Wednesday, 19 October, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
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.

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Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre

About Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre

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.

The design of Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre is derived from the efficient synthesis of its multiple uses. Its form is sculpted at four major transition points: office to residential, residential to hotel, hotel to crown, and crown to sky. Instead of tapering to accommodate the smaller floor plates required for different programs, the tower steps back at four angled parapets. These four setbacks allow for lush sky terraces and dramatic skylights.

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