Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Australia Related Events/Initiatives

CTBUH Australia: Behind the Screen
28 Aug 2019, Melbourne – Event Invite
Join CTBUH Australia's Melbourne Committee for a discussion on the role of specialist contractors as drivers of innovation in the construction of tall buildings.
CTBUH Brisbane Holds Successful Cities Seminar: QDesign
23 May 2019, Brisbane – Event Report
The CTBUH Australia Chapter's Brisbane Committee held the second seminar in its 2019 series on the topic of QDesign.
CTBUH Brisbane Hosts Successful Cities Seminar: Valley Vision
21 Mar 2019, Brisbane – Event Report
The CTBUH Australia Chapter’s Brisbane Committee held its first seminar in the 2019 series on “Successful Cities,” featuring the Valley Vision development.
2019 Tall Building Predictions for the Year to Come
22 Jan 2019, Chicago – CTBUH News
Check out our monthly predictions based on our industry intelligence to see what trends and milestones will shape the industry in the year to come!
CTBUH Sydney Design Excellence: 210 George Street
21 Nov 2018, Sydney – Event Report
For the final 2018 Design Excellence Series event, the NSW CTBUH Committee hosted the largest event of the year at the design competition for 210 George Street in Sydney.
CTBUH Brisbane Committee Hosts Seminar: Vertical Schools
8 Nov 2018, Brisbane – Event Report
For the fifth installment of its Emerging Queensland seminar series, the CTBUH Australia Chapter's Brisbane Committee held a discussion on the evolution of "vertical schools."
CTBUH Australia Hosts Breakfast Seminar: Howard Smith Wharves
13 Sep 2018, Brisbane – Event Report
The CTBUH Brisbane Committee held the fourth seminar in its Emerging Queensland breakfast series on Thursday September 13, 2018. The topic of discussion was Howard Smith Wharves.
2018 Global Walking Tour: Walking on Water Reports
2 Aug 2018 – Tour Report
This year's 2018 Global Walking Tour explored the role of tall buildings along waterfronts and other natural settings.
CTBUH Australia Hosts Commercial Timber: 25 King Street
26 Jul 2018, Brisbane – Event Report
The CTBUH Australia Chapter investigated commercial timber projects through 25 King Street, which will be the world's tallest timber office building upon completion.
CTBUH Sydney Design Excellence: 280 George Street
20 Jun 2018, Sydney – Event
The CTBUH Sydney Committee hosted the second installment of the 2018 Design Excellence Series, a discussion of the competition design thinking for 280 George Street.
CTBUH Australia Explores the Design of Collins Arch
7 Jun 2018, Melbourne – Event Report
CTBUH Melbourne hosted its first event of 2018, a case study of Collins Arch, composed as two buildings with linked floor plates in the center of Melbourne's Central Business District.
Emerging Queensland: What's Next for South East Queensland?
31 May 2018, Brisbane – Event Report
The CTBUH Brisbane Committee recently hosted the second installment of its Emerging Queensland series, which focused on building resilient cities in South East Queensland.
Design Excellence Series: One Sydney Park
28 Mar 2018, Sydney – Event Report
The CTBUH Australia Chapter’s Sydney Committee relaunched its Design Excellence series with an event examining the competition entries for One Sydney Park.
CTBUH Brisbane Presents: Emerging Queensland
1 Mar 2018, Brisbane – Event Report
CTBUH Brisbane held the first of its Emerging Queensland 2018 seminars, focusing on the Commonwealth Games 2018 Parklands and Athletes Village.
CTBUH Journal 2017 Issue IV
20 Nov 2017, Chicago – CTBUH Publication
In the latest CTBUH Journal, explore down under in a special Australia-themed issue released in conjunction with the 2017 Conference.
CTBUH-IIT Design Research Studio Student 2017 Conference Tour
28 Oct-3 Nov 2017, Sydney – Tour Report
Students from the 2017–2018 CTBUH-IIT design research studio attended the 2017 CTBUH International Conference and toured Sydney.
CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference
30 Oct-3 Nov 2017, Sydney – Conference
We have a responsibility to ensure that permanent urban structures engender a future-oriented urban response to the greatest challenges of our time.
CTBUH 2017 Conference Daily Highlights
29 Oct-3 Nov 2017, Sydney – Conference Activity Report
From October 29 to November 3, over 1,000 delegates convened in Australia to discuss the most important themes in the tall building industry.
David Malott Passes the CTBUH Chairman’s Gavel to Steve Watts
31 Oct 2017, Sydney – Conference Activity Report
On the second day of the 2017 Australia Conference, all conference delegates gathered in Sydney to see Steve Watts sworn in as the next chairman of CTBUH.
6th Annual CTBUH International Student Design Competition
31 Oct 2017, Sydney – CTBUH Research
The winner and final rankings for the CTBUH International Student Design Competition, kindly sponsored by Woods Bagot, were determined at the 2017 CTBUH Conference in Australia.
Passivhaus for High-Rise Workshop Meets at 2017 CTBUH Conference
29 Oct 2017, Sydney – Event Report
The CTBUH Passivhaus for High-Rise Workshop, supported by the Australian Passive House Association, convened at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).
CTBUH Trustees Hold 18th Meeting at 2017 Australia Conference
29 Oct 2017, Sydney – Event Report
The Board of Trustees convened for the second time in 2017, just prior to the Australia Conference. This meeting marked a few significant changes to the Board.
CTBUH Seismic Working Group Workshop Talks Industry Developments
29 Oct 2017, Sydney – Event Report
During the CTBUH 2017 Conference, the CTBUH Seismic Working Group Workshop welcomed a handful of industry experts to discuss the latest advances in performance-based seismic design.
CTBUH Leaders Connect at 2017 Conference
29 Oct 2017, Sydney – Event Report
The Annual Leaders Meeting was held the day before the start of the CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference, bringing together the Council’s leaders.
Queensland Infrastructure Seminar 3
7 Sep 2017, Brisbane – Event Report
The CTBUH Australia Chapter’s Brisbane Committee held the third of its 2017 breakfast seminar series on Queensland Infrastructure.
Skyscraper Summit Warms Sydney Up for CTBUH 2017
18 Aug 2017, Sydney – Event Report
A joint venture between the Urban Taskforce and CTBUH delivered a successful “warm-up” event in advance of the CTBUH 2017 Conference in Australia on August 18, 2017.
Lendlease Confirmed as Diamond Sponsor
11 Jul 2017, Sydney – Conference Activity
CTBUH is pleased to announce that Lendlease has confirmed as a Diamond Sponsor and Networking Reception Host of the 2017 Conference.
2017 Global Walking Tours: The Space Within Tall Buildings
21 Jun-7 Jul 2017 – Tour Report
The CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized its fourth annual Global Walking Tours, which took place in 15 cities around the world.
Tall Timber: A Global Audit
26 Jun 2017, Chicago – CTBUH Research
The CTBUH has produced its latest Tall Buildings in Numbers research study, entitled "Tall Timber: A Global Audit."
CTBUH Queensland Infrastructure Seminar Two: Herston Quarter
25 May 2017, Brisbane – Event Report
CTBUH Australia’s Brisbane Committee held the second of its breakfast seminars on Queensland Infrastructure, with a particular focus on the Herston Quarter.
Register Now Before Rates Go Up
22 May 2017, Sydney – Conference Activity
The Early Bird Registration Deadline for CTBUH 2017 is just a few days away: Friday, May 26. Register now before rates go up.
CTBUH Queensland Infrastructure Seminar: Anna Meares Velodrome
16 Mar 2017, Brisbane – Event Report
The CTBUH Brisbane Committee held a breakfast seminar discussing infrastructure in Queensland, with a particular focus on the new Anna Mears Velodrome.
Executive Director Visits Sydney and Melbourne
6-10 Mar 2017, Sydney – Event Report
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood traveled to Sydney and Melbourne to build support for the 2017 conference through meetings and lectures.
CTBUH Executive Director Presents at Chapter Events in Australia
7-9 Mar 2017, Sydney – Event Report
Executive Director Antony Wood delivered two well attended lectures in Sydney and Melbourne, organized by the respective local CTBUH committees.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2016
10 Jan 2017 – CTBUH News Report
CTBUH has determined that 128 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed around the world in 2016 – setting a new record for annual tall building completions and marking the third consecutive record-breaking year.
The Brisbane 2016 Summer Seminar: Design of Tall Buildings
24 Nov 2016, Brisbane – Event Report
CTBUH Brisbane held their 2016 Summer Seminar in conjunction with the ASCE. The topic of discussion was "Design of Tall Buildings."
CTBUH 'UH'PDATE October 2016
4 Oct 2016, Toronto – CTBUH News
The fourth issue of CTBUH 'UH'PDATE provides information on some of the early events and studies of the Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee.
CTBUH HQ Funds NYC and Australia Chapter Activities
7 Sep 2016, Chicago – CTBUH News
CTBUH HQ has announced the funding of grants for CTBUH New York, in association with the New York Young Professionals Committee (YPC) and CTBUH Australia.
Global Twilight Walking Tours
25 Aug 2016, Chicago – Tour Report
The CTBUH UH/UD Committee organized its third annual Global Walking Tours in 13 cities around the world, examining public spaces in a twilight setting.
Ken Shuttleworth: A Journey of Design and Discovery
17 Aug 2016, Sydney – Event Report
CTBUH Sydney held a collaborative event with UNSW Built Environment, welcoming British architect Ken Shuttleworth, founder of Make, to Australia.
The Changing Face of Brisbane: Seminar Three
28 Jul 2016, Brisbane – Event Report
The CTBUH Australia Chapter’s Brisbane Committee held a particular focus on Brisbane Skytower, currently under construction, during their third breakfast seminar.
CTBUH Melbourne Hosts Aviation Discussion
1 Jun 2016, Melbourne – Event Report
CTBUH Melbourne welcomed over 50 industry professionals to a talk on "Aviation Challenges with Building Tall."
The Changing Face of Brisbane: Seminar Two
26 May 2016, Brisbane – Event Report
CTBUH Australia’s Brisbane Committee held the second of its breakfast seminars. This discussion on “The Changing Face of Brisbane" focused on 443 Queen Street.
The Changing Face of Brisbane - 180 Ann Street
3 Apr 2016, Brisbane – Event Report
CTBUH Australia Chapter’s Brisbane Committee held the first of its breakfast seminars to discuss the Changing Face of Brisbane, with a particular focus on 180 Ann Street.
60 Martin Place
9 Mar 2016, Sydney – Event Report
CTBUH New South Waleskicked off 2016 with it's first event to celebrate the design excellence of Investa Properties’ new tower at 60 Martin Place
Urban Regeneration – Flatiron Building, Brisbane
12 Nov 2015, Brisbane – Event Report
The CTBUH Australia Chapter’s Brisbane Committee held the fourth of its Urban Regeneration Breakfast Seminars on November 12, 2015.
Warm Weather Spaces Walking Tours 2015
17 Sep 2015 – Tour Report
The CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized guided walking tours of 16 cities around the globe, focusing on urban habitats around tall buildings.
How are Cities Responding to Urbanism?
1 Sep 2015, Brisbane – Event Report
CTBUH Australia held its first national symposium in Brisbane entitled “How are Cities Responding to Urbanism?” where both local and international speakers presented.
Ivan Harbour on Design Excellence
29 Jul 2015, Sydney – Event Report
CTBUH Sydney welcomed Ivan Harbour, of Roger Stirk Harbour + Partners, to share his thoughts and experiences with international design excellence competitions.
Urban Regeneration: Gold Coast Cultural Centre
23 Jul 2015, Melbourne – Event Report
More than 100 people attended an engaging presentation on the design competition for the Gold Coast Cultural Centre as part of the Urban Regeneration series.
Design Excellence Series: 130 Elizabeth Street, Sydney
24 Jun 2015, Sydney – Event Report
The fourth Design Excellence event hosted by CTBUH NSW was held on June 24, featuring a discussion by the short-listed architects of the 130 Elizabeth Street competition
Making High-Rise Work
11 Jun 2015, Melbourne – Event Report
CTBUH Melbourne hosted their second lecture of 2015 entitled “Making High-Rises* Work,” which attracted nearly 50 industry supporters representing a wide range of expertise.
CTBUH Sydney 2015 Opening Event - Design Excellence
29 Apr 2015, Sydney – Event Report
The CTBUH in New South Wales held its opening event for 2015, which was a continuation of the Design Excellence in Sydney, along with a special evening hosted by HASSELL.
CTBUH ’UH’PDATE April 2015
28 Apr 2015, Toronto – CTBUH News
The third issue of CTBUH 'UH'PDATE 2015 goes over the Parramatta analysis plan, abstracts for CTBUH New York Conference and the committee member's involvement around the world.
CTBUH Australia Hosts Urban Regeneration Seminar
12 Mar 2015, Brisbane – Event Report
More than 100 people attended the presentation on One Central Park, the first of CTBUH Australia's Urban Regeneration Breakfast Seminars.
CTBUH Australia Packs House for “Superslim” Lecture
5 Mar 2015, Melbourne – Event Report
“Superslims: Collins House and The Phoenix” attracted a full house, representing more than 120 industry supporters.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal Paper
An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building functions and structural materials.
CTBUH Melbourne Committee Hosts Holiday Celebration
4 Dec 2014, Melbourne – Event Report
CTBUH Australia Chapter, Melbourne Committee celebrated its second anniversary by hosting an informal holiday celebration.
Emerging Technologies Breakfast Seminar
16 Nov 2014, Brisbane – Event Report
CTBUH Australia Chapter's Brisbane Committee hosted the fifth and last breakfast seminar for 2014, continuing the series theme of ”Emerging Technologies.”
Melbourne Committee Reaches for the Clouds
4 Sep 2014, Melbourne – Event Report
The CTBUH Australia Chapter’s Melbourne Committee held its first public lecture, drawing more than 120 people to a discussion on high-rise steel and concrete.
Should Fire Safety Limit Timber Building Height?
24 Jul 2014, Brisbane – Event Report
The Brisbane Committee held the 3rd of its Emerging Technologies Breakfast Seminars with José L. Torero presenting on “Should Fire Safety Limit Timber Building Height?”
Design Excellence at Greenland Centre
23 Jul 2014, Sydney – Event Report
The Sydney Committee hosted its second successful event exploring Design Excellence with five leading architects presenting their schemes for the Greenland Centre.
CTBUH in NSW Holds Launch Event
30 Apr 2014, Sydney – Event Report
The CTBUH in New South Wales, Australia, launched with an evening event at 8 Chifley Square - one of Sydney's newest iconic tall buildings.
CTBUH Australia Hosts Emerging Tech Breakfast in Brisbane
5 Mar 2014, Brisbane – Event Report
The first Emerging Technologies Breakfast Seminar" of the CTBUH Australia Chapter, Brisbane Committee, was attended by more than 150 people.
Creating Urban Places: Flinders Street Station Competition
14 Nov 2013, Brisbane – Event Report
The final seminar of 2013 series "Creating Urban Places" focused on the HASSELL + Herzog & De Meuron winning scheme for the Flinders Street Station design competition.
Creating Urban Places: The RNA Development
11 Sep 2013, Brisbane – Event Report
The RNA has been the custodian of the Showgrounds for over 130 years, and this year holds its 136th Ekka at the site.
CTBUH Melbourne Committee Launches
31 Jul 2013, Melbourne – Event Report
Close to 70 people attended the meeting where CTBUH representatives from Melbourne presented on the history and mission of the CTBUH, and plans for upcoming events.
Smart is the New Green
24 Jul 2013, Brisbane – Event Report
Dr. Tim Williams, Arup and Committee for Sydney, discusses how cities by unlocking technologies can create opportunities for new sustainable modes of living and working.
Christoph Ingenhoven Explains the Necessity for High-Rises
12 Jun 2013 – Conference Video and PPT
Christoph Ingenhoven presents his point of view regarding the necessity of high-rises in cities. He discusses a wide range of built projects, including one of the first ecological high-rises, the RWE Tower in the center of Essen as well as 1 Bligh…
Urban Places: Gold Coast: Form Versus Sprawl
5 Jun 2013, Brisbane – Event Report
The spectacular urban profile of the Gold Coast's most concentrated surf-side moments is among the most distinct and idiosyncratic features of this city-region.
Urban Places: Queensland's Latest Public Hospitals
23 Apr 2013, Brisbane – Event Report
The two speakers will provide insight into the challenges of creating functional and memorable public space within the next generation of Queensland's Public Hospitals.
ingenhoven architects Presents on 1 Bligh Street
18 Oct 2012 – Awards Symposium Video and PPT
Sydney’s central business district was transformed by 1 Bligh Street’s elliptical tower, which offers tenants several ground-breaking technological advances. The centerpiece is Australia’s tallest naturally ventilated skylit atrium, which soars the…
First Wave of City Representatives Appointed
1 Jul 2012, Chicago – CTBUH News
More than 35 City Representatives have been appointed in 13 countries as the CTBUH expands its network at a grass roots level.
CTBUH Releases Analysis of Global Population and Tall Buildings
Apr 2011 – CTBUH Journal Paper
Tall buildings are spreading across the globe at an ever-increasing rate. This study demonstrates the relationship between population and tall buildings across those countries and presents information on the average height and age of each country’s…
Building Tours Accompanying Meetings with ACTBUH
9-15 Nov 2008, Brisbane – Tour Report
During his week in Australia Executive Director Antony Wood had a chance to visit many of the tall buildings, including Riverside Center, Aurora Place, and Governor Philip Tower.
Green or Grey - The Aesthetics of Tall Building Sustainability
9-15 Nov 2008, Brisbane – Event Report
Antony Wood, Executive Director of CTBUH, reports on his visit to Australia after a week of seminars and meetings.
CTBUH Releases Tallest Buildings Completed in 2006
Dec 2006 – CTBUH Journal Paper
Nina Tower 1 in Hong Kong, at 319 meters high, leads the list of the ten tallest buildings completed in 2006. The Sports City Tower/Aspire Tower (Doha, United Arab Emirates) at 300 meters, and Eureka Tower (Melbourne, Australia), at 296 meters, were…
CTBUH Plaques & Signboards Initiative Begun
Oct 2004, Chicago – Event Report
CTBUH believes public skyscraper signs are a powerful and lasting way to inform the world about the official recognition of the achievements and merits of new and existing tall buildings.
1973 Sydney Conference: Planning and Design of Tall Buildings
13-17 Aug 1973, Sydney – Conference
The 1973 Conference on Planning and Design of Tall Buildings was held in in Sydney, Australia for a 5 day event.

Featured Tall Buildings in Australia

1 Bligh Street

1 Bligh Street, Sydney

While not the tallest building on Sydney’s skyline, 1 Bligh Street stands out for its many sustainability features, including a double-skin curtain wall.

Barangaroo South/International Towers

Barangaroo South/International Towers, Sydney

International Towers transformed a contaminated former wharf into a new district of Sydney, reconnecting it to the harbor and giving people back a crucial part of the city.

Chifley Tower

Chifley Tower, Sydney

Originally completed in 1992, Chifley Tower underwent an overhaul of its key building systems and services to deliver vastly improved performance, energy efficiency, and reliability.

Eureka Tower

Eureka Tower, Melbourne

The Eureka Skydeck 88 observation deck provides stunning views of Melbourne from atop, at the time of completion, the city's tallest building.

One Central Park

One Central Park, Sydney

A 116 meter residential tower that features "vertical gardens" along its outer facade, and a cantilevered section including a heliostat to provide light to the parkland below.

Phoenix

Phoenix, Melbourne

The slender Phoenix building creates a juxtaposition beside nearby wider and bulkier buildings, setting it apart as a singular shape against Melbourne’s skyline.

Q1 Tower

Q1 Tower, Gold Coast

The first supertall building in the southern hemisphere, Q1 also held the title of tallest residential building from it's completion in 2005 until 2011.

Swanston Square Apartment Tower

Swanston Square Apartment Tower, Melbourne

The Swanston Square Apartment Tower’s façade features the face of Aboriginal artist and civil rights leader Elder William Barak.

The EY Centre

The EY Centre, Sydney

The EY Centre’s striking timber and glass closed-cavity-façade, and its innovative smart-building technology, distinguish this 38-story office building in the Sydney skyline.

Australia Members

The work of the Council is only possible through the support of its members, which include most of the world’s leading developers, architects, engineers, contractors and others connected with tall buildings and sustainable cities. Below is the list of current organizational members located in Australia, sorted by membership level then alphabetically by organization name.

Supporting Contributor

AECOM AECOM
Australia
BACS ENGM CON COST ENVE ENVP LAND MEP PMNG STRC TRAN URB
Multiplex Multiplex
United Kingdom
CON ENGO PROP

Patron

BG&E BG&E
Australia
STRC CIV TRAN ENGO
Windtech Consultants Windtech Consultants
Singapore
WIND ENVE OTHR

Donor

Arup Arup
Australia
ARCH CIV COST ENGM ENGO FAC FIRE GEO LAND MEP PMNG RES SEIS STRC TRAN VERC WIND
Aurecon Aurecon
Australia
STRC MEP VERC CIV COMP ENVE ENVP FAC FIN FIRE GEO OTHR TRAN URB
Bates Smart Bates Smart
Australia
ARCH URB INTR
Fender Katsalidis Fender Katsalidis
Australia
ARCH URB INTR COST
Investa Property Group Investa Property Group
Australia
OWN PROP
Mirvac Group Mirvac Group
Australia
CON DEV URB INTR ARCH
Webber Design Pty Ltd Webber Design Pty Ltd
Australia
STRC
Willow Willow
Australia
COMP ARCH URB COST
Woods Bagot Woods Bagot
Australia
ARCH URB INTR

Contributor

Altitude Facade Access Consulting Altitude Facade Access Consulting
Australia
FAC COST
Architectus Architectus
Australia
ARCH URB INTR
Bonacci Group Bonacci Group
Australia
STRC CIV ENGO
Conrad Gargett Conrad Gargett
Australia
ARCH URB LAND
Cottee Parker Architects Cottee Parker Architects
Australia
ARCH URB INTR
Cox Architecture Cox Architecture
Australia
ARCH INTR URB
CoxGomyl CoxGomyl
Australia
BMNT FACS
Decibel Architecture Decibel Architecture
Australia
ARCH URB
EG EG
Australia
FIN PROP
Elenberg Fraser Elenberg Fraser
Australia
ARCH URB INTR
Enstruct Group Pty Ltd Enstruct Group Pty Ltd
Australia
CIV STRC
Global Wind Technology Services Global Wind Technology Services
Australia
WIND ENVE
HASSELL HASSELL
Australia
ARCH INTR LAND
Hutchinson Builders Hutchinson Builders
Australia
CON
ICD Property ICD Property
Australia
CON
Irwinconsult Irwinconsult
Australia
STRC CIV MEP FIRE
JQZ JQZ
Australia
DEV PMNG
LCI Australia Pty Ltd. LCI Australia Pty Ltd.
Australia
BACS ENVE FACS FIRE MEP SEC
Liberty OneSteel Liberty OneSteel
Australia
MATR
Mott MacDonald Group Mott MacDonald Group
Australia
PMNG ENGO
Norman Disney & Young Norman Disney & Young
Australia
MEP SEC FIRE PROP VERC
Studco Australia Pty Ltd Studco Australia Pty Ltd
Australia
ENGO
Surface Design Surface Design
Australia
FAC ENVE STRC COST

Participant

AMP Capital AMP Capital
Australia
OWN FIN OTHR
ASPECT Studios ASPECT Studios
Australia
LAND URB
BVN Architecture BVN Architecture
Australia
ARCH
City of Gold Coast City of Gold Coast
Australia
NONP OTHR
Crone Partners Pty Ltd Crone Partners Pty Ltd
Australia
ARCH URB INTR LAND PMNG
DBI DBI
Australia
ARCH URB INTR LAND
DKO Architecture DKO Architecture
Australia
ARCH
Duo Projects Duo Projects
Australia
PMNG
Ecosystem Architecture Ecosystem Architecture
Australia
ARCH ENVE
Ethos Urban Ethos Urban
Australia
URB
Frasers Property Frasers Property
Australia
DEV OWN PMNG
Hera Engineering Hera Engineering
Australia
CON STRC FAC SEIS ENGO FIRE GEO
Hickory Group Hickory Group
Australia
CON
Indochine Engineering Indochine Engineering
Australia
ENGM
Johnson Pilton Walker Johnson Pilton Walker
Australia
ARCH URB INTR LAND
Philip Chun Group Philip Chun Group
Australia
FIRE
PTW Architects PTW Architects
Australia
ARCH
Robert Bird Group Pty Ltd Robert Bird Group Pty Ltd
Australia
STRC ENGO
ROTHELOWMAN ROTHELOWMAN
Australia
ARCH INTR URB
SLR Consulting Australia Pty Ltd SLR Consulting Australia Pty Ltd
Australia
ENVE ENVP
Studor Australia Studor Australia
Australia
MATR MEP
Taylor Thomson Whitting Taylor Thomson Whitting
Australia
STRC CIV FAC TRAN
Turner Turner
Australia
ARCH URB INTR
Vipac Engineers & Scientists Vipac Engineers & Scientists
Australia
MEP RES COMP SEC STRC TRAN WIND

Academic

University of Melbourne University of Melbourne
Australia
ACAD
University of New South Wales University of New South Wales
Australia
ACAD ARCH

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CTBUH Australia

CTBUH Australia: Behind the Screen

28 Aug 2019, Event Invite – Join CTBUH Australia's Melbourne Committee for a discussion on the role of…

CTBUH Brisbane Holds Successful Cities Seminar: QDesign

23 May 2019, Event Report – The CTBUH Australia Chapter's Brisbane Committee held the second seminar in its…

CTBUH Brisbane Hosts Successful Cities Seminar: Valley Vision

21 Mar 2019, Event Report – The CTBUH Australia Chapter’s Brisbane Committee held its first seminar in the 2019…

More Australia Related Events/Initiatives

Philip Vivian

Chair

Philip Vivian
Bates Smart, Sydney

Brian Wooldridge

Secretary

Brian Wooldridge
Opus International Consultants, Brisbane

Cameron McLean

Treasurer

Cameron McLean
McLean Consult Pty Ltd, Brisbane

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Marc Colella

City Committee

Marc Colella
AECOM, Melbourne

Simon Dick

City Committee

Simon Dick
Woods Bagot, Melbourne

Phil Gardiner

City Committee

Phil Gardiner
Irwinconsult, Melbourne

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Toni Blume

City Committee

Toni Blume
Lendlease Corporation, Sydney

Stephen Giblett

City Committee

Stephen Giblett
Mott MacDonald Group, Sydney

Helen Lochhead

City Committee

Helen Lochhead
UNSW Sydney, Sydney

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Katrina Face

City Committee

Katrina Face
Destination Brisbane Consortium, Brisbane

John Flynn

City Committee

John Flynn
Conrad Gargett, Brisbane

John Gaskin

City Committee

John Gaskin
Gaskin Construction Services Pty Ltd, Brisbane

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CTBUH Australia Representation

CTBUH Resources on Australia

Award Winners & Award of Excellence Recipients

The CTBUH Awards recognize projects and individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and that achieve sustainability at the highest and broadest level.

Winner

Award of Excellence

Fellow

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CTBUH Brisbane Successful Cities Seminar: QDesign

23 May 2019 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings
Malcolm Middleton, Queensland Government Architect

CTBUH Brisbane Successful Cities Seminar: QDesign

23 May 2019 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings
Malcolm Middleton, Queensland Government Architect

CTBUH Sydney Design Excellence: 210 George Street

21 Nov 2018 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings

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Creating Industry-Accepted Criteria for Measuring Tall Building Floor Area

Jan 2019 – CTBUH Journal 2019 Issue I
William Miranda & Dario Trabucco, CTBUH

A Human-Scaled Future for Dense Development

Jul 2018 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 7 Number 2
Ivan Harbour, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

The Post-Miesian Office Tower and the Global Issue of Its Interpretation

Jul 2018 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 7 Number 2
Giorgio Marfella, University of Melbourne

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Australia Related Videos

CTBUH Brisbane Successful Cities Seminar: QDesign
23 May 2019 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Malcolm Middleton, Queensland Government Architect
On Thursday, 23 May, the CTBUH Australia Chapter's Brisbane Committee hosted the second installment of its Successful Cities Seminar, discussing the QDesign Initiative.
CTBUH Brisbane Successful Cities Seminar: QDesign
23 May 2019 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Malcolm Middleton, Queensland Government Architect
On Thursday, 23 May, the CTBUH Australia Chapter's Brisbane Committee hosted the second installment of its Successful Cities Seminar, discussing the QDesign Initiative.
CTBUH Sydney Design Excellence: 210 George Street
21 Nov 2018 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings;
For the final 2018 Design Excellence Series event, the CTBUH Australia Committee, along with event sponsors Poly Australia and annual sponsors Lendlease, hosted the largest event of the year at the design competition for 210 George Street in Sydney.
CTBUH Brisbane Seminar 5 - Vertical Schools
8 Nov 2018 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; On November 8, the CTBUH Australia Chapter's Brisbane hosted a breakfast seminar on Vertical Schools.
The CTBUH Australia Chapter’s Brisbane Committee held the fifth event in its 2018 Breakfast Seminar series on Thursday November 8, 2018. With Queensland’s first vertical school to open its doors in 2020, the topic explored the evolution and…
The Future of Constructing Tall Buildings
2 Nov 2018 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; George Argyrou, Hickory Group
This presentation examined an innovative construction method to deliver tall buildings in a more sustainable and energy efficient manner. Utilizing a flexible, "best for project" solution, focusing on continuous innovation and stakeholder…
Sydney’s New Front Door Swings Open
31 May 2018 – Presentation at CTBUH 2018 Chicago Tall + Urban Conference; Liam Timms, Lendlease Corporation; Avtar Lotay, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
The three towers of International Towers Sydney are the driving force behind Barangaroo, Sydney’s largest urban regeneration project in decades. It unites the CBD with the western waterfront, providing a new financial services hub on Sydney Harbour.…
An Anchor of Urban Regeneration
31 May 2018 – Presentation at CTBUH 2018 Chicago Tall + Urban Conference; Tom Weeks, Lendlease Corporation; Ivan Harbour, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
International Towers Sydney is the anchor piece of Barangaroo South, one of the most significant waterfront regenerations globally; weaving it organically into the existing CBD’s rich fabric and community. It welcomes workers with enjoyable…
Prefabrication and Night Construction Accelerate Delivery
31 May 2018 – Presentation at CTBUH 2018 Chicago Tall + Urban Conference; George Argyrou, Hickory Group
The 133-meter, 44-level La Trobe Tower apartment building has used an innovative new prefabricated construction method in order to become Australia’s tallest prefabricated building. Delivered 30 percent faster (eight months earlier) than if a…
A Creative Use of Closed-Cavity Façades Opens Up New Possibilities
31 May 2018 – Presentation at CTBUH 2018 Chicago Tall + Urban Conference; Tom Waters, Mirvac Group; Jason Vieusseux, Mirvac Construction
The EY Centre’s defining feature is its pioneering golden façade, achieved through the world’s first use of a closed-cavity façade (CCF) system on a high-rise commercial tower. The glass cavity of warmly-hued timber blinds gives the tower its golden…
Shining a Light on Livability
30 May 2018 – Presentation at CTBUH 2018 Chicago Tall + Urban Conference; Michael Goldrick, Frasers Property; Ross Palmer, Foster + Partners
Perhaps only a few could have predicted the degree to which Lumiere Residences would so thoroughly encapsulate an Australian sensibility toward vertical architecture when it originally completed. Ten years on, the tower’s numerous green features and…
CTBUH Sydney Design Excellence Series: One Sydney Park
28 Mar 2018 – Other Videos; Jeff Morgan, Grimshaw Architects; Penny Fuller, Silvester Fuller; Dario Spralja, Architectus; et al.
On 28 March, 2018, CTBUH Sydney re-launched their Design Excellence Series with a series of presentations on One Sydney Park, a new luxury residential development. Presenters included Dario Spralja, Principal, Architectus; Simon Lincoln, Partner,…
Outrigger Systems for Tall Buildings
3 Nov 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Goman Wai-Ming Ho, Arup
The structural efficiency of tall buildings heavily depends on lateral stiffness and resistance capacity. Among structural systems for tall buildings, outriggers are one of the most common, especially for those buildings with a relatively regular…
447 Collins St – Linking of Towers via Skybridge
3 Nov 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Rob DiBlasi, 4D Workshop
447 Collins Street is a significant mixed-use precinct development comprising commercial office, 5-star hotel, luxury apartments, basement car parking and extensive public realm landscaping in an iconic building form. Commercial office space is…
Design for a 61-Level, Linked, Twin-Tower Structure Built Above Underground Rail Tunnels
3 Nov 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Barry Roben, Irwinconsult Pty
The structural design for 308 Exhibition Street produces some unique challenges. The twin towers of 61 and 59 levels, respectively, house a hotel and residential apartments and are connected at levels 45 and 46 by a two-level skybridge. The…
Transport and City Making
2 Nov 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Toby Lodge, HASSELL
Transport is one of the key infrastructure assets of any city, ultimately underpinning liveability, connectedness and economic performance. In Australia, our biggest cities are frequently recognized as some of the world’s most liveable. They generate…
Melbourne's High-Rise Future
2 Nov 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Larry Parsons, Ethos Urban
Plan Melbourne foresees Melbourne growing from 4.5 to 8 million by 2050, confirmed by census data showing a 300 people/day increase. This growth obliges a dramatic construction effort and, since many of Melbourne’s strategically placed suburbs are…
Victoria's 30-Year Infrastructure Strategy
2 Nov 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Jonathan Spear, Infrastructure Victoria
This presentation provided an overview of the State of Victoria's 30-year Infrastructure Strategy, with an emphasis on its implications for people, density and infrastructure. The process of developing the Strategy in a consultative, evidence-based…
Intelligent Analytic Techniques Optimizing Development Over Complex, Ground-Level Infrastructure
2 Nov 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Richard Salter, Arup
This presentation demonstrated how to enable viable commercial developments in our cities – on sites with rich history and complex in-ground and ground-level constraints – through engineering-led solutions (i.e. incorporating intelligent analytic…
A Sustainable & Adaptable Tall Building in the World’s Most Livable City
2 Nov 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Matt Stapleton, WSP
Like many cities, Melbourne needs to accommodate a growing population while struggling with issues such as housing affordability and quality. This is a challenge that needs to be addressed if Melbourne is to maintain its reputation as one of the…
CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference - Melbourne Session 1: Melbourne: World's Most Livable City Q&A
2 Nov 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Chair: Antony Wood, CTBUH; Larry Parsons, Ethos Urban; Jonathan Spear, Infrastructure Victoria; Giorgio Marfella, University of Melbourne
Antony Wood, CTBUH Executive Director, chairs the question and answer session with Larry Parsons, Director of Design, Ethos Urban; Jonathan Spear, Executive Director, Infrastructure Victoria; and Giorgio Marfella, Lecturer, University of Melbourne at…
The Future of the Workplace
31 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Robbie Robertson, Deloitte Consulting
As companies continue to occupy dense urban centers, the workplaces therein must constantly evolve across numerous dimensions: tenant demands, overall market shifts, environmental standards, and technological advancements, to name a few. This panel…
The Aviation and Property Development Nexus: Aeronautical Impacts of Tall Buildings
31 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Amin Hamzavian, AvLaw Pty
This presentation focused on the often unknown aviation and aeronautical considerations that architects, developers, and builders of tall structures must comply with from an aviation safety and aircraft operational perspective. The underlying…
Recasting Highest and Best-Use Property Principles to Drive People-Centric Cities
31 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Richard Fennell, JLL
This presentation explored the premise that traditional property investment assessment principles must be expanded well beyond economics to consider other vital metrics, including sustainable development and environmental impacts, social and…
The Future of the Workplace
31 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Cameron Scott, JLL
As companies continue to occupy dense urban centers, the workplaces therein must constantly evolve across numerous dimensions: tenant demands, overall market shifts, environmental standards, and technological advancements, to name a few. This panel…
What if We Used Nature as the Benchmark for Performance?
31 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Mary Casey, HKA
This presentation proposed a new benchmark: Nature. What if we used biomimicry as a basis for a new design brief for tall buildings and urban habitat? Architecture’s highest civic aspiration is to express who we wish to be as a community, as a…
The Future of the Workplace
31 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; David Malott, AI.
As companies continue to occupy dense urban centers, the workplaces therein must constantly evolve across numerous dimensions: tenant demands, overall market shifts, environmental standards, and technological advancements, to name a few. This panel…
Past Forward: How Australian Vertical Urbanism Can Learn from its Tall Building Heritage
31 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Giorgio Marfella, University of Melbourne
Sketching a comparison between Melbourne and Sydney, this presentation celebrated the evolutionary trajectory of development of vertical urbanism that flourished in Australia since the 1950s. While Sydney indulged in heroic modernism, Melbourne’s…
Why Precincts are the Answer to Zero-Carbon Buildings
31 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Lester Partridge, LCI Australia Pty
Despite great advances in energy efficiency, commercial buildings are still unable to operate without connecting to external grid-based utility energy services. To achieve net-zero carbon, buildings must import (or off-set) green energy. This…
Vertical Cities of the Future
31 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Antony Wood, CTBUH
In addition to demonstrating examples of existing built work and the concept of integrated vertical urbanism, this presentation also showed the work of the recent academic studio convened at the Illinois Institute of Technology, entitled “Sustainable…
The Human-Scaled Future of Dense Development
31 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Ivan Harbour, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Critics of height argue that it de-humanizes our cities. Yet a critical mass is a necessity for vibrant city life. If we can overcome the technicalities of building tall and dense, our cities’ streets can thrive and prosper. To make this happen, we…
New Net-Zero Matrix – Including Nature in Tall Buildings
31 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Luke Leung, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
In the building design community, the most common definition of “Net-Zero Building” is a building that generates an amount of energy on-site that is equal or greater than its energy consumption. In 2015, the Department of Energy published a list of “…
Helping Cities Plan High-Rise Growth
31 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; David Pontarini, Hariri Pontarini Architects
This presentation shares the results of two studies, both completed for the City of Toronto, that focus on helping cities navigate the issues associated with high-rise growth. The first, "The Downtown Tall Buildings Study," developed a new vision for…
Green or Greed: Density-Done-Well or Developer Free-for-All?
31 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Elizabeth Farrelly, Australian School of Urbanism
Much has been written about high-density and high-rise urban form as the paragon of sustainable development. In a deregulated neo-liberal environment, however, this thinking easily segues into a developer free-for-all, where sustainability rhetoric…
Grasping Green Requirements & Gaps in Application
31 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Alfredo Ramirez, Underwriters Laboratories
This presentation provided a summary of ongoing CTBUH research into existing green requirements. The research identified existing global green requirements and examined the extent of coverage of each document. Along with documenting the coverage of…
Designing the Iconic Versus Designing the Connected: Lessons from Australia & New Zealand
31 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Ian Briggs, Plus Architecture; Jaimin Atkins, Plus Architecture
Comparing the two projects, the presenters explore how large scale rezoning and development can be approached in a sustainable, innovative, and responsible way, through innovative design responses such as vertical blades to negate sunlight and year…
Critical Subtropical Urban Design Analysis of Brisbane's New Apartment Buildings
31 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Rosemary Kennedy, Queensland University of Technology
The study drew upon established research to develop review frameworks for urban design quality and climate-responsive architecture. The frameworks confirmed that the city’s Multiple Residential Code provided a sound basis for the study, and a set of…
Downtown High-Rise vs. Suburban Low-Rise Living: A Pilot Study on Urban Sustainability
31 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Antony Wood, CTBUH
The presentation covered a significant research project conducted by CTBUH that investigates and compares the sustainability of people’s lifestyles in multiple key areas from environmental and social perspectives, using Chicago based case studies. In…
Making Livability Pay for Itself
31 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Chris Hayton, Rothelowman
Australia’s population is racing towards 30 million and the density of our cities continues to increase. It is becoming increasingly important that we provide higher density, high-quality livable housing, without compromising the amenities for…
Interview: Helen Lochhead
31 Oct 2017 – 2017 Australia Conference Interviews; Helen Lochhead, University of New South Wales
Helen Lochhead of the University of New South Wales is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2017 CTBUH Australia Conference.
Interview: Peter Halliday
31 Oct 2017 – 2017 Australia Conference Interviews; Peter Halliday, Siemens Building Technology
Peter Halliday of Siemens Building Technology is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2017 CTBUH Australia Conference.
Interview: Ivan Harbour
31 Oct 2017 – 2017 Australia Conference Interviews; Ivan Harbour, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Ivan Harbour of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2017 CTBUH Australia Conference.
Interview: Karl Fender
31 Oct 2017 – 2017 Australia Conference Interviews; Karl Fender, Fender Katsalidis Architects
Karl Fender of Fender Katsalidis Architects is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2017 CTBUH Australia Conference.
Manufactured Architecture: Light-Weight Prefabrication in High-Rise Buildings
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Nonda Katsalidis, Fender Katsalidis Architects
This presentation explored the approaches to custom prefabricating high-rise structures that over the last eight years have been designed and built as prefabricated systems covering both residential and hotel typologies in Australia and…
Opening Address
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Anthony Roberts, Minister for Planning, Housing and Special Minister of State
Anthony Roberts, Minister for Planning, Housing and Special Minister of State, New South Wales, presents the Opening Address at the 2017 Australia Conference.
Overview of the Handbook for the Design of Modular Structures
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Anthony Sertorio, Multiplex Engineering Innovations Group
Buildings expend a significant amount of the world’s resources in both construction and operation. Modular construction techniques have been advanced as a viable way to minimize environmental impact by introducing various efficiencies. However, the…
Quay Quarter Tower: Humanizing the High-Rise
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Kim Nielsen, 3XN
Quay Quarter Tower (QQT) will create a stunning new building on the Sydney skyline that sets new benchmarks in office tower design globally and creates an exemplary international commercial address. The tower is the antithesis of the prevailing…
London and Sydney: Public Space as a Connector
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Ian Lomas, Make
Two projects, in Sydney and London respectively, are currently being designed and delivered for Brookfield. These schemes address different infrastructure challenges and community needs, but both dedicate their ground planes to public use.
Interview: Philip Vivian
30 Oct 2017 – 2017 Australia Conference Interviews; Philip Vivian, Bates Smart
Philip Vivian of Bates Smart is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2017 CTBUH Australia Conference.
Interview: Simon Healy
30 Oct 2017 – 2017 Australia Conference Interviews; Simon Healy, Mirvac Developments
Simon Healy of Mirvac Developments is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2017 CTBUH Australia Conference.
Interview: Matthew Khoo
30 Oct 2017 – Video Interviews; Matthew Khoo, ICD Property
Matthew Khoo of ICD Property is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2017 CTBUH Australia Conference.
Interview: Richard Francis-Jones
30 Oct 2017 – 2017 Australia Conference Interviews; Richard Francis Jones, FJMT
Richard Francis-Jones of FJMT is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2017 CTBUH Australia Conference.
Interview: Ross Palmer & Gerard Evenden
30 Oct 2017 – 2016 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Ross Palmer & Gerard Evenden, Foster + Partners
Ross Palmer & Gerard Evenden of Foster + Partners are interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2017 CTBUH Australia Conference.
Sustainable Sydney 2030 Plan
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Monica Barone, City of Sydney
Adopted in 2007, after 18 months of extensive consultation, Sustainable Sydney 2030 expresses the community's vision and the City's commitment to the sustainable development of Sydney to 2030 and beyond. Sustainable development is not just about the…
Rethinking CTBUH's Height Criteria in the Context of Tall Timber
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Robert Foster, The University of Queensland
Recent developments in the design and construction of progressively taller buildings using engineered timber as a structural material raise important questions about the language that is used to describe tall buildings. This presentation discussed…
The Tall Timber Office: A Tale of Two Buildings in Australia
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Philip Vivian, Bates Smart
While there have been many proposals for tall timber buildings around the world, they are typically residential or student accommodation. Australia is at the forefront with tall timber office buildings. This presentation considered two such buildings…
Urban Policy Towards Tall Buildings Globally: The Architect’s Perspective
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre
Tall buildings have an important role in defining the character of the City and they help reduce urban sprawl. However, when a building rises above the others on the skyline, it has a duty to provide architectural excellence. This presentation…
Vertical Schools – Are They on the Up?
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Shu-Hsin Soong, AECOM
The purpose of this presentation was to convey the lessons learned in delivering vertical schools, through experience from around the world as well as the existing institutions in Australia. Consistent with the world’s best, Australian schools are…
Wynyard Place
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Ken Shuttleworth, Make
As the global urban population continues to grow apace, so too does the need to address questions over density, affordability, and sustainability in the urban environment. These issues are, of course, nuanced according to climate, culture, topology,…
The Role of Design Competitions in Shaping Sydney's Public Realm
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Helen Lochhead, University of New South Wales
Tall buildings often take more than they give back, frequently exacerbating local environmental conditions, overshadowing streets and public spaces, creating wind tunnels, and impacting the social life of streets by replacing diversity with mono-…
Rethinking Schools: A Case for the Efficient Use of School Campuses
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Camille Lattouf, Architectus
This presentation discussed the opportunities to utilize school lands more efficiently, by rethinking the school campus as a combination of vertical, high-rise, internal learning spaces, with shared school and public open spaces and sporting…
Smart Urban Mobility
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Christian Schulz, Schindler
The objective of this presentation was to showcase solutions to the increasing need for extending the uptime of vertical transportation components and provide building insights and user convenience in tall buildings. The Internet of Elevators and…
Interview: Mark Tait
30 Oct 2017 – 2017 Australia Conference Interviews; Mark Tait, Investa Property
Mark Tait of Investa Property is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2017 CTBUH Australia Conference.
Sustainability (Urban Renewal): Upcycling an Existing Tower
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Chris Nunn, AMP Capital Investors; Robert Saidman, Arup
Quay Quarter Tower takes a comprehensive approach to sustainability. It starts with urban renewal and continues to a high-performing façade. The focus on both place and performance creates a highly contextual tower designed to meet the demands of the…
CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference - Session 2A: Urban Policy Q&A
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Chair: Caroline Stalker, Arup; Tim Williams, Arup; Helen Lochhead, University of New South Wales; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre
Caroline Stalker, Australasian Design Director (Urban), Arup, chairs the question and answer session with Tim Williams, CEO, Committee for Sydney & Principal, Arup; Helen Lochhead, Dean, Faculty of Built Environment, University of New South Wales;…
Circular Quay Tower: The Next Tallest Office Building in Sydney
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Gerard Evenden, Foster + Partners
Circular Quay Tower will be the centerpiece of an urban regeneration precinct that will reshape Sydney’s iconic harbour area and central business district. Taking advantage of its topography and unique location near Sydney Harbour, the tower will be…
Cities: The Orphans of Public Policy in Australia
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Tim Williams, Committee for Sydney
Australian cities are now being recognized in a Federal policy shift, but reality and rhetoric need to be weighed up. A city-wide committee has been formed to develop the city’s agendas and to assess progress on urban development. In particular, the…
Interview: Kim Nielsen
30 Oct 2017 – 2017 Australia Conference Interviews; Kim Nielsen, 3XN
Kim Nielsen of 3XN is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2017 CTBUH Australia Conference.
Circular Quay Tower: Aligning Private and Public Outcomes
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Ross Palmer, Foster + Partners
Circular Quay Tower is an exceptional example of the private and public sectors working together to transform an area, breathing new life into George Street and giving Circular Quay a stronger identity. Hear from representatives of the tower’s…
Circular Quay Tower: Aligning Private and Public Outcomes
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Graham Jahn, City of Sydney
Circular Quay Tower is an exceptional example of the private and public sectors working together to transform an area, breathing new life into George Street and giving Circular Quay a stronger identity. Hear from representatives of the tower’s…
A 24-Hour City
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Laurane de Gendre, AECOM
Twenty-four-hour cities provide opportunities for the city to grow, meet the needs of the people, and provide innovative solutions to tackle the existing density issues that cities face. Such cities are the way of the future; they are the key to…
Architecture for Pedagogy and Urban Intensification: Designing the Future
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Andrew Cortese, Grimshaw Architects
The integrated redevelopment of Arthur Phillip High School and Parramatta Public School is a landmark education project for the state of New South Wales and Australia. It will be the state’s first public high-rise school and a prototype for future-…
Bringing Lifestyle to the Workplace
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Tom Dixon, Tom Dixon/Design Research Studio
Central Sydney is changing from a business district, traditionally focused on work, to increasingly become a city lifestyle district that offers a range of experiences. This can be seen in the regeneration of Circular Quay. Specifically, Quay Quarter…
Circular Quay Tower: Aligning Private and Public Outcomes
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Kimberley Jackson, Lendlease Corporation
Circular Quay Tower is an exceptional example of the private and public sectors working together to transform an area, breathing new life into George Street and giving Circular Quay a stronger identity. Hear from representatives of the tower’s…
Creating Connected Places Through the Power of Building Data
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Peter Halliday, Siemens Building Technology
This presentation uncovered best practices related to connecting buildings with their operators, occupants, and the cities of which they are part. It focused on how the Internet of Things and analytic capabilities create more efficient buildings that…
Future of Work: The Shape of Revolutionary Thinking
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Fred Holt, 3XN
Nowadays people can work anywhere at any time, and the paradigm of workers being housed within the four walls of the traditional workspace is being challenged. Offices therefore need to move beyond a 9:00–5:00 environment to attract and retain talent…
CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference - Session 3A: Urban Scale Infrastructure Q&A
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Chair: Clare Swan, JBA Urban Planning Consultants Pty; Laurane de Gendre, AECOM; Douglas Voigt, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Bas Nolta, Aliaxis
Clare Swan, Director, JBA Urban Planning Consultants Pty, chairs the question and answer session with Laurane de Gendre, Transport Planner, AECOM; Douglas Voigt, Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; and Bas Nolta, Global Business Development…
Interview: Chris Wilkinson
30 Oct 2017 – 2017 Australia Conference Interviews; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Chris Wilkinson of Wilkinson Eyre Architects is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2017 CTBUH Australia Conference.
Interview: Ken Shuttleworth
30 Oct 2017 – 2017 Australia Conference Interviews; Ken Shuttleworth, Make Architects
Ken Shuttleworth of Make is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2017 CTBUH Australia Conference.
Humanizing Infrastructure: How Large-Scale, Transit-Based Urban Design Contributes to a Vibrant City
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Fred Clarke, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
This presentation addressed the benefits of transit-based urban infrastructure development. In particular, it discusses the ways large-scale infrastructure can be humanized, making it open, friendly, supportive of the public realm, and welcoming to a…
CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference - Session 4A: Connected Buildings and Urban Mobility
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Chair: Ame Engelhart, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Fred Clarke, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects; Christian Schulz, Schindler; Peter Halliday, Siemens Building Technology
Ame Engelhart, Director - Hong Kong, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, chairs the question and answer session with Fred Clarke, Senior Design Principal, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects; Christian Schulz, Chief Operating Officer, Schindler; and Peter…
From Where to Where for Modular Construction?
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Phil Gardiner, Irwinconsult
Like most modern forms of construction, modular has been around for longer than we think. Modular homes were shipped from England by the Bell Company to Melbourne and California in the mid-19th century. Modular precast building systems were in use in…
CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference - Session 3C: Tall Timber Q&A
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Chair: Terri Meyer Boake, University of Waterloo; Philip Vivian, Bates Smart; Robert Foster, University of Cambridge; Thomas Robinson, LEVER Architecture
Monday 30 October, 2017. Sydney, Australia. Terri Meyer Boake, Professor, University of Waterloo, chairs the question and answer session with Philip Vivian, Director, Bates Smart; Robert Foster, Lecturer in Civil Engineering, University of Cambridge…
CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference - Session 4C: Vertical Schools Q&A
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Chair: Karen Wong, Bates Smart; Shu-Hsin Soong, AECOM; Andrew Cortese, Grimshaw Architects; Camille Lattouf, Architectus
Monday 30 October, 2017. Sydney, Australia. Karen Wong, Associate Director, Bates Smart, chairs the question and answer session with Shu-Hsin Soong, Technical Director & Education Sector Leader, AECOM; Andrew Cortese, Partner, Grimshaw Architects;…
Interview: Carl Schibrowski
29 Oct 2017 – 2017 Australia Conference Interviews; Carl Schibrowski, Brookfield Properties
Carl Schibrowski of Brookfield Property Partners Australia is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2017 CTBUH Australia Conference.
Interview: Frank Cerra
29 Oct 2017 – 2017 Australia Conference Interviews; Frank Cerra, BG&E
Frank Cerra of BG&E is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2017 CTBUH Australia Conference.
Interview: Joshua Ramus
29 Oct 2017 – 2017 Australia Conference Interviews; Joshua Ramus, REX Architecture
Joshua Ramus of REX is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2017 CTBUH Australia Conference.
Interview: Tim Williams
29 Oct 2017 – 2017 Australia Conference Interviews; Tim Williams, Committee for Sydney
Tim Williams of Committee for Sydney is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2017 CTBUH Australia Conference.
CTBUH Brisbane: Herston Quarter: Intro
25 May 2017 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; John Flynn, CTBUH Australia Brisbane Committee Chair
The CTBUH Australia Chapter’s Brisbane Committee held the second of its breakfast seminars on Queensland Infrastructure, with a particular focus on the Herston Quarter.
CTBUH Brisbane: Herston Quarter: Davies & Lloyd
25 May 2017 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Adam Davies, HASSELL; Kevin Lloyd, HASSELL
The CTBUH Australia Chapter’s Brisbane Committee held the second of its breakfast seminars on Queensland Infrastructure, with a particular focus on the Herston Quarter.
CTBUH Brisbane: Anna Meares Velodrome: Leese & Hall
16 Mar 2017 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Alex Leese, Cox Architects; Alistair Hall, Arup
The CTBUH Australia Chapter’s Brisbane Committee held the first event of its 2017 breakfast seminar series on Thursday March 16. The topic of discussion was Queensland infrastructure, with a particular focus on the Anna Mears Velodrome.
CTBUH Brisbane: Anna Meares Velodrome: Intro
16 Mar 2017 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; John Flynn, Conrad Gargett Architects
The CTBUH Australia Chapter’s Brisbane Committee held the first event of its 2017 breakfast seminar series on Thursday March 16. The topic of discussion was Queensland infrastructure, with a particular focus on the Anna Mears Velodrome.
Exploring Geometry and Form in Tall Buildings
19 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre
Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Guangzhou, China. Chris Wilkinson of Wilkinson Eyre, presents at the 2016 China Conference Plenary 5: "Beyond Guangzhou: Other Settings" Using four tower designs on four continents – the Guangzhou International Finance…
Changing Face of Brisbane: Seminar 3
28 Jul 2016 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; John Flynn, Conrad Gargett Architects; Noel Robinson, The NRA Collaborative; Richard Cass, Bonacci Group Pty Ltd; Brandon Kieseker, Inhabit Group; Brett Taylor, Bornhorst & Ward
The CTBUH Australia Chapter’s Brisbane Committee held a particular focus on Brisbane Skytower, which was currently under construction, during their third breakfast seminar.
CTBUH Breakfast: Changing Face of Brisbane
3 Mar 2016 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; John Flynn, CTBUH Australia Brisbane Committee Chair; Caroline Stalker, Architectus; Elizabeth Watson Brown, Architectus
Australia Chapter’s Brisbane Committee held the second of its breakfast seminars on May 26, 2016. The topic of discussion was “The Changing Face of Brisbane,” with a particular focus on 443 Queen Street and its green public space.
Managing Performance Through Incremental Improvements: Chifley Tower, Sydney
12 Nov 2015 – CTBUH "14th Annual Awards"; Michael George, JLL
Michael George, Regional Director, JLL, speaks at the 14th Annual Best Tall Building Symposium in a presentation entitled "Managing Performance Through Incremental Improvements: Chifley Tower, Sydney,” where he provides an overview of the Chifley…
Interview: Chifley Tower
12 Nov 2015 – 2015 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Michael George, JLL
Michael George, Regional Director, JLL, is interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding the Chifley Tower in Sydney, the recipient of the 2015 Tall Building Performance Award, during the 2015 CTBUH Awards Symposium at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Interview: Karl Fender
27 Oct 2015 – 2015 New York Conference Interviews; Karl Fender, Fender Katsalidis Architects
Karl Fender of Fender Katsalidis Architects is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2015 CTBUH New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York. Karl discusses the high-rise residential boom in Australia.
The Impact of Private and Shared Open Space on Liveability in Subtropical Apartment Buildings
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Rosemary Kennedy, Queensland University of Technology
As the number of tall apartment buildings significantly increases in most cities across the globe, their ability to deliver quality lifestyles for residents becomes an issue of sustainability for the community. While apartment architecture may…
Global Best Practice for Creating Socially Engaging Tall Buildings within their Communities
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Michael George, JLL
Driven by diverse factors that include the constant march of urbanisation, the changing demographic of the workforce, changes to the nature of city working, the continual blurring of our personal and professional lives and emerging expectations of…
CTBUH Australia Symposium 2015 – Ken McBryde & Chris Johnson
1 Oct 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Ken McBryde, Hassell; Chris Johnson, Urban Taskforce
Ken McBryde, Hassell, and Chris Johnson, Urban Taskforce Australia, present at the CTBUH Australia Symposium on "How Cities are Responding to Urbanism?"
CTBUH Australia Symposium 2015 – Phil Gardiner & David Waldren
1 Sep 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Phil Gardiner, Irwinconsult; David Waldren, Grocon
Phil Gardiner, Irwinconsult, and David Waldren, Grocon, present at the CTBUH Australia Symposium on "How Cities are Responding to Urbanism?"
CTBUH Australia Symposium 2015 – Welcome and Opening Address
1 Sep 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Bruce Wolfe, CTBUH Australia Country Representative
The Welcome and Opening Address by Bruce Wolfe, CTBUH Australia Country Representative, for the CTBUH Australia Symposium on "How Cities are Responding to Urbanism?"
CTBUH Australia Symposium 2015 – Phil Gardiner & David Waldren Q&A
1 Sep 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Phil Gardiner, Irwinconsult; David Waldren, Grocon
Phil Gardiner, Irwinconsult, and David Waldren, Grocon, answer questions at the CTBUH Australia Symposium on "How Cities are Responding to Urbanism?"
CTBUH Australia Symposium 2015 – Malcolm Middleton & David Brown Q&A
1 Sep 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Malcolm Middleton, Queensland Government; David Brown, Sunland Group
Malcolm Middleton, Queensland Government, and David Brown, Sunland Group, answer questions at the CTBUH Australia Symposium on "How Cities are Responding to Urbanism?" Following the Q&A David Eden, Brookfield Multiplex, presented.
CTBUH Australia Symposium 2015 – Panel Discussion
1 Sep 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Craig Gibbons, Arup; Carol Wills, The Skyscraper Museum; Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T Corporation; Sandra Kajj-O’Grady, University of Queensland; James Tum, Urbis
Craig Gibbons, Carol Willis, Ahmad Adbelrazaq, Sandra Kaji-O'Grady, and James Tuma, participate in a panel at the CTBUH Australia Symposium on "How Cities are Responding to Urbanism?"
CTBUH Australia Symposium 2015 – Carol Willis Part 1
1 Sep 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Carol Wills, The Skyscraper Museum
Carol Willis, The Skyscraper Museum, presents at the CTBUH Australia Symposium on "How Cities are Responding to Urbanism?"
CTBUH Australia Symposium 2015 – Malcolm Middleton & David Brown
1 Sep 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Malcolm Middleton, Queensland Government; David Brown, Sunland Group
Malcolm Middleton, Queensland Government, and David Brown, Sunland Group, present at the CTBUH Australia Symposium on "How Cities are Responding to Urbanism?"
CTBUH Australia Symposium 2015 – Ahmad Abdelrazaq
1 Sep 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T
Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T, presents at the CTBUH Australia Symposium on "How Cities are Responding to Urbanism?"
CTBUH Australia Symposium 2015 – Carol Willis Part 2
1 Sep 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Carol Wills, The Skyscraper Museum
Carol Willis, The Skyscraper Museum, presents at the CTBUH Australia Symposium on "How Cities are Responding to Urbanism?"
CTBUH Australia Symposium 2015 – Ken McBryde & Chris Johnson Q&A
1 Sep 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Ken McBryde, Hassell; Chris Johnson, Urban Taskforce
Ken McBryde, Hassell, and Chris Johnson, Urban Taskforce Australia, answer questions at the CTBUH Australia Symposium on "How Cities are Responding to Urbanism?"
Urban Regeneration – Gold Coast Cultural Centre: Tory Jones
23 Jul 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Tory Jones, GCCC
Tory Jones, Executive Coordinator Major Projects, GCCC, presents at the second CTBUH Australia Urban Regeneration Seminar her journey with tall buildings on the Gold Coast Cultural Centre.
Urban Regeneration – Gold Coast Cultural Centre: Howard Raggatt
23 Jul 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Howard Raggatt, ARM Architecture
Howard Raggatt, Director, ARM Architecture, presents at the second CTBUH Australia Urban Regeneration Seminar on the Gold Coast Cultural Centre and other projects from ARM.
Urban Regeneration – Gold Coast Cultural Centre: Introduction
23 Jul 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; John Flynn, CTBUH Australia Country Representative
John Flynn, CTBUH Australia Country Representative, presents at the second CTBUH Australia Urban Regeneration Seminar on the Gold Coast Cultural Centre.
Urban Regeneration Seminar – One Central Park: Question and Answer
12 Mar 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Presentation Questions & Answers
The Question and Answer session of the first CTBUH Australia Urban Regeneration Seminar on One Central Park, Sydney featured speakers: Mark Giles, Senior Associate, PTW Architects; Matt Harding, Principal, Robert Bird Group; and Robert Saidman,…
Urban Regeneration Seminar – One Central Park: Robert Saidman, Arup
12 Mar 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Robert Saidman, Arup
Robert Saidman, Principal, Arup presents at the first CTBUH Australia Urban Regeneration Seminar on the services of One Central Park, Sydney.
Urban Regeneration Seminar – One Central Park: Mark Giles, PTW Architects
12 Mar 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Mark Giles, PTW Architects
Mark Giles, Senior Associate, PTW Architects presents at the first CTBUH Australia Urban Regeneration Seminar on the completion of One Central Park, Sydney.
Urban Regeneration Seminar – One Central Park: Matt Harding, Robert Bird Group
12 Mar 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Matt Harding, Robert Bird Group
Matt Harding, Principal, Robert Bird Group presents at the first CTBUH Australia Urban Regeneration Seminar on the structure of One Central Park, Sydney.
Urban Regeneration Seminar – One Central Park: Mark Giles, PTW Architects
12 Mar 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Mark Giles, PTW Architects
After an introduction from John Flynn, the Australia Chairman, Mark Giles, a Senior Associate at PTW Architects presents at the first CTBUH Australia Urban Regeneration Seminar on the completion of One Central Park, Sydney.
Monthly Video: One Central Park
6 Nov 2014 – Monthly Video Series; Michael Goldrick, Frasers Property; Bertram Beissel, Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Thursday 6th November 2014. Chicago, IL. Michael Goldrick, Frasers Property, and Bertram Beissel, Ateliers Jean Nouvel, are interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding the Best Tall Building Award winner, One Central Park, during the 2014 CTBUH Awards…
Interview: One Central Park
6 Nov 2014 – 2014 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Michael Goldrick, Frasers Property; Bertram Beissel, Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Thursday 6th November 2014. Chicago, IL. Michael Goldrick, Frasers Property, and Bertram Beissel, Ateliers Jean Nouvel, are interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding the Best Tall Building Award winner, One Central Park, during the 2014 CTBUH Awards…
Best Tall Building Asia & Australasia: Tall, Green, and Generous: One Central Park
6 Nov 2014 – CTBUH "13th Annual Awards"; Michael Goldrick, Frasers Property; Bertram Beissel, Ateliers Jean Nouvel
One Central Park (OCP) is an innovative and environmentally ambitious landmark project within the redevelopment of the Carlton & United Brewery site near Central Station in Sydney. The overall planning intent is to adhere to the highest standards of…
All Things are Not Equal: Responsive Façades for Tall Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Jeffrey Holmes, Woods Bagot
This presentation explores how data-driven parametric design enables the creation of enclosures that respond to highly specific environmental, behavioral and urban inputs. In the wake of massive technological transformations, there is a vast amount…
How Vertical Transportation is Helping Transform the Modern City
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Glen Pederick, Meinhardt Group
Elevators are the most important service in modern high-rise buildings, occupying more space than any other service. With increasing land and construction costs and the need to be economically sustainable, the pressure to increase building floor…
CTBUH Australia's Design Excellence: Introduction
23 Jul 2014 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Ken Maher, HASSELL
Leading architect Ken Maher from Hassell introduces CTBUH Australia Sydney Chapter's second event on exploring Design Excellence, hosted at Hassell Studios. This event has five architects presenting their schemes for the Greenland Centre – a building…
CTBUH Australia's Design Excellence: Q & A
23 Jul 2014 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Ray Brown, Architectus; Craig Baudin, FKA; Phillip Rossington, BVN Donovan Hill; Ken McBryde, Hassell; and Manuelle Schelp, Schelp Studios representing GMP
On July 23rd, 2014, the Australian CTBUH Sydney Chapter hosted its second successful event exploring Design Excellence at Hassell Studios in Sydney with five leading architects presenting their schemes for the Greenland Centre – a building that will…
CTBUH Australia's Design Excellence with Ray Brown, Architectus
23 Jul 2014 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Ray Brown, Architectus
Leading architect Ray Brown, the Managing Director of Architectus, presents Architectus' scheme for the Greenland Centre – a building that will be the tallest residential building in Sydney once complete. This is part one of five schemes presented at…
CTBUH Australia's Design Excellence with Craig Baudin, FKA
23 Jul 2014 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Craig Baudin, Fender Katsalidis Architects
Leading architect Craig Baudin, Director of Architecture of FKA, presents FKA's scheme for the Greenland Centre – a building that will be the tallest residential building in Sydney once complete. This is part two of five schemes presented at CTBUH…
CTBUH Australia's Design Excellence with Phillip Rossington, BVN
23 Jul 2014 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Phillip Rossington, BVN Donovan Hill
Leading architect Phillip Rossington, Principal of BVN Donovan Hill, presents BVN's scheme for the Greenland Centre – a building that will be the tallest residential building in Sydney once complete. This is part three of five schemes presented at…
CTBUH Australia's Design Excellence with Ken McBryde, Hassell
23 Jul 2014 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Ken McBryde, Hassell
Leading architect Ken McBryde, Principal of Hassell, presents Hassell's scheme for the Greenland Centre – a building that will be the tallest residential building in Sydney once complete. This is part four of five schemes presented at CTBUH Australia…
CTBUH Australia's Design Excellence with Manuelle Schelp, Studio Schelp
23 Jul 2014 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Manuelle Schelp, Studio Schelp
Leading architect Manuelle Schelp of Studio Schelp, presents representing GMP, the scheme for the Greenland Centre – a building that will be the tallest residential building in Sydney once complete. This is part five of five schemes presented at…
Why I am in Love with High-Rises
12 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Christoph Ingenhoven, ingenhoven architects
Christoph Ingenhoven presents his point of view regarding the necessity of high-rises in cities. He discusses a wide range of built projects, including one of the first ecological high-rises, the RWE Tower in the center of Essen as well as 1 Bligh,…
Interview: 1 Bligh Street
18 Oct 2012 – 2012 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Bruce McDonald, DEXUS Property Group; Christoph Ingenhoven, ingenhoven architects
Bruce McDonald and Christoph Ingenhoven discuss the 12-year journey to make the 1 Bligh Street project a reality, as well as the details of the Best Tall Building Asia & Australasia. In this interview from the 2012 Awards Symposium, the two…
Best Tall Building Asia & Australasia: 1 Bligh Street: Engaging the Environment
18 Oct 2012 – CTBUH "11th Annual Awards"; Bruce McDonald, DEXUS Property Group; Christoph Ingenhoven, ingenhoven architects
Sydney’s central business district was transformed by 1 Bligh Street’s elliptical tower, which offers tenants several ground-breaking technological advances. The centerpiece is Australia’s tallest naturally ventilated skylit atrium, which soars the…
Retrofit and Refurbishment of Existing Tall Buildings
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Paul Sloman, Arup
Existing buildings are a city’s heritage, skyline, and contribute to its distinct character. They also represent a considerable spent investment in terms of both material and energy. The majority of these buildings are not capable of meeting the…
ACTBUH Brett Taylor CTBUH Fellow presentation
11 Nov 2011 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; William Maibusch, Country Representative of Qatar
Following the November 11th breakfast meeting of the Australian CTBUH, William Maibusch, CTBUH Trustee and Country Representative of Qatar, updated the audience on the current status and activities of the Council, and presented Brett Taylor with his…
Tall, Green and Sub-Tropical
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Philip Vivian, Bates Smart
Designed by Bates Smart 111+222 is a mixed-use development in Brisbane consisting of a 36 level 45,000sqm commercial office building, and a 92 level five star hotel and residential tower. A structurally efficient geometry based on an equilateral…
Urban Futures: Green or Grey?
11 Nov 2008 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Antony Wood, CTBUH
Antony Wood, CTBUH Executive Director, gives a presentation on the aesthetics of tall buildings and sustainability to the Australian Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat at a Breakfast Seminar in Brisbane, Australia. This presentation outlines…
The Seismic Design of High-Rise Buildings
1 Aug 2008 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Andrew Whittaker, University of Buffalo
As part of the CTBUH Seismic Design Working Group World Tour, Andrew Whittaker, co-author of the 'CTBUH Recommendations for the Seismic Design of High-Rise Buildings' presents the working group’s findings to the Brisbane building community at a…
Greening Your Skyscraper
3 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Lester Partridge & Eoin Loughnane, AECOM / Bassett
Lester Partridge, AECOM outlined the strategies and design processes undertaken for refurbishing a 30 storey building at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. The building, located in Sydney's CBD, was originally constructed in 1976 and consists of…

Australia Related Papers/Research

Creating Industry-Accepted Criteria for Measuring Tall Building Floor Area
Jan 2019 – CTBUH Journal 2019 Issue I; William Miranda & Dario Trabucco, CTBUH
The entire tall building industry relies on floor-area measurements to serve as a precise, unambiguous calculation to guide decisions. This can range from architects using the measurement to influence design interventions and engineers formulating…
A Human-Scaled Future for Dense Development
Jul 2018 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 7 Number 2; Ivan Harbour, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Critics of height argue that it de-humanizes our cities. Yet a critical mass is a necessity for vibrant city life, and height is a key contributor. If we can overcome the environmental impacts and technicalities of building tall and dense, our cities…
The Post-Miesian Office Tower and the Global Issue of Its Interpretation
Jul 2018 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 7 Number 2; Giorgio Marfella, University of Melbourne
The skylines of many cities worldwide are still defined by the dominant and ubiquitous office blocks of the twentieth century. While there is consensus stating that future tall building typologies should depart substantially from these past models,…
Cyclone-Glazing and Façade Resilience for the Asia-Pacific Region: Market and Code Study
Apr 2018 – CTBUH Journal, 2018 Issue II; Angela Mejorin, Dario Trabucco, CTBUH; Reisuke Nakada, Malvinder Singh Ruprai & Ingo Stelzer, Trosifol World of Interlayers
This paper summarizes the Stage 1 results of the CTBUH Research Division’s project “Cyclone-Glazing and Facade Resilience for the Asia-Pacific Region.” The project was possible thanks to a US$202,000 sponsorship by Trosifol World of Interlayers/…
Brisbane's Subtropical Livability Goals and High-Rise Apartments: Vision and Reality
Apr 2018 – CTBUH Journal, 2018 Issue II; Rosemary Kennedy, SubTropical Cities Consultancy
Climate-based design is very significant in the Brisbane planning context. Brisbane City Council’s Vision 2031 aspires to capitalize on the city’s enviable subtropical climate and be a city renowned for livability and sustainability. This paper…
The Global Tall Building Picture: Impact of 2017
Feb 2018 – CTBUH Journal, 2018 Issue I; CTBUH Staff, CTBUH
In 2017, 144 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed. This is the fourth record-breaking year in a row, and it brings the total number of 200-meter-plus buildings in the world to 1,319, marking an increase of 12.3% from 2016, and a…
Rethinking CTBUH Height Criteria In the Context of Tall Timber
30 Oct 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue IV; Robert M. Foster, University of Queensland; Michael H. Ramage, University of Cambridge; Thomas Reynolds, The University of Edinburgh
Recent developments in the design and construction of progressively taller buildings using engineered timber as a structural material raise important questions about the language that is used to describe tall buildings. This paper discusses the role…
The Role of Design Competitions In Shaping Sydney’s Public Realm
30 Oct 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue IV; Helen Lochhead & Philip Oldfield, University of New South Wales
Since 2000, through the City of Sydney’s Competitive Design Policy (CDP), the quality of major projects in the city has been improved significantly, mediating the competing tensions of public and private interest. The most successful of these…
Shaping Australia’s Tall Tower Design And High Livability Standards
30 Oct 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue IV; Guy Lake, Katie Rathbone, Philip Vivian & Kristen Whittle, Bates Smart
With nearly 90% of its population expected to live in its state-capital cities by 2053, Australia is on track to become one of the world’s most urbanized nations. Cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane are world-renowned for their livability…
Australia: Rising Up Down Under
30 Oct 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue IV; CTBUH Research
Australia is one of the world’s least densely-populated countries, and yet it has one of the highest proportions of urban dwellers, a figure that is increasing. A boom in tall building construction is underway, paralleled by several significant…
Connecting the City: People, Density & Infrastructure
30 Oct 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue IV; CTBUH 2017 Conference Speakers
The future of humanity on this planet relies on the collective benefits of urban density; reducing both land consumption and the energy needed to construct and operate the horizontally dispersed city. Tall buildings must now be the vehicles for…
Humanizing the High-Rise
30 Oct 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue IV; Kim H. Nielsen, 3XN Architects
The under-design Quay Quarter Tower will create a stunning new building on the Sydney skyline that sets new benchmarks in office tower design globally and creates an exemplary international commercial address. The antithesis of the prevailing belief…
Empirically Evaluating the Livability Of Local Neighborhoods and Global Cities
30 Oct 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue IV; Christian Derix, Lucy Helme, Fabio Galicia & Alexander Kachkaev, Woods Bagot
CIVITAS is a search engine for urban conditions, developed to allow stakeholders to identify qualities of livability and urban experiences that suit their tacit desires and explicit requirements. While using CIVITAS to study three global cities for…
Debating Tall: Is Australian High-Rise Housing On the Right Track?
30 Oct 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue IV; Chris Johnson, Urban Taskforce; Elizabeth Farrelly, Australian Graduate School of Urbanism
Australia is at a critical decision point about how to manage projected growth. Historically, the response has been to build suburban sprawl, but this is no longer considered sustainable. Today the question is; how to densify and maintain the high…
Debating Tall: Melbourne's New Skyscraper Guidelines: Too Restrictive?
27 Jan 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue I; Larry Parsons, Victorian State Government; Danni Addison, Urban Development Institute of Australia
A new amendment to Melbourne’s local planning scheme imposes limitations on tower setbacks and introduces floor area ratio (FAR) restrictions in the central business district. Debating Tall asks parties on both sides of the issue, “Are the new…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2016
10 Jan 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue I; Jason Gabel, Annan Shehadi, Shawn Ursini & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH
CTBUH has determined that 128 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed around the world in 2016 – setting a new record for annual tall building completions and marking the third consecutive record-breaking year.
Collins Square, Melbourne, Australia
Jan 2017 – Corporate Publication
A $2 billion development project, Collins Square, made up of five commercial towers and the Southern Goods Shed, is the largest of its kind in Melbourne, and Australia's second largest commercial mixed-use development. The development totals 250,000…
The Future of Skyscrapers in Melbourne: From Hyper-Density to the Uplift Principle
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Giorgio Marfella, The University of Melbourne
Melbourne is theater to an ongoing skyscraper boom. Considering the recent projects completed, under construction, approved, or under proposal, the outlook of high-rise activity in the central business district and Southbank seems to be indicative of…
Exploring Geometry and Form in Tall Buildings
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Using four tower designs on four continents – the Guangzhou International Finance Center in China, the Crown Sydney Resort Hotel in Australia, 45 Bay Street in Canada, and 150 Leadenhall Street in the UK – Chris Wilkinson will explain Wilkinson Eyre’…
What’s Next?: How Do We Make Vertical Urban Design?
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Winy Mass, MVRDV
It seems sometimes as if the further away from the ground we rise, the more architectonic and less urban our buildings become. Skyscrapers have always been about power, but they should also be about society. As our global society increasingly becomes…
Cyclone Resistant Glazing Solutions
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Jennifer Schneider, Trosifol
As urban areas become developed in regions prone to severe weather, the risk of financial and human loss increases. Severe weather such as hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons have caused billions of dollars of damage and thousands of deaths globally.…
A Case Study on Designing Superslim in Melbourne
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Kristen Whittle, Bates Smart
Collins House Melbourne, the newest super slim tower to hit the global stage, will be the most slender tower in Australia and the fourth globally. The momentous ultra-slim line tower with a slenderness ratio of 1:16.5 is designed as an entirely…
Crown Sydney: An Engineered Response to Sculptural Form
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Simon Cloherty & Brad Nichols, Robert Bird Group
Crown Sydney will be located within Barangaroo South – one of three precincts on the foreshore of Darling Harbour – on the western edge of Sydney’s central business district. The project includes a six-star hotel, VIP gaming facilities, luxury retail…
The Logic of Rapid Extrusion Produces the “Jumping” Phoenix
Apr 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue II; Giorgio Marfella, Steven Richardson & Paulo Vaz-Serra, The University of Melbourne
In inner cities worldwide, there is limited availability of large land parcels apt for high-rise development. Yet, given the seemingly global trend of “superslim” architecture, this limitation does not preclude building skyscrapers on smaller sites…
Debating Tall: Modular as Homogenizing Force?
28 Jan 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue I; Shonn Mills, Ramboll; Philip Oldfield, University of New South Wales
The persistent interest in prefabricated modular construction has now turned into high-rise reality, though the results have been inconsistent. Earlier experiments with the approach resulted in monotony that most would rather not see again. With a…
The Construction of a High-Rise Development Using Volumetric Modular Methodology
26 Oct 2015 – The Future of Tall: A Selection of Written Works on Current Skyscraper Innovations; Phillip Gardiner, Irwinconsult
The SOHO Tower is a 29-level modular building in Darwin, in the far north of Australia, a cyclonic region. The building was designed to incorporate a basement and eight floors built with conventional reinforced concrete followed by 21 levels of…
Tall Buildings, Operable Facades, Wind, Life Safety – Designing for the Risks
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Tom Neudorfl & Ross Murchie, Murchie Consulting
2015 records an unprecedented number of tall and super-tall buildings completed worldwide. Furthermore, residential buildings with operable facades form an increasing proportion of these tall buildings. There is an immediate need to better understand…
The Impact of Private and Shared Open Space on Liveability in Subtropical Apartment Buildings
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Rosemary Kennedy, Centre for Subtropical Design; Laurie Buys, Queensland University of Technology
As the number of tall apartment buildings significantly increases in most cities across the globe, their ability to deliver quality lifestyles for residents becomes an issue of sustainability for the community. While apartment architecture may…
Beyond the Podium: Urban Spaces for Tall Buildings in a Subtropical City
26 Oct 2015 – Asia & Australasia: A Selection of Written Works on the World's Tall Building Forefront; Caroline Stalker, Architectus
The tower and podium form is a widely accepted typology for urban intensification across the globe. However in the subtropics it may not be the ideal device for creating a sustainable urbanism, where architectural principles of porosity to light, air…
Sydney 2050: A Sustainable City Vision for Greater Height, Public Benefit & Tall Building Resurgence
26 Oct 2015 – Asia & Australasia: A Selection of Written Works on the World's Tall Building Forefront; Philip Vivian, Bates Smart
Sydney 2050 investigates how an increased height limit in Central Sydney can allow for both sustainable population growth and also benefit the public The vision links the city’s economic development to the public benefit of a sustainable transport…
8 Chifley – Sustainable Structural and Fire Engineering
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Andrew Johnson, Arup
8 Chifley’s unique aesthetic has attracted much of the attention, however the 34 storey 150m tall building’s overall quality, sustainable performance, and structural efficiency, both in construction and in final form, are similarly significant.…
Skyscraper Citymaker
26 Oct 2015 – Asia & Australasia: A Selection of Written Works on the World's Tall Building Forefront; Karl Fender, Fender Katsalidis
Tall buildings can amplify the positive physical and symbolic impact on a city. Fender Katsalidis has been at the forefront of high-density, high-rise residential buildings in Melbourne since 1995, and this typology has proven critical to the city’s…
Successful Sky Life
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Paul Scott, Make
There is no doubt more tall buildings are required to accommodate global population growth. However, the taller a building, the greater the disconnect between occupants and nature leading to a potential detrimental impact on wellbeing. Integrating…
A “Flight Manual” for Air Plants
Aug 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue III; Lloyd Godman, Ecological Artist; Stuart Jones, Hyder Consulting; Grant Harris, Ironbark Environmental Arboriculture
The green fabric that clothes the earth is fraying. Sadly, through overuse, the garment we depend upon is wearing out. The construction of buildings and urban infrastructure like roads and car parks become “dead pixels” in the living image of the…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I; Daniel Safarik, Antony Wood, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH
An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building functions and structural materials.
Case Study: One Central Park, Sydney
6 Nov 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue IV; Jean Nouvel & Bertram Beissel, Ateliers Jean Nouvel
One Central Park was developed as a response to growing demand for residential accommodation in downtown Sydney. Its developers and designers used the opportunity to make a powerful and visible green statement with a tall building that is…
Achieving a Six-Star Rated Tall Building in Sydney’s Central Business District
Nov 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue IV; Lester Partridge, AECOM Building Engineering
The ANZ Tower in central Sydney not only represents the commercial office sector’s recovery from the 2008 financial crisis; it is also a strong example of a high-performance tall building. This was the culmination of an ongoing partnership from the…
Interactions Between Residential and Office Towers in Melbourne
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Giorgio Marfella, University of Melbourne
Cities interact with commercial real estate forces using spatial and construction models which may become more or less viable with time. Melbourne is an interesting case-study to understand this connection: the Central Business District (CBD) is…
Innovative Designs for Natural Ventilation in High-Rise Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Kevin Peddie & Tony Rofail, Windtech Consultants
Consideration of energy efficient design strategies has become one of the primary considerations by leading architectural firms during the conceptual design phases and is an essential element for sustainable design. Architects are realizing that…
Green Walls in High-Rise Buildings
Sep 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue III; CTBUH Research
The latest CTBUH technical guide, Green Walls in High-Rise Buildings, provides a thorough investigation of the methods used around the world for implementation of vertical vegetation at height. In commemoration of the release of this important guide…
The Subtropical Residential Tower: Investigating Sustainable Practices in Tall Buildings
Nov 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue IV; Rosemary Kennedy, Centre for Subtropical Design; Shane Thompson, Shane Thompson Architects
This article discusses how outcomes of the charrette take their cue from the city’s subtropical climate and demonstrate how high-density high-rise living can be attractive, affordable and sustainable through positive engagement with the subtropical…
Tall and Urban: An Analysis of Global Population and Tall Buildings
Apr 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue II; CTBUH Research
Tall buildings are spreading across the globe at an ever-increasing rate. This study demonstrates the relationship between population and tall buildings across those countries and presents information on the average height and age of each country’s…
Can Tall Buildings be Child-Friendly? The Vertical Living Kids Research Project
Nov 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue IV; Carolyn Whitzman, University of Melbourne
With the emergence of new high-rise residential developments occurring in tandem with economic restructuring and changing household demographics. The Vertical Living Kids Research Project is sparked by a decline in children's independent mobility.
The Vertical Garden City: Towards a New Urban Topology
May 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue II; Chris Abel, University of Sydney
The author reviews recent innovations in high-rise architecture in search of relevant solutions but finds them still limited by conventional urban typologies. The work of the author's Vertical Architecture STudio © (VAST) is illustrated by selected…
Death of the Great Australian Dream
Apr 2009 – Architectural Review Australia April 2009; Chris Abel, Architectural Writer & Teacher
The Great Australian Dream of the detached house in the suburbs has deep roots in the Australian psyche; however, the catastrophic effects of which call into question Australians’ most cherished values and myths regarding the location and shape of…
Sustainable Groundscrapers and Megaplate Towers
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Rocco Bressi & Darren Kindrachuk, Lend Lease Design
This paper explores the influence of property market aspirations and sustainability issues upon workplace environments influencing office buildings in Australia. Emerging trends and influences are shifting the traditional demand for high-rise office…
The Race for the Sky: Unbuilt Skyscrapers
Feb 2008 – CTBUH Journal, 2008 Issue I; Mohamad Kashef, East Carolina University
Unbuilt skyscraper designs are noted by many architecture critics as the best in the genre of tall buildings. This paper provides an exposition of various iconic and “unbuilt” skyscraper design proposals that have inspired architects and engineers to…
Advances in the Structural Design of High-Rise Residential Buildings in Australia
Oct 2007 – CTBUH 2005 7th World Congress, New York; Owen Martin, Connell Mott MacDonald
This paper examines developments in the structural design of high rise concrete residential buildings in Australia’s two major cities, Sydney and Melbourne. Reference is made to four projects where the use of reinforced and post tensioned outriggers…
Tallest Buildings Completed in 2006
Dec 2006 – CTBUH Research
Nina Tower 1 in Hong Kong, at 319 meters high, leads the list of the ten tallest buildings completed in 2006. The Sports City Tower/Aspire Tower (Doha, United Arab Emirates) at 300 meters, and Eureka Tower (Melbourne, Australia), at 296 meters, were…
Two Examples of Urban Renewal: Melbourne and Coolangatta, Australia
Oct 2005 – CTBUH 2005 7th World Congress, New York; Omiros Emmanouilides, Omiros One Architecture
The proposed paper will examine and compare two recent and totally different examples of urban renewal in these two Australian cities. The area to be examined in Melbourne is the recently completed Docklands area, and in Coolangatta the new foreshore…
126 Phillip Street, Sydney
Oct 2005 – CTBUH 2005 7th World Congress, New York; Rocco Bressi, Bovis Lend Lease
126 Phillip Street is a super premium office tower containing 31 commercial levels, newly completed on the corner of Phillip and Hunter streets in Sydney. With 462,850 square feet (43,000 square meters) of office space, it has commanding and…
Too Little, Too Late?
Mar 2005 – Architectural Review Australia. 2005.; Chris Abel, University of Sydney
Chris Abel writes for the Architectural Review Australia on the idealization to the detached, single-family home.
Structural Design of the 84 Storey World Tower in Sydney
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Owen Martin & Nalean Lal, Connell Mott MacDonald
Completed in June 2003, Sydney's 84 storey 260m high World Tower is the tallest building in Australia. The structural engineering design represents an example of innovative structural engineering and technically advanced use of reinforced concrete.…
Design of Structures for Fire in the Australian Regulatory Environment and the Impact of the WTC Collapse
Oct 2003 – CTBUH / CIB Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; David Proe, Peter Johnson & Richard Hough, ARUP
This paper summarizes the regulations and design methods applicable to the fire design of high-rise structures in Australia and discusses the effect of the WTC collapse on the building design and development community in Australia.
An Assessment of Australian Preparedness for Tall Building Usage in a New Risk Regime
Oct 2003 – CTBUH / CIB Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; Alan P. Jeary, University of Western Sydney
This paper is an assessment of the current state of readiness of Australia to combat terrorist attacks on large occupancy buildings has been assessed in terms of the criteria considered to be key safety issues by the international working group…
Tall Buildings in Melbourne: Challenging Policy Frameworks
Feb 2001 – CTBUH 2001 6th World Congress, Melbourne; Lyndsay Neilson, Nielsen Associates
This paper provides a brief overview of the history of tall buildings in Melbourne, Australia, and discusses the policy context within which they have developed through various phases.
Tall Building Design Innovations in Australia
Feb 2001 – CTBUH 2001 6th World Congress, Melbourne; Brian Dean, Owen Martin, David Emery & Peter Chancellor
This paper describes three examples of innovative tall building designs undertaken by the authors' firm in Australasia. These involve the design of building structures up to 88-sotreys and as a mulch-discipline group, the firm's innovations have…
Analysis and Model Techniques for Determining Dynamic Behaviour of Civil Structures with Various Damping Systems
Feb 2001 – CTBUH 2001 6th World Congress, Melbourne; B. Breukelman, T. Haskett, S. Gamble, & P. Irwin, RWDI
Controlling vibrations of structures through the use of damping systems continues to increase as structures become lighter and more slender. As a result, the tools used for design of these supplemental damping systems need to take into account the…
Recent Applications of Damping Systems for Wind Response
Feb 2001 – CTBUH 2001 6th World Congress, Melbourne; Peter Irwin & Brian Breukelman, RWDI
A traditional solution to the problem of excessive motion of tall buildings under wind action is to add more structure so as to stiffen the building and increase the mass. However, another approach is to supplement the damping of the structure. Some…
A Third Millennium City Prototype – Melbourne Docklands
Feb 2001 – CTBUH 2001 6th World Congress, Melbourne; John Tabart, Barangaroo Delivery Authority
This paper introduces the theme of ‘New Cities’ applied in the design process for Melbourne Docklands –Victoria’s new waterfront, a 220–hectare waterfront precinct at the centre of Australia’s second largest city. The features presented of the…
Aurora Place Commercial Office Tower – 88 Phillip Street, Sydney
Feb 2001 – CTBUH 2001 6th World Congress, Melbourne; Rocco Bressi, Bovis Lend Lease
This paper deals primarily with the structural design aspects of the commercial office tower.

Featured Tall Buildings in Australia

One Central Park

One Central Park, Sydney

A 116 meter residential tower that features "vertical gardens" along its outer facade, and a cantilevered section including a heliostat to provide light to the parkland below.

Barangaroo South/International Towers

Barangaroo South/International Towers, Sydney

International Towers transformed a contaminated former wharf into a new district of Sydney, reconnecting it to the harbor and giving people back a crucial part of the city.

Chifley Tower

Chifley Tower, Sydney

Originally completed in 1992, Chifley Tower underwent an overhaul of its key building systems and services to deliver vastly improved performance, energy efficiency, and reliability.

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Australia Facts

Population 23,836,540 (2015)
Area 7,741,220 km² • 2,988,885 mi²
GDP $1.1 trillion (2014)
150m+ Buildings 106 Completed42 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 1 Completed1 Under Constr.
Tallest City Melbourne
Global Ranking #6 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #1 in Oceania by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
First 150m+ Building Australia Square Tower (170 m, 1967)
Average Building Age 17 Years
Most Common Function Residential (40%)
Most Common Material Concrete (81%)

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.

Tall Buildings in Australia

1   Q1 Tower 2005 323 m Gold Coast
2   Australia 108 2020 317 m Melbourne
3   Eureka Tower 2006 297 m Melbourne
4   One Barangaroo 2021 271 m Sydney
5   Aurora Melbourne Central 2019 271 m Melbourne
6   West Side Place Tower A 2022 270 m Melbourne
7   Brisbane Skytower 2019 270 m Brisbane
8   120 Collins Street 1991 265 m Melbourne
9   The One 2020 264 m Brisbane
10   Circular Quay Tower 2021 263 m Sydney
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.