50
Global
Height rank
Dalian International Trade Center
Dalian
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).

370.2 m / 1,214 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."

370.2 m / 1,214 ft
1 2 Dalian International Trade 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).

86
Below Ground

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

7
Height 370.15 m / 1,214 ft
Floors 86
Official Name

The current legal building name.

Dalian International Trade Center
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, 2019
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.

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.

residential / 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 Filled Steel
Floor Spanning
Steel
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
370.15 m / 1,214 ft
To Tip
370.15 m / 1,214 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).

86
Floors Below Ground

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

7
Rankings
#
50
Tallest in the World
#
32
Tallest in Asia
#
26
Tallest in China
#
2
Tallest in Dalian
#
26
Tallest Mixed-use Building in the World
#
21
Tallest Mixed-use Building in Asia
#
18
Tallest Mixed-use Building in China
#
2
Tallest Mixed-use Building in Dalian
#
33
Tallest Composite Building in the World
#
30
Tallest Composite Building in Asia
#
25
Tallest Composite Building in China
#
2
Tallest Composite Building in Dalian
Construction Schedule
2003

Construction Start

2019

Completed

Developer
Dalian International Trade Center Co., Ltd.
Architect
Dalian Architectural Design & Research Institute Co., Ltd.
Contractor

Interiors

Mantu Interior Architecture

CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2019


12 December 2019 - CTBUH Research

Research

12 December 2019

CTBUH Research

The year 2019 was remarkable for the tall building industry, with 26 supertall buildings (300 meters or taller) completed, the most in any year. This...

About Dalian International Trade Center

Rising from the historic city center surrounding Zhongshan Square, Dalian International Trade Center is among the first supertall buildings to emerge from this historic port city’s rapidly growing skyline. The mixed-use building is comprised of a six story retail podium topped with luxury apartments on floors 8 through 54 and then offices through the 84th floor. The tower is then crowned with a clubhouse and a rooftop helipad. Below grade, the tower reaches seven stories deep into the ground with subterranean parking and commercial space.

The tower is shaped as a rectangle with four chamfered corners and maintains this form as it rises vertically. The building is constructed as a composite structure, with a core and outrigger system comprised of concrete core and perimeter columns supporting floor plates framed with steel beams. The perimeter structure is then supplemented with belt trusses every 16th floor and at the tower’s crown to enhance its lateral stiffness. The exterior is sheathed in approximately 73,000 square meters of glass and aluminum curtain wall with strong vertical lines culminating into an elaborate diamond pattern at the top.

The building is well connected to its surrounding neighborhood, with several major public transportation and gathering spaces within walking distance. The tower has become an instant focal point for the skyline of the fast changing central business district located in a strip of land between the city’s famous harbor and a series of rolling green hills to the south.

12 December 2019

CTBUH Research

The year 2019 was remarkable for the tall building industry, with 26 supertall buildings (300 meters or taller) completed, the most in any year. This...

12 December 2019

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2019

The year 2019 was remarkable for the tall building industry, with 26 supertall buildings (300 meters or taller) completed, the most in any year. This is the second consecutive year in which this record was broken, besting 18 supertalls in 2018.

13 October 2016

The Council is pleased to announce the Top Company Rankings for numerous disciplines as derived from the list of projects appearing in 100 of the World’s Tallest Buildings.