The Tallest Buildings in Tianjin beyond 300m

Tianjin is a city situated very close to Beijing, the China's capital city, only half an hour's distance by high-speed rail. In perspective of population, economy, and city overall strength it's behind Beijing, but Tianjin is far ahead of Beijing in the respect of construction of skyscrapers.
Currently there are 3 supertall skyscrapers built or topped out in the city, with the tallest one being 597 m, and there's also a supertall telecom tower, and 10 supertall projects ongoing, which means either under construction or on site preparation, some of them are on hold though, and among them 2 towers are above 500 meters.
The supertall skyscrapers in Tianjin are mainly built or proposed to be built in two districts, one is the city center area, also known as Heping District, where the tallest completed towers located at.

Tianjin cityscape
Heping district in Tianjin

The other one is Binhai New Area, including Xiangluowan CBD, TEDA Modern Service District and the Yujiapu Financial Center, which is located at core area of Binhai New Area, dozens of new skyscraper projects are ongoing in this area, Binhai New Area is a new development district created by the government, whose aim is to make it a new special economic zone and finance center in China just like Pudong in Shanghai, the long-term objective is to turn this area into a Chinese version of Manhattan, it also attracted many international developers like Tishman Speyer and Rockefeller Group, the district is 25 miles away from city center area.

Tianjin Binhai New Area
A render of Tianjin Binhai New Area, note it's just a concept and the towers in this picture are not the exactly same as real proposals.

However the tallest one of all these supertall skyscrapers is located in neither of these two districts mentioned above, but another district called Huayuan Industry Park in Xiqing District, it is relatively a desolate land 8 miles away from the central city, but it is the home to 597meters Tianjin Golden Finance 117 Tower, the tower is the country's tallest building by structural height.

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Completed and Topped out:

1. Goldin Finance 117

Tianjin Goldin 117 Finance Tower
Tianjin Goldin 117 Finance Tower

Standard height: 597 meters

Roof height: 597 meters

Topped out year: 2016

Uses: office, hotel, observation, residential

Architect: P & T Group

Location: Xiqing District

Tianjin Goldin 117 Finance Tower is tallest building in China by structural height, be aware that Shanghai Tower has a parapet at the peak of the building while the structural height is only around 580 meters.

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2. Modern City

Tianjin Modern City
Looking up at the Modern city Tower

Standard height: 339 meters

Topped out year: 2016

Uses: Office

Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Location: city center area

Standing at 339 meters, the tower is the the tallest completed building in Tianjin.

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3. Tianjin World Financial Center

Tianjin World Financial Center
Tianjin World Financial Center

Standard height: 337 meters

Roof height: 337 meters

Completed year: 2011

Uses: office

Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Location: city center area

Completed in 2011, this tower is still the tallest completed building in Tianjin as of 2016, also refered to as Jin Tower(津塔), derived from the city's name Tian Jin(天津).

 

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Ongoing projects:

1. Rose Rock International Finance Center

Tianjin Rose Rock International Finance Center
Rose Rock International Finance Center

Standard height: 588 meters

Roof height: 588 meters

Estimated top out year: unknown

Uses: Mixed use

Architect: HKS Architects; Bjarke Ingels Group

Location: Binhai New Area

This fantastic looking tower is being developed by Rockefeller Group, the designer is BIG, who best known for its controversial design for the Two World Trade Center in New York City.

 

 

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2. Chow Tai Fook Binhai Center

Tianjin Chow Tai Fook Binhai Center
Chow Tai Fook Binhai Center

Standard height: 530 meters

Estimated top out year: 2017

Uses: office, hotel

Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Location: Binhai New Area

Chow Tai Fook Binhai Center is another supertall project by Chow Tai Fook Group, it also stands a same height with its predecessor, the Chow Tai Fook Center tower in Guangzhou, which was completed several months before. As of mid-August, this tower has surpassed 330 meters and about to surpass the Tianjin World Financial Center.

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3. R&F Tower

Tianjin R&F Tower
R&F Tower

Standard height: 439 meters

Roof height: 439 meters

Total height: 468 meters

Estimated top out year: unknown, project on hold

Uses: office, hotel

Architect: United States GP Design

Location: Binhai New Area

The tower features a shape that kind of similar to the Willis Tower in Chicago, not only this tower but the design of the whole Binhai New Area is largely derived from American cities as the fact that the intention of the planner of Binhai New Area is to make it a Chinese version of Manhattan.

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4. COFCO Landmark Tower

COFCO Landmark Tower
COFCO Landmark Tower

Standard height: 390 meters

Estimated top out year: unknown

Uses: residential, hotel, office

Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Location: Hedong district, near city center area

 

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5. CITIC Plaza

Tianjin CITIC Plaza
A rendering of CITIC Plaza

Standard height: 380 meters

Estimated top out year: 2019

Uses: unknown

Architect: unknown

Location: city center area

The developer behind this project is CITIC HEYE Investment, the same developer that currently working on the China Zun Tower, which is set to become the tallest building of the capital city of China. Tianjin CITIC Plaza is still in preparation phase, no more details about the building is given.

6. Sino-Steel Tower

Tianjin Sino-Steel Tower
Rendering of Sino-Steel Tower

Standard height: 358 meters

Roof height: 358 meters

Estimated top out year: 2018

Uses: office, hotel

Architect: MAD Studio Beijing

Location: Binhai New Area

The tower is under construction in Binhai New Area, the designer is MAD Studio, a firm led by Ma Yansong, who is known for his design for the Absolute World Towers in Toronto, his style is largely affected by Zaha hadid since he used to be working in her firm, this can be seen from the render of this Sino-Steel Tower. He once designed a rainbow looking building in Beijing's Central Business District, it still can be seen in many renderings of CBD skyline and Beijing's Urban Planning Exhibition Hall even though the design had been abandoned.

7 & 8. Tishman Speyer Financial Plaza

Tianjin Tishman Speyer Financial Plaza
Former design of Tishman Speyer Financial Plaza

Standard height: 350 meters+300 meters, formerly both 300 meters

Estimated top out year: unknown, project on hold

Uses: Mixed use

Architect: unknown

Location: Binhai New Area

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9. Kerry Center

Tianjin Kerry Center
Render of Kerry Center

Standard height: 333 meters

Estimated top out year: unknown, project on hold

Uses: office

Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Location: city center area

Tianjin Kerry Center is the supertall skyscraper of the Kerry Center Complex and it's an office building, the residential buildings of the complex seen in this rendering have all been completed, but the supertall is still on hold.

10. Jinwan Plaza tower 1

Standard height: 300 meters

Estimated top out year: 2016

Uses: hotel, office

Location: city center area

Tianjin Jinwan Plaza Towers Complex
Jinwan Plaza Towers Complex
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