Wuhan Greenland Center is a 636-metre, 126-floor mixed-use skyscraper currently under construction in Wuhan, the most populous city in central China, scheduled for completion in 2019.
The skyscraper design was inspired from the unique landscape of Wuhan where the two rivers split it into three parts. The tower will also incorporate several sustainable features and an eco-tower. The entire structure, from the grand lobbies to the corners fashioned in curved glass, present a fluid profile, reducing the building’s material footprint.
If completed as planned, it will be the world’s second tallest structure after Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, and the world’s tallest building by occupiable floor height. Wuhan Greenland Center provides spaces for three distinctive functions: office, apartment and hotel and planned amenities include the world’s highest man-made observation deck on level 126,610 meters above ground, and the world’s highest hotel, exceeding The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, according to Wiki. To add an additional air of exclusivity, the summit of this multi-use super tall will include a private member’s club.
Wuhan Greenland Center is another project designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architects in conjunction with Thornton Tomasetti Engineers which offers a unique, curved profile, a tripod shape that tapers and forms a dome to reduce wind resistance and with high energy-efficiency. The building is owned by Greenland Group, a real estate developer of the Shanghai city government.