Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

About CITIC HEYE

CITIC Real Estate Company is the primary subsidiary of China CITIC Group. It was established in the Beijing-Tianjin-based Bohai Sea, the Pearl River Delta, and the Yangtze River Delta which focuses on the development of second-tier cities.

CITIC Real Estate has many years of experience in real estate development. In 1979, the establishment of the real estate department of CITIC Group was named "CITIC Real Estate Co." In 1986, the CITIC Real Estate Company was established with China's first enterprise-level real estate development qualification.

Over the years, CITIC Real Estate has been actively involved in urban planning and construction, land consolidation and development in more than 30 cities where they have developed 20 million square meters of real estate projects.

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CITIC HEYE at CTBUH

CTBUH Participates in the China Zun Forum

CTBUH Participates in the China Zun Forum

22 Jun 2018, Event – CTBUH participated in the China Zun Forum which explored how the China Zun tower…

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…

China Zun Visit

China Zun Visit

23 Apr 2016, Tour Report – Nearly 20 local professionals came together for a visit to the under construction…

CITIC HEYE at CTBUH

CTBUH Participates in the China Zun Forum
22 Jun 2018, Beijing – Event
CTBUH participated in the China Zun Forum which explored how the China Zun tower can serve as an innovative model for the international tall building industry.
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.
China Zun Visit
23 Apr 2016, Beijing – Tour Report
Nearly 20 local professionals came together for a visit to the under construction China Zun Tower, the future tallest building in Beijing.
Beijing Regional Tour Report
20-21 Sep 2014, Beijing – Tour Report
Attendees of the Beijing tour toured the new CBD development on the east side of town, projected to contain 15 towers, many of whose foundations were already visibly underway.
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.

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Nengjun Luo

Nengjun Luo

CTBUH Awards Jury, 2013
Beijing, China

Jason Liu

Jason Liu

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

Wuren Wang

Wuren Wang

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2014
Beijing, China

CTBUH Leaders at CITIC HEYE

Nengjun Luo

Nengjun Luo

CTBUH Awards Jury, 2013
Beijing, China

Jason Liu

Jason Liu

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

Wuren Wang

Wuren Wang

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2014
Beijing, China

Yanni Qi

Yanni Qi

CTBUH Innovation Conference, Session Chair, 2019
Beijing, China

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CTBUH Resources Involving CITIC HEYE

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

Best Tall Buildings 2019: Dominant Trends

Apr 2019 – CTBUH Journal 2019 Issue II
CTBUH

China Zun: Beijing’s New Icon, 2018’s Tallest

Jan 2019 – CTBUH Journal 2019 Issue I
Wuren Wang, CITIC HEYE Investment Co. Ltd.

The Global Tall Building Picture: Impact of 2018

Jan 2019 – CTBUH Journal 2019 Issue I
CTBUH Research

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Videos

Intelligent Construction Of Mechanical & Electronic Engineering In CITIC Tower
10 Apr 2019 – Rui Ding, CSCEC Group of Companies
The article is divided into four parts: innovation and practice of general contract management, green construction of machinery and electricity, factory construction of machinery and electricity, and intelligent construction of machinery and…
Innovative Vertical Transportation Solution for China ZUN - CITIC Tower
10 Apr 2019 – Roger Lu, KONE
Digitalization has changed the way the building are designed and planned. However, the actual construction work is still very labor intensive and flow of workers can be significant. Traditional builder’s hoists are slow and inefficient, especially on…
Z•BEMS (Building Energy Management System) With Flow Use Analysis for CITIC Tower
10 Apr 2019 – Kimiyuki Sakurai, Azbil Corporation
For commercial real estate developers, compact core tube area and reduce the energy consumption of electromechanical equipment are very important factor of accelerating investment recovery in super high-rise buildings. The electric control valve A+ (…
Ceremonial Influences Form a Modern Flagship Building for Beijing’s CBD
10 Apr 2019 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Wuren Wang, CITIC HEYE Investment CO., LTD.; Robert Whitlock, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
China Zun is the flagship building of Beijing’s comprehensively planned 30-hectare central business district core. Its gently rising and curving form embodies the historic capital’s gracefulness, and resembles an ancient Chinese ceremonial vessel,…
Technical Innovation and Practice of Center AC On CITIC Tower
10 Apr 2019 – Shuiquan Ye, Hangzhou RUNPAQ Technology
(1) Ice storage & big temperature difference air distribution VAV AC technology, 35,000RTh; Peak-valley price policy to achive peak load shifting and save operation cost; 4.5℃ (designed water supply temperature) in refrigerating room and 8℃ (air…
Report on the Ecology Construction Model of Indoor Air in CITIC Tower
10 Apr 2019 – Hui Lu, Fengshen Air Conditioning Group Co
The health of the interior environment of super high-rise buildings determines the quality of buildings. After the analysis of external environmental pollution, internal environment control and barrier structure, the most energy-saving design is made…
CITIC Tower: the Engineering of the Tallest Building in Beijing
9 Apr 2019 – Peng Liu, Arup
The 528m tall CITIC tower is the tallest building in the city of Beijing and also holds the record of the tallest building in high seismic zone around the world. The elegant, curved elevation of CITIC Tower is a result of balancing of architectural…
CITIC Tower Façade Engineering and Installation
9 Apr 2019 – Shenglin Zheng, Beijing Jangho Curtain Wall System Engineering Co., Ltd.
After 4 years of hard work, the Jangho team has completed the CITIC Tower façade engineering and installation and achieved a high-quality building façade for the client. The overall façade area is around 120,000 square meters. This height of this…
Advancing Digital Workflow in Large Project Collaboration
9 Apr 2019 – Xiang Li, Bentley Systems
he speech will cover the application of digital methods and innovation operation to achieve coordination between different locations and organizations, and innovation technology in projects delivery, taking CITIC Tower as example.
Construction Management and Innovative Technology of CITIC Tower
9 Apr 2019 – Yunping Zeng, China Construction Third Engineering Bureau Co., Ltd.
From the aspects of the management characteristics of general contractor, which focus on the difficulties of the tight construction period, zero-site construction, large volume for the construction and the complicated structure. Introduces the…
Panel Discussion: What Makes for Innovative High-Rise Development?
9 Apr 2019 – Ru Bai, Horoy Holdings Limited; Tieshen Chen, Hanking Group; Wuren Wang, CITIC HEYE Investment CO., LTD.; et al.
Over the past century or so, the high-rise has transformed from humble rectangular prism to structures that twist, undulate and capture the eye in an assortment of materials and shapes. In an era where buildings like the Ping An Financial Center…
CITIC Tower: the Engineering of the Tallest Building in Beijing
9 Apr 2019 – Peng Liu, Arup
The 528m tall CITIC tower is the tallest building in the city of Beijing and also holds the record of the tallest building in high seismic zone around the world. The elegant, curved elevation of CITIC Tower is a result of balancing of architectural…
The Way to Achieve CITIC Tower “Full Life Cycle Management Value”
9 Apr 2019 – Nengjun Luo, CITIC HEYE Investment CO., LTD.
CITIC Tower project has always implemented the concept of “Full Life Cycle Project Management" since it was built. As the performer of the concept, Mr.Luo will share the building process of CITIC Tower project in these aspects: Operation, Design,…
Crafting the Vessel
9 Apr 2019 – Lei Li, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
After conclusion of land bid process, KPF led the architectural design work on CITIC Tower. The Beijing municipal government desired an iconic tower rooted in Chinese Culture, yet also fitting to the modern city. Apart from responding to the urban…
Technical Realization of CITIC Tower Based on High Performance Target
9 Apr 2019 – Shao Weiping, Beijing Institute of Architectural Design
CITIC Tower has joined the ranks of the world's super high-rise buildings as locating at the world's high classes of seismic measure zone and the fastest built super high-rise building. The technical challenges of super high-rise buildings are not…
Beyond Diagrids: Next-Generation Exterior Bracing Systems for Tall Buildings
20 Oct 2018 – Jue Zhang, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
In recent years, a number of buildings with exterior diagrid frames have been designed and built in various parts of the world. Characterized by a regular pattern of diagonal members that form an inclined “mesh”, diagrid frame members resist both…
Density Our Strength: The Linear City in Practice
21 Oct 2016 – Stefan Krummeck, Farrells
Hong Kong is unique as a linear city. More than 7 million people reside, mainly in high-rise buildings, in a series of highly dense coastal settlements. These are well served by a metro and other modes of public transport, contributing to a low car…
Tower Tops: More Than Meets the Sky
19 Oct 2016 – Gavin Erasmus, Farrells
Humans always had the ambition to go high, taking whatever means to reach the sky. What do tower tops represent and in what form do they meet the sky? Historically they are seen as icons of power, status of the owner or corporation, or as religious…
Luffing Crane Technology in High-Rise Buildings
17 Oct 2016 – Chuanyao Long, Equipment Company of the Second Construction Co., Ltd of China Construction Third Engineering Bureau
This presentation covered the five aspects of luffing crane technology in high-rise buildings: (i)Projects list for luffing crane usage; (ii) Layout and type selection; (iii) Installation technology, including installation forms, lifting equipment…
Carbon-Fiber Hoisting Technology Pushes High-Rise Buildings Even Higher
17 Oct 2016 – Jeffrey Montgomery, KONE
As cities around the world rise higher to accommodate booming urban populations, new technologies are helping overcome the limitations on building upwards. The travel height of elevators hoisted by traditional steel ropes is restricted by the weight…
Enhancing Construction Efficiency and Safety with Self-Climbing Elevators
17 Oct 2016 – Santeri Suoranta, KONE
The KONE JumpLift is a self-climbing elevator that uses the building’s hoist-ways while under construction, following the formwork as the building grows higher. The solution provides higher load capacities and faster speeds than rack-and-pinion…
The Integrated Smart Design Technologies for Tall Building Structural Design
17 Oct 2016 – Peng Liu, Arup
A series of integrated smart design tools has been developed to satisfy different design requirements and to achieve an optimal balance between economics and safety. The series of tools combines the functions of parametric modelling, optimization…
Would Software Replace Engineers?: A Case Study on the Structural Design of Beijing "China Zun" Tower
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Peng Liu, Arup
In the past, engineers have used hand calculation to carry out structural design, usually with a simplified model. Finite element analysis was then broadly used on a comprehensive digital model. The latest engineering software encapsulated those…
China Zun: Shaping the Future Skyline of Beijing
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH "15th Annual Awards"; Weiping Shao, Beijing Institute of Architectural Design
Due to the site location, China Zun has been a high-profile project from the very beginning. The new height of 528m would make the China Zun the new landmark for the historical city of Beijing without any doubt. This presentation presents the China…
Interview: Nengjun Luo
18 Sep 2014 – CTBUH "15th Annual Awards"; Vice General Manager, CITIC HEYE Investment CO., LTD.
Thursday 18th September 2014. Shanghai, China. Nengjun Luo of CITIC HEYE Investment CO., LTD. is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower.
Design Challenges of the 3 Tallest Buildings in North/ East/ South China
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse & Lung Wai (Herbert) Lam, Parsons Brinckerhoff
This presentation describes the MEP and VTS design challenges of the tallest buildings in three major cities in China; namely, Beijing, Suzhou and Guangzhou. The 530m Guangzhou CTF (East Tower), is a mixed use building with office, luxury hotel,…
The Differences in Developing Tall Buildings in Cities in China
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China 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: Integration of Tall Buildings
11 Jun 2013 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Sir Terry Farrell, Farrells; Stephan Krummeck, Farrells
Sir Terry Farrell & Stephan Krummeck of Farrells are interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2013 CTBUH London Conference at The Brewery, London. Terry and Stephan talk about the integration of tall buildings in the historic fabric of European cities…

Papers/Research

Best Tall Buildings 2019: Dominant Trends
Apr 2019 – CTBUH Journal 2019 Issue II; CTBUH
This year, CTBUH has vastly expanded its Awards program to consider the Best Tall Building category through several classes of height, rather than geographic regions, and seven new awards categories have been introduced, to recognize the specific…
China Zun: Beijing’s New Icon, 2018’s Tallest
Jan 2019 – CTBUH Journal 2019 Issue I; Wuren Wang, CITIC HEYE Investment Co. Ltd.
At 528 meters, China Zun was the tallest building completed in 2018, and became the new tallest building in Beijing. It is the anchor of a 30-hectare new central business district (CBD) established on the east side of the city, where more than 20…
The Global Tall Building Picture: Impact of 2018
Jan 2019 – CTBUH Journal 2019 Issue I; CTBUH Research
In 2018, 143 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed. This is a slight decrease from 2017’s record-breaking total of 147, and it brings the total number of 200-meter-plus buildings in the world to 1,478, marking an increase of 141…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2018
Dec 2018 – CTBUH Journal 2019 Issue I; CTBUH Research
The astronomical growth in tall building construction observed over the past decade continued in 2018, though the total number of completed buildings of 200 meters’ or greater height leveled off at 143, after hitting an all-time record of 147 in…
Developments of Structural Systems Toward Mile-High Towers
1 Sep 2018 – International Journal of High-rise Buildings Volume 7 Number 3; Kyoung Sun Moon, Yale University School of Architecture
Tall buildings which began from about 40 m tall office towers in the late 19th century have evolved into mixed-use megatall towers over 800 m. It is expected that even mile-high towers will soon no longer be a dream. Structural systems have always…
Significant Progress in Construction Equipment of Super High-Rise Building
1 Sep 2018 – International Journal of High-rise Buildings Volume 7 Number 3; Kun Zhang & Hui Wang & Kaiqiang Wang & Jian Cui & Bo Chen and Di Li, China Construction Third Engineering Bureau Group Co., Ltd
The construction of rapid developing super high-rise buildings constantly faces great challenges and the innovation of construction equipment is a focus of these challenges. In this paper, three new inventions including the operation platform, tower…
The Integrated Smart Design Technologies for Tall Building Structural Design
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Pamg Liu, YuCheng, Dorothee Citerne & Leo Zhang, Arup
A series of integrated smart design tools has been developed to satisfy different design requirements and to achieve an optimal balance between economics and safety. The series of tools combines the functions of parametric modelling, optimization…
The Structural Design of “China Zun” Tower, Beijing
Sep 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 3; Liu Peng, Cheng Yu & Zhu Yan-Song, Arup
The “China Zun” tower in Beijing will rise to 528 meters in height and will be the tallest building in Beijing once built. Inspired by an ancient Chinese vessel, the “Zun”, the plan dimensions reduce gradually from the bottom of the tower to the…
Case Study: China Zun Tower, Beijing
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue III; Robert Whitlock & Li Lei, Kohn Pedersen Fox; Luo Nengjun, CITIC Heye Investment Co. Ltd.; Liu Peng, Arup
China Zun Tower will be the flagship building of Beijing’s comprehensively planned 30-hectare central business district core. The 528-meter-tall tower will stand far above its surroundings and become one of the most prominent icons of the city.
China Zun: Shaping the Future Skyline of Beijing
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Weiping Shao, Beijing Institute of Architectural Design
Due to the site location, China Zun has been a high-profile project from the very beginning. The new height of 528m would make the China Zun the new landmark for the historical city of Beijing without any doubt. This paper will present the China Zun…
Design Challenges of the 3 Tallest Buildings in North/ East/ South China
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse, Lung Wai (Herbert) Lam, Sheung Lai (Eddie) Leung & Leung Wing (Daniel) Ho, Parsons Brinckerhoff
This paper describes the MEP and VTS design challenges of the tallest buildings in three major cities in China; namely, Beijing, Suzhou and Guangzhou. The 530m Guangzhou CTF (East Tower), is a mixed use building with office, luxury hotel, deluxe…
Urban Models for the 21st Century
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Stefan Krummeck, TFP Farrells Limited
Recently, Asia has witnessed an astonishing proliferation of high-rise buildings. Towers are growing in numbers and in height which presents enormous opportunities and great challenges. Buildings do not exist in isolation from their environment. This…

Tall Buildings Involving CITIC HEYE

1   CITIC Tower 2018 528 m Beijing
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