The Tianjin Goldin Metropolitan development has 16 million square feet (1.5 million square meters) of construction floor area and comprises a Central Business District (CBD), the Goldin Finance 117 Tower, several office buildings, and world-class shopping malls. The residential area includes a number of low-density apartments and townhouses; and the recreational area includes a polo clubhouse, two international standard polo fields with training facilities, and dining and entertainment facilities.
The centerpiece of the development is the Goldin Finance 117 Tower, a 1,968-foot- (600-meter-) tall office and hotel tower with 117 floors. The upper portion will house a luxurious hotel and the lower portion will contain intelligent office space. When completed it will be one of the tallest buildings in the world—and one of the most sustainable—with a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum target set for the design team.
WSP is providing mechanical, electrical, plumbing and drainage consulting services in addition to serving as the LEED accredited professional for the LEED certification of the tower.