Two GP projects have been announced as Award of Excellence Winners in the 2023 CTBUH Awards.
Guangxi China Resources Tower, in Nanning, China, has won an Award of Excellence in the Best Tall Building 400m+ category. The 403-meter-tall (1,322-foot-tall) skyscraper is the city’s tallest building. Developed by CR Land, the 86-story landmark tower totals 272,260 square meters, composed of the 320-key Shangri-La Nanning hotel, 172,740 square meters of office space and 5,930 square meters of retail. In addition, the hotel amenity terrace on Level 71 features the world’s highest outdoor pool—at 323 meters (1,060 feet) above grade.
China Resources Qianhai Center, in Shenzhen, China, has been recognized in the Urban Habitat category, which recognizes projects that have made extraordinary contributions to the surrounding environment, add to the social sustainability of both their immediate and wider settings, and represent design influenced by context, both environmentally and culturally.
All of the towers within the China Resources Qianhai Center
were designed by GP, and UK-based design firm Benoy co-developed the master
plan, and designed the retail complex. The podium of the project was
designed to promote a livable and healthy environment. Terraced levels reduce
the scale of the urban streetscape and provide multiple options for social
interaction. Lush landscape enhances the character of the tropical public realm
while also supporting the “sponge city” requirements of Shenzhen—an effort to
absorb rain and prevent flooding.
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s Annual Awards program honors projects and individuals that have had substantial impacts on the community through their design and innovation. Overall category winners will be announced at the CTBUH International conference in Singapore this October. See the full list of winners on the CTBUH website.