Changsha IFS Tower T1

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Height: Occupied
431 m / 1,414 ft
Height: To Tip
452.1 m / 1,483 ft
Height: Architectural
452.1 m / 1,483 ft
Changsha IFS Tower T1 Outline
Height: Helipad
452 m / 1,483 ft
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
Top Elevator Speed
9 m/s
Tower GFA
300,000 m² / 3,229,173 ft²
Development GFA
1,000,000 m² / 10,763,910 ft²
# of Hotel Rooms


Official Name Changsha IFS Tower T1
Name of Complex Changsha IFS
Other Names Changsha International Finance Square Tower T1
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country China
City Changsha
Street Address & Map 188 West Jiefang Road
Postal Code 410000
Building Function hotel / office
Structural Material composite
  • Core: Concrete Encased Steel
  • Columns: Concrete Encased Steel
  • Floor Spanning: Steel
Energy Label LEED
Proposed 2011
Construction Start 2013
Completion 2018
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Global Ranking #15 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #11 Tallest in Asia
National Ranking #9 Tallest in China
City Ranking #1 Tallest in Changsha

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Wharf China Development Limited
Design Wong Tung & Partners
Architect of Record Hunan Architectural Design Institute
Structural Engineer
Design East China Architectural Design & Research Institute
MEP Engineer
Design Arup
Main Contractor China Construction Second Engineering Bureau Ltd.
Other Consultant
• Acoustics Campbell Shillinglaw Lau Ltd
• Cost WT Partnership
Façade Inhabit Group
• Interiors Wilson Associates
• Landscape ADI
• Lighting Brandston Partnership, Inc.
• Traffic MVA Transportation, Planning & Management Consultants
Material Supplier
• Electrical Schneider; Solomon Technology Corp
• Elevator Hitachi, Ltd.
• HVAC BEFINE; SIIC-LongChuang; SINKO Industries; York
• Steel China Construction Steel Structure Corporation

About Changsha IFS Tower T1

Ideally located in the prime area of Jiefang Road in Furong District, the Changsha IFS Tower T1 complex is well positioned to achieve its primary purpose of attracting a myriad of financial institutions based in Hunan Province. This twin-tower development is based on Harbour City, a hyper-connected retail development in Hong Kong. The Changsha complex will sport an underground network of linkages to a future interchange hub (Wuyi Plaza Station) for metro lines 1 and 2. The same underground passageway will connect with one of the busiest pedestrian streets in China — Huang Xing Pedestrian Shopping Street.

The development features two supertall skyscrapers, with Tower 1 rising 452 meters and Tower 2 rising 315 meters. The rectangular form of the glass-clad towers is neatly interrupted by a series of metal fins that add a hint of complexity to their appearance and reduce glare for the interior office spaces. Tower 1 features a crown that incrementally sets back by several meters at three points, downplaying its extreme height and cementing its relationship with the second tower. Like many towers that break the 400-meter barrier, reduced floor plate sizes at the top are best suited for hotel uses—with guest willing to pay a premium for accommodations at such heights.

At the base, a block-sized podium contains a mega mall of 230,000 square meters, generating triangulation between the office uses above and transportation infrastructure below. Changsha IFS Tower T1 also has 700 meters of retail street frontage, greater than that of its likeness, Harbour City. The retail mall, among the largest in Changsha and Central China, offer s amenities spanning entertainment, lifestyle, culture, and dining under one roof. This important shopping will provide critical activity to the larger development, and the district as a whole.

CTBUH Initiatives

Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings
13 Oct 2016 – CTBUH Research

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2018
12 Dec 2018 – CTBUH News Report

Research Papers

The Tallest 20 in 2020: Predictions vs. Reality
Mar 2020 – CTBUH Journal 2020 Issue II

The Tallest 20 in 2020: Then and Now
Mar 2020 – CTBUH Journal 2020 Issue II

Highest Special-Purpose Spaces
29 Jul 2019 – CTBUH Journal Issue III

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The Tallest 20 in 2020: Predictions vs. Reality
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The Tallest 20 in 2020: Then and Now
Mar 2020 – CTBUH Journal 2020 Issue II; CTBUH Research
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29 Jul 2019 – CTBUH Journal Issue III
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12 Dec 2018 – CTBUH Journal 2019 Issue I; CTBUH Research
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