Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
CTBUH Beijing China Zun Visit
April 23, 2016
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BEIJING – On April 23, nearly 20 local professionals came together for the CTBUH Beijing China Zun Tower Visit. The visit was led by Arup Director Peng Liu, who now leads the structure team in Beijing; CITIC Heye Manager Jihong Qin; and CSCEC Associate Engineer Lishan Xu. The China Zun project – located in Beijing’s central business district (CBD) – will rise to 108 stories when complete, accounting for 437,000 square meters of gross floor area. Currently under construction, the tower is set to become the city’s future tallest. Once complete, it will hold the global record for the tallest building designed under the Chinese Seismic Zone 8 standard or similar design requirements.
China Zun tower under construction in Beijing.

The tower’s structural system is composed of a perimeter frame that includes megacolumns, megabraces, and a reinforced steel and concrete core. The 60-square-meter, multiple cavity, concrete filled, tube megacolumn and the method of core construction were both developed in China. The design and construction of the tower are representative of the most advanced levels of development in today's high-rise building construction industry.

During the visit, members reached the 220-meter summit of the building’s construction platform. Here, Xu described the site conditions and shared detailed construction methods with the event’s attendees. The China Zun project is expected to structurally top out in mid-2017 and complete in October 2018.
Peng Liu, Director, Arup, offers attendees a brief introduction on the tower’s structural design.
Lishan Xu, Associate Engineer, CSCEC, shows attendees around the China Zun tower construction site.
Attendance List
Name Company
Chas Pope Arup
Peng Liu Arup
Yu Cheng Arup
Yu-ku Li Arup
Huili Zhang CSCEC
Runping Dong CSCEC
Liang Xiaodan CWTC
Tom van Dillen Greenkern Group
Yunfeng Zheng JLL
Tom Yuan Jotun
Zeyao Xu Mcc real estate
Zhao Ming Meritus
Yao Dongmei OMA
Wu Jia PingAn
Yanjun Ren Vantone Z3
Chao Yin Wanda
Candy Liu Wordsearch
Charles Peace Wordsearch
Nicole Xiao Wordsearch
Yu Yi WT Partnership
Helen Zhu WT Partnership