Guangzhou International Finance Center, China by Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Description by Wilkinson Eyre Architects :
This 440m tower by Wilkinson Eyre in Guangzhou is one of China’s tallest buildings. With 103 storeys, the 247,000m² tower has a mixture of uses including office space, a luxury hotel and a top floor sightseeing area. At ground level, the tower will connect with a substantial podium complex containing a retail mall, conference centre and high quality serviced apartments, along with links to a second, similar structure proposed for the neighbouring site. Conceived as slender curved forms, the towers frame Guangzhou Zhujiang New Town’s main axis, linking the commercial district in the north with the Pearl River to the south. Their triangular plan responds to the need for efficient internal space layouts and excellent environmental performance.
The building was completed in October 2010, and was named Best Tall Building in Asia/Australasia by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat in 2011.