Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre
For those traveling to Guangzhou, the third day of the Conference drew to a close with a networking reception held at the top of Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre – the tallest building in the city. Kindly hosted and sponsored by New World Development, the occasion served not only as the next in a series of high-flying CTBUH receptions, but as a launch party for a new publication by the sponsor and a commemoration of Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre’s contribution to the city. As such, the CTBUH delegation joined with guests of the sponsor to celebrate, acknowledge, and reinforce a collaborative relationship with colleagues in China. The event featured numerous high-profile figures, including Guangzhou Deputy Mayor Cai Chao Lin; Jingtang He, Member, Chinese Academy of Engineering, and President, Architectural Design and Research Institute of South China University of Technology; Peter Cheng, Executive Director, New World Development; and Gary Chen, Joint General Manager, New World Development. Amidst priceless works of art and with Guangzhou’s stunning skyline as a background, those in attendance celebrated the huge achievement of delivering the city’s tallest building.
Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre is a mixed-use tower located across from Guangzhou International Finance Center and Canton Tower. The project is adjacent to a large central park and a subterranean retail concourse with transportation interchanges, integrating the project into the city and the wider region. Attendees received a first-hand look at the tower’s unique material selection, including what is likely the tallest application of terra-cotta in a skyscraper, and marveled from above at icons such as the Pearl River Tower, Shun Hing Square, and Leatop Plaza.