Tianjin Chow Tai Fook Finance Centre

The design for the Tianjin Chow Tai Fook Finance Centre uses undulating curves to subtly express three programmatic elements while presenting a bold monolithic expression on the skyline. The 530-meter-tall skyscraper will house offices, service apartments, and a five-star hotel.
The gently curving facade conceals eight sloping columns that integrated into the architectural design in the same time increase the structure’s stiffness in response to seismic concerns. The tower’s aerodynamic shape reduces vortex shedding, which in return dramatically minimizes wind loads.
Sustainable strategies including a high-performance facade, optimized daylighting, and green landscaping.

Project Information

3 years

Consultant firms

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)
Ronald Lu and Partners (International) Ltd.
East China Architectural Design & Research Institute Co., Ltd.
P Landscape Co., Ltd
Isometrix Lighting + Design Ltd
Brandston Partnership Inc.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)
Ronald Lu and Partners (International) Ltd.


Brian Lee
SOM Team: Brian Lee, William Baker, Xuan Fu, Richard F. Tomlinson II, Eric Keune, Yue Zhu, Michael Lingertat, Eric Tomich, Inho Rhee, Thomas Kinzl, Ronald Johnson, Jin Chen, Chung-woon Jung, Craig Bahney, Weiqi Wang, Henry Lee, Shean Chien, Sang Hoon Lee, Kenneth Maruyama, Kyu Hwan Lee, Matthew Parkolap, Justin Nardone, Heechan Shin, Selina Lo