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CITIC Headquarters

Located at the core of Beijing’s new 30-hectare central business district, CITIC Tower is the tallest building and a new icon of the capital.

CITIC Tower’s design draws inspiration from the “zun”, a ritual vessel originating in Bronze Age China. In profile, the tower abstracts and refines the zun’s vase-like form, balancing composition and articulation with structural requirements and leasing depth needs. In plan, the building is square with rounded corners; its width transforms vertically from its 78-meter-wide base to its 54-meter-wide “waist” to its 69-meter-wide top. Broader at its base than its crown, the tower combines its iconography with infrastructure that supports the building’s integrity in China’s greatest seismic zone.

These sweeping proportions meet the ground with particular finesse. The lobby’s distinct upward curve mirrors the tower’s fluted, outward drape in the opposite direction, providing a dramatic backdrop to the pedestrian experience. The interior canopy features bespoke aluminum ribbing that follows its curvature and echoes the tower’s elegant façade expression.

CITIC Tower anchors the northern end of the city's CBD, forming an iconic backdrop to the park and a prominent new destination for visitors. The tower also connects to a vast underground transportation network, linking together a pedestrian passageway system, a B2-level roadway, and four subway lines across three stations.


Beijing, China


CITIC Heye Investment


Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (LDI), TFP Farrells (Land Bid Concept)


Sedes, Arranha-céu


437,000 m2 / 4,703,800 ft2


528 m / 1,765 ft


Silver Award-Commercial Building (Pro + Real Estate Award 2020), Architectural Design Award-Tall Building Category (Masterprize 2020 in the United States), Excellence Award (CTBUH Best Tall Building Award 2020), Excellence Award-Commercial, Retail and Office Category (A&D China ) 2019 Annual Budget, Finalist-High-rise or other structure category (Structural Engineers Society 2019 Structure Award), 9th place (Emporis Alternative Award 2018), Silver Award (2018 CRED Award), Best China Futura Mega Project- Gold Award (MIPIM Asia (2018), Scale-Finalist (MIPIM 2019), A+ Award-Finalist (Architizer 2019), Excellence Award (CTBUH Best Tall Building Award 2019)

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Project Type:Arranha-céu
Project Location:Ásia-Pacífico