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Height: Occupied
555.1 m / 1,821 ft
 
Height: To Tip
660 m / 2,165 ft
Height: Architectural
660 m / 2,165 ft
 
Ping An Finance Center Outline
Height: Observatory
550 m / 1,804 ft
Floors Above Ground
115
Floors Below Ground
5
# of Elevators
80
Top Elevator Speed
10 m/s
Development GFA
459,525 m² / 4,946,286 ft²
# of Parking Spaces
1,174

Facts

Official Name Ping An Finance Center
Other Names PAFC, Ping An International Finance Center Tower 1
Structure Type Building
Status Under Construction
Country China
City Shenzhen
Street Address & Map Lot No. 1, Futian District
Building Function office
Structural Material composite
Energy Label LEED Gold
Proposed 2008
Construction Start 2010
Completion 2016

Companies Involved

Owner Ping An Life Insurance Company of China
Developer Ping An Financial Centre Construction & Development
Architect
Design Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Architect of Record China Construction Design International
Structural Engineer Thornton Tomasetti
MEP Engineer J. Roger Preston Group
Main Contractor China Construction First Group Construction & Development Co., Ltd.
Other Consultant
• Cost Rider Levett Bucknall
Façade ALT Limited
• Fire Arup
• LEED Arup
• Lighting LPA Lighting
• Property Management Jones Lang LaSalle, Inc.
• Sustainability Arup
• Traffic MVA Transportation, Planning & Management Consultants
• Wind RWDI
Material Supplier
• Cladding Outokumpu
• Elevator Schindler

CTBUH Initiatives

Ping An Finance Center: Pioneering Megatall
14 Apr 2015 – Event Invite

YPC New York Presents Pioneering Megatall: Ping An Finance Center
14 Apr 2015 – Event Report

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

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YPC New York Presents Pioneering Megatall: Ping An Finance Center
14 Apr 2015, New York City – Event Report
The inaugural CTBUH New York City Chapter event, held at the offices of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, showcased the rising Ping An Finance Center.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal Paper
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 functions and structural materials.
Shenzhen Regional Tour Report
20 Sep 2014, Shenzhen – Tour Report
In Shenzhen attendees toured the sky lobby of Ping An Finance Center. Attendees enjoyed a traditional Chinese lunch at the Four Seasons Hotel before continuing to KK100.
CTBUH Leaders Tour Ping An Tower
17 Oct 2013, Shenzhen – Tour Report
Executive Director Antony Wood and Trustee David Malott were treated to a high-octane tour of the under-construction Ping An Financial Center tower by its developer’s CEO.
Four-City Tour Generates Strong Shanghai Conference Support
13-17 Oct 2013, Shanghai – Tour Report
Preparations for the 2014 CTBUH Conference are now underway. Executive Director Antony Wood embarked on a four-city tour, meeting with more than 30 companies over the course of 10 days.
China to Dominate Tall Building Development
21 Aug 2012, Chicago – CTBUH Research
Nine of the 20 tallest buildings currently under construction in the world are located in China, which is now leading the way in the development of supertall buildings.
The Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the Era of the Megatall
7 Dec 2011, Chicago – CTBUH Research
Within this decade we will likely witness not only the world’s first kilometer-tall building, but also the completion of a significant number of buildings over 600 meters.

Videos

2014 Shanghai International Conference - Opening Plenary - Q & A
16 Sep 2014 – Panel Questions & Answers

Brief on the Shenzhen Ping An Finance Center Project Development
16 Sep 2014 – Wai Ming (Thomas) Tsang, Shenzhen Ping An Finance Center Construction & Development Co., Ltd.

Cost Planning and Control of Tall Buildings: The Case of Ping An Finance Center
16 Sep 2014 – Kenneth Kwan, Rider Levett Bucknall

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2014 Shanghai International Conference - Opening Plenary - Q & A
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Opening Plenary Questions & Answers session with speakers Antony Wood, CTBUH Executive Director / IIT / Tongji University, Jianping…
Brief on the Shenzhen Ping An Finance Center Project Development
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Wai Ming (Thomas) Tsang, Shenzhen Ping An Finance Center Construction & Development Co., Ltd.
Targeted for completion in 2016, the Shenzhen Ping An Finance Center is a project that represents a significant triumph for the Ping An Group, who will make the building…
Cost Planning and Control of Tall Buildings: The Case of Ping An Finance Center
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Kenneth Kwan, Rider Levett Bucknall
For tall buildings to be financially viable, effective cost planning and control of construction costs is essential in determining project feasibility. As demonstrated in…
Designing China’s Tallest: DNA of the Ping An Finance Center
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; David Malott, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC
Rather than attempting to radically redefine how contemporary skyscrapers are designed, KPF architects prefer to adopt an approach of continuous refinement; drawing from…
Ping An Finance Center: The Development and Construction of a Megatall
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Wai Ming (Thomas) Tsang, Ping An Financial Centre Construction & Development
The extraordinary megatall tower adopts extraordinary shape-optimization techniques and requires unprecedented levels of coordination to achieve its unique form.
Session 2: What Contributes Most to Sustainability in Tall Buildings?
10 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Dennis Poon, Neville Glanville, Klaus Lother & David Malott
The next generation of tall buildings will be judged on more than sheer height or aesthetic appearance. In the context of sustainability, they will also be judged on more…
Interview: China's Future Tallest
19 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; David Malott, KPF
David Malott of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. David discusses two of China'…
Ping An Finance Center: Pioneering China’s Tallest – Efficiencies of Form and Structures
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; David Malott, KPF; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti
Upon completion in 2015, the Ping An Finance Center will join an elite group of megatall buildings. This presentation discusses using the Ping An Finance Center and other…
Interview: Ping An Finance Center
18 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; Vincent Tse, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Vincent Tse of Parsons Brinckerhoff is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. Vincent talks about the tall building…
Interview: Shanghai Tower and Ping An Finance Center
17 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti
Dennis Poon of Thornton Tomasetti is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. Dennis discusses two megatall towers…
The Challenges for Supertall Building Structural Design and Sustainability Issues
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Dennis CK Poon, Thornton Tomasetti
Upon completion in 2014, the Ping An Tower will be the tallest tower in China, and the centerpiece of the growing Shenzhen skyline located just a few minutes north of…
Symbiosis: Supertalls and Future Cities
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Research Papers

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I

A Balancing Act for the Curtain-Wall Design
15 Sep 2014 – Ping An Finance Center: In Detail

Advantages of Early Design Consultant and Contractor Coordination
15 Sep 2014 – Wai Ming (Thomas) Tsang, Shenzhen Ping An Finance Center Construction & Development Co., Ltd.

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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…
A Balancing Act for the Curtain-Wall Design
15 Sep 2014 – Ping An Finance Center: In Detail; Joe Theodore Khoury, ALT Limited
This chapter provides a general overview of designing the curtain wall system of a high-rise structure. The past years have borne witness to the transformation of the…
Advantages of Early Design Consultant and Contractor Coordination
15 Sep 2014 – Wai Ming (Thomas) Tsang, Shenzhen Ping An Finance Center Construction & Development Co., Ltd.
The Ping An Finance Center required a tremendous effort to coordinate design/engineering and construction trades. This began very early in the design process and will…
Cost Planning and Control
15 Sep 2014 – Ping An Finance Center: In Detail; Kenneth Kwan, Rider Levett Bucknall Ltd.
This chapter looks at the major cost drivers of tall buildings such as the overall design planning, foundation and substructure, structure, façade, architectural works,…
Designing a High-Performance Sustainable Megatall
15 Sep 2014 – Ping An Finance Center: In Detail; Sai Yau (Vincent) Cheng, Chun Kuen (Jimmy) Tong & Wai Ho Leung, Arup
This chapter summarizes the characteristics of high-rise development and related considerations on building energy during design. The chapter introduces the Shenzhen Ping…
Designing China’s Tallest: DNA of the Ping An Finance Center
15 Sep 2014 – Ping An Finance Center: In Detail; David Malott, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
The Ping An Finance Center is the next generation of the prototypical Asian skyscraper: megatall, hyper-dense, and highly connected. Encoded in the design of PAFC are the…
Economical & Efficient Structural Solutions
15 Sep 2014 – Ping An Finance Center: In Detail; Dennis Poon, Yi Zhu, Steve Pacitto & Steve Zuo, Thornton Tomasetti Inc.
With the completion of the Ping An Finance Center (PAFC) in 2016, one of the tallest towers in China and the world will be unveiled. As more and more tall buildings…
Engineering Contractor Management
15 Sep 2014 – Ping An Finance Center: In Detail; Jian Zhong & Zhengkai Huang, China Construction Third Engineering Bureau Second Installation Company
Megatall high-rise projects face difficulties that require innovative solutions in terms of material coordination, allocation of labor resources, large massing, complex…
Key Aspects of Construction Management
15 Sep 2014 – Ping An Finance Center: In Detail; Tak Hung Yung, Shenzhen Ping An Finance Center Construction & Development Co., Ltd.
In general, construction management embraces topics such as programs, progress, quality control, and construction methods, all of which somehow correlate to each other.…
Key Construction Technologies
15 Sep 2014 – Ping An Finance Center: In Detail; Yuqi Zhou, Ruohui Sun, Gang Xue & Qiang Zuo, China Construction First Division Group Construction & Development Co., Ltd.
This chapter introduces the key technologies for the structural construction of the Ping An Finance Center from six perspectives regarding the deep foundation pit, large…
Ping An Finance Center: The Development and Construction of a Megatall
15 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Wai Ming (Thomas) Tsang, Shenzhen Ping An Financial Center Construction & Development
The extraordinary megatall tower adopts extraordinary shape-optimization techniques and requires unprecedented levels of coordination to achieve its unique form.
Power, Elevator and Customer-Oriented Sustainability Strategies
15 Sep 2014 – Ping An Finance Center: In Detail; Tony Lau, J. Roger Preston Limited
Being a world-class skyscraper with international corporate tenants, reliable power supply, expedient elevatoring service and customer-oriented sustainability pose…
Project Management Outline and Challenges
15 Sep 2014 – Ping An Finance Center: In Detail; Wing Kan (Ken) Wong, Wai Ming (Thomas) Tsang & Qi Ming (Andy) Liang, Shenzhen Ping An Finance Center Construction & Development Co., Ltd.
Design requirements between skyscrapers of 600 meters and 300 meters high are different, including construction costs, construction speed, construction technology,…
Stainless-Steel Cladding
15 Sep 2014 – Ping An Finance Center: In Detail; Dr. Jörn Teipel & Gert Weiss, Outokumpu EMEA GmbH
Especially during the last 20 years, stainless steel has become an approved and much-valued cladding material for sophisticated architecture. This chapter introduces the…
The Application and Management of BIM
15 Sep 2014 – Ping An Finance Center: In Detail; Fang Xie & Jiang Qian, CCDI Group
BIM is increasingly being used in the architecture and engineering industries. Its three-dimensional representation, digital information management, as well as the…
The Structural Health Monitoring System
15 Sep 2014 – Ping An Finance Center: In Detail; Qiusheng Li & Yinghou He, City University of Hong Kong; Wang Hui & Kailin Ju, Hunan University
A sophisticated and comprehensive structural health monitoring (SHM) system was designed to monitor the Ping An Finance Center (PAFC)’s continuous static and dynamic…
Innovative High Efficient Construction Technologies in Super High Rise Steel Structure Buildings
Aug 2014 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 3 Number 3; Lixian Dai & Biao Liao, China Construction Steel Structure Corporation
The super high rise building construction is characterized by a large quantity of engineering works and structural components, high demanding of construction technology…
Tall Buildings in Numbers: The Tallest 15 Cities in China
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With over 1.3 billion citizens and a rapidly urbanizing population, China is developing tall buildings more than any other country globally. Currently it has 239…
Ping An Finance Center: Pioneering China’s Tallest – Efficiencies of Form and Structures
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The Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the Era of the Megatall
Jan 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue I; CTBUH Research
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