Ping An Finance Center

Shenzhen

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Height
1
To Tip:

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest point of the building, irrespective of material or function of the highest element (i.e., including antennae, flagpoles, signage and other functional-technical equipment).

660 m / 2,165 ft
2
Architectural:

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely utilized and is employed to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) rankings of the "World's Tallest Buildings."

660 m / 2,165 ft
3
Occupied:

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest occupied floor within the building.

555.1 m / 1,821 ft
1 2 3 Ping An Finance Center Outline
Floors
Above Ground

The number of floors above ground should include the ground floor level and be the number of main floors above ground, including any significant mezzanine floors and major mechanical plant floors. Mechanical mezzanines should not be included if they have a significantly smaller floor area than the major floors below. Similarly, mechanical penthouses or plant rooms protruding above the general roof area should not be counted. Note: CTBUH floor counts may differ from published accounts, as it is common in some regions of the world for certain floor levels not to be included (e.g., the level 4, 14, 24, etc. in Hong Kong).

115
Below Ground

The number of floors below ground should include all major floors located below the ground floor level.

5
Official Name
The current legal building name.

Ping An Finance Center

Type

Complex

Status
Completed
Architecturally Topped Out
Structurally Topped Out
Under Construction
Proposed
On Hold
Never Completed
Vision
Competition Entry
Canceled
Proposed Renovation
Under Renovation
Renovated
Under Demolition
Demolished

Architecturally Topped Out

Country

China

City

Shenzhen

Function

hotel / office

# of Hotel Rooms

195

# of Parking Spaces

2,724

Map of Buildings in Complex

Note: Only buildings that have GPS coordinates recorded are displayed.

 

List of Buildings in Complex

Rank
Building Name
Status
Completed
Architecturally Topped Out
Structurally Topped Out
Under Construction
Proposed
On Hold
Never Completed
Vision
Competition Entry
Canceled
Proposed Renovation
Under Renovation
Renovated
Under Demolition
Demolished
Completion
Height
Floors
Material
Use
1 Ping An Finance Center
- 660 m / 2,165 ft 115 composite office
2 Ping An Finance Center
2017 599.1 m / 1,965 ft 115 composite office
3 Ping An Finance Center South
2019 286 m / 938 ft 51 composite hotel / office
4 Ping An Asset Tower
2022 208.4 m / 684 ft 37 composite office

CTBUH Awards & Distinctions

Best Tall Building 400 meters and above 2019 Winner

2019 CTBUH Awards

Best Tall Building Asia & Australasia 2018 Award of Excellence

2018 CTBUH Awards

Construction Award 2018 Award of Excellence

2018 CTBUH Awards

CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2019

12 December 2019 - CTBUH Research

Ping An Finance Center - World’s Tallest All-Office Building

8 April 2019 - Event

Videos

31 May 2018

A Milestone in Supertall Construction

Ping An Finance Center (PAFC) is an extraordinary project, which responds to the challenges of constructing in dense urban environments. PAFC advanced nearly every dimension...

Research

20 March 2020

Interactive Study on The Tallest 20 in 2020: Then and Now

CTBUH Research

This research paper undertakes a review of the 2012 report by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, “Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the...

31 May 2018

A Milestone in Supertall Construction

Ping An Finance Center (PAFC) is an extraordinary project, which responds to the challenges of constructing in dense urban environments. PAFC advanced nearly every dimension...

31 May 2018

The Axis Mundi of the Pearl River Delta Megacity

The Shenzhen Ping An Finance Center (PAFC) is a transit-integrated, 600-meter-tall building that occupies a major node in the increasingly connected megacity of Hong Kong-Shenzhen-Guangzhou....

18 October 2016

Urban Development and Tall Buildings in Shenzhen

Tuesday October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Chongguang Xu of Shenzhen Municipal Government, presents at the 2016 China Conference Session 7b: Shenzhen Bay Development. This presentation...

17 October 2016

CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Session 3c: Building Operation Q&A

Monday, October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Tim Neal, Arcadis; Samuel So, JLL; Joseph Chou, Taipei Financial Center Corporation; Zhao Ming Wang, CCDI answer questions at...

17 October 2016

Intelligent Advances in Ping An Tower

This presentation discussed client requirements on both functional and aesthetic aspects for four mega-scale gates on the Ping An Financial Centre (PAFC) north tower. The...

17 October 2016

Mega Size Mixed-Use Projects: Redefining Vertical Urbanism

Monday October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Dennis Poon of Thornton Tomasetti, presents at the 2016 China Conference Session 4c: Structural & Geotechnic Engineering. As the...

17 October 2016

Panel Discussion: Future Cities: What are the Biggest Threats and Opportunities?

Monday, October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. A panel discussing the challenges of growing urban populations throughout the globe.

17 October 2016

Panel Discussion: Shenzhen Re-centralization – Post Evaluation and Revitalization Strategy: Futian District

Monday, October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Zhizhe Yu of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; Yixin Chen of Shenzhen Urban Planning Bureau; Weiwen Huang of Shenzhen Public...

17 October 2016

The State of the Art (Technologies) Q&A

Monday, October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. David Malott, Kohn Pedersen Fox; Wai Ming (Thomas) Tsang, Fing An Financial Centre; Karl-Ott Schoellkopf, Thyssenkrupp, answer questions at...

17 October 2016

X Information Modeling: Data-Driven Decision Making in the Design of Tall Buildings

This presentation outlined X-Information Modeling or XIM, a method of data-driven decision-making for the design of tall buildings. Developed over its application on more than...

20 March 2020

Interactive Study on The Tallest 20 in 2020: Then and Now

CTBUH Research

This research paper undertakes a review of the 2012 report by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, “Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the...

25 April 2019

Best Tall Buildings 2019: Dominant Trends

CTBUH

This year, CTBUH has vastly expanded its Awards program to consider the Best Tall Building category through several classes of height, rather than geographic regions,...

31 January 2019

Interactive Study on Tall Buildings in Numbers: 2018 Year in Review

CTBUH Research

In 2018, 143 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed. This is a slight decrease from 2017’s record-breaking total of 147, and it...

30 July 2018

World’s Tallest Buildings with Dampers

CTBUH Research

As tall buildings continue to be built in seismically-active and cyclone-prone areas, the need to augment the structures of these buildings with dynamic modification devices...

05 February 2018

2017: Skyscraper History’s Tallest, Highest- Volume, and Most Geographically Diverse Year

This 2017 Tall Building Year in Review / Tall Buildings in Numbers data analysis report shows that more buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater...

17 October 2016

Cities to Megacities: Perspectives

CTBUH 2016 Conference Speakers

The CTBUH 2016 International Conference is being held in the three cities of the Pearl River Delta, the world’s largest “megacity,” projected to have 120...

17 October 2016

Coupling of Urban-Value & Mega High-Rise: Ping An Finance Center

Fang Xie & Xia Ai, CCDI Group

If the city is seen as a giant business, what is driving its market value? The height of the building is clearly one of the...

17 October 2016

Intelligent Advances in Ping An Tower

Wai Ming (Thomas) Tsang, Ping An Financial Centre Construction & Development

This paper presents client requirements on both functional and aesthetic aspects for four mega-scale gates on the Ping An Financial Centre (PAFC) north tower. The...

17 October 2016

Mega Size Mixed-Use Projects: Redefining Vertical Urbanism

Dennis Poon & Larry B. Giannechini, Thornton Tomasetti

As the draw to urban centers increases drastically with financial growth and global influence, emerging markets seek to develop salient markers of success and hope....

17 October 2016

Mixed Use Tall Buildings – The Challenges and Benefits of Vertical Urbanization

Samuel So, Colin Dowall & Michael George, JLL

China is the global epicenter of mankind’s mass urbanization and the exploding growth of global cities. China is the unrivaled leader in the development of...

8 April 2019

During the 2019 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference, Ping An Finance Center was confirmed as the world’s tallest all-office building and the tallest building in Southern China.

5 December 2018

These projects will be represented at the CTBUH 2019 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference, where they will compete in real time for winning distinctions in each category.

22 August 2018

CTBUH Study Examines Tallest Buildings with Dampers

CTBUH has released a Tall Buildings in Numbers (TBIN) interactive data study on the world's tallest buildings with dampers.

12 September 2017

Vertical Transportation: Ascent & Acceleration

CTBUH partnered with Guinness World Records to identify the commercial building with the fastest elevator speeds and longest vertical runs.

27 March 2017

Ping An Finance Center Now Fourth Tallest Building in the World

CTBUH has certified the completion of Ping An Finance Center. At 599 meters it is the tallest building in Shenzhen, second tallest in China, and fourth tallest worldwide.

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.

12 February 2016

CTBUH YPC kicked off their educational outreach initiative with a mentorship program at Pratt Institute, to teach students how to unlock synergistic potential in their designs.

20 January 2016

Plans for the 2016 CTBUH Conference are now well underway, beginning with initial meetings of the Conference Steering Committee in all three cities.

15 April 2015

YPC New York Presents Pioneering Megatall: Ping An Finance Center

The inaugural CTBUH New York City Chapter event, held at the offices of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, showcased the rising Ping An Finance Center.

21 September 2014

Shenzhen Regional Tour Report

In Shenzhen attendees toured the sky lobby of Ping An Finance Center. Attendees enjoyed a traditional Chinese lunch at the Four Seasons Hotel before continuing to KK100.