CTBUH Silver Member

SWA Group

About

Member Since: 2010

Member Offices: Sausalito

Website: http://www.swagroup.com/

SWA is a world leader in landscape architecture, planning, and urban design. Professionally focused and employee-owned, its foremost passion is to create exceptional places for clients.

SWA works with large, multi-functional sites and small, intimate spaces, and is one of the few firms capable of creating high-profile projects at a large scale. Its designs and plans are customized for each client's aspirations—based on deep experience, technical knowledge, cutting-edge research, and ""big ideas.""

SWA's work is fueled by a deep appreciation for nature and the beauty of natural systems. SWA is also inspired by the complexity of human-made systems and the human interactions they influence. At SWA’s core is a passion for imaginative, solution-oriented design that adds value to land, buildings, cities, regions, and people’s lives.

Fields of Expertise

Landscape Architecture; Urban Design

Membership details

Membership Level

Silver

Member Since

2010

Member Offices

  • Sausalito

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

Jeddah Tower

1000 m / 3,281 ft

2

Burj Khalifa

828 m / 2,717 ft

3

Shanghai Tower

632 m / 2,073 ft

4

Wuhan Greenland Center

475.6 m / 1,560 ft

5

Chengdu Greenland Tower

468 m / 1,535 ft

6

Zifeng Tower

450 m / 1,476 ft

7

The Exchange 106

445.5 m / 1,462 ft

8

Wuhan Center Tower

443.1 m / 1,454 ft

9

Dongguan International Trade Center 1

426.9 m / 1,401 ft

10

Shenzhen Center

375.6 m / 1,232 ft

Building Completions Timeline

 

Videos

10 October 2011

Entering the Clouds

Skyscrapers are built more than just to serve the purpose of the people who use them; they also have a responsibility to the city and...

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Global News

30 July 2020

CTBUH In The Media: The Future of Skyscrapers: A Mile High, Slimmer Than Ever and Made from Wood

History does not want for dizzying fantasies of tall buildings. From the Tower of Babel onwards, humanity has dreamed of ever-more wondrous skyscrapers, whether we...

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Global News

10 July 2020

Shanghai Tower Starts Repairs on Water Leak

Videos surfaced on Monday 6 July, 2020 after tenants from the 9th to the 60th floors of Shanghai Tower, the tallest building in China, found...

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Rank
Name
City
Height

1

Jeddah Tower

Jeddah

1000 m

3,281 ft

2

Burj Khalifa

Dubai

828 m

2,717 ft

3

Wuhan Greenland Center

Wuhan

636 m

2,087 ft

4

Shanghai Tower

Shanghai

632 m

2,073 ft

5

Wuhan Greenland Center

Wuhan

476 m

1,560 ft

6

Chengdu Greenland Tower

Chengdu

468 m

1,535 ft

7

R&F Guangdong Building

Tianjin

468 m

1,535 ft

8

Zifeng Tower

Nanjing

450 m

1,476 ft

9

The Exchange 106

Kuala Lumpur

446 m

1,462 ft

10

Wuhan Center Tower

Wuhan

443 m

1,454 ft

11

Dongguan International Trade Center 1

Dongguan

427 m

1,401 ft

12

Shenzhen Center

Shenzhen

376 m

1,232 ft

13

Haitian Center Tower 2

Qingdao

369 m

1,211 ft

14

Greenland Group Suzhou Center

Suzhou

358 m

1,175 ft

15

OKO - Residential Tower

Moscow

354 m

1,162 ft

16

China World Tower

Beijing

330 m

1,083 ft

17

Poly Pazhou C2

Guangzhou

311 m

1,020 ft

18

Pearl River Tower

Guangzhou

309 m

1,015 ft

19

Cayan Tower

Dubai

306 m

1,005 ft

20

Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza, Parcel A

Nanchang

303 m

994 ft

20

Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza, Parcel B

Nanchang

303 m

994 ft

22

Shenzhen Zhongzhou Holdings Financial Center

Shenzhen

301 m

987 ft

23

Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Zifeng Tower

Nanchang

268 m

879 ft

24

Jing An Kerry Centre Tower 2

Shanghai

260 m

853 ft

25

Beijing Greenland Center

Beijing

260 m

853 ft

26

FKI Tower

Seoul

246 m

805 ft

27

Haitian Center Tower 3

Qingdao

245 m

804 ft

28

Kingtown International Center

Nanjing

231 m

759 ft

29

Emaar Square The Address Hotel & Residences

Istanbul

229 m

753 ft

30

Kingold Century

Guangzhou

228 m

748 ft

31

OKO - Office Tower

Moscow

225 m

736 ft

32

Taikang Headquarters Building

Beijing

224 m

735 ft

33

Haitian Center Tower 1

Qingdao

210 m

689 ft

34

Sequis Tower

Jakarta

206 m

677 ft

35

Sichuan Airlines Center

Chengdu

204 m

669 ft

36

Jing An Kerry Centre Tower 3

Shanghai

198 m

649 ft

37

Poly Pazhou C1

Guangzhou

198 m

648 ft

38

Pudong Financial Plaza Office Tower 1

Shanghai

194 m

635 ft

39

Chengdu Greenland Center Tower 2

Chengdu

173 m

568 ft

40

Chengdu Greenland Center Tower 3

Chengdu

166 m

545 ft

41

Poly International Plaza – Dawangjing

Beijing

161 m

529 ft

42

Shenzhen Zhongzhou Holdings Financial Center Tower B

Shenzhen

158 m

517 ft

43

Emaar Square Heights Residences

Istanbul

157 m

515 ft

44

3001 John F Kennedy Boulevard

Philadelphia

156 m

512 ft

45

One Palace

Shenzhen

146 m

479 ft

46

Emaar Square Office Tower

Istanbul

142 m

466 ft

47

Azure

Dallas

114 m

375 ft

48

3025 John F Kennedy Boulevard

Philadelphia

110 m

361 ft

49

Landmark Two

Los Angeles

106 m

349 ft

50

One Cardinal Way

St. Louis

102 m

334 ft

51

Pudong Financial Plaza Office Tower 2

Shanghai

100 m

328 ft

51

Pudong Financial Plaza Office Tower 3

Shanghai

100 m

328 ft

53

Golden Dream Bay

Qinhuangdao

100 m

328 ft

54

Tao Zhu Yin Yuan

Taipei

93 m

306 ft

55

Pudong Financial Plaza L+Mall

Shanghai

74 m

243 ft

56

Emaar Square Residences A

Istanbul

70 m

230 ft

57

Emaar Square Residences B

Istanbul

70 m

228 ft

58

Emaar Square Residences D

Istanbul

62 m

204 ft

59

1200 Broadway

Nashville

- m

- ft

60

Emaar Square Residences C

Istanbul

- m

- ft

Statistics

150 m+ Buildings

300 m+ Buildings

Average Building Age*

5 Years

Most Common Function*

Mixed-use (45%), 25 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Composite (59%), 32 Buildings

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

Total: 56 Buildings for which a function has been assigned.
 
Total: 54 Buildings for which a material has been assigned.
 

*Based on 56 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.

 

10 October 2011 | Seoul

Entering the Clouds

Skyscrapers are built more than just to serve the purpose of the people who use them; they also have a responsibility to the city and...

10 October 2011 | Seoul

Seoul Conference 2011 Track Session 12: Q&A

Question & Answers session for Track Session 12.

30 July 2020

CTBUH In The Media: The Future of Skyscrapers: A Mile High, Slimmer Than Ever and Made from Wood

History does not want for dizzying fantasies of tall buildings. From the Tower of Babel onwards, humanity has dreamed of ever-more wondrous skyscrapers, whether we...

10 July 2020

Shanghai Tower Starts Repairs on Water Leak

Videos surfaced on Monday 6 July, 2020 after tenants from the 9th to the 60th floors of Shanghai Tower, the tallest building in China, found...

08 May 2020

Residential High-Rise Slated for Los Angeles' Westside for First Time in 40 Years

A Gensler-designed 34-story residential tower currently under construction on Los Angeles's Westside is poised to become the area's first residential high-rise in nearly 40 years. ...

22 November 2019

Construction Stalls on Supertall Development in Wuhan

A subsidiary of China’s largest construction group has suspended work on one of the nation’s tallest skyscrapers after the developer became the latest in a...

23 October 2019

New Kuala Lumpur Skyscraper Set to Open After Government Scrutiny

Malaysia’s next supertall building will be ready to take in tenants in December 2019, its developer said on October 23, 2019, as backers look to...

06 September 2019

Bright Red Skyscraper to Anchor Neighborhood-Making Project in Philadelphia

Brilliant red terra-cotta laces the design scheme of architect Vishaan Chakrabarti’s first Philadelphia skyscraper. He chose the fire-engine red material for a reason: It’s the...

23 August 2019

Tower M, a 145-Story Skyscraper, is Planned for Kuala Lumpur

The Petronas Twin Towers, may lose its title as Malaysia’s tallest building(s), when The Exchange 106 and Menara PNB 118 are completed in Kuala Lumpur....

14 May 2019

Mega Mixed-Use Development Planned for Shanghai’s South Bund

Real estate developer Greenland Group has unveiled a master plan for its mega mixed-use project in Shanghai’s downtown Huangpu District, which is set to become...

26 March 2019

Mixed-Use High-Rise Tops Off in Nashville

Turner Construction Company’s Nashville office announced the topping out of 1200 Broadway, the luxury mixed-use high-rise in downtown Nashville. The 26-floor complex began construction in...

CTBUH Initiatives Involving SWA Group

Nanjing Regional Tour Report: Redeveloping the "Southern Capital"

22–23 September 2012

Nanjing, the venerable “Southern capital,” is in the midst of the type of redevelopment surge impacting many Chinese cities.