Wilkinson Eyre towers over Guangzhou
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.