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Saturday02 August 2014

Wilkinson Eyre towers over Guangzhou

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Wilkinson Eyre’s £290 million Guangzhou International Finance Centre, the tallest building ever designed by a British architect, is nearing completion

The 103-storey tower, located next to Zaha Hadid’s opera house, is 440m high and will be the fourth-tallest building in the world when it opens this winter. It is the first of two Wilkinson Eyre-designed towers of similar height on the site.

The practice won the project in competition and started on site in 2006. The tower will be the key landmark in Zhujiang new town.

The 448,371sq m development, which has a triangular plan, contains offices, a luxury hotel and a top-floor sightseeing area.

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  • A beautiful, elegant and simple statement! How refreshing after all the nonsense that has gone up over the last ten, fifteen years.

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  • Rumbo Jumbo

    I agree with super Mario. A really great looking tower. Well done Wilkinson Eyre!!

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  • This is a good coup for Wilkinson Eyre. Stylish and restrained. Much nicer than the very ugly, UNESCO busting Gaspogrom tower in St. Petersburg. I hope these guys survive the recession. Keep up the good work.

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