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Chengdu Dongcun Greenland Tower

The Chengdu Dongcun Greenland Tower boasts a complicated sloping geometric design to symbolize the surrounding snowy mountains.

Project Details

Project Partners
Adrian Smith+Gordon Gill Architecture & East China Architecture Design & Research Institute
Owner
Greenland Group Chengdu Shu Feng Real Estate Development Co. LTD
Location
Chengdu, China
Completion Date
Area
455,530 m²
Height
468 m
Number of Stories
101
Chengdu Dongcun Greenland Tower in China. Courtesy the Greenland Group.
Chengdu Dongcun Greenland Tower in China. Fei Xu / Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Chengdu Dongcun Greenland Tower in China. Thornton Tomasetti
Chengdu Dongcun Greenland Tower in China. Courtesy the Greenland Group.

Designing Tall in a High Seismic Zone

The Chengdu Dongcun Greenland Tower boasts a complicated sloping geometric design to symbolize the surrounding snowy mountains. To accomplish this distinctive architectural vision, the main tower employs a core wall with sloping walls, the first use of this structural system in a high-rise building in China.

We are providing structural design services to Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture for the structure’s design which, upon completion in 2021, will be the tallest building in Southwest China, at 468 meters.

Chengdu Dongcun Greenland Tower Structural model of the Chengdu Dongcun Greenland Tower in China. Thornton Tomasetti

Highlights

  • Surrounding the main tower are two smaller towers, respectively 167 and 174 meters, and a six-story podium.
  • The main lateral force resisting system is a steel reinforced concrete core wall with sixteen steel reinforced concrete columns that zig-zag along the height of the tower following the architectural design surface.
  • The second lateral force resisting system is a high-performance brace-frame system of steel-reinforced concrete columns with an outer periphery of steel beams and braces.
  • The braces are located on the edges of the surface facets, serving as both the structural members and architectural components.
  • The final product is a highly integrated and efficient structural system for a super tall building in an active seismic zone.