Tianjin Facts

150m+ Buildings 48 Completed15 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 2 Completed3 Under Constr.
Tallest Building Tianjin Modern City Office Tower (338 m)
Global Ranking #20 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #15 in Asia by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Country Ranking #9 in China by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
First 150m+ Building Post and Communications Network Center (1997)
Average Building Age 6 years
Most Common Function Office, 50%
Most Common Material Composite, 59%

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

Buildings See All Buildings in City

1   Goldin Finance 117 2018 597 m
2   Tianjin CTF Finance Centre 2018 530 m
3   Sino Steel International Plaza T2 - 358 m
4   Tianjin Modern City Office Tower 2016 338 m
5   Tianjin World Financial Center 2011 337 m
6   Jin Wan Plaza 1 2017 300 m
7   Yujiapu Yinglan International Finance Center 2018 298 m
8   Powerlong Center Tower 1 2017 290 m
9   Bohai Bank Tower 2015 270 m
10   China Overseas Tower 2017 270 m
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.
1   Goldin Finance 117 2018 597 m
2   Rose Rock International Finance Center - 588 m
3   Tianjin CTF Finance Centre 2018 530 m
4   COFCO Landmark Tower - 390 m
5   Tianjin CITIC Plaza - 380 m
6   Sino Steel International Plaza T2 - 358 m
7   Tianjin Modern City Office Tower 2016 338 m
8   Tianjin World Financial Center 2011 337 m
9   Jin Wan Plaza 1 2017 300 m
10   Yujiapu Yinglan International Finance Center 2018 298 m
  Completed   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.   Proposed

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CTBUH Initiatives

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

2016 Vertical City Conference
12-14 Oct 2016 – CTBUH-Related News Non-CTBUH

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

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CTBUH Initiatives Related to Tianjin

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2016
10 Jan 2017 – CTBUH Journal Paper Report
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 completions and marking the third…
2016 Vertical City Conference
12-14 Oct 2016, Tianjin – CTBUH-Related News
This event will explore how the Vertical City concept can contribute to the development of metropolitan areas and mega metropolitan areas, such as "Jing Jin Ji" in China.
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.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2013
Dec 2013 – CTBUH Journal Paper
By all appearances, the small increase in the total number of tall-building completions from 2012 into 2013 is indicative of a return to the prevalent trend of increasing completions each year over…
The Tallest 15 Cities in China
Sep 2012 – CTBUH Research
With over 1.3 billion citizens and a rapidly urbanizing population, China is developing tall buildings more than any other country globally.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2011
Dec 2011 – CTBUH Journal Paper
The annual story is becoming a familiar one: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and now 2011 have each sequentially broke the record for the most 200 meter or higher buildings completed in a given year. Once…
The Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the Era of the Megatall
8 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

Major Issues for the Implementation of an Effective Cost Management for Super High-Rise Buildings
18 Oct 2016 – Stephen Y.F. Lai, Rider Levett Bucknall

Considering Place in an Integrated Approach to Tall
19 Sep 2012 – Brian Lee & William Baker, SOM

Structure Design of Sino Steel International Plaza
19 Sep 2012 – Xue Yi Fu, CCDI

Research Papers

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

From Icon to Community: The Repositioning of the Mega Tower in the City Context
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism

Next-Generation Supertall Tower Form Determinants: A Study of the Tianjin CTF Finance Centre
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism

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Papers Related to Tianjin

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…
From Icon to Community: The Repositioning of the Mega Tower in the City Context
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Bryant Lu & Guymo Wong, Ronald Lu & Partners
Historically, mega-towers were frequently labelled “egocentric displays of power,” becoming iconic symbols of a city or an individual. In today’s age of global hyper-…
Next-Generation Supertall Tower Form Determinants: A Study of the Tianjin CTF Finance Centre
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Brian Lee, William Baker, Inho Rhee & Ronald Johnson, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
This paper puts forth the elements of an integrated design approach to mixed-use supertall towers that is based on rationally creative strategies that encourage…
Utilization of BIM and Façade Optimization via Computer Technology in a Super High-Rise
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Christopher King, New World Development Company Limited; Guan Ting, Gehry Technologies; Yawu Su, China Construction 8th Engineering Division;
Tianjin Chow Tai Fook Finance Centre (TJCTF) is a mixed-use development with a total gross floor area (GFA) of 389,980 square meters. This 530-meter-tall building is…
Overcoming MEP and VT System Design Challenges in Three of the Tallest Buildings in China
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Vincent Tse, Herbert Lam, Kenneth Li & Michael Sung, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
This paper will address the mechanical, electrical, plumbing and drainage, and vertical transportation system (MEP/VTS) design challenges encountered during the design…
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…
The Inevitability of Global Adaptation: Eastern and Western Developers Practicing Internationally
26 Oct 2015 – Asia & Australasia: A Selection of Written Works on the World's Tall Building Forefront; Samuel Luckino & Peter Brannan, Arquitectonica
For architecture and engineering firms serving development clients who build large-scale urban projects in various corners of the world, the effort is often facilitated…
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…
Dream Deferred: Unfinished Tall Buildings
Nov 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue IV; CTBUH Research
Without big dreams, there would be no tall buildings. Conceiving, financing, designing, and constructing a skyscraper is no simple feat, even under the best of conditions…
A New Skyline Vision: CTF Towers in Guangzhou and Tianjin
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Wing Ip (David) Ho, Chung (Eddie) Yuk Fai, Hung (Annie) Lo & De Ming (Derry) Yu, New World Development
This paper presents the thinking behind the design of the two supertall towers of Chow Tai Fook Enterprise– the Guangzhou CTF Finance Center and the Tianjin CTF Finance…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2013
Dec 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue I; Daniel Safarik, Antony Wood, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH
By all appearances, the small increase in the total number of tall-building completions from 2012 into 2013 is indicative of a return to the prevalent trend of increasing…
The Structural Design of Tianjin Goldin Finance 117 Tower
Dec 2012 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 1 Number 4; Peng Liu, Goman Ho, Alexis Lee, et al, Arup
Tianjin Goldin Finance 117 tower has an architectural height of 597 m, total of 117 stories, and the coronation of having the highest structural roof of all the buildings…
Tall Buildings in Numbers: The Tallest 15 Cities in China
Sep 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue III; CTBUH Research
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…
Structural Design of Sino Steel International Plaza
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Xue Yi Fu, Ying Gao, Ying Zhou & Xiangbing Yang, CCDI
Sino Steel (Tianjin) International Plaza has the first worldwide application of hexagonal grid structure system as its exterior tube of this super high building.
CFD Simulation of Urban Pedestrian Wind Comfort Optimization in a High-Rise Building Cluster – A Case Study
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Kuishan Li & Feng Wang, ECADI Co. Ltd; Haisong Yang & He Li, Tianjin innovative Finance Investment Co. Ltd.
Wind comfort for pedestrians is concerned in urban planning, especially for high-rise building clusters. The computational fluid dynamics (CFD) method is widely used to…
Tianjin Goldin Finance 117 Tower: The Solution to a Slender Geometry
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Peng Liu, Goman Ho, Alexis Lee & Chao Yin, Arup
With an architectural height of 597m, the Tianjin Goldin Finance 117 tower will have the highest structural roof of any building under construction in China, and will…
New Construction Technologies in Tianjin Jinta Mansion
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Yaohui Yang, Junfeng gao & Jing Wang, China Construction First Division Group Construction & Development Co., Ltd.
The 73-story and 336.9 meter Tianjin Jinta Mansion is the tallest building in the world designed to apply concrete filled steel tube columns and pure steel plate shear…
Tall Buildings in Numbers: A New Leader for Telecom Towers
Jun 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue II; CTBUH Research
With the recent completion of two megatall telecommunication/observation towers it is perhaps time to review these structures and also explain why they are distinguished…
The Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the Era of the Megatall
Jan 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue I; 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…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2011
Dec 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue I; Nathaniel Hollister & Antony Wood, CTBUH
The annual story is becoming a familiar one: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and now 2011 have each sequentially broke the record for the most 200 meter or higher buildings…
World’s Tallest Steel Shear Walled Building
Feb 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue I; Mark Sarkisian & Neville Mathias, SOM; Dasui Wang, ECADI; Sam Lee, Guangzhou Scientific Computing Consultants
Because of its iconic slender form, a key design challenge was to develop an efficient lateral system capable of resisting wind and seismic lateral load; the article…
Performance Based Seismic Design of a 75-Story Buckling Restrained Slender Steel Plate Shear Wall Tower
May 2010 – ASCI/SEI Structures Congress; Sam Lee & Yun Liao, Guangzhou Scientific Computing Consultants; Dasui Wang, ECADI; Neville Mathias, SOM
The Jinta Tower is a 75-story building located in Tianjin, China, with slender steel plate shear walls (SPSW) used as the primary lateral load resisting system.…

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