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Global
Height rank
Chongqing World Financial Center
Chongqing China
Height

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."

1
To Tip:

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest point of the building, irrespective of material or function of the highest element (i.e., including antennae, flagpoles, signage and other functional-technical equipment).

338.9 m / 1,112 ft
2
Architectural:

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."

338.9 m / 1,112 ft
3
Occupied:

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest occupied floor within the building.

306.1 m / 1,004 ft
1 2 3 Chongqing World Financial Center Outline
Floors

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).

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).

72
Below Ground

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

6
Height 338.9 m / 1,112 ft
Floors 72
Official Name

The current legal building name.

Chongqing World Financial Center
Other Names

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

Global Financial Building
Type

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.

Building
Status
Completed
Architecturally Topped Out
Structurally Topped Out
Under Construction
Proposed
On Hold
Never Completed
Vision
Competition Entry
Canceled
Proposed Renovation
Under Renovation
Renovated
Under Demolition
Demolished
Completed, 2015
Country

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

City

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

Address
Postal Code
400065
Function

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.

hotel / office
Structural Material

Steel
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.

Mixed-Structure
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.

Composite
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.

composite
Core
Reinforced Concrete
Columns
Concrete Encased Steel
Floor Spanning
Steel
LEED Gold BD+C: Core and Shell
Height

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."

Architectural
338.9 m / 1,112 ft
To Tip
338.9 m / 1,112 ft
Occupied
306.1 m / 1,004 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).

72
Floors Below Ground

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

6
# of Parking Spaces

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

837
# 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).

43
Rankings
#
82
Tallest in the World
#
49
Tallest in Asia
#
41
Tallest in China
#
3
Tallest in Chongqing
#
40
Tallest Mixed-use Building in the World
#
30
Tallest Mixed-use Building in Asia
#
26
Tallest Mixed-use Building in China
#
3
Tallest Mixed-use Building in Chongqing
#
48
Tallest Composite Building in the World
#
42
Tallest Composite Building in Asia
#
37
Tallest Composite Building in China
#
3
Tallest Composite Building in Chongqing
Construction Schedule
2007

Proposed

2010

Construction Start

2015

Completed

Owner/Developer
Chongqing Worthy Land Co., Ltd.
Architect
C.Y. Lee & Partners Architects/Planners; Dayuan Architecture Design Consulting
Structural Engineer
Arup; Chongqing Architecture and Design Institute
MEP Engineer
Chongqing Architecture and Design Institute; Arup
China Construction Fourth Engineering Division Corp. Ltd.
SuP Ingenieure GmbH

Landscape

Design Land Collaborative

Marketing

Cushman & Wakefield

Property Management

Jones Lang LaSalle, Inc.

Traffic

MVA Transportation, Planning & Management Consultants

Elevator

Otis Elevator Company; Schindler; Sematic S.r.l.

HVAC

Carrier

Sealants

Dow Corning Corporation

CTBUH Initiatives

Videos

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About Chongqing World Financial Center

The Chongqing World Financial Center is located in the heart of the city’s Jiefangbei central business district near the Chongqing People’s Liberation Monument, a central plaza and city icon. The mixed-use tower has office and residential spaces, a hotel, restaurants, commercial outlets, and entertainment venues, making it much like a standalone vertical city. The building rests on a nine-story podium, which houses a hotel and high-end retail stores, and is connected to the nearby shopping center Diwang Plaza. The podium was constructed to be the same height as Diwang Plaza’s largest department store, Wangfujing, and together the buildings form a semi-enclosed shopping area. This unique luxury shopping center is intended to drive more foot traffic and boost commerce in the area. A sophisticated vertical transportation plan ensures occupants and visitors easy access to the multiple components of the tower so that the entire building can operate smoothly. Located adjacent to the busy Jiefangbei Pedestrian Street, and with easy access to two metro lines, the building is well integrated into Chongqing’s dense urban composition.

The tower’s simple and modern design contrasts with the surrounding built environment, incorporating a sleek, geometric arrangement infused with Eastern cultural elements. A series of openings on its mechanical floors separate the building into four distinct volumes of near equal proportion. Meanwhile, vertical lines rise up along the sides of the building, terminating at the crown structure, which serves to downplay the imposing size of the structure. The crown features multi-fold refracting surfaces made of highly reflective glass that catches sunlight from all directions, the effect of which produces much-welcomed light in Chongqing’s foggy climate. As a landmark for the city, Chongqing World Financial Center simultaneously emphasizes local culture and contemporary design concepts.

12 October 2011 | Chongqing

At 440m, the Chongqing International Trade and Commerce Centre will become one of the tallest buildings in south-west China. The presentation will highlight the structural...

19 January 2016

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