Anhui New Broadcasting & TV Center
Height 245 m / 804 ft
Floors 46
Official Name

The current legal building name.

Anhui New Broadcasting & TV Center
Other Names

Other names the building has commonly been known as, including former names, common informal names, local names, etc.

Anhui Province Radio & TV Center

CTBUH collects data on two major types of tall structures: 'Buildings' and 'Telecommunications / Observation Towers.' A 'Building' is a structure where at least 50% of the height is occupied by usable floor area. A 'Telecommunications / Observation Tower' is a structure where less than 50% of the structure's height is occupied by usable floor area. Only 'Buildings' are eligible for the CTBUH 'Tallest Buildings' lists.

Architecturally Topped Out
Structurally Topped Out
Under Construction
On Hold
Never Completed
Competition Entry
Proposed Renovation
Under Renovation
Under Demolition
Completed, 2013

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The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of City, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.

Postal Code

A single-function tall building is defined as one where 85% or more of its usable floor area is dedicated to a single usage. Thus a building with 90% office floor area would be said to be an "office" building, irrespective of other minor functions it may also contain.

A mixed-use tall building contains two or more functions (or uses), where each of the functions occupy a significant proportion of the tower's total space. Support areas such as car parks and mechanical plant space do not constitute mixed-use functions. Functions are denoted on CTBUH "Tallest Building" lists in descending order, e.g., "hotel/office" indicates hotel function above office function.

Structural Material

Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from steel. Note that a building of steel construction with a floor system of concrete planks or concrete slab on top of steel beams is still considered a “steel” structure as the concrete elements are not acting as the primary structure.

Reinforced Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from concrete which has been cast in place and utilizes steel reinforcement bars.

Precast Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning system are constructed from steel reinforced concrete which has been precast as individual components and assembled together on-site.

Utilizes distinct systems (e.g. steel, concrete, timber), one on top of the other. For example, a steel/concrete indicates a steel structural system located on top of a concrete structural system, with the opposite true of concrete/steel.

A combination of materials (e.g. steel, concrete, timber) are used together in the main structural elements. Examples include buildings which utilize: steel columns with a floor system of reinforced concrete beams; a steel frame system with a concrete core; concrete-encased steel columns; concrete-filled steel tubes; etc. Where known, the CTBUH database breaks out the materials used in a composite building’s core, columns, and floor spanning separately.

Reinforced Concrete
Concrete Encased Steel
Floor Spanning

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely utilized and is employed to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) rankings of the "World's Tallest Buildings."

245 m / 804 ft
To Tip
276.7 m / 908 ft
214.6 m / 704 ft
Floors Above Ground

The number of floors above ground should include the ground floor level and be the number of main floors above ground, including any significant mezzanine floors and major mechanical plant floors. Mechanical mezzanines should not be included if they have a significantly smaller floor area than the major floors below. Similarly, mechanical penthouses or plant rooms protruding above the general roof area should not be counted. Note: CTBUH floor counts may differ from published accounts, as it is common in some regions of the world for certain floor levels not to be included (e.g., the level 4, 14, 24, etc. in Hong Kong).

Floors Below Ground

The number of floors below ground should include all major floors located below the ground floor level.

# of Parking Spaces

Number of Parking Spaces refers to the total number of car parking spaces contained within a particular building.

# of Elevators

Number of Elevators refers to the total number of elevator cars (not shafts) contained within a particular building (including public, private and freight elevators).

Tower GFA

Tower GFA refers to the total gross floor area within the tower footprint, not including adjoining podiums, connected buildings or other towers within the development.

190,582 m² / 2,051,408 ft²
Tallest in Asia
Tallest in Hefei
Tallest Office Building in the World
Tallest Office Building in Asia
Tallest Office Building in China
Tallest Office Building in Hefei
Tallest Composite Building in the World
Tallest Composite Building in Asia
Tallest Composite Building in Hefei
Construction Schedule



Construction Start



Anhui Broadcasting and TV Station
Structural Engineer
MEP Engineer


Magang (Group) Holding Co., Ltd.


Façade Maintenance Equipment

Wuhan Lingyun Building Decoration Engineering Co Ltd.


State Grid Anhui Electric Power Company

About Anhui New Broadcasting & TV Center

Standing at the south end of Swan Lake in Hefei, Anhui Broadcasting and Television Centre is the signature headquarters of the Anhui region’s largest television producer, while offering the highest observation point in the region. Its elongated, curved form optimizes circulation between functional and open areas by providing various lobbies and public spaces for multifunctional use. The tower’s facilities are divided into two different sections: the lower portion is home to all broadcasting studios, multimedia companies and technical service areas, while the upper portion contains offices. The building features the largest multifunctional broadcasting hall in Asia, at 3,600 square meters.

The innovative structure showcases fluidity through its swift upward momentum, recalling an unfolding paper scroll. This subtle spiral shape conceptualizes ancient Chinese wisdom as physical representations of local Li style fonts; traditional Chinese calligraphy adorn the outer skin of its double-layered facade. The outward culturally traditional influences offer a unique contrast to the modern, high-tech functions of the Centre itself.