157
Global
Height rank

East Pacific Center Tower A

Shenzhen
Height
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).

306 m / 1,004 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."

306 m / 1,004 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.

278 m / 912 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).

85
Below Ground

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

4
1 2 3 East Pacific Center Tower A Outline
Height 306.0 m / 1,004 ft
Floors 85
Official Name
The current legal building name.

East Pacific Center Tower A

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

EPI Residences Tower A

Name of Complex
A complex is a group of buildings which are designed and built as pieces of a greater development.

East Pacific 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, 2013

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

China

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

Shenzhen

Address

Xianglin Road

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

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
Height
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."

306.0 m / 1,004 ft

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).
306.0 m / 1,004 ft
Occupied
Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest occupied floor within the building.
278.0 m / 912 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).

85

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

4

Rankings
#
157
Tallest in the World
#
95
Tallest in Asia
#
81
Tallest in China
#
11
Tallest in Shenzhen
#
21
Tallest Residential Building in the World
#
4
Tallest Residential Building in Asia
#
1
Tallest Residential Building in China
#
1
Tallest Residential Building in Shenzhen
#
93
Tallest Composite Building in the World
#
79
Tallest Composite Building in Asia
#
73
Tallest Composite Building in China
#
11
Tallest Composite Building in Shenzhen
Construction Schedule
2008

Construction Start

2013

Completed

Structural Engineer
Design

The Design Engineer is usually involved in the front end design, typically taking the leadership role in the Schematic Design and Design Development, and then a monitoring role through the CD and CA phases.

Other Consultant

Other Consultant refers to other organizations which provided significant consultation services for a building project (e.g. wind consultants, environmental consultants, fire and life safety consultants, etc).

Geotechnical
Wind
Architect
Design

Usually involved in the front end design, with a "typical" condition being that of a leadership role through either Schematic Design or Design Development, and then a monitoring role through the CD and CA phases.

A+E Design; Wong & Ouyang
Structural Engineer
Design

The Design Engineer is usually involved in the front end design, typically taking the leadership role in the Schematic Design and Design Development, and then a monitoring role through the CD and CA phases.

Other Consultant

Other Consultant refers to other organizations which provided significant consultation services for a building project (e.g. wind consultants, environmental consultants, fire and life safety consultants, etc).

Geotechnical
Wind

CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2013

31 December 2013 - CTBUH Journal

Research

31 December 2013

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2013

Daniel Safarik, Antony Wood, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH

By all appearances, the small increase in the total number of tall-building completions from 2012 into 2013 is indicative of a return to the prevalent...

About East Pacific Center Tower A

Located alongside Shennan Avenue, a major east-west thoroughfare through the heart of Shenzhen, East Pacific Center is a large mixed-use complex comprised of two office towers, a hotel tower and two residential towers. Upon completion, East Pacific Center Tower A was among the tallest residential buildings in China and stands as the tallest building within the complex. East Pacific Center Tower A has a fraternal twin relationship with the neighboring residential tower Tower B which are linked together by a three story retail podium structure at the base of the towers and also through a multi-level skybridge positioned at a height of 170 meters above the ground. The bridge houses amenities for the luxury residences, including a club house with a gym, swimming pool and a spa.

The residential towers were constructed with a composite structure comprised of vertical steel columns encased in concrete making up the perimeter of the structure, as well as the core. The skybridge was constructed of hallow steel sections, weighs in at a total of 700 tones and was lifted into place largely as one piece. The inclusion of the bridge created design challenges for the team who had to factor in the rigidity of the bridge while the towers sway, especially in times of seismic conditions or extreme winds from typhoons making landfall.

When East Pacific Center Tower A was completed, it was the second supertall tower to emerge from the rapidly changing skyline of the fast growing city. As the skyline continues to grow taller, the complex will remain a highly visible fixture in the cityscape, due to its location near Deep Bay and central location within the city which positions the towers between Shenzhen’s larger skyline nodes to the east and west.