Wa Hoi Yau
Associate Project Director
New World China Land Co. Ltd, Hong Kong
Located at the heart of the Tianjin Binhai New Area, in close proximity to the Tianjin Port, the soaring 530-meter-tall Tianjin Chow Tai Fook Finance Centre (TJCTF) will spearhead the advancement of the China (Tianjin) Pilot Free Trade Zone. On track to become the tallest building in Northern China, as this new city landmark has gradually taken shape, its elegant and sophisticated silhouette has gained admiration from people from all walks of life. Upon completion, the TJCTF will become a new icon defining the future skyline of the City that people feel proud of and look forward to visiting.
The design concept of the TJCTF was presented by the developer and the design architect at the CTBUH Conferences in 2014 and 2016 respectively. Besides sharing the construction milestones, in 2018 the presentation introduces the “content” of this mixed-use complex, which comprises three new brands - K11 Atelier for office, K11 Select for retail, and KHOS for hospitality - as well as the community that the developer creates and nurtures. This landmark project is in full swing, moving towards practical completion in 2019. Taking this opportunity, the presentation shares observations on how the TJCTF has grown along with its surrounding urban habitat in the past years, and how it contributes to the future success of the city.