China World Trade Center 3A

China World Trade Center 3A
China World Trade Center 3A
China World Trade Center 3A

Project Facts
  • Status Construction Complete
  • Completion Year 2010
  • Design Finish Year 2003
  • Size Site Area: 36,421 square meters Building Height: 330 meters Number of Stories: 74 Building Gross Area: 280,000 square meters
  • Awards
    2011, R + D Award, Architect Magazine 2011, Merit Award, AIA – Hong Kong Chapter 2011, Mixed-Use Architecture China: Highly Commended, Asia Pacific Property Awards 2011, Sustainable Design Award, AIA – Hong Kong Chapter 2014, China Top 10 Modern Buildings Award, Ministry of Culture, China
  • Collaborators
    Cini-Little International, Inc. Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Inc. (RWDI) Thornton-Tomasetti Engineers Frances Krahe & Associates Inc. Hirsch Bedner Associates Mva Asia Limited Arup - New York Swa Ceris Mcc Group Wong & Tung International Limited Parsons Brinckerhoff China WS Atkins Ltd. (Shanghai) China World Trade Center Co. Ltd. Wt Partnership (Hk) Limited Charles Group International Kerry Holdings Limited China Shanghai Foreign Trade Center Co. Ltd. Romano Gatland Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Ltd. Maunsell Structural Consultants Ltd. Campbell Shillinglaw Lau Ltd. Brandston Partnership Meinhardt Facade Technology Topo Benoy Retail Edgett Williams Consulting Group, Inc. C.S. Caulkins Co. Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts
Project Facts
  • Status Construction Complete
  • Completion Year 2010
  • Design Finish Year 2003
  • Size Site Area: 36,421 square meters Building Height: 330 meters Number of Stories: 74 Building Gross Area: 280,000 square meters
  • Awards
    2011, R + D Award, Architect Magazine 2011, Merit Award, AIA – Hong Kong Chapter 2011, Mixed-Use Architecture China: Highly Commended, Asia Pacific Property Awards 2011, Sustainable Design Award, AIA – Hong Kong Chapter 2014, China Top 10 Modern Buildings Award, Ministry of Culture, China
  • Collaborators
    Cini-Little International, Inc. Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Inc. (RWDI) Thornton-Tomasetti Engineers Frances Krahe & Associates Inc. Hirsch Bedner Associates Mva Asia Limited Arup - New York Swa Ceris Mcc Group Wong & Tung International Limited Parsons Brinckerhoff China WS Atkins Ltd. (Shanghai) China World Trade Center Co. Ltd. Wt Partnership (Hk) Limited Charles Group International Kerry Holdings Limited China Shanghai Foreign Trade Center Co. Ltd. Romano Gatland Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Ltd. Maunsell Structural Consultants Ltd. Campbell Shillinglaw Lau Ltd. Brandston Partnership Meinhardt Facade Technology Topo Benoy Retail Edgett Williams Consulting Group, Inc. C.S. Caulkins Co. Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts

The soaring China World Trade Center is one of the tallest structures in Beijing and is a centerpiece of the Central Business District. Embodying quiet, purposeful elegance, the mixed-use skyscraper stands in refreshing contrast to the jumble of new buildings in the fast-growing area.

The tower’s robust base is folded seamlessly into the existing urban fabric and visually anchors the tapering spire. The ground floor contains clearly organized entries to offices on the west and a hotel on the east. Above, fritted glass and metal fins on the tower’s facades help mitigate solar heat gain while maximizing daylighting — features that helped the project earn LEED® Gold certification. This textured surface reads as a waterfall of light and detail.

The tower marks the third phase of the China World Trade Center development. It sits immediately southwest of China World Trade Center Phase 3B, a 58-story tower designed by SOM that is slated to be completed in 2017.

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