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Featured Buildings Involving ECADI

1700 Huangxing Road

1700 Huangxing Road, Shanghai

The building is part of a mixed-use district and is intended to be a new anchor for a developing district in Yangpu District of Shanghai.

Bund SOHO

Bund SOHO, Shanghai

Bund SOHO resolves a difficult site, historic surroundings, the requirements of the modern office building, and a high-profile waterfront location with a reserved distinction.

CCTV Headquarters

CCTV Headquarters, Beijing

The recently completed new headquarters of China Central Television contains the entire television-making process within a single building.

Chongqing IFS T1

Chongqing IFS T1, Chongqing

This mixed use complex is located in the central business area of Chongqing and contains a hotel and offices, as well as spaces for retail use.

Greenland's Suzhou Center

Greenland's Suzhou Center, Suzhou

The Suzhou Center incorporates passive ventilation techniques in the the design to create a unique interior "lung" that appears as a large opening.

Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza

Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza, Nanchang

The Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza includes two identical towers clad in a sleek glass curtain wall whose shapes morph from base to top.

Plaza 66

Plaza 66, Shanghai

A commercial and office complex, consisting of a shopping mall and two skyscrapers, Plaza 66 is home to a mix of retail, entertainment, and extensive below-grade parking areas.

Riviera TwinStar Square

Riviera TwinStar Square, Shanghai

This building has a fantastic balance and poise. The towers stand out for the new spatial dimension they give to the “emptiness” that lies between them.

Shanghai IFC

Shanghai IFC, Shanghai

Shanghai International Finance Centre is a integrated complex comprising twin premium Grade-A office towers, located at the heart of the Little Lujiazui financial and trade zone.

Shanghai Tower

Shanghai Tower, Shanghai

As the third tower in the trio of supertall buildings at the heart of Shanghai’s new Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone, Shanghai Tower embodies a new prototype for tall buildings.

Shanghai Wheelock Square

Shanghai Wheelock Square, Shanghai

Featuring simple symmetrical lines with the design, Shanghai Wheelock Square integrates environmentally-friendly aspects with state-of-the-art provisions.

Shanghai World Financial Center

Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai

The Shanghai World Financial Center has become an icon of Shanghai and China, with its clear and elegant form and revolutionary structural design.

Sinar Mas Center

Sinar Mas Center, Shanghai

A centerpiece of a neighborhood development, the design features curved surfaces, accentuated by perforated metal light shelves to enhance the building's environmental performance.

Suzhou IFS

Suzhou IFS, Suzhou

A landmark on the city’s skyline in both form and function, the mixed-use high-rise is recognized as the Tallest Building in Suzhou.

Tianjin CTF Finance Centre

Tianjin CTF Finance Centre, Tianjin

Located in the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area, Tianjin CTF Finance Centre features a mix of uses including office space, luxury serviced apartments, and a hotel.

Zifeng Tower

Zifeng Tower, Nanjing

The triangulated, serrated façade treatment is interesting, adding depth and texture to the imposing form while allowing natural ventilation throughout.

About ECADI

Affiliated to Shanghai Xiandai Architectural Design Group, East China Architectural Design & Research Institute (ECADI) is one of China’s most influential architectural design institutions.

ECADI is dedicated to enhancing high-end market share and reputation, thus establishing a benchmark for China’s proprietary brands. They uphold the entrepreneurship of “Efficient, Cooperative, Advanced, Dedicated, Innovated” to develop its business nationwide and worldwide.

With the positioning of “International ideas, Chinese practice”, as well as the philosophy and brand image of “ECADI design, International quality, Local service”, ECADI strives to become an international design company taking a lead in China and boasting international competitiveness.

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ECADI at CTBUH

6th China-Japan-Korea Tall Building Forum Held in Nara, Japan

5 Jul 2019, Event Report – Organized under the theme, "Visiting Old, Learn New," this year's CTBUH-sponsored…

CTBUH China Hosts Tall Building Symposium

CTBUH China Hosts Tall Building Symposium

19 Jun 2018, Event – CTBUH China held its board meeting at Tongji University in Shanghai, which was…

CTBUH China Symposium on Tall Building Performance + Book Launch

CTBUH China Symposium on Tall Building Performance + Book Launch

2 Aug 2017, Event Report – CTBUH China and Tongji University Press held a symposium on tall building…

ECADI at CTBUH

6th China-Japan-Korea Tall Building Forum Held in Nara, Japan
5 Jul 2019, Nara – Event Report
Organized under the theme, "Visiting Old, Learn New," this year's CTBUH-sponsored China-Japan-Korea Tall Building Forum drew more than 80 participants from five countries.
CTBUH China Hosts Tall Building Symposium
19 Jun 2018, Chicago – Event
CTBUH China held its board meeting at Tongji University in Shanghai, which was followed by a half-day symposium titled "The Future of Vertical Cities"
CTBUH China Symposium on Tall Building Performance + Book Launch
2 Aug 2017, Shanghai – Event Report
CTBUH China and Tongji University Press held a symposium on tall building performance on August 2, 2017, followed by a book launch.
Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings
13 Oct 2016, Chicago – CTBUH Research
The Council is pleased to announce the Top Company Rankings for numerous disciplines as derived from the list of projects appearing in 100 of the World’s Tallest Buildings.
Shanghai Tower Signboard Ceremony
13 May 2016, Shanghai – Event Report
CTBUH joined Shanghai Tower officials in unveiling the commemorative signboard designating Shanghai Tower as the tallest building in China.
FacadeRetrofit.org Launched
28 Jul 2015, Chicago – CTBUH Research
FacadeRetrofit.org is a unique online resource funded by the CTBUH 2014 Research Seed Funding Initiative, featuring an open database of façade retrofit building projects.
CTBUH China Office Kicks Off
18 Mar 2015, Shanghai – Event Report
The CTBUH China Office / Asia Headquarters officially launched at CAUP at Tongji University with the inaugural board meeting and a reception
Suzhou Regional Tour Report
20-21 Sep 2014, Suzhou – Tour Report
The tour started at Suzhou Zhongnan Center and continued to one of the two International Fortune Plaza towers, which had just had its topping-out ceremony the day prior.
University of Southern California Team Wins Research Seed Funding
17 Sep 2014, Shanghai – CTBUH Research Report
CTBUH is pleased to announce the awarding of the 2014 International Research Seed Funding grant to a team led by the University of Southern California.
CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Gold Sponsor
16-19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Conference Sponsor
The survival of humanity relies on a radical repositioning of our cities to develop them beyond a collection of disparate icons, towards a vision of a Sustainable Vertical Urbanism.
Four-City Tour Generates Strong Shanghai Conference Support
14-18 Oct 2013, Shanghai – Tour Report
Preparations for the 2014 CTBUH Conference are now underway. Executive Director Antony Wood embarked on a four-city tour, meeting with more than 30 companies over the course of 10 days.
CTBUH 2012 Shanghai Conference Gold Sponsor
19-21 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Conference Sponsor
That the 21st Century will be the age of the Asian Skyscraper seems indisputable. Already, the past two decades have witnessed a major shift in tall buildings from west to east.

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Junjie Zhang

Junjie Zhang

CTBUH China Office Board, 2015 – Present
Shanghai, China

Lianjin Bao

Lianjin Bao

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2014
Shanghai, China

Wenwei Jiang

Wenwei Jiang

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2016
Shanghai, China

CTBUH Leaders at ECADI

Junjie Zhang

Junjie Zhang

CTBUH China Office Board, 2015 – Present
Shanghai, China

Lianjin Bao

Lianjin Bao

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2014
Shanghai, China

Wenwei Jiang

Wenwei Jiang

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2016
Shanghai, China

Kuishan Li

Kuishan Li

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2012
Shanghai, China

Bin Niu

Bin Niu

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2014

Qiping Weng

Qiping Weng

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2014

Jiangbin Wu

Jiangbin Wu

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2014

Dasui Wang

Dasui Wang

CTBUH Annual Conference, Session Chair, 2012
Shanghai, China

Xinyang Luo

Xinyang Luo

CTBUH China Awards Symposium, Speaker, 2016

Ruxiang Zhang

Ruxiang Zhang

CTBUH China Awards Symposium, Speaker, 2016

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CTBUH Resources Involving ECADI

Award Winners & Award of Excellence Recipients

The CTBUH Awards recognize projects and individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and that achieve sustainability at the highest and broadest level.

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Award of Excellence

Fellow

China Award Winner

China Award Excellence

China Award Honorable Distinction

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How can cities adapt the forms of tall building design to avoid homogeneous skylines?

Oct 2014 – Monthly Video Series
Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company; Zhaohui Jia, Greenland Group; Peter Kok, Shum Yip Land; Stefan Krummeck, TFP Farrells; James Robinson, Hongkong Land; and Junjie Zhang, ECADI

Foundation Pit Support Design and Environment Protection Measure of Suzhou Zhongnan Center

18 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
Qiping Weng, ECADI

Analysis of Pile Foundations and Loading Test of Suzhou Zhongnan Center

18 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
Jiangbin Wu, ECADI

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Research and Design of a Complex Connected Structure Consisting of Three Super High-Rise Towers

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Da-sui Wang, Wen-wei Jiang, Ming-guo Liu & Qi Yu, ECADI

Engineering China’s Skylines

Aug 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue III
Dasui Wang, East China Architectural Design Institute

The New Structural Design Process of Supertall Buildings in China

1 Sep 2015 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 4 Number 3
Bao Lianjin, Chen Jianxing, Qian Peng, et al., ECADI

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Videos

How can cities adapt the forms of tall building design to avoid homogeneous skylines?
Oct 2014 – Monthly Video Series; Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company; Zhaohui Jia, Greenland Group; Peter Kok, Shum Yip Land; Stefan Krummeck, TFP Farrells; James Robinson, Hongkong Land; and Junjie Zhang, ECADI
Industry leaders answering this question include: Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company; Zhaohui Jia, Greenland Group; Peter Kok, Shum Yip Land; Stefan Krummeck, TFP Farrells; James Robinson, Hongkong Land; and Junjie Zhang, ECADI.
Foundation Pit Support Design and Environment Protection Measure of Suzhou Zhongnan Center
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Qiping Weng, ECADI
The Suzhou Zhongnan Center excavation site is very large, very deep, and has complex surrounding environmental conditions. Hydrogeological conditions and other unfavorable factors have brought many difficulties to the engineering of the foundation…
Analysis of Pile Foundations and Loading Test of Suzhou Zhongnan Center
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Jiangbin Wu, ECADI
The Zhongnan Center is located on soft soil deposits in Suzhou, China and is currently under construction. This presentation describes the pile design and the static loading tests of the supertall tower and its deep basement. The design, construction…
Tapered Profile and Structural Design of Supertall Buildings
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Lianjin Bao, ECADI
As supertall buildings become higher and higher and its function turns to be more and more comprehensive, huge challenges are brought to the structural design. This presentation describes the relation between tapered profile and structural design of…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 06 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Session 06 Questions & Answers session with speakers Hongyu Li, AECOM; Lianjin Bao, ECADI; and Zhong Fan, China Architecture Design & Research Group.
The Differences in Developing Tall Buildings in Cities in China
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Junjie Zhang, ECADI; ZhaoHui Jia, Greenland Group; Nengjun Luo, CITIC HEYE Investment CO., LTD. & Yin Tang, Broad Group
This panel considered whether Shanghai’s supertall buildings will characterize those undertaken in other Chinese cities and the key development drivers behind development further inland. Junjie Zhang, President, ECADI, began the session by asking the…
Interview: Junjie Zhang
17 Sep 2014 – 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews; Junjie Zhang, ECADI
Junjie Zhang of ECADI is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower.
Emerging Urbanization and High-Rise Design Philosophy in China
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Bin Niu, ECADI
This presentation analyzes the latest exploration of international urbanization developments, as well as the development of China’s urbanization strategy and policy background. It compares the guidance and issues from the “National New-type…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 04 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Session 04 Questions & Answers session with speakers Bin Niu, ECADI, Enfang Liu, ISA Architecture, and Yiru Huang, Tongji University.
CFD Simulation of Urban Pedestrian Wind Comfort Optimization in a High-Rise Building Cluster – A Case Study
21 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Kuishan Li, ECADI
Wind comfort for pedestrians is a vital element in urban planning nowadays, especially for densely populated areas containing high-rise building clusters. This presentation will examine methods for obtaining accurate and reliable simulation results…
Interview: The Role of Skyscrapers in Shanghai
19 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; Junjie Zhang, ECADI
Junjie Zhang of East China Architectural Design Institute (ECADI) is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. Junjie discusses Shanghai and the role skyscrapers have played in transforming the city.
An Overview of Modern Supertall Development in China
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Junjie Zhang, ECADI
While China is without doubt the largest developing market for tall buildings, with a multitude of towers under construction and in planning, we can forget that the country also has an established track-record for delivering not only tall buildings,…
Track 1: The China Context for Tall Q & A
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Panel Questions & Answers
The Track 1 panel consisting of: Junjie Zhang, East China Architectural Design & Research Institute (ECADI); Brian Lee & William Baker, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) Chicago; and Ole Scheeren, Büro Ole Scheeren, take questions from delegates.

Papers/Research

Research and Design of a Complex Connected Structure Consisting of Three Super High-Rise Towers
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Da-sui Wang, Wen-wei Jiang, Ming-guo Liu & Qi Yu, ECADI
Currently under construction, Golden Eagle Plaza is slated to be the highest rigid-connected building in the world. The building consists of three supertall towers of over 300 meters, which are connected at the height of approximately 200 meters by…
Engineering China’s Skylines
Aug 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue III; Dasui Wang, East China Architectural Design Institute
Dasui Wang, China Design Master and chief structural engineer for East China Architectural Design Institute (ECADI), is the recipient of the inaugural CITAB - CTBUH China Tall Building Outstanding Achievement Award. Wang has committed his life’s work…
The New Structural Design Process of Supertall Buildings in China
1 Sep 2015 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 4 Number 3; Bao Lianjin, Chen Jianxing, Qian Peng, et al., ECADI
By the end of 2014, the number of completed and under-construction supertall buildings above 250 meters in China reached 90 and 129, respectively. China has become one of the centers of supertall buildings in the world. Supertall buildings in China…
Tapered Profile and Structural Design of Supertall Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Dasui Wang, Lianjin Bao, Jianxing Chen & Peng Qian, ECADI
As supertall buildings become higher and higher and its function turns to be more and more comprehensive, huge challenges are brought to the structural design. In this paper, author aims to describe the relation between tapered profile and structural…
Emerging Urbanization and High-Rise Design Philosophy in China
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Junjie Zhang, ECADI
This paper analyzes the latest exploration of international urbanization developments, as well as the development of China’s urbanization strategy and policy background. It compares the guidance and issues from the “National New-type Urbanization…
Towards Sustainable Vertical Urbanism
Sep 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue III; Daniel Safarik, CTBUH
The survival of humanity on this planet relies on a radical repositioning of our cities. In the face of unprecedented global population growth, urbanization, pollution increase and climate change, it is no longer enough to simply create buildings…
Study on Structural Efficiency of Supertall Buildings
Sep 2014 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 3 Number 3; Zhou Jianlong, Bao Lianjin, & Qian Peng, ECADI
Based on a 405m high super-tall building, the influence of outriggers, different shapes and layouts of structural plane and elevation on structural efficiency under lateral forces is studied in this paper. A calculation formula concerning the…
Structural System Selection and Highlights of Changsha IFC T1 Tower
Jun 2014 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 3 Number 2; Zhou Jianlong, Lu Daoyuan, Huang Liang, et al.
This paper presents the determination of the structural system of the Changsha IFC T1 tower with 452 m in architectural height and 440.45 m in structural height. Sensitivity analyses are carried out by varying the location of belt trusses and…
Economical Analysis of the Structural Systems for Supertall Buildings
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Dasui Wang, Jianlong Zhou & Lianjin Bao, ECADI Co., Ltd
The investments in supertall buildings are huge and the cost of structural materials and construction takes the highest portion. This paper discusses numerous factors that influence the structural construction cost of supertall buildings which…
CFD Simulation of Urban Pedestrian Wind Comfort Optimization in a High-Rise Building Cluster – A Case Study
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Kuishan Li & Feng Wang, ECADI Co. Ltd; Haisong Yang & He Li, Tianjin innovative Finance Investment Co. Ltd.
Wind comfort for pedestrians is concerned in urban planning, especially for high-rise building clusters. The computational fluid dynamics (CFD) method is widely used to predict the wind environment of the area by many researchers, which has many…
An Overview of Modern Supertall Development in China
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Junjie Zhang, ECADI
Modern supertall buildings have become one of the vital icons in economic development and urbanization progress in mainland China as well as one of the major focuses in China’s construction industry. This paper will review the context of modern…
Context to China’s Legacy of Tall Building Development
Aug 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue III; Junjie Zhang, ECADI
Modern supertall buildings have become one of the vital symbols of economic development and the urbanization progress in mainland China, as well as one of the major focuses of China’s construction industry. This paper reviews the context of modern…
Performance Based Seismic Design of a 75-Story Buckling Restrained Slender Steel Plate Shear Wall Tower
May 2010 – ASCI/SEI Structures Congress; Sam Lee & Yun Liao, Guangzhou Scientific Computing Consultants; Dasui Wang, ECADI; Neville Mathias, SOM
The Jinta Tower is a 75-story building located in Tianjin, China, with slender steel plate shear walls (SPSW) used as the primary lateral load resisting system. Construction detail, method and schedule constraints result in the steel plates being…

ECADI Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 85 Completed30 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 14 Completed16 Under Constr.
Average Building Age 10 Years
Most Common Function office, 56 Buildings
Most Common Material Composite, 59 Buildings
Building Functions
 
Building Materials
 

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.

Tall Buildings Involving ECADI