China will build the fourth tallest building in the world

Visualization of a skyscraper in the financial center of Ping An
Photo: KPF – CTBUH

Skyscraper financial centre in Shenzhen will reach 599 m

The American architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) won the competition to design the skyscraper of the financial center of Ping An in the Chinese city of Shenzhen.

The competition was organized by the International Council on tall buildings and urban habitat (CTBUH). The new 599-metre tower in Shenzhen will be the second tallest in China and fourth in the world, writes the online architectural magazine ArchDaily.

The stated height of the skyscraper Ping An will below the towers, the Burj Khalifa (828 meters, Dubai) and Shanghai Tower (632 m, China), as well as high-rise complex of the Abraj al-Bayt in Mecca (601 m, Saudi Arabia).

Shenzhen skyline modeled after the construction Ping An

Photo: KPF – CTBUH

Skyscraper financial center Ping’an is similar to the “steel cable stretched between heaven and earth,” reads the project description on the CTBUH website. “The tower tapers towards the top, which gives it a prismatic aesthetic,” States the note ArchDaily.

The facade of the building named as one of the most innovative elements of the project. For its construction will require 1.7 million tons of stainless steel 316L. The material chosen for the façade cladding due to its corrosion resistance, allowing the building to maintain its appearance for decades, even in salty coastal atmosphere of Shenzhen.
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2 thoughts on “China will build the fourth tallest building in the world

  • April 22, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    You’ve imrsepsed us all with that posting!

  • April 22, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    What a neat arctile. I had no inkling.


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