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Height: Occupied
294 m / 965 ft
Height: To Tip
350.6 m / 1,150 ft
Height: Architectural
350.6 m / 1,150 ft
Forum 66 Tower 1 Outline
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground


Official Name Forum 66 Tower 1
Name of Complex Forum 66
Other Names Hang Lung Plaza Tower 1
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country China
City Shenyang
Street Address & Map Qingnian Street
Building Function hotel / office
Structural Material composite
Energy Label LEED Silver
Construction Start 2008
Completion 2015
Official Website Forum 66
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Global Ranking #36 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #17 Tallest in Asia
National Ranking #14 Tallest in China
City Ranking #1 Tallest in Shenyang

Companies Involved

Developer Hang Lung Properties
Design Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Architect of Record China Northeast Architectural Design & Research Institute; Wong Tung & Partners
Structural Engineer
Design Arup
MEP Engineer
Design Parsons Brinckerhoff Consultants Private Limited
Main Contractor China Construction Third Engineering Bureau Co., Ltd.
Other Consultant
Façade ALT Limited
• Lighting Brandston Partnership, Inc.
• Quantity Surveyor Langdon & Seah
• Wind RWDI
Material Supplier
• Elevator Schindler
• Façade Maintenance Equipment CoxGomyl

About Forum 66 Tower 1

The design for Forum 66, a new mixed-use development in Shenyang, creates a daring new icon for one of northeast China’s most exciting and rapidly growing cities. Situated at the south side of City Plaza on the area’s main artery, Qing Nian Da Jie, the Forum 66 site is one of the most desirable locations in the city. The centrally located development, which includes office towers, a hotel, apartments, and a retail mall, is intended to drive energy and commerce in the surrounding region.

The architectural language of the project is based on the geometry of gentle curves, inspired by the flow of the river from which the city of Shenyang takes its name. The architects’ design features two dynamic office towers at the northern edge of the site, acting as a gateway from City Plaza to the new development and serving to reinforce the edge of the site. Forum 66 Tower 1 was conceived to be part of a family of forms united through the use of a consistent curtain-wall design and featuring angled tops.

These sleek towers are topped by glowing lanterns that appear to be floating, which sparkle during the daytime and light up the sky at night. While the office towers are gently curved in plan, they are very close to the optimal configuration of a rectangle. The proportion of the plan is broad enough to allow for a highly-efficient structural design and thus a minimized column area. The sides of the office towers and hotel that are facing the eye-shaped middle center of the complex taper inward, which enhances a sense of openness and creates an inviting spatial dynamic for the larger complex.

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