Suzhou Facts

150m+ Buildings 17 Completed6 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 1 Completed2 Under Constr.
Tallest Building Gate to the East (302 m)
Global Ranking #48 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #31 in Asia by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Country Ranking #20 in China by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
First 150m+ Building Suzhou Henghe Plaza (2000)
Average Building Age 6 years
Most Common Function Office, 43%
Most Common Material Composite, 55%

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings.

Buildings See All Buildings in City

1   Suzhou IFS 2017 450 m
2   Greenland Group Suzhou Center 2018 358 m
3   Gate to the East 2015 302 m
4   Suzhou RunHua Global Building A 2010 282 m
5   Suzhou Center 2013 268 m
6   Suzhou RunHua Global Building B 2010 240 m
7   Suzhou Xindi Center 2005 232 m
8   International Fortune Plaza Tower A 2016 230 m
9   Modern Media Plaza 1 2015 228 m
10   CSSD Plaza 2015 222 m
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.
1   Suzhou IFS 2017 450 m
2   Diamond Tower - 418 m
3   Century Plaza North Tower - 400 m
4   Greenland Group Suzhou Center 2018 358 m
5   Xinda Kingtown International Center Tower 1 - 320 m
6   Suzhou ICC - 303 m
7   Gate to the East 2015 302 m
8   Suzhou RunHua Global Building A 2010 282 m
9   Suzhou Center 2013 268 m
10   Xinda Kingtown International Center Tower 2 - 260 m
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Under Constr.   Proposed

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CTBUH Initiatives

Suzhou Regional Tour Report
20-21 Sep 2014 – Tour Report

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2013
Dec 2013 – CTBUH Journal Paper

The Tallest 15 Cities in China
Sep 2012 – CTBUH Research

Global News

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Videos

Zhongnan Center Elevator System and Elevator Evacuation Design
18 Sep 2014 – Xiaomei Lee & Frederick Liu, Gensler

The MEP Design Challenges of a Mega Tall Building in China – the Suzhou Zhongnan Center
18 Sep 2014 – Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse & Lung Wai (Herbert) Lam, Parsons Brinckerhoff

Design for Sustainability in Super High Rise Buildings
18 Sep 2014 – LiJun Cao, Environmental Market Solutions, Inc.

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Design challenges from MEP perspective for the Zhongnan Center arise from the need for a safe, reliable, high tech, green, sustainable, user-friendly building. The…
Design for Sustainability in Super High Rise Buildings
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Designing a Supertall for the Venice of China
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Performance Based Design and Optimization for Supertall Buildings
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Comparative Study of Zhongnan Center – Earthquakes and Wind
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Core Structural Design and Optimization for Super Tall Buildings
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Due to its excellent lateral stiffness and space flexibility, the mega frame-core wall structure is widely applied in super tall buildings. The efficiency of the central…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Zhongnan Tower Room, Session 2 - Q & A
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Research Papers

Megacities: Setting the Scene
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Dream Deferred: Unfinished Tall Buildings
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Suzhou Zhongnan Center: Rising Above Engineering Challenges
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