Tencent Seafront Tower: Practice on Binding Building

Ping Sun
Director of Structure Department
Shenzhen Tongji Architects, Shenzhen

This presentation compared the differences between a binding building and a link building, defining the concept of a "Binding Building." It analyzed the architectural and structural features of Tencent Seafront Tower and interprets the gigantic-frame-structure form. It also summarized cost/economic data. This presentation introduced lifting control, crack control, vibration control, node design and structural redundancy design according to the particular concept of binding structures. Finally, it issued some questions about binding buildings for future structural engineers.

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