TELEVISION TOWER - GUANGZHOU, CHINA
The Guangzhou Television Tower is one of the tallest buildings in the world - reaching 610m in height including mast (ca 150m). It is a concrete core embraced with an open steel superstructure supporting five mini-buildings within. It houses restaurants, shops, 4D multiplex cinema, observatory decks and TV and radio transmission facilities.
The section is an ellipse of 24 straight columns that twists 45º relative to one another, creating a tapered waist of 27m wide at its narrowest. The parametric generated geometry of the verticals, rings and diagonals of the tower is controlled and optimized based on a set of variable parameters.
Extensive wind engineering was required to ensure the strength and stiffness requirements taking into account the comfort criteria for occupants.
as employee of Arup: structural designer and project manager during the multiple competition phases, including setting up the first parametric design basis
restaurants, shops, 4D multiplex cinema, observatory decks and TV and radio transmission facilities
competition start: 2004
completion: November 2010
floor area (tower): 114.000 m2
location : Guangzhou / China
client: Guangzhou Xinxin TV & Sightseeing Tower Co Ltd
structure: Arup Amsterdam
lighting: Arup Amsterdam