Guangzhou International Finance Centre
Following an international design competition, Wilkinson Eyre Architects was selected to design this 440m tower in Guangzhou which is one of China’s tallest buildings. With 103 storeys, the tower has a mixture of uses including office space, a luxury Four Seasons hotel with a top floor high floor high end restaurant and bar. At ground level, the tower connects with a substantial podium complex containing a luxury brand retail mall, conference centre and high quality serviced apartments. The tower and podium connect below ground to further retail spaces and a transport hub, with a retail loop encouraging connections underneath to a landscaped central axis. Conceived as a slender crystalline form, the tower acts as a landmark to Guangzhou Zhujiang New Town’s main axis, linking the commercial district in the north with the Pearl River to the south. Its triangular plan responds to the need for efficient internal space layouts and excellent environmental performance.
- Completed October 2010
- Guangzhou, China
- Yuexiu Property Group
- £280 million