Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Shanghai International Finance Center Technical Tour
CTBUH 2014 Conference: Shanghai
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September 19, 2014

Shanghai International Finance Center is located in the heart of the Lujiazui financial and trade zone. The building was wholly developed by Sun Hun Kai Properties, which kindly organized and led the tour. The complex includes two office towers rising above a world-class shopping mall housed in the towers’ podium. The south tower also contains a 5-star hotel and deluxe serviced suite hotel. The distinctive chiseled prism forms of the two towers complement one another and create a distinctive addition to the to the Huangpu River skyline.

Located just a short walk from the conference venue at the Jin Mao Tower, attendees were able to take the elevated pedestrian bridges that allow easy access above the busy Shanghai streets from the conference venue to the site. The pedway leads directly into the IFC shopping center. Attendees convened outside the Chanel store – one of numerous top-end luxury shopping offerings within the complex. They were led to a meeting room, where the tour leaders gave a presentation on the project history and design.

Exterior view of Shanghai International Finance Center
Following the presentation, attendees toured the complex. Stops included the hotel spaces, an unoccupied office floor, back-of-house and technical facilities including a tower mechanical floor, and the top floor bar and restaurant. A final stop at the restaurant’s rooftop terrace afforded incredible views of the Shanghai skyline.
The Shanghai International Finance Center Technical Tour group.
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