Code : 2020071
Event Name : An Architectural Series: Tianjin Chow Tai Fook Finance Centre - The Design and Impact of the Tallest Skyscraper Completed in 2019
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Mr. Kevin Ma and Mr. W.K. Kwok

Kevin Ma
Kevin Ma is a registered Architect of HKIA, educated and has worked in the U.S., New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong and Mainland China on a range of projects covering urban regeneration, master-planning, building design and project management. He has over 15 years of experience in China property development projects and he is an Associate Project Director of New World China Land. He is the Project-in-Charge of the Tianjin CTF Finance Centre, a 398,000-sqm mixed-use development with a 530-meter skyscraper.

W.K. Kwok
Ir Dr Kwok completed his PhD degree at City University of Hong Kong in 2006.
He is presently the Senior Project Manager of New World China Land Limited responsible for the E&M project management of Tianjin Chow Tai Fook Finance Centre. He has 25 years extensive experience on project management of PRC projects.
He is also the expert of Intelligent Building Committee of China Construction Industry Association, China (中國建築業協會智能建築分會專家工作委員會專家) from 2008.
Event Date : 2020-08-10
Event Time : 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
CPD Hour(s) : 1.5
Divisional PQSL Hour(s) : 1.5
Venue : By online media – ZOOM
Division : BSD
Organizer : Building Surveying Division
Fee : HK$ 120 for members; HK$ 180 for non-members
Priority : First-come-first-served
Language : Cantonese supplemented by English
Details :

Tianjin Chow Tai Fook Finance Centre (TJCTF), the tallest building icon in Northern China, has won 3 awards (Award of Excellence, Best Tall Building and Best Structural Engineering) from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) in 2020.  A distinctive curving form envelopes the 530mH TJCTF, the result of an intense focus on performance—in particular, how wind shapes the building exterior and how the functional requirements of the mixed-use program shape the building’s interior. The tower has been designed to LEED® gold standards with a high performance envelope, optimized daylighting, and landscaped green site areas among its sustainable strategies.


BIM technology is highly integrated into project and construction management. This greatly provides much higher return to client, designers and contractors in terms of time, cost, quality and safety.  This becomes a pioneer and role model for building industry‘s intelligent construction and management.  TJCTF had acquired HKBIM Award Grand Award (2019), 中国BIM认证联盟白金奖 (2018) and AUTODESK AEC Excellence Awards (全球工程建设行业全球卓越奖) 施工组一等奖 (2017). TJCTF also developed many latest construction technologies like concrete construction methodologies for the site in cold region, the advanced vertical construction logistic transportation technologies and the complicated tower steel structures, etc. 


TJCTF seamlessly integrates residential, office, and hotel programs into one mixed-use structure embedded in a dense, walkable urban grid with excellent transit connections. With the reference to the local government’s new development plan, the tailor-made a new mix of operator brands for TJCTF, which will attract people and enhance the business model to make both the city and the tower more sustainable and vigorous in the long run.


By leveraging the advantages of its geographical location and its flourishing business sectors and upcoming industries, has definitely re-defined the eco-system of the city. As the tallest building in northern China, the building has definitely re-defining the skyline and anchored the city by giving a platform for brands, professionals and tourists to seek pleasure, opportunities and future lifestyle in the economically dynamic region.

Remarks :

The event will be conducted online via ZOOM. Successful registrants will be notified separately via email with the web link and password in due course to the online event .

Please install the Zoom Application in advance at

  • For Mobile phones, iPads & Android, install the ZOOM Cloud Meetings app from App Store or Play Store.
  • For PC and Mac, download and install the Zoom Client for Meetings.
Payment : HKD 120