Phoenix Towers (China)

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Phoenix Towers
General information
Town or cityWuhan
Construction started?
Cost£1.2 billion[1]
OwnerHuang Family based in Taiwan, China and the US.
Height1 kilometre (3,300 ft)
Grounds7 hectares (17 acres)
Design and construction
Architecture firmChetwoods Architects

The Phoenix Towers (Chinese: 凤凰塔; pinyin: Fènghuángtǎ) are proposed supertall skyscrapers planned for construction in Wuhan, China.

At 1 kilometre (3,300 ft) high, the towers will be the second tallest structure in the world when completed. The towers are being designed by Chetwoods Architects.[2][3][4] Completion was planned for by the end of 2018 at a cost of £1.2 billion.[1] As of 2016, construction has not started.


The Phoenix Towers are being designed by London-based Chetwoods Architects in partnership with the HuangYan Group.[5][6] The project will consist of two buildings, representing the male and female dualistic aspects of Chinese culture. The taller tower, Feng, will have about 100 floors for residential living, offices and retail space. The slightly smaller Huang tower, named after the family, will contain "the world's tallest garden", proposed by the Huangs.[1] The towers will be constructed on an island in a lake, covering a 7-hectare (17-acre) site.[7][8][9]

The buildings will be constructed on a steel superstructure with concrete cores and buttresses. The exterior will be covered in solar panels.[8]

The towers will incorporate green energy technologies including wind, solar, thermal, biomass boilers and hydrogen fuel cells.[5][6]


  1. ^ a b c O'Connell , Ainsley (June 17, 2014). "Inside China's Plans For The World's Tallest (And Pinkest) Towers". Fast Company. Retrieved June 17, 2014.
  2. ^ Zhang, Sarah (June 17, 2014). "The Insane Plan to Build the World's Tallest Towers in a Lake in China". Gizmodo. Retrieved June 17, 2014. The monstrosity, recently unveiled by the British studio Chetwoods, will rise one kilometer out of a lake in Wuhan, China—taller than the Burj Khalifa and as tall as the yet-t0-be-finished Kingdom Tower in Jeddah.
  3. ^ Mufson, Beckett (June 16, 2014). "China's Plan For The Tallest Building Ever Could Save The World". Business Insider. Retrieved June 17, 2014.
  4. ^ "Phoenix Towers, Wuhan, China. Architects". Chetwoods. Retrieved 2018-06-08.
  5. ^ a b "World's tallest pair of towers unveiled". June 12, 2014. Retrieved June 17, 2014.
  6. ^ a b Grozdanic, Lidija (June 13, 2014). "Phoenix Towers: World's Tallest Pair of Skyscrapers Unveiled for Wuhan, China". Inhabitat. Retrieved June 17, 2014.
  7. ^ "The Tallest Building In The World Could Be Built In Wuhan, China". Huffington Post. June 17, 2014. Retrieved June 17, 2014.
  8. ^ a b "Phoenix Towers, Wuhan, China". Chetwoods Architects. Retrieved June 17, 2014.
  9. ^ O'Ceallaigh, John (June 18, 2014). "The world's tallest twin towers revealed". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved June 18, 2014.

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Coordinates: 30°34′00″N 114°16′01″E / 30.5667°N 114.2670°E / 30.5667; 114.2670