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Height: To Tip
438 m / 1,437 ft
Height: Architectural
438 m / 1,437 ft
 
Wuhan Center Tower Outline
Floors Above Ground
88
Tower GFA
343,900 m² / 3,701,709 ft²
# of Parking Spaces
1,200

Facts

Official Name Wuhan Center Tower
Name of Complex Wuhan Center
Structure Type Building
Status Architecturally Topped Out
Country China
City Wuhan
Street Address & Map Hanxi Road
Building Function hotel / residential / office
Structural Material composite
Proposed 2008
Construction Start 2011
Completion 2017

Companies Involved

Owner China Oceanwide Holdings Group
Developer Wuhan CBD Investment Development Company
Architect
Design ECADI
Structural Engineer
Design ECADI
Peer Review Thornton Tomasetti
MEP Engineer
Design ECADI
Main Contractor China State Construction Engineering Corporation
Other Consultant
• Cost Sweett Group
Façade ALT Limited; ECADI
• Landscape SWA Group
• Lighting Grand Sight Design International
• Wind RWDI
Material Supplier
• Cladding Beijing Jangho Curtain Wall Co., Ltd.

About Wuhan Center Tower

Inspired by a sailing vessel, Wuhan Center Tower is appropriately situated beside the Mengze Lake in Hunan province, along the Yangzhi River. The tower is divided into five vertical sections, seamlessly integrating retail, office, and residential spaces, as well as a hotel. It is easily accessible from public transportation, designed to serve the needs of residents and guests, as well as the city’s burgeoning business community.

The primary design features that enhance the structure’s sustainability are the façade and an integrated energy core. A folding glass curtain façade enwraps the Wuhan Center, with two bevels running along its height. The slotted sides help reduce wind pressure on the building. The tower’s façade materials were carefully considered with respect to appearance and function. Fully glazed and sealed curtain wall systems allow more light into the space, but also increase solar heat gain. To address this issue, folding curtain wall units optimize shading performance, reducing solar radiation and indoor heat gain by 50% compared to a smooth curtain wall. Comfortable indoor temperatures are also maintained through a sophisticated air flow system, employing techniques such as using stratified air at the top of the tower in cooling systems.

The main focus of the tower’s core design is space efficiency. The core area reduces gradually as the building’s height increases, leaving more free space in the core tube to arrange mechanical, electrical, and auxiliary systems in an “integrated energy core.”
The tower’s design typifies the sustainable building concept, utilizing both architectural modeling and façade technology to create a high-performance structure, recognizing that as urban population density increases, and buildings grow taller by necessity, the environmental imperative is that much more powerful.

CTBUH Initiatives

Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings
13 Oct 2016 – CTBUH Research

Research Papers

Wuhan Center – A Sustainable Design Exploration for Skyscrapers
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai