About

Member Since: 2010

Member Offices: Shanghai

Website: http://www.siadr.com.cn/

The Shanghai Institute of Architectural Design Co., Ltd. (ISA Architecture) was founded in 1953. Formerly SIADR, it is a leading international architectural, construction design, urban planning and engineering institute.

ISA is also committed to green building and sustainable urban development. They adhere to international and local long-term integration of architectural harmony with the environment.

They believe that appearance and function through a combination of design, enthusiasm, honesty and trustworthiness, forge innovative and quality results. To ISA, social responsibility, customer value, and the principle of advanced staff development continue make them a leader in their field.

Fields of Expertise

Architecture; Cost Consulting; Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing; Project Management; Seismic Design; Structural Engineering; Urban Design

Membership details

Membership Level

Gold

Member Since

2010

Member Offices

  • Shanghai

Buildings

Rank
Name
Status

Completed

Architecturally Topped Out

Structurally Topped Out

Under Construction

On Hold

Proposed

Vision

Never Completed

Demolished

Competition Entry

Canceled

Proposed Renovation

Under Renovation

Renovated

Under Demolition

Height

1

Jin Mao Tower

420.5 m / 1,380 ft

2

Ningbo Central Plaza Tower 1

409 m / 1,342 ft

3

Guangxi Financial Investment Center

330 m / 1,083 ft

4

Wenzhou Trade Center

321.9 m / 1,056 ft

5

Tomorrow Square

284.6 m / 934 ft

6

Shanghai SK Group Tower

275 m / 902 ft

7

One Lujiazui

269.1 m / 883 ft

8

Changzhou Modern Media Center

265.1 m / 870 ft

9

Ningbo Global Shipping Plaza

262.4 m / 861 ft

10

Jing An Kerry Centre Tower 2

260 m / 853 ft

Awards

Ctbuh Leaders

Haojiang Liu

Haojiang Liu

CTBUH Future Leaders Committee, Shanghai, 2017 – Present

Building Completions Timeline

 

Videos

17 September 2014

Interview: Enfang Liu

Enfang Liu of ISA Architecture is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower.

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Research

17 October 2016

The Vertical Renewal of the Megacity

This paper elaborates the positive effect and unique advantages of supertall high-rise buildings along with their inherent problems throughout the urbanization of Shanghai, a megacity,...

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Global News

02 June 2021

Luxury Hotel Coming to Ningbo

A new Ritz-Carlton is expected to open in Ningbo in 2025. The hotel is slated to occupy the 62nd to 80th floors of the 409-meter-tall...

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Associated companies

Rank
Name
City
Height

1

Jin Mao Tower

Shanghai

421 m

1,380 ft

2

Nanjing Olympic Suning Tower

Nanjing

420 m

1,377 ft

3

Ningbo Central Plaza Tower 1

Ningbo

409 m

1,342 ft

4

Xiamen Cross Strait Financial Centre

Xiamen

344 m

1,128 ft

5

Guangxi Financial Investment Center

Nanning

330 m

1,083 ft

6

Wenzhou Trade Center

Wenzhou

322 m

1,056 ft

7

Tomorrow Square

Shanghai

285 m

934 ft

8

Shanghai SK Group Tower

Shanghai

275 m

902 ft

9

One Lujiazui

Shanghai

269 m

883 ft

10

Changzhou Modern Media Center

Changzhou

265 m

870 ft

11

Ningbo Global Shipping Plaza

Ningbo

262 m

861 ft

12

Jing An Kerry Centre Tower 2

Shanghai

260 m

853 ft

13

The Fifth Center Technology and Innovation Tower

Shanghai

260 m

853 ft

14

Zhe Jiang Fortune Financial Center - Tower 1

Hangzhou

258 m

846 ft

15

Cloud Nine

Shanghai

238 m

781 ft

16

CITIC Plaza

Shanghai

228 m

748 ft

17

Bank of China Tower

Shanghai

226 m

742 ft

18

C&D International Tower

Xiamen

219 m

720 ft

19

Shangri-La Hotel

Xiamen

217 m

712 ft

20

Shanghai Stock Exchange of Shanghai International Financial Center

Shanghai

215 m

705 ft

21

Pudong International Information Port

Shanghai

211 m

692 ft

22

Taiping Financial Tower

Shanghai

208 m

682 ft

23

Jing An Kerry Centre Tower 3

Shanghai

198 m

649 ft

24

China Financial Futures Exchange of Shanghai International Financial Center

Shanghai

195 m

640 ft

25

Zhe Jiang Fortune Financial Center - Tower 2

Hangzhou

188 m

617 ft

26

Shanghai Industrial Center Tower 1

Shanghai

180 m

591 ft

27

Oriental Fisherman's Wharf Tower

Shanghai

161 m

527 ft

28

China Securities Depository and Clearing Corporation of Shanghai International Financial Center

Shanghai

152 m

499 ft

29

Baosteel Shanghai Headquarters

Shanghai

120 m

392 ft

30

Land Rover Regional Offices Shanghai East Tower

Shanghai

100 m

328 ft

30

Land Rover Regional Offices Shanghai West Tower

Shanghai

100 m

328 ft

32

The Fifth Center Incubation Building 1

Shanghai

100 m

328 ft

32

The Fifth Center Incubation Building 2

Shanghai

100 m

328 ft

34

Xiamen Suiwa Tower

Xiamen

100 m

327 ft

35

Qiantan Enterprise World Phase II Tower A

Shanghai

99 m

325 ft

35

Qiantan Enterprise World Phase II Tower B

Shanghai

99 m

325 ft

37

United Family Medical Research Center

Shanghai

60 m

197 ft

38

Shanghai Industrial Center Tower 2

Shanghai

- m

- ft

Statistics

150 m+ Buildings

300 m+ Buildings

Average Building Age*

9 Years

Most Common Function*

Office (67%), 18 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Composite (68%), 17 Buildings

* Based on 150 m+ buildings currently in the database.

Total: 27 Buildings for which a function has been assigned.
 
Total: 25 Buildings for which a material has been assigned.
 

*Based on 27 Completed & Under Construction Buildings

Building Completions Timeline

 

Construction Time Chart

NOTE: Construction start time is not available for all buildings. The average construction time is only displayed if there is three or more buildings with construction start and complete data in that year.

 

Ctbuh Leaders At Shanghai Institute of Architectural Design & Research (Co., Ltd.)

CTBUH Future Leaders Committee, Shanghai, 2017 – Present

Haojiang Liu

17 September 2014 | Shanghai

Interview: Enfang Liu

Enfang Liu of ISA Architecture is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower.

17 September 2014 | Shanghai

Sustainable Vertical Urban Agglomeration

This presentation, with the project case designed by Institute of Shanghai Architectural Design & Research (Co. Ltd.), from the agglomerate character of the development of...

17 September 2014 | Shanghai

2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 04 - Q & A

2014 Shanghai International Conference Session 04 Questions & Answers session with speakers Bin Niu, ECADI, Enfang Liu, ISA Architecture, and Yiru Huang, Tongji University.

16 September 2014 | Shanghai

Research on Wind-Induced Vibration of the Steel Tower on High- Rise Buildings

An analysis on dynamic characteristics and wind-induced response of a high-rise building with a steel tower on the roof was conducted by ANSYS. It shows...

16 September 2014 | Shanghai

2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 08 - Q & A

2014 Shanghai International Conference Technical Workshop 08 Questions & Answers session with speakers Xiangdong Du, RWDI; Yaming Li, ISA Architecture; Kevin Peddie, Windtech Consultants; Peter...

11 October 2011 | Seoul

The Core Urban Design Strategies of Tall Building - Low Carbon Community

This presentation aims to develop a holistic design approach by utilizing the characteristics of tall buildings to meet the requirements of low carbon community with...

17 October 2016

The Vertical Renewal of the Megacity

Enfang Liu, Jianing Pan, Dapeng Sun & Youlong You, Shanghai Institute of Architectural Design and Research

This paper elaborates the positive effect and unique advantages of supertall high-rise buildings along with their inherent problems throughout the urbanization of Shanghai, a megacity,...

16 September 2014

Research on Wind-Induced Vibration of the Steel Tower on High- Rise Buildings

Yaming Li, ISA Architecture

An analysis on dynamic characteristics and wind-induced response of a high-rise building with a steel tower on the roof was conducted by ANSYS. It shows...

16 September 2014

Sustainable Vertical Urban Agglomeration

Enfang Liu, Jianing Pan, Dapeng Sun & Ying Liu, ISA Architecture

This paper, with the project case designed by Institute of Shanghai Architectural Design & Research (Co. Ltd.), from the agglomerate character of the development of...

16 September 2014

A Hypothesis in Future Development of High-Rise Buildings in China

Wen Wu, ISA Architecture

The so-called infinite challenge to building height is in fact only a matter of technology, having gradually deviated from people’s consideration concerning the sustainable exploitation...

01 December 2013

HVAC System Energy-saving Design for One Super-high Office Building

Zhang Weicheng & Teng Siying, Shanghai Institute of Architectural Design & Research

This building is a first-class super-high office building. This article briefly introduces energy-saving technique and measures adopted in HVAC system, such as cooling and heat...

01 June 2013

The Core Urban Design Strategies of Tall Building - Low Carbon Community

Enfang Liu, Wenli Fan, Jianing Pan & Jianqiang Li, Shanghai Institute of Architectural Design and Research

Tall building has some controversial aspects with low carbon city, but it is still a sensible choice for the metropolitan city. This paper aims to...

19 September 2012

Building Information Modeling: An Innovative Process for Better Integration

Jun Su, ISA Architecture

This article based on the analysis of the constraints of traditional 2D design and construction to current architectural creation and production quality. It summarizes BIM...

19 September 2012

Advanced Supertall Building Design in Hot-Summer and Cold- Winter Climates

Jianqiang Li, ISA Architecture

Climate adaptive design is a prerequisite for designing sustainable tall buildings. With rapid globalization and urbanization, different kinds of techniques and technologies developed abroad are...

19 September 2012

Shanghai Tower’s Versatile Energy Management System

Zhongli Chen & Lei Shi, ISA Architecture

This paper will discuss the idea of controlling and managing the central air conditioning system of skyscrapers during the entire building life cycle. Taking the...

10 October 2011

The Core Urban Design Strategies of Tall Building - Low Carbon Community

Enfang Liu, Wenli Fan, Jianing Pan & Jianqiang Li, Shanghai Institute of Architectural Design and Research

This paper aims to develop a holistic design approach by utilizing the characteristics of tall buildings to meet the requirements of low carbon community with...

02 June 2021

Luxury Hotel Coming to Ningbo

A new Ritz-Carlton is expected to open in Ningbo in 2025. The hotel is slated to occupy the 62nd to 80th floors of the 409-meter-tall...

CTBUH Initiatives Involving Shanghai Institute of Architectural Design & Research

CTBUH Shanghai Young Professionals Committee Talks Competitions

17 November 2017

CTBUH China and Shanghai Young Professionals Committee (YPC) co-hosted a symposium on “Gains and Losses in Tall Building Design Competitions.”

CTBUH Shanghai YPC Holds Inaugural Meeting

03 August 2017

The CTBUH Shanghai Young Professionals Committee (YPC) held its first board meeting at the Shanghai office of Gensler.

Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings

13 October 2016

The Council is pleased to announce the Top Company Rankings for numerous disciplines as derived from the list of projects appearing in 100 of the World’s Tallest Buildings.

Tomorrow Square Technical Tour Report

19 September 2014

Delegates toured the 37th floor of Tomorrow Square, which takes advantage of the building’s 45-degree plan shift by offering views in at least eight directions.

Wind Engineering Workshop, Shanghai 2014

16 September 2014

Design adaptation in tall buildings was a main theme in the Technical Workshop, "Wind Engineering," at the Shanghai 2014 Conference.

CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Gold Sponsor

16–19 September 2014

The survival of humanity relies on a radical repositioning of our cities to develop them beyond a collection of disparate icons, towards a vision of a Sustainable Vertical Urbanism.