Hengqin International Finance Center

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Height: Occupied
296.5 m / 973 ft
Height: To Tip
337.8 m / 1,108 ft
Height: Architectural
337.7 m / 1,108 ft
Hengqin International Finance Center Outline
Height: Helipad
337.7 m / 1,108 ft
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
# of Elevators
Top Elevator Speed
6 m/s
Tower GFA
123,738 m² / 1,331,905 ft²
Development GFA
150,222 m² / 1,616,976 ft²
# of Apartments
# of Parking Spaces


Official Name Hengqin International Finance Center
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country China
City Zhuhai
Street Address & Map No. 158, Huitong 6th Road, Hengqin
Postal Code 519030
Building Function residential / office
Structural Material composite
  • Core: Reinforced Concrete
  • Columns: Concrete Filled Steel
  • Floor Spanning: Steel
Proposed 2013
Construction Start 2015
Completion 2020
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #83 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #51 Tallest in Asia
National Ranking #42 Tallest in China
City Ranking #1 Tallest in Zhuhai

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Huafa Group
Design Aedas
Architect of Record CITIC General Institute of Architectural Design & Research Co., Ltd
Structural Engineer
Design CITIC General Institute of Architectural Design & Research Co., Ltd
MEP Engineer
Design CITIC General Institute of Architectural Design & Research Co., Ltd
Main Contractor China Construction Third Engineering Bureau Co., Ltd.
Other Consultant
Façade HKR Engineering Consultants; BuroHappold Engineering
• Interiors Wilson Associates
• Lighting BIAD Lighting Design Studio
Material Supplier
• Paint/Coating Jotun

About Hengqin International Finance Center

Hengqin International Finance Center is a pioneer development on Hengqin Island in Zhuhai, which, as part of the Pearl River Delta mega-region, is in the process of developing into a financial center. When completed, the tower will function as a focal point for the growing central business district. The tower is comprised of four volumes that shoot up out of the podium at its base, meant to symbolize the convergence of Zhuhai, Macau, Hong Kong, and Shenzhen—each major cities within the Pearl River Delta.

The building draws inspiration from Nine Dragons, a well-known thirteenth century painting from the Southern Sung Dynasty in which flood dragons—mythological Chinese creatures—emerge commandingly from the sea. In ancient Chinese literature, flood dragons are magical creatures capable of invoking storms and are often used to describe an emergent power—an apt symbol for a building devoted to the development of an experimental financial zone.

At the base of the tower, a huge canopy envelops the building’s entrance and sweeps upward. This fluid design allows the retail podium to merge with the tower without an abrupt transition. In this way, the roof of the podium also forms one of the tower’s elevations. The façades are clad in glass and metal panels. As they rise, each of the four components exhibit slight undulations, which gives the impression that they are weaving around one another, a visual allusion to the building’s inspiration. Each section has its own roof, with a roofline slanted towards the center of the building—a symbolic convergence of the nearby cities. Hengqin International Finance Center’s unique design is worthy of its prominent status as the focal point of the fast-expanding Zhuhai development.

CTBUH Initiatives

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

Research Papers

The Design Strategy for Functional, Efficient, Curved Super High-Rise Buildings
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism

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