Leatop Plaza

Piercing the sky like a glittering crystal, Guangzhou’s Leatop Plaza is a symbolic landmark for environmentally-intelligent buildings.

Year 2012
Location Guangzhou, China
Solutions 28 KONE MiniSpace™ elevators, 5 KONE MonoSpace® elevators, 2 KONE TravelMaster™ escalators, KONE E-Link™ monitoring system, KONE InfoScreen, KONE Care™ Maintenance Service

Modernist eco-tower

Prominently located at the gateway of the Zhujiang New Town central business district of Guangzhou, Leatop Plaza is a futuristic office complex and a symbolic landmark for environmentally intelligent buildings.  

The skyscraper’s modernist architecture, designed by world-renowned architect Helmut Jahn, is matched by its progressive energy-efficient solutions, including solar power and LED lighting and our eco-efficient elevators with regenerative drive technology. KONE EcoDisc® hoisting units, which utilize regenerative drives to convert the excess braking energy into power, are contributing factors that make Leatop Plaza the first building in Guangzhou to be granted LEED pre-certification.

Sky-high requirements

We started the project with simulations and traffic flow analyses to ensure the best possible flow of tenants and visitors between the 64 floors and five levels of parking. 

The building’s height of 303 meters posed a technical challenge. With safety as a priority, efficient teamwork and communication with the customer were crucial. 

We designed a specialized car that enhances both the safety and appearance of the elevators, and features stainless steel mesh-grid cladding. Other customized features include our KONE InfoScreen at the ground floor elevator landing notifying passengers of elevator-related data as well as building announcements. 

KONE supports the life cycle of the equipment with a KONE Care™ Maintenance Service agreement.

"We conducted thorough research and made detailed plans to ensure the safety of all installation stages, accumulating valuable knowledge for future high-rise projects in China, explains KONE's Project Manager Zhiqiang Hu.