Guangzhou International Finance Center wins major Tall Building Award

Guangzhou International Finance Center, designed by WilkinsonEyre, has been awarded the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Best Tall Building Award for the Asia and Australasia region.

The 440m tower, designed with engineer Arup, is one of China's tallest buildings, and currently the tenth tallest in the world. Conceived as a slender crystalline form, the tower's triangular plan responds to the need for efficient internal space layouts and excellent environmental performance. With 103 storeys, the tower has a mixture of uses including office space, a Four Seasons hotel and a top floor sightseeing area.

The award will be conferred at the CTBUH Annual Awards Dinner in Chicago this October, and the building will be considered for the Best Tall Building Worldwide Award, also to be announced at the dinner.

Antony Wood, CTBUH Executive Director, said "This is a major recognition of both the quality of the project and the team effort involved, and we would like to extend our congratulations to the whole project team."

Chris Wilkinson, Director of WilkinsonEyre, said "It's wonderful to have our design recognised by this significant international honour, amongst such distinguished competition. Tall buildings have a special responsibility to the skyline, and we have strived for an elegant simplicity which makes a calm but distinctive intervention."