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CTF Finance Centre

CTF Finance Centre

Rosewood Guangzhou

As one of China’s tallest structures, the Chow Tai Fook (CTF) Finance Centre demonstrates the alignment of supertall design with cultural, environmental, and contextual sensitivity.

Guangzhou, located on the Pearl River Delta, is a megalopolis of southern China and a leading economic power for the country. Completed in 2016, the 530-meter-tall CTF Finance Centre is the city’s tallest building and represents the region's recent prosperity and urban growth.

At its base, the tower is linked to public transportation through basement-level connections and to adjacent buildings via pedestrian-level bridges. An unprecedented mix of programs is defined by four main transition points; the program ascends from office, to residential, to hotel, to a sky lobby, and its record-high crown. The program also comprises ballroom, retail, restaurant, and cinema spaces, with a nearby central park and underground retail concourse that further enhance its urban connectivity.

Positioned as a crystalline form that ascends to the sky, the Centre features a terracotta façade attuned to the material’s history. Its shining finish evokes the bright white lines of its nearby companions, maintaining visual regularity while pushing its boundaries.

The tower’s materiality also has environmental advantages. Terracotta is self-cleaning, corrosion-resistant, and is easily produced and shipped. The façade’s ceramic-clad piers preserve floor-to-ceiling views and offer generous shading to the exterior, providing natural ventilation in Guangzhou’s tropical climate. The building employs additional sustainability measures, like high-efficiency chillers and heat recovery. Together, the features of CTF Finance Centre symbolize a future where sustainability and international commerce are interdependent—for the client, for the city of Guangzhou, and for China.

Take a virtual tour of the building here.


Guangzhou, China


New World Development Company


Leigh & Orange (Associate Architect), Callison (Interior Designer, Retail), Yabu Pushelberg (Interior Designer, Hotel), LTHK K11 (Interior Designer, Art Mall)


Hospitality, Mixed-Use, Office, Residential, Retail, Supertall


508,000 m2 / 5,400,000 ft2


530 m / 1,739 ft


251 Rooms / 355 Residences




广州瑰丽酒店最佳酒店豪华奖(《 Boutique Design》杂志2020年酒店设计卓越奖金钥匙奖),近十年来中国前100名建筑奖(2019年中国建筑学会建筑创作奖),金奖(2018-2019年CRED奖) ,最佳混合用途开发-铜奖(亚洲MIPIM 2017),混合用途建筑卓越奖(2017年A&D奖杯),高层和混合用途奖(2013年亚洲国际房地产奖),优异奖(2017年优质建筑奖) ),摩天大楼奖-提名(Emporis 2017),摩天大楼奖-#7(Emporis 2016),2017最佳建筑(New Atlas 2017)
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Project Type:Hospitality
Project Location:Asia Pacific