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Shanghai World Financial Center

Shanghai World Financial Center

Park Hyatt Shanghai

One of KPF’s most highly recognized and award-winning projects, the Shanghai World Financial Center has stood as a symbol of commerce and culture since its completion in 2008.

A virtual city within a city, the supertall structure houses a mix of office and retail uses, as well as the Park Hyatt Shanghai on the 79th to 93rd floors. Occupying the tower’s uppermost floors, the SWFC Sky Arena offers visitors aerial views of the historic Lujiazui and winding river below and the chance to walk almost 500 meters above the city via the 100th floor Sky Walk.

A square prism, the symbol used by the ancient Chinese to represent the earth, is intersected by two cosmic arcs, representing the heavens, as the tower ascends in gesture to the sky. The interaction between these two realms gives rise to the building’s form, carving a square sky portal at the top of the tower that lends balance to the structure and links the two opposing elements, the heavens and the earth.

The collaboration with the project’s structural engineer, Leslie E. Robertson Associates, the team arrived at an innovative structural solution that abandoned the original concrete frame structure in favor of a diagonal-braced frame with outrigger trusses coupled to the columns of the mega-structure. This enabled the weight of the building to be reduced by more than 10%, consequently reducing the use of materials and resulting in a more transparent structure in visual and conceptual harmony with the tower’s elegant form.

Por Ubicación

Shanghai China

Por Cliente

Mori Building Company


Shanghai Modern (Architect of Record), Irie Miyake (Executive Architect), Tony Chi (Interior Designer)

Por Tipo

Públicos + Cultura, Hoteles, Uso Mixto, Oficinas, Comercial, Rascacielos

Por Tamaño

381,600 m2 / 4,107,600 ft2


492 m / 1,614 ft


174 Rooms


建筑荣誉奖(AIA香港2008),设计奖:建筑荣誉奖(AIA纽约2009),设计奖(AIA纽约州1995),卓越设计奖(AIA纽约州2009),优异奖:国际(AIA纽约州,2009年),年度设计评审:作品(《建筑杂志》,2009年),最佳国际房地产项目奖(2003年,巴塞罗那汇点),Good Design is Good Business中国:最佳商业项目(2010年商业周刊/建筑记录) ),亚洲及澳大利亚最佳高层建筑(CTBUH 2008),世界最佳高层建筑(CTBUH 2008),最高观察台(2009年吉尼斯世界纪录),国际高层建筑奖提名-(2010),奖项:商业中心提名-(MIPIM 2009),奖:中国项目(MIPIM Asia 2009),奖:混合用途建筑(MIPIM 2009),参与者选择奖(MIPIM Asia 2009),最佳高层城市建筑(NAIOP 2009),专业设计奖:商业和办公大楼(SARA 2009),奖项卓越奖(2009年,美国纽约友邦保险),十年大奖获得者(CTBUH 2018)
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Project Type:Rascacielos
Project Location:Asia