Nanning Logan Century 1

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Height: Occupied
364.2 m / 1,195 ft
Height: To Tip
390 m / 1,279 ft
Height: Architectural
381.3 m / 1,251 ft
Nanning Logan Century 1 Outline
Height: Helipad
381.3 m / 1,251 ft
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
# of Elevators
Development GFA
396,490 m² / 4,267,783 ft²
# of Hotel Rooms


Official Name Nanning Logan Century 1
Name of Complex Nanning Logan Century
Other Names Logan Century Center 1
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country China
City Nanning
Street Address & Map Zhongjiang Road
Building Function hotel / office
Structural Material composite
  • Core: Reinforced Concrete
  • Columns: Concrete Filled Steel
  • Floor Spanning: Steel
Proposed 2010
Construction Start 2013
Completion 2018
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #41 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #28 Tallest in Asia
National Ranking #22 Tallest in China
City Ranking #1 Tallest in Nanning

Companies Involved

Developer Logan Real Estate Co., Ltd.
Design Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects & Engineers (HK) Ltd. (DLN)
Structural Engineer
Design A+E Design
MEP Engineer
Design A+E Design
Other Consultant
• Cost WT Partnership
Façade SuP Ingenieure GmbH
• Interiors CityGroup (CTG) Design
• Landscape AECOM
• Property Management CBRE
Material Supplier
• Cladding Xinyi Glass

About Nanning Logan Century 1

Nanning Logan Century 1 is a highly organized mix-use development that manages to incorporate a wide variety of programs without overcomplicating the building’s structure. The tower’s shape recalls that of a blossoming flower. The rectangular building appears to be divided into four parts – each representing a flower petal beginning to bloom. At the top of the structure, a helipad joins the petals together. Along the height of the building, layers of secondary petals mimic the motif at the zenith of the structure.

The variability of the building’s programs (including office space, an observation deck, and a hotel) required the project team to carefully scrutinize all design elements to ensure that they function as a complete whole. This was a particularly important consideration when designing the central core of the tower in order to accommodate all elevator requirements for passengers and goods, fire egress, and structural support. The ultimate solution was to create a series of separated vertical transportation systems. There are separate shuttle lifts for the public to reach the observation deck and hotel guests to go to the sky lobby; three lift zones for office users; and an independent entrance for hotel staff. Taking advantage of varying levels at the ground floor, lobbies are clearly segregated for the different groups of users.

The shell of the building functions as a unifying element for the disparate functions within. The façade system utilizes a curtain wall with aluminum vertical fins. These fins are not only decorative, but also serve to reduce solar heat gain. To differentiate the exterior visually, glass is tinted different colors along each section of the tower, ranging from white to grayish-blue.

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

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

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