25.04.2014

Schindler continues to provide mobility for China’s urbanization

Four high-profile projects in China rely on Schindler mobility solutions

Immense construction projects continue to change the face of China’s mega-cities and Schindler products have been part of this historical transformation from the start. Recently, Schindler booked another of its many successes in China when it was chosen to provide elevators and escalators to high-rise projects in Chengdu, Xuzhou, Guiyang and Shanghai. 

The Yintai Center in Chengdu, China
The Yintai Center in Chengdu, China

The Yintai Center in Chengdu

Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan Province in south-central China with 14 million inhabitants. Its skyline is in a state of change with new structures being built all the time. Schindler has been chosen to supply elevators for one of Chengdu’s most ambitious new building projects ever– the Chengdu Yintai Center. To enable mobility in the center, 40 Schindler 7000 elevators along with 4 of Schindler’s newest innovation, the Schindler 5500 elevator, will be installed. 

Designed as a small, mixed-use city, the complex will include an amazing 2.15 million ft² retail podium that will unify all the buildings. There will also be rooftop gardens, restaurants, along with four residential towers, and a hotel and apartment tower. When developers needed elevators that could handle all these different applications, they turned to Schindler China which has proven expertise in high-rise mobility solutions. 

The Suning Tower in Xuzhou, China
The Suning Tower in Xuzhou, China

The Suning Tower in Xuzhou

Xuzhou is a mega-city with 8.52 million inhabitants in eastern China that will be getting a truly unique structure in the Suning Tower. Its oval buildings employ a design language that combines powerful and gentle features with a ring-shaped articulation of the outer structure.

Schindler will be installing 55 elevators in the Suning Tower, including 21 Schindler 7000 series elevators. The facility will cover a 477,250 ft² site and include a five-star hotel, office and apartments. Key for developers here was the successful cooperation on projects in the past and Schindler’s extensive experience in professionally delivering large projects with our industry leading high-rise elevators. 

The Twin Towers in Guiyang, China
The Twin Towers in Guiyang, China

The Twin Towers in Guiyang

Guiyang is a city in south-central China with 4.52 million inhabitants. Guiyang is undergoing a massive building redevelopment program and this will include the new 65-story Twin Towers. They will be over 300m high and stand on a site that is 8.19 million ft² in size. The East tower will have businesses and offices, the West tower will be for both offices and hotel usage.

There will also be a public area located between the towers with a huge awning that extends from indoors out with high cornices. For these landmark structures, the developers chose Schindler elevators because of their outstanding price-for-value and for their high reputation in providing mobility solutions for landmark buildings. For this project Schindler will be installing 43 of their high-rise Schindler 7000 elevators. 

The U Center in Shanghai, China
The U Center in Shanghai, China

The U Center in Shanghai

For the U Center, Schindler was chosen to supply the 68 escalators and 81 elevators, including 42 of Schindler’s high-rise elevator, the Schindler 7000. The development is destined to be one of the largest projects for 2014 in Shanghai. It will stand on a 1.587 million ft² plot of land and will include an office building and a hotel. 

All of these landmark buildings will employ Schindler elevators to move millions of people over the next decades. Engineered with Swiss precision, manufactured to the highest quality standards, flexible in design and proven the world over for durability and safety, Schindler high-rise elevators continue to be the product of choice in China and around the world.