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Pearl River Tower

The 214,000-square-meter Pearl River Tower redefines what is possible in sustainable design by incorporating the latest green technology and engineering advancements. The soaring tower's sculpted body directs wind to a pair of openings at its mechanical floors, where traveling winds push turbines that generate energy for the building. Other integrated sustainable elements include solar panels, a double-skin curtain wall, a chilled ceiling system, under-floor ventilation, and daylight harvesting, all of which contribute to the building’s energy efficiency.

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Project Facts

Location: Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Project Completion: 2013

Site Area: 10,635 m2

Project Area: 214,000 m2

Number of Stories: 71

Building Height: 309.60 m

Market: Commercial + Office

Service: Architecture, MEP, Structural + Civil Engineering, Sustainable Design, Tall Buildings

Awards

2015

Award of Excellence: Sustainable Design CategoryStructural Engineers Association of Northern California

2014

Commercial High-Rise Architecture, ChinaInternational Property Awards

2014

Green Good Design AwardChicago Athenaeum

2014

Architizer A+ Award: Office Building High Rise, FinalistArchitizer

2014

Most Innovative Project: Mechanical Systems DesignAmerican Society of Civil Engineers

2013

Best Innovative Green BuildingMIPIM Asia

2013

Best Tall Building Asia & Australia: FinalistCouncil on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)

2012

Excellence in EngineeringASHRAE - Illinois Chapter

2010

Green Good Design AwardChicago Athenaeum

2008

Green, Carbon-Lowering & Environmental Category: Gold AwardSpark Awards
See Also...
Jin Mao Tower

Shanghai, China

Zifeng Tower

Nanjing, Jiangsu, China