Note: As this project is architecturally topped out, the data is based on the most reliable information currently available. This data is thus subject to change until the building has completed and all information can be confirmed and ratified by the CTBUH.
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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).
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."
Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest occupied floor within the building.
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).
The number of floors below ground should include all major floors located below the ground floor level.
Greenland Group Suzhou Center
Architecturally Topped Out
hotel / office
358.0 m / 1,175 ft
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.
Usually takes on the balance of the architectural effort not executed by the "Design Architect," typically responsible for the construction documents, conforming to local codes, etc. May often be referred to as "Executive," "Associate," or "Local" Architect, however, for consistency CTBUH uses the term "Architect of Record" exclusively.
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).
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Material Supplier refers to organizations which supplied significant systems/materials for a building project (e.g. elevator suppliers, facade suppliers, etc).
13 October 2016 - CTBUH Research
Greenland's Suzhou Center Chosen as Featured Building
1 October 2012 - Featured Building
20 September 2012 | Suzhou
ZhaoHui Jia of Greenland Group is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. ZhaoHui Jia discusses several...
23 September 2012
Ross Wimer, William Baker, Mark Nagis & Aaron Mazeika, SOM
At 358 meters, Greenland Group Suzhou Center marks the Wujiang waterfront with an aerodynamic form that has a unique presence, while accommodating its program with...
14 May 2019
Real estate developer Greenland Group has unveiled a master plan for its mega mixed-use project in Shanghai’s downtown Huangpu District, which is set to become...
Greenland Group Suzhou Center, sited prominently along Lake Taihu, is the defining visual landmark for the new Wujiang lakefront development. With an explicit focus on reducing energy consumption and conserving water, the Greenland Group Suzhou Center employs high-efficiency measures and intelligent structural modifications to minimize the building’s environmental impact. The tower is anticipated to achieve a LEED Silver designation.
Architects used highly advanced aerodynamic digital modeling techniques to craft the shape of the tower, which contributes to the building’s sustainable performance. The design was subjected to a series of digital wind tests that allowed the form to be refined. Convex primary façades and concave short façades have been shaped to decrease the building’s structural loads and increase natural ventilation flow. Operable panels have also been tucked into the corners of the east and west atrium façades at each floor to allow for cross ventilation when weather allows.
The building’s dynamic tapering form effectively unifies its office and residential uses within a gently curved volume that culminates in a 30-story-tall opening, a feature that marks the tower’s presence on the city skyline. Acting as a “lung,” the enormous aperture invites cool air flow during summer months and floods the interior spaces with natural light.
The atrium’s façade maximizes daylight penetration, facilitates mixed mode ventilation in the lobbies and public spaces, and acts as a fresh air supply source for the hotel and serviced apartments. Like many expanding cities, poor air quality presents an environmental challenge in Wujiang. Since the greatest concentration of pollutants can be found at lower elevations, fresh air will be supplied through enormous openings at the top of the tower.
Taken as a whole, the Greenland Group Suzhou Center marks the intersection of elegant design and function, employing advanced technologies to minimize the building’s footprint on the environment.
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.