China Resources Tower

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Height: Occupied
345 m / 1,132 ft
Height: To Tip
392.5 m / 1,288 ft
Height: Architectural
392.5 m / 1,288 ft
China Resources Tower Outline
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
# of Elevators
Top Elevator Speed
6 m/s
Tower GFA
193,220 m² / 2,079,803 ft²
Development GFA
268,713 m² / 2,892,403 ft²
# of Parking Spaces


Official Name China Resources Tower
Name of Complex China Resources Shenzhen Bay
Other Names China Resources Headquarters, China Resources Shenzhen Bay
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country China
City Shenzhen
Street Address & Map No. 2666, Keyuan South Road
Postal Code 518052
Building Function office
Structural Material composite
  • Core: Reinforced Concrete
  • Columns: Steel
  • Floor Spanning: Steel
Proposed 2012
Construction Start 2014
Completion 2018
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #35 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #24 Tallest in Asia
National Ranking #18 Tallest in China
City Ranking #3 Tallest in Shenzhen

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer China Resources (Holdings) Company Limited
Design Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Architect of Record CCDI Group
Structural Engineer
Design Arup
Engineer of Record CCDI Group
MEP Engineer
Design WSP
Engineer of Record WSP; CCDI Group
Main Contractor China State Construction Engineering Corporation
Other Consultant
• Access Lerch Bates
Façade Arup
• Façade Maintenance Lerch Bates
• Fire Arup
• Lighting Brandston Partnership, Inc.
• Marketing Wordsearch
• Quantity Surveyor WT Partnership
• Sustainability Atkins
• Traffic MVA Transportation, Planning & Management Consultants
• Vertical Transportation WSP
Material Supplier
• Cladding Jangho Group Co., Ltd.
• Elevator Hitachi, Ltd.
• Paint/Coating Jotun
• Steel China Construction Steel Structure Corporation

About China Resources Tower

The China Resources Tower is located in the center of the Houhai District in Shenzhen. The supertall tower anchors the master planned China Resources Business District, which is bordered by Shenzhen Bay to the east, the Shenzhen Sports Complex to the north, and a linear greenbelt to the south.

Strategically positioned to overlook Shenzhen Bay, the tower is fully enmeshed in its built environment through underground links to public transportation. The experience of the building is enriched by the addition of a vegetated park to the north where a small glass pavilion transitions into a sunken plaza that functions as a hub space connecting the office lobby at the mezzanine level, a museum, retail space, performance hall, and auditorium.

The verticality of the tower and its tapered sculptural form is further emphasized by a series of external columns. These 56 columns converge into 28 columns along both the bottom and upper sections of the tower in a diagrid form. The diagrid not only strengthens the building’s structural integrity, but creates unique visual and functional conditions. At the base, it serves a series of entry portals, while at the top, it facilitates the building’s iconic form with a series of circular plans terminating in a sharp point. This structural system also allows for column-free office interiors.

The tapering tower form facilitates a variety of office types, with an organizational structure that allows for smaller and more boutique office floor plates. The “sky hall” located at the very top of the tower is where various corporate functions will be held. There, occupants get an interior view of the spire as well as views of the surrounding city.

CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH 2019 Award of Excellence Winners Announced
5 Dec 2018 – Awards Event

2018 Tall Building Predictions
17 Jan 2018 – CTBUH News

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

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CTBUH Initiatives Related to China Resources Tower

CTBUH 2019 Award of Excellence Winners Announced
5 Dec 2018, Chicago – Awards Event
These projects will be represented at the CTBUH 2019 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference, where they will compete in real time for winning distinctions in each category.
2018 Tall Building Predictions
17 Jan 2018, Chicago – CTBUH News
Check out all of our 2018 Tall Building Predictions, and dive into the full 2017 Tall Building Year in Review data report.
Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings
13 Oct 2016, Chicago – CTBUH Research
The Council is pleased to announce the Top Company Rankings for numerous disciplines as derived from the list of projects appearing in 100 of the World’s Tallest Buildings.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2018
12 Dec 2018 – CTBUH News Report
The astronomical growth in tall building construction observed over the past decade continued in 2018, though the total number of completed buildings of 200 meters’ or greater height leveled off at…

Research Papers

Best Tall Buildings 2019: Dominant Trends
Apr 2019 – CTBUH Journal 2019 Issue II

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2018
12 Dec 2018 – CTBUH Journal 2019 Issue I

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