Haitong Securities Tower
Shanghai, People's Republic of China
The 36-story Haitong Securities Tower was designed as the newest "Intelligent Building" in Shanghai. Designed and built on a fast track program, the client had purchased the site with foundations and footings already in place that were insufficient for the ambitious project. LEO A DALY, in association with Shanghai architect Haipo, increased speed to delivery by proposing to keep the small footprint, creating the 36-story "intelligent building." At the top, the floor plate was increased by creating an undulating exterior wall and creating a ribbon-like effect.
The intelligent building system design was created to meet base building needs cost effectively with incremental expansion capabilities. Systems like security, building management, telecommunications, raised floor air conditioning, cabling and high-speed optical transport, and electronic infrastructure support the communications and signal processing. In addition, the base of the tower was utilized as a multistory retail podium with active exterior displays. The creative solution achieved all client goals while creating an iconic landmark to signal Shanghai’s entry into the high-tech marketplace.
At a glance
35 Floors Above Ground
3 Floors Below Ground
Fast-track Design and Construction
“Intelligent Building” Design
Engineering: Mechanical, Electrical, Structural
"The Haitong Securities Tower...is most noticeable for its undulating walls...to increase floor space in a building that had a small footprint that could not be changed."
The building is also know as Yinchen Cyber Tower, Yinchen Tower, Silver Dawn Tower