Chengdu Facts

Population 7,677,100 (2010) Source: Government of Chengdu
Area 2,129 km² • 822 mi² Source: Government of Chengdu
150m+ Buildings 74 Completed12 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings None • 2 Under Constr.
Tallest Building Chengdu International Finance Square Tower 2 (247 m)
Global Ranking #11 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #8 in Asia by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Country Ranking #6 in China by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
First 150m+ Building Sichuan Bank of China (1994)
Average Building Age 5 years
Most Common Function Office, 52%
Most Common Material Composite, 51%

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CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2016
10 Jan 2017 – CTBUH Journal Paper Report

Twisting Tall Buildings
18 Aug 2016 – CTBUH Research

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal Paper

Global News

Chengdu Opens "City within a City"
10 Feb 2014 – The International Finance Square, which opened…

Research Papers

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2016
10 Jan 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue I

Megacities: Setting the Scene
Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV

Designing a Non-coplanar Exoskeleton Supertall Tower that Transforms the Skyline of Chengdu
26 Oct 2015 – Asia & Australasia: A Selection of Written Works on the World's Tall Building Forefront

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Papers Related to Chengdu

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2016
10 Jan 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue I; Jason Gabel, Annan Shehadi, Shawn Ursini & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH
CTBUH has determined that 128 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed around the world in 2016 – setting a new record for annual tall building…
Megacities: Setting the Scene
Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV; Daniel Safarik, Shawn Ursini & Antony Wood; Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
The rise of the megacity presents unprecedented opportunities to understand the human urbanization phenomenon, and to observe the effects of multicore, polycentric cities…
Designing a Non-coplanar Exoskeleton Supertall Tower that Transforms the Skyline of Chengdu
26 Oct 2015 – Asia & Australasia: A Selection of Written Works on the World's Tall Building Forefront; Dennis Poon, Yi Zhu, Paul Fu & Jianhai Liang, Thornton Tomasetti
The city of Chengdu is quickly becoming the center for high-rise development in southwest China. The focal point of this new vertical landscape will be the Chengdu…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I; Daniel Safarik, Antony Wood, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH
An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building…
The Synergy of a Destination: Three Successful Techniques in Global Mixed-Use Design
Oct 2011 – CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Ming Zhang, MulvannyG2 Architecture
The central business district is a feature common in nearly all modern cities. Regardless of location or cultural background, all successful CBDs share common aspects…

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