Beijing Z15 Tower: Tallest building in Beijing, China

Beijing Z15 Tower, CBD Building China, Architect, Design, Photo

Z15 Tower Beijing : Chinese Skyscraper Building

Skyscraper Project in China – design by by Terry Farrell

25 Jan 2011

Z15 Tower – Bringing Beijing CBD to life

CITIC wins 6.3 billion RMB site with TFP Farrells 500m+ Super High-rise Design

Design: TFP Farrells

The design by TFP Farrells, BIAD, ARUP and MVA will be the tallest building in Beijing. The new ‘Z15’ Tower, located in the east of Beijing at the heart of the new CBD extension, will be over 120 storeys, and more than 500m high.

As part of this 30-hectare masterplan at the core of this district, the design incorporates 2,000,000m2 of office space, six-star hotels, luxury service apartments and high-end retail that connects to the existing metro station and adjacent shopping mall.

Z15 Tower Beijing
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This 300,000m2 tower includes Grade-A office space over 60 floors; 20 floors of serviced apartments, and an approx. 300-key / 20-storey hotel, complete with state-of- the-art facilities.

The tower’s smooth contemporary vertical curve gives the building an elegant expression that will assist in maximizing the floor area at the top and provide structural stability at the tower’s base. Z15 will utilize the latest sustainable technology, materials and engineering concepts. Situated close to the new CCTV Headquarters and China WTC 3, Z15 will become an international iconic landmark of China’s future.

“The scheme submitted by this high-calibre joint venture and led by CITIC, won first place of the five CBD land plots. Its greatest advantage is considering the overall urban spaces, architectural design and various engineering techniques in a unified manner to formulate a fully integrated urban design scheme in macro, meso and microscopic terms.”

Yang Baojun, Vice Director and General Planner of China Academy of Urban Planning and Design

Farrells began its journey into the Asia-Pacific region after winning an international competition to design the new Peak Tower, setting up office in Hong Kong in 1991. Fast forward 17 years and not only has the architecture firm made its mark through the design and masterplanning of iconic buildings and railways related projects, it has also shaped towns and cities throughout China, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, The Philippines, Australia, India and South Africa.

The project was led by Gavin Erasmus and Stefan Krummeck from Farrells’ Hong Kong office who worked with a collaborating consultant, the Third Survey Design Institute (TSDI).

Farrells architecture is founded on innovative technical and conceptual thinking, a complete understanding of the history, context and aspirations of each project and the needs of those who use and enjoy the buildings.

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