Spring City 66

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Height: Occupied
285.7 m / 937 ft
Height: To Tip
349 m / 1,145 ft
Height: Architectural
349 m / 1,145 ft
Spring City 66 Outline
Height: Observatory
285.7 m / 937 ft
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
Tower GFA
167,631 m² / 1,804,365 ft²
Development GFA
401,300 m² / 4,319,557 ft²


Official Name Spring City 66
Name of Complex Hang Lung Plaza
Other Names Hang Lung Plaza
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country China
City Kunming
Street Address & Map Donfeng East Road
Building Function office
Structural Material composite
  • Core: Reinforced Concrete
  • Columns: Concrete Encased Steel
  • Floor Spanning: Steel
Energy Label LEED Gold BD+C: Core and Shell
Proposed 2011
Construction Start 2013
Completion 2019
Official Website Spring City 66
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #64 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #38 Tallest in Asia
National Ranking #32 Tallest in China
City Ranking #1 Tallest in Kunming

Companies Involved

Developer Hang Lung Properties
Design Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Architect of Record Wong Tung & Partners; Yunnan Design Institute Group
Structural Engineer
Design AECOM
MEP Engineer
Design J. Roger Preston Limited
Other Consultant
Façade ALT Limited
• Façade Maintenance Lerch Bates
• Landscape Design Land Collaborative
• Lighting Isometrix Lighting + Design, Ltd.
• Quantity Surveyor Langdon & Seah
• Traffic MVA Transportation, Planning & Management Consultants
• Wind BMT Fluid Mechanics Ltd.
Material Supplier
• Paint/Coating Jotun

About Spring City 66

Spring City 66 is located in the heart of Kunming’s Panlong District, the financial and commercial hub of the city. Its prime location enhances its function as the central core of the fast-growing downtown. Situated between two major thoroughfares, the building is in an ideal position to benefit from the huge amount of traffic that passes by every day. It will further centralize the city’s downtown core by integrating stations from two prominent metro lines, with commercial elements that will keep the area activated with users throughout the day, a necessity in any core building.

The tower’s status as a centralizing agent is underscored by its commitment to a sustainable design that encourages continuous outdoor activity. A broad promenade and multiple green areas are essential to the building’s design, and work to integrate the structure into the surrounding neighborhood by forming an unbroken expanse of greenery linking to the nearby Dongfang Plaza. This commitment to a high-degree of green spaces, along with other sustainable improvements, is intended to earn Spring City 66 a LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

The complex’s main tower rises from an abstractly shaped podium that tapers outward to create a hanging exterior. The tower, clad in glass, has vertical striping down its north and south façades that accentuates the building’s height. The structure narrows as it reaches the top; an angled parapet gives way to a gently tapered slope that culminates at the building’s highest point.

Spring City’s ambitious design allows the building to simultaneously act as a centralizing element for Kunming while also creating an iconic landmark for the city. In this way, Spring City 66 critically merges functional design with regional priorities.

CTBUH Initiatives

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

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2019
12 Dec 2019 – CTBUH Research

Research Papers

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2019
12 Dec 2019 – CTBUH Journal 2020 Issue I

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