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Wuhan Greenland Center

As the tallest building in the city,at 475 meters,this project symbolizes the growing influence of Wuhan in China’s future.

Project Details

Project Partners
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Owner
Greenland Group
Location
Wuhan, China
Completion Date
Area
323,280 m²
Height
636 m
Number of Stories
125
Wuhan Greenland Center in Wuhan, China. Courtesy Greenland Group
Wuhan Greenland Center in Wuhan, China. Courtesy Greenland Group
Wuhan Greenland Center in Wuhan, China. Courtesy Parsons Brinckerhoff
Wuhan Greenland Center in Wuhan, China. Courtesy Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Defining a new Skyline for Wuhan

With a population over 10 million, Wuhan serves as the cultural, economic and education center for central China. As the tallest building in the city, at 475 meters, this project symbolizes the growing influence of Wuhan in China’s future.

We provided façade and structural engineering services to Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture.

wuhan Courtesy Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Highlights

  • The structural system consists of a composite concrete core with locally embedded steel plates, a combination that increases strength and enhances ductility.
  • The floor system takes advantage of lower local prices of concrete, and is a composite, consisting of concrete slab, metal deck and steel beam. It also accelerates construction.
  • The taped body helps reduce wind resistance and vortices that can cause sway or vibration. A helipad is designed on the top.
  • Using the 3D modeling tool Grasshopper, we performed parametric modeling analysis and reconstruction of the façade surfaces, allowing for the practical development of curtain wall solutions for the façade’s warped surfaces.
  • A penalization study was conducted to evaluate warpage, slope and pitch of the current configuration of façade panels, and to optimize for constructability and cost efficiency.