Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

About TJAD

Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd. (TJAD), formerly known as the Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tongji University, was founded in 1958 and has now developed into a well-known large-scale design consulting group.

With one hundred years' history and the profound cultural foundation of Tongji University, TJAD has accumulated rich experience in both engineering design and technical consultancy through continuous progress in the course of half a century.

They believe it is the trust from their clients that gives TJAD opportunities to grow. And they also believe, as part of the industry and society, they shall make unremitting efforts for industry development and social progress, just like what they have done for the past 50 years.

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TJAD Connected Global News

CTBUH Names Shanghai Tower “Best Tall Building Worldwide” for 2016

CTBUH Names Shanghai Tower “Best Tall Building Worldwide” for 2016

4 Nov 2016, Shanghai – The CTBUH Awards Jury has named Shanghai Tower, Shanghai, China the title of “Best Tall…

Shanghai Tower Installs Signboard Commemorating Megatall Status

Shanghai Tower Installs Signboard Commemorating Megatall Status

17 May 2016, Shanghai – The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) joined officials of Shanghai…

World’s Fastest Elevator to be Installed in China’s Tallest Building

World’s Fastest Elevator to be Installed in China’s Tallest Building

12 May 2016, Shanghai – A vertical transportation company has developed what it claims is the world's fastest…

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CTBUH Names Shanghai Tower “Best Tall Building Worldwide” for 2016
4 Nov 2016 – Shanghai, China
The CTBUH Awards Jury has named Shanghai Tower, Shanghai, China the title of “Best Tall Building Worldwide” at the 15th Annual CTBUH Awards Ceremony and Dinner,…
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Shanghai Tower Installs Signboard Commemorating Megatall Status
17 May 2016 – Shanghai, China
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) joined officials of Shanghai Tower in unveiling the commemorative signboard designating Shanghai Tower the tallest…
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World’s Fastest Elevator to be Installed in China’s Tallest Building
12 May 2016 – Shanghai, China
A vertical transportation company has developed what it claims is the world's fastest elevator, featuring a speed of 20.6 meters per second. The company will apply the…
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Shanghai Tower Pays Tribute to Workers with Wall of Honor
29 Apr 2016 – Shanghai, China
The names of over 4,000 workers, designers, and engineers who played a part in the design and construction of Shanghai Tower have been put on a new 60-meter-long Wall of…
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Shanghai Tower Has Completed, Now the Second-Tallest Building in the World
7 Jan 2016 – Shanghai, China
The CTBUH has recognized the completion of Shanghai Tower, which is now the tallest building in China and the second-tallest building in the world. The tower was finished…
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Shanghai Tower Gets Finishing Touch
4 Aug 2014 – Shanghai, China
The final steel beam was installed on China’s soon-to-be tallest building, Shanghai Tower, with the skyscraper reaching its designed height of 632 meters. The 137-story…
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Skyscraper Security Heightened After Unauthorized Shanghai Stunt
17 Feb 2014 – Shanghai, China
The two daredevils who scaled the under-construction 632-meter Shanghai Tower have prompted tighter security controls from tall building owners, who previously authorized…
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Shanghai Tower Construction Surpasses 600-meter Megatall Measure
28 Jan 2014 – Shanghai, China
Onward and upward, the Shanghai Tower has reached its final stages of construction, exceeding 600 meters, and is set to top off at 632 meters. Shanghai Tower will be one…
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Shanghai Tower Plans to Hire Leasing Agent
8 Jan 2014 – Shanghai, China
The state-owned developer of Shanghai Tower, China’s next tallest building, is hiring a leasing agent to sell space in the building, a highly unusual move in China,…
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FT Evaluates Shanghai Tower’s Sustainability
26 Nov 2013 – Shanghai, China
A recent article from The Financial Times delves into the Shanghai Tower and its implications to Chinese society and its much-talked-about sustainability. The Shanghai…
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Video: Shanghai Tower in the Cloud
6 Sep 2013 – Shanghai, China
The Shanghai skyline has been transformed by the recently topped-out Shanghai Tower. At the 2013 Huawei Cloud Congress in Shanghai, chief engineer Qing Ge of Shanghai…
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Shanghai Tower Celebrates Topping Out to Worldwide Fanfare
2 Aug 2013 – Shanghai, China
Topping out ceremonies for the Shanghai Tower were held in the Jujiazui financial hub of Shanghai on August 2. The ¥15 billion (US$2.4 billion) tower, whose concrete core…
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Update: Photos Released: Shanghai Tower Reaches 500 Meters
16 Apr 2013 – Shanghai, China
The Shanghai Tower, which is still under construction, reached 501 meters (1,643 feet) April 11, surpassing the neighboring Jin Mao Building and the World Financial…
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Popular Science on Shanghai Tower
19 Feb 2013 – Shanghai, China
The Shanghai Tower, which is slated to be the world's second tallest building upon completion, is featured by Popular Science in a recent article. Engineers involved in…

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TJAD 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…

TJAD Hosts CTBUH China for Year in Review Event

3 Mar 2016, Event Report – CTBUH China’s first 2016 event was a look back at a record-setting 2015, from the…

CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Gold Sponsor

16-19 Sep 2014, Conference Sponsor – The survival of humanity relies on a radical repositioning of our…

TJAD at CTBUH

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.
TJAD Hosts CTBUH China for Year in Review Event
3 Mar 2016, Shanghai – Event Report
CTBUH China’s first 2016 event was a look back at a record-setting 2015, from the perspective of the country that contributed the greatest number of tall buildings 200 meters or higher.
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.
CTBUH Well Represented at China-Japan-Korea Tall Building Forum
18 Jul 2014, Shanghai – Event
CTBUH’s Japan and Korea chapters, along with Tongji University organized the 2014 China-Japan-Korea Tall Building Forum on July 18th.
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.
Shanghai Expo and Meetings Report
May 2010, Shanghai – Tour Report
Executive Director Antony Wood visited China to attend and speak at the Shanghai Expo. While in China, the foundation was set for the CTBUH 9th World Congress.

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Yansheng Liu

Yansheng Liu

CTBUH Expert Chinese Translation Committee, 2014 – 2015
Beijing, China

Jiemin Ding

Jiemin Ding

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2012
Shanghai, China

Zhijun He

Zhijun He

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2014
Shanghai, China

CTBUH Leaders at TJAD

Yansheng Liu

Yansheng Liu

CTBUH Expert Chinese Translation Committee, 2014 – 2015
Beijing, China

Jiemin Ding

Jiemin Ding

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2012
Shanghai, China

Zhijun He

Zhijun He

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2014
Shanghai, China

Xin Zhao

Xin Zhao

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2016
Shanghai, China

Si Chao

Si Chao

CTBUH Conference, Steering Committee, 2016
Shanghai, China

Wansheng Wang

Wansheng Wang

CTBUH China Awards Symposium, Speaker, 2016 – Present
Shanghai, China

Wensheng Wang

Wensheng Wang

CTBUH China Awards Symposium, Speaker, 2016

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CTBUH Resources Involving TJAD

Award Winners & Finalists

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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China Award Winner

China Award Excellence

Study on Lateral-Load Resisting Efficiency of Mega-Frame Structures Above 450M

18 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
Xin Zhao, Tongji Architectural Design Group

Design of CWSS of Shanghai Tower Based on Buildability

18 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
Zhijun He, Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.

2014 Shanghai International Conference - Shanghai Tower Room, S4 - Q & A

18 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
Panel Questions & Answers

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Structural Performance Upgrading and Optimization of Supertall Residential Buildings

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Jiemin Ding, Xin Zhao & Yue Yang, Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.; Liwei Ye, Xiamen Fukang Economic Development Co. Ltd.

Study on Lateral-Load Resisting Efficiency of Mega-Frame Structures Above 450M

16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings
Jiemin Ding, Honglei Wu, Yue Zhang & Xin Zhao, Tongji Architectural Design (Group)

Curtain-Wall System Design

16 Sep 2014 – Shanghai Tower: In Detail
Zhijun He, Jiemin Ding & Jiupeng Li, Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.

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Videos

Study on Lateral-Load Resisting Efficiency of Mega-Frame Structures Above 450M
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Xin Zhao, Tongji Architectural Design Group
Super high-rise buildings will cost large natural resources and social energy which results in their sustainable development as one of the most important issues including structural design. This presentation introduces mega-frame structural system as…
Design of CWSS of Shanghai Tower Based on Buildability
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Zhijun He, Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.
Due to the varying distance from the exterior curtain wall to the main structural system of the Shanghai Tower, the building’s curtain wall support structure (CWSS) is inherently complex. The analysis and design method used to create the CWSS will be…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Shanghai Tower Room, S4 - Q & A
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Shanghai Tower Room, S4 Questions & Answers session with speakers Duanxue Shi, Shanghai Construction Group Co., Ltd., Zhijun He, Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd., and Haochuan Lang, Shanghai Jianke…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Shanghai Tower Room, Session 1 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Shanghai Tower Room, Session 1 Questions & Answers session with speakers Jiang Wu, Tongji University, Benedict Tranel & Xiaomei Lee, Gensler , and Xiaobo Chen, Shanghai Tower Construction and Development Co.,…
Performance Based Design and Optimization for Supertall Buildings
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Jiemin Ding, TJAD
Performance-based structural design often includes performance requirements for safety, health, serviceability, energy efficiency and environmental impact. Building performance is an indicator of how well a structure supports the defined needs of its…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Zhongnan Tower Room, Session 2 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Zhongnan Tower Room, Session 2 Questions & Answers session with speakers Jiemin Ding, TJAD, Weiguo Chen, Zhongnan Group, and Guangjing Sha, Zhongnan Group.
Shanghai Tower Panel Discussion
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Discussion
2014 Shanghai International Conference Shanghai Tower Panel Discussion session with speakers Bin Zhao, Shanghai Tower Construction and Development, Yadong Li, Shanghai Jianke Engineering Consulting Co., Ltd., Jiliang Chen, Tongji Architectural…
High Performance Design of Floor System for Super Tall Buildings
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Xin Zhao, Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.
The floor system is an important part of tall building structures. It not only supports the vertical load, but also connects the lateral load resisting system as a whole to work together. In this discussion, the key points of the design and…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Zhongnan Tower Room, Session 3 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Zhongnan Tower Room, Session 3 Questions & Answers session with speakers Li Cao, Zhongnan Group, Moukui Xu, Zhongnan Group, and Xin Zhao, Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.
Design of Flexible Hanging Curtain Wall Support Structures
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Jiemin Ding, CEO, Tongji Architectural Design Group
Shanghai Tower’s unique inner and outer curtain wall system, which creates an inhabitable “double-skin” zone, made the technical aspects of the façade a challenging task. This presentation discusses the many varied aspects of the envelope system,…
Track 2: Shanghai Tower in Detail Q & A
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Panel Questions & Answers
Panel consisting of: Jun Xia & Michael Peng, Gensler; Yi Zhu & Steve Zuo, Thornton Tomasetti; Jiemin Ding, Tongji Architectural Design Group; and Jian Gong, Shanghai Construction Group take questions from delegates.

Papers/Research

Structural Performance Upgrading and Optimization of Supertall Residential Buildings
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Jiemin Ding, Xin Zhao & Yue Yang, Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.; Liwei Ye, Xiamen Fukang Economic Development Co. Ltd.
Due to huge investment amounts, supertall residential buildings are commonly developed as luxury properties whose building performance requirements are high. Typical requirements include large interior spaces, broad vision, expansive balconies, and…
Study on Lateral-Load Resisting Efficiency of Mega-Frame Structures Above 450M
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Jiemin Ding, Honglei Wu, Yue Zhang & Xin Zhao, Tongji Architectural Design (Group)
Super high-rise buildings will cost large natural resources and social energy which results in their sustainable development as one of the most important issues including structural design. This paper introduces mega-frame structural system as it is…
Curtain-Wall System Design
16 Sep 2014 – Shanghai Tower: In Detail; Zhijun He, Jiemin Ding & Jiupeng Li, Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.
A unique flexible suspended curtain wall support structure (CWSS) was ultimately developed to suit the exterior curtain wall system of Shanghai Tower. Because of the large and varying distance from the exterior curtain wall to the main structural…
Performance Based Design and Optimization
16 Sep 2014 – Suzhou Zhongnan Center: In Detail; Jiemin Ding, Xin Zhao, Kun Ding & Fang Xu, Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.
Performance-based structural design often includes performance requirements for safety (structural safety, fire safety, earth quake resistance and so on), health, serviceability, energy efficiency and environmental impact. Building performance is an…
Comparative Study of Zhongnan Center Under Earthquake and Wind
16 Sep 2014 – Suzhou Zhongnan Center: In Detail; Weiguo Chen & Guangjing Sha, Zhongnan Construction Group Co., Ltd.; Xin Zhao, Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.
A comparative study of seismic action and wind loading was conducted for the structural design of the Suzhou Zhongnan Center. The analysis parameters, design methodology and structural responses for both seismic action and wind loading were addressed…
Core Structural Design and Optimization
16 Sep 2014 – Suzhou Zhongnan Center: In Detail; Guangjing Sha, Zhongnan Construction Group Co.; Xin Zhao & Fang Xu, Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd., Ltd.; Tao Shi, Department of Civil Engineering, Tongji University
Due to its excellent lateral stiffness and space flexibility, the megaframe-core wall structure is widely applied in supertall buildings. The efficiency of the central service core is critical for the optimal design of the megaframe-core structure.…
Belt Truss Stiffness Analysis and Optimization
16 Sep 2014 – Suzhou Zhongnan Center: In Detail; Li Cao & Guangjing Sha, Zhongnan Construction Group Co., Ltd.; Xin Zhao & Kun Ding, Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.
Megastructures have come into widespread use in supertall buildings in recent decades, due to their high efficiency in satisfying diversified building performance requirements. Belt trusses are one of the key structural members of megastructures.…
Multi-Constrained Outrigger Optimization
16 Sep 2014 – Suzhou Zhongnan Center: In Detail; Moukui Xu & Muyuan Yang, Zhongnan Construction Group Co., Ltd.; XinZhao, Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.; Xiang Jiang, Department of Civil Engineering, Tongji University
The outrigger system has been widely employed as an innovative and efficient structural lateral-load resisting system in supertall buildings in recent decades. The optimization of the outrigger system is desirable because it can significantly…
High-Performance Floor System Design
16 Sep 2014 – Suzhou Zhongnan Center: In Detail; Xin Zhao, Kun Ding, Fang Xu & Rong He, Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.
The floor system is important part of a supertall building structure. It not only supports the vertical load, but also connects the lateral-load resisting system as a whole. In this chapter, the key points of the design and optimization of high-…
Design of Flexible Hanging Curtain Wall Support Structures
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Jiemin Ding, Jiupeng Li, Zhijun He & Yin Hu, Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tongji
The 126-story, 632-meter tall Shanghai Tower is sited in Shanghai’s Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone, with a structural height of 580 meters. It will be the landmark of Shanghai once completed. The tower has a unique design with a “double-skin”…

TJAD Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 3 Completed6 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 1 Completed
Average Building Age 3 Years
Most Common Function office, 7 Buildings
Most Common Material Composite, 7 Buildings
Building Functions
 
Building Materials
 

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