56″N 110°21′33″E / 20.01563°N 110.35925°E / 20.01563; 110.35925