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Height: Occupied
330.3 m / 1,084 ft
Height: To Tip
436 m / 1,430 ft
Height: Architectural
436 m / 1,430 ft
Riverview Plaza A1 Outline
Floors Above Ground
73
Floors Below Ground
3
# of Elevators
42
Top Elevator Speed
8 m/s
Tower GFA
185,296 m² / 1,994,510 ft²
Development GFA
402,564 m² / 4,333,163 ft²
# of Hotel Rooms
256
# of Parking Spaces
2,885

Facts

Official Name Riverview Plaza A1
Name of Complex Riverview Plaza
Other Names 1 Corporate Avenue, Wuhan Tiandi – Corporate Center A1
Structure Type Building
Status On Hold
Country China
City Wuhan
Street Address & Map Jiefang Avenue
Building Function hotel / office
Structural Material composite
Energy Label LEED Gold
Construction Start 2013

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Shui On Land Limited
Architect
Design Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Architect of Record P & T Group; Wuhan Architectural Institute
Structural Engineer
Design P & T Group
MEP Engineer
Design P & T Group
Main Contractor China Construction 8th Engineering Division
Other Consultant
• Cost DLS
• Environmental Arup
Façade Arup
• Landscape AECOM
• Lighting Brandston Partnership, Inc.
• Traffic AECOM
• Vertical Transportation P & T Group
• Way Finding Graphia International Ltd.

About Riverview Plaza A1

Riverview Plaza is a high-rise complex located in Wuhan, one of the major transportation and commercial hubs in China. The development consists of three towers and a podium building that is meant to become one of the city’s main attractions and economic drivers. The design of Riverview Plaza aims to celebrate Wuhan’s freshwater and commercial heritage, as well as its emergence as a political, economic, and cultural center. At 450 meters, the main tower will stand among the tallest in the city.

The design of Riverview Plaza A1 represents a contemporary interpretation of traditional Chinese architecture. Patterns on the glass are inspired by decorative window screens that are found throughout the region. While the references are traditional, the performance is modern: the curtain walls will be made from energy-efficient double glazing units that conform to the requirements of the LEED certification system. A number of other sustainable design strategies have been integrated into the building, including water-efficient toilet fixtures, LED lighting, occupancy and daylight sensors, and the use of environmentally friendly building materials. The form of the tower itself is inspired by the sampans (small, flat-bottomed boats) that once crowded the Yangtze River.

Though the tower operates on a vertical scale as a symbolic representation of the city’s heritage, it also functions practically at the human scale. The four-level podium at the base of the development will contain a convention center, movie theaters, restaurants, and a shopping mall. A four-block-long skylight will bring natural light into the interior shopping areas. On the south end of the site, a giant video screen will hovers over a public plaza, which is intended to become a gathering place on special occasions.