CITIC Tower is located in the core area of Beijing Business Center, which is the headquarters building of CITIC Group. The project covers an area of 11,478 square meters, with a total construction area of 437,000 square meters and a total height of 528 meters. It is the tallest building in Beijing. CITIC Tower project is a super building integrating office, sightseeing and commerce. The outer contour is gradually tightened from the bottom 78×78 meters to 54×54 meters, and then enlarged upwards to the top 59×59 meters. CITIC Tower gets its nick name “China Zun” because its shape is like an ancient vessel “Zun”. After its completion in 2018, the CITIC Tower project has become the tallest building in Beijing and one of the most famous landmarks in the city.
The CITIC Tower project aims to become a model of green and sustainable development in Beijing. The concept of low-carbon environmental protection has been implemented in the design stage. By adjusting the height and orientation of the building, the winter sunshine and the flow of summer natural wind can be fully utilized to reduce energy dependence. The CITIC Tower project’s curtain wall system includes glass curtain wall system, zinc plate veneer curtain wall system and stone curtain wall system. To improve the curtain wall thermal insulation and fire protection performance, ROCKWOOL’s CurtainRock fireproof and thermal insulation stone wool system is selected to help the project effectively achieve the excellent fire insulation and sound insulation and noise reduction performance required by the design.
Fire safety is particularly important for super high-rise buildings standing in the sky. According to the architectural shape and functional layout, the project carries out reasonable fire compartments and targeted fire prevention treatment for the space. the project is equipped with active detection, firefighting, alarm and other equipment. In addition to fire protection system and shelter facilities, the use of ROCKWOOL’s RockSafe fire-resistant stone wool products has become a prominent feature of the project. ROCKWOOL’s RockSafe fire-resistant stone wool products can withstand temperatures exceeding 1200 degrees Celsius, with a four-hour fire resistance limit. In the case of high temperature, the structure of fibers of ROCKWOOL’s RockSafe products remains stable, which can effectively prevent or delay the spread of fire and toxic harmful smoke, so as to ensure the fire safety of the CITIC Tower project.
As the tallest building in Beijing, the CITIC Tower project not only leads the height of urban buildings, but also leads the development of construction concept. In the process of design and construction of the CITIC Tower project, reducing energy consumption and improving security are the criteria followed by the project. ROCKWOOL has the honor to provide high-quality stone wool fireproof and thermal insulation products for the super project to ensure the safety, durability and sustainability of the project. Nowadays, with the rapid development of super high-rise buildings in the world, their heights are constantly refreshed. ROCKWOOL will provide the most suitable building fire protection and thermal insulation solutions for these buildings.