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About GZDI

Established in 1952, Guangzhou Design Institute (GZDI) is among the first batch of Grade A survey and design institutes in China and was once designated by the former State Planning Commission as one of the four leading design institutes in China for hospitality design.

Over the past 60+ years, GZDI has established highly influential brand identity with keen pursuit for quality and technology, as evidenced by such honorable titles received as National Excellent Design Team, First Batch of National Trustworthy Survey and Design Enterprise in China, Top 100 Contemporary Chinese Architectural Design Institutes and National Advanced Engineering Exploration and Design Enterprise.

In the future, GZDI will keep practicing green, environment friendly and low carbon design concepts while carrying forward the Linangnan architecture culture.

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GZDI Connected Global News

Skydeck-Linked Complex Planned for Guangzhou’s Pazhou District

Skydeck-Linked Complex Planned for Guangzhou’s Pazhou District

21 Sep 2018, Guangzhou – An architecture firm has designed a 130-meter twin-tower complex for Gaungzhou’s…

CTBUH Recognizes Completion of Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre, Now the Fifth Tallest Building in the World

CTBUH Recognizes Completion of Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre, Now the Fifth Tallest Building in the World

21 Dec 2016, Guangzhou – The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has certified the completion…

Second Phase of Multi-Tower Development Scheduled for Zhuhai

Second Phase of Multi-Tower Development Scheduled for Zhuhai

26 Jul 2016, Zhuhai – A Hong Kong-based design firm has won the second phase of a scheme for a new convention…

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GZDI Connected Global News

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Skydeck-Linked Complex Planned for Guangzhou’s Pazhou District
21 Sep 2018 – Guangzhou, China
An architecture firm has designed a 130-meter twin-tower complex for Gaungzhou’s growing CBD. The scheme includes a public skydeck linking the two towers, which comprise…
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CTBUH Recognizes Completion of Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre, Now the Fifth Tallest Building in the World
21 Dec 2016 – Guangzhou, China
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has certified the completion of Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre. At 530 meters it is the tallest building in…
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Second Phase of Multi-Tower Development Scheduled for Zhuhai
26 Jul 2016 – Zhuhai, China
A Hong Kong-based design firm has won the second phase of a scheme for a new convention and exhibition center in Zhuhai, China. Construction on the second phase is…
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Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre to Open Early 2016
8 Oct 2014 – Guangzhou, China
The 530-meter Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre is slated to complete in early 2016, at which point it will be the tallest building in Guangzhou. The tower will offer an…
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Hitachi to Deliver World’s Fastest Elevators by 2016
21 Apr 2014 – Guangzhou, China
Hitachi will deliver the world's fastest ultra-high-speed elevators to the Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre, a mixed-use skyscraper currently under construction in Guangzhou…

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GZDI at CTBUH

Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings

13 Oct 2016, CTBUH Research – The Council is pleased to announce the Top Company Rankings for numerous…

Inaugural Steering Committee Meetings in All Three Cities

10-20 Jan 2016, Event Report – Plans for the 2016 CTBUH Conference are now well underway, beginning with…

Huijing Huang

Huijing Huang

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2016
Guangzhou, China

Guolun Qu

Guolun Qu

CTBUH China Awards Symposium, Speaker, 2016
Guangzhou, China

Wei Shen

Wei Shen

CTBUH China Awards Symposium, Speaker, 2016
Guangzhou, China

CTBUH Resources Involving GZDI

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.

Award of Excellence

Papers/Research

The Practice of TOD in the Urban Eco-Renaissance-CADRE Skyscraper & New GZ North Railway Station
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Huijing Huang, Guangzhou Design Institute
The scarcity of land in the downtown area, in addition to the deterioration of urban environments, has led to urban sprawl and a lack of development in an old city zone. The planning and development mode of the Transit Oriented Development (TOD)…

GZDI Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 15 Completed3 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 3 Completed
Average Building Age 9 Years
Most Common Function office, 13 Buildings
Most Common Material Composite, 8 Buildings
Building Functions
 
Building Materials
 

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

Tall Buildings Involving GZDI