Du

Chair: Peng Du

Vice President of Academic Affairs & Strategic Initiatives, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Brian Girard

Brian Girard

Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
“Ping An Financial Center Jinan: Form and Perception”

Although valued for their iconicity, for a tall building to work economically, it must also be efficiently organized, well-placed within the metropolis, and operationally sound. As cities become megacities, it is increasingly incumbent on the developer to ensure fluid connectivity both within the tall building complex, and that the complex is tapped into a smooth-flowing network that extends into the metro region and beyond. If tens of thousands of workers, shoppers and visitors are expected to occupy a complex each day, the appeal of the development is greatly enhanced if it is located near a transit hub and well-managed. This program takes place at the Ping An Finance Center, a three-tower complex located adjacent to the Futian high-speed rail and metro station, which demonstrates excellence in both internal and external connectivity, incorporating Shenzhen’s tallest building.

Venue: Ping An Finance Center

Program Hosted & Organized by:

 

Monday 8 April Schedule:

1:55 pm Provided coaches will depart Grand Hyatt
2:30 pm Arrival & Coffee
3:00 pm Welcome from Host
3:05 pm Presentation 1
3:25 pm Presentation 2
3:45 pm Presentation 3
4:05 pm Tour of Ping An Finance Center
5:00 pm CTBUH Signboard Unveiling
5:30 pm Delegates depart from off-site program on provided coach
6:00 pm Arrive at Grand Hyatt Shenzhen for an Off-Site Social
6:00-7:30pm All off-site program delegates come together for a reception to socialize and unwind for the evening

About This Program Location

Ping An Finance Center

About Ping An Finance Center

Ping An Finance Center is located in the city’s Futian District and represents a new generation of the prototypical Asian skyscraper: very tall, very dense, and hyper-connected.

Ping An Finance Center rises from a prominent location in the center of the city, connecting seamlessly to neighboring commercial and residential properties, as well as the Pearl River Delta’s high-speed rail corridor. At its final height, the tower will symbolize a city which has witnessed unprecedented urban growth – from 300,000 people to approximately 10 million – in the 35 years since becoming China’s first Special Economic Zone.

The shape of the tower is that of a taught steel cable, outstretched by the sky and the ground at once. At the top of the tower, the façades taper to form a pyramid,… Read More

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