Jin Mao Tower

Jin Mao Tower
Jin Mao
Jin Mao

Project Facts
  • Status Construction Complete
  • Completion Year 1999
  • Design Finish Year 1996
  • Size Site Area: 23,257 spaces Building Height: 421 meters Number of Stories: 88 Building Gross Area: 287,000 square meters
  • Awards
    2001, World Architecture Award: Asia Category, Finalist, World Architecture 2001, Divine Detail Award: Special Recognition, AIA – Chicago Chapter 2001, Interior Architecture Award: Honor Award, AIA – Chicago Chapter 1998, Best Structure Award, Structural Engineers Association Of Illinois 1995, Excellence in Engineering, ASHRAE - Illinois Chapter 1999, Structural Special Award, Institution of Structural Engineers 2014, China Top 10 Modern Buildings Award, Ministry of Culture, China 2016, China Tall Building Legacy Award, China International Exchange Committee for Tall Buildings (CITAB) - Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) 2018, Hudec Architectural Culture Award, Hudec Culture Development Center 2001, National Honor Award for Interior Architecture, American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2019, 2019 AIA Shanghai | Beijing Chapter Design Award - 10 Year Honor Award, AIA Shanghai | Beijing Chapter 美国建筑师协会上海 | 北京分会
  • Collaborators
    Howard Field & Associates Imperial Woodworking Co. World Aquatic Technology Equipment Resource, Inc. East China Architectural Design & Research Institute (Ecadi) Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Laboratory / Alan G. Davenport Wind Engineering Group Bregman & Hamann Fisher Marantz Stone Hanscomb Associates, Inc. Dewar Partnership Sako & Associates Inc. (Sako) Shanghai Institute Of Architectural Design And Research Shen Milsom & Wilke Woodward-Clyde Associates Arthur Andersen & Company Davis Langdon & Seah International Shanghai Jin Mao Consultants, Limited Hyatt International Technical Systems Acviron Acoustics Consultants Pte. Ltd. Bilkey Llinas Design Creative Kitchen Planners, Intl. Tino Kwan Lighting Consultants Dennis Reedy Design Consultants Josef Gartner & Co. Citadel Consulting Inc. China Light Building Materials Rud, Otto, Meyer Tatron Perspective Watermark And Associates Smicad Cegelec Nippon Steel Environmental American Hydrotech Mitsubishi Electric Corporation Edgett Wiliams Consulting Group Inc. (EWCG) Rolf Jensen & Associates
Project Facts
  • Status Construction Complete
  • Completion Year 1999
  • Design Finish Year 1996
  • Size Site Area: 23,257 spaces Building Height: 421 meters Number of Stories: 88 Building Gross Area: 287,000 square meters
  • Awards
    2001, World Architecture Award: Asia Category, Finalist, World Architecture 2001, Divine Detail Award: Special Recognition, AIA – Chicago Chapter 2001, Interior Architecture Award: Honor Award, AIA – Chicago Chapter 1998, Best Structure Award, Structural Engineers Association Of Illinois 1995, Excellence in Engineering, ASHRAE - Illinois Chapter 1999, Structural Special Award, Institution of Structural Engineers 2014, China Top 10 Modern Buildings Award, Ministry of Culture, China 2016, China Tall Building Legacy Award, China International Exchange Committee for Tall Buildings (CITAB) - Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) 2018, Hudec Architectural Culture Award, Hudec Culture Development Center 2001, National Honor Award for Interior Architecture, American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2019, 2019 AIA Shanghai | Beijing Chapter Design Award - 10 Year Honor Award, AIA Shanghai | Beijing Chapter 美国建筑师协会上海 | 北京分会
  • Collaborators
    Howard Field & Associates Imperial Woodworking Co. World Aquatic Technology Equipment Resource, Inc. East China Architectural Design & Research Institute (Ecadi) Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Laboratory / Alan G. Davenport Wind Engineering Group Bregman & Hamann Fisher Marantz Stone Hanscomb Associates, Inc. Dewar Partnership Sako & Associates Inc. (Sako) Shanghai Institute Of Architectural Design And Research Shen Milsom & Wilke Woodward-Clyde Associates Arthur Andersen & Company Davis Langdon & Seah International Shanghai Jin Mao Consultants, Limited Hyatt International Technical Systems Acviron Acoustics Consultants Pte. Ltd. Bilkey Llinas Design Creative Kitchen Planners, Intl. Tino Kwan Lighting Consultants Dennis Reedy Design Consultants Josef Gartner & Co. Citadel Consulting Inc. China Light Building Materials Rud, Otto, Meyer Tatron Perspective Watermark And Associates Smicad Cegelec Nippon Steel Environmental American Hydrotech Mitsubishi Electric Corporation Edgett Wiliams Consulting Group Inc. (EWCG) Rolf Jensen & Associates

The 420-meter-high Jin Mao Tower was China’s tallest building at the time of its completion and today remains its most iconic. Recalling historic pagoda forms, with setbacks that create a rhythmic pattern, the 88-story tower has become a model for skyscraper design throughout the country.

A 555-room Grand Hyatt Hotel, offering impressive views of the city and surrounding terrain, occupies the top 38 floors, while offices make up the lower 50. A six-story podium contains a conference and exhibition center, a cinema, and 20,000 square meters of retail space. A landscaped courtyard with seating and a reflective pool encircles the tower’s base, offering visitors peaceful respite from Shanghai’s busy streets.

Advanced structural engineering techniques protect the building from the typhoons and earthquakes typical of the area. The structure’s metal-and-glass curtain wall reflects the city’s constantly changing skies, while at night the tower shaft and crown are illuminated.

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