Chengdu Greenland Tower

Note: As this project is under construction, the data is based on the most reliable information currently available. Additionally, in response to the COVID-19 global health pandemic, construction work may temporarily slow or suspend under restrictions imposed by local or national authorities. This data is thus subject to change until the building has completed and all information can be confirmed and ratified by the CTBUH.

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Height: Occupied
448.2 m / 1,470 ft
Height: To Tip
468 m / 1,535 ft
Height: Architectural
468 m / 1,535 ft
Chengdu Greenland Tower Outline
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
Tower GFA
220,534 m² / 2,373,808 ft²
Development GFA
395,305 m² / 4,255,028 ft²
# of Parking Spaces


Official Name Chengdu Greenland Tower
Name of Complex Chengdu Greenland Center
Other Names Greenland Center
Structure Type Building
Status Under Construction
Country China
City Chengdu
Street Address & Map Yidu Avenue West Road
Building Function hotel / office
Structural Material composite
  • Core: Reinforced Concrete
  • Columns: Concrete Encased Steel
  • Floor Spanning: Steel
Proposed 2011
Construction Start 2014
Completion 2022

Companies Involved

Developer Greenland Group
Design Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Architect of Record East China Architectural Design & Research Institute
Structural Engineer
Design Thornton Tomasetti
MEP Engineer
Design PositivEnergy Practice
Other Consultant
• Acoustics Shen Milsom Wilke, Inc.
• Civil Prism Engineering, Inc.
• Façade Maintenance Lerch Bates
• Fire Rolf Jensen & Associates
• Landscape SWA Group
• Life Safety Rolf Jensen & Associates
• Lighting OVI Lighting
• Vertical Transportation Fortune Consultants, Ltd.
• Wind RWDI
Material Supplier
• Elevator KONE
• Formwork Doka GmbH
• Paint/Coating Jotun

About Chengdu Greenland Tower

Conforming with the cascade of skyscraper projects advancing in the city – particularly in the booming Dongcun district – [building] blends a keen sense of functionalism with a gutsy, emboldened design that is set to rise above the rest. The tower forms a central component of a larger complex, Chengdu Greenland Center, which will consist of: a retail podium, complete with conference center, a bridge connecting to the main tower, and an exhibition hall; two smaller apartment towers of 173 and 166 meters; and the main tower, containing an array of office accommodations and a luxury hotel. The overall design of the complex interprets and integrates Chengdu’s urban structure and local culture, representing the modern embodiment of Chinese traditional feng shui theory.

The form of the tower was inspired by the unique ice mountain topography around the city, with an angled, mountainous façade that emulates the cool bluish hue of the rocky formations in deep winter. Like the mountain ridges reflecting the light of the sky and the valleys reflecting light from the earth, the tower will perform as a light sculpture to diffuse light from 360 degrees, creating a connection between the ground plane and the sky. A series of inset LED lights along the exterior will enhance this effect at night, causing the tower itself to be an enduring visual centerpiece for the larger development.

Chengdu Greenland Tower’s architecture and structure are married perfectly. The design fully considers the structural requirements of a supertall building in a high seismic zone, using a geometrical plan, a tapered form, and a high-performance damper bracing system to ensure the structure’s stability and efficiency. The building also features an allotment of high-efficiency sustainability systems, including high-performance glass paneling on the exterior.

CTBUH Initiatives

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


Mega Size Mixed-Use Projects: Redefining Vertical Urbanism
17 Oct 2016 – Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti

2015 New York Conference - Session 2a - Q&A
26 Oct 2015 – Panel Questions & Answers

Designing a Non-coplanar Exoskeleton Supertall Tower that Transforms the Skyline of Chengdu
26 Oct 2015 – Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti

Research Papers

Designing High Performance MEP Systems for Supertall Buildings: A Review of Challenges and Opportunities
Dec 2017 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 6 Number 4

Designing a Non-coplanar Exoskeleton Supertall Tower that Transforms the Skyline of Chengdu
26 Oct 2015 – Asia & Australasia: A Selection of Written Works on the World's Tall Building Forefront

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