Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

China Related Events/Initiatives

2019 Global Walking Tour:
50 Forward | 50 Back

27 Jun-18 Jul 2019 – Event Invite
Join the CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee for the sixth annual Global Walking Tour, following the theme 50 Forward | 50 Back. Join a walk in your city!
2019 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference
8-10 Apr 2019, Shenzhen – Awards Event
The annual CTBUH Tall + Urban Innovation Conference explores and celebrates the very best in innovative tall buildings, urban spaces, building technologies, and construction practices.
CTBUH China Hosts Smart Technology Symposium
29 Jan 2019, Shanghai – Event Report
CTBUH China hosted a symposium which explored the development of smart offices, addressing challenges brought by rapid technological advancements and growing populations.
One Shenzhen Bay Tower 7 Sky Concert Hall Signboard
29 Jan 2019, Shenzhen – Event Report
One Shenzhen Bay Tower 7 in Shenzhen, China installed a CTBUH Signboard recognizing its incorporation of the “World’s Highest Concert Hall.”
CTBUH Guangzhou Symposium : Spatial Design
25 Jan 2019, Guangzhou – Event Report
The CTBUH China Office successfully held a Symposium in Guangzhou revolving around the theme: "Spatial Design: Inside and Outisde of Skyscrapers."
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!
IIT-CTBUH High Rise Studio Trip in China
21 Jan 2019, Shenzhen – Event Report
IIT-CTBUH High Rise Studio, led by CTBUH China Office Director and Academic Coordinator, Dr. Peng Du, visited various high-rises throughout Shenzen.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2018
Dec 2018 – CTBUH News Report
The astronomical growth in tall building construction observed over the past decade continued in 2018, though the total number of completed buildings of 200 meters’ or greater height leveled off at 143, after hitting an all-time record of 147 in…
CTBUH China Participates in Vertical Marathon
25 Nov 2018, Shanghai – Event Report
CTBUH China participated in the Shanghai Tower International Vertical Marathon, climbing to the 119th floor of the building.
CTBUH China Participates in Urban Vision Summit
16 Sep 2018, Wuhan – Event Report
CTBUH China participated in the 2018 Urban Vision of the Central Yangtze River International Summit focusing on transformative and integrated urban spaces.
CTBUH 2018 Seed Funding Winner Announced
29 Aug 2018, Chicago – CTBUH Research
The winner of the CTBUH 2018 Research Seed Funding, sponsored by Sun Hung Kai Properties, is Dr. Ye Yu, who will research the health impacts of public spaces.
CTBUH China Participates in Architecture Forum
28 Aug 2018, Hangzhou – Event Report
The event celebrated the anniversary of GOA, convening a panel discussion featuring CTBUH China Associate Director Jiaqi Qu.
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.
Sustainable Vertical Urbanism Forum
9 Jul 2018, Shanghai – Event
“Sustainable Vertical Urbanism” symposium held by CTBUH/Tongji with speakers including CTBUH Academic & Teaching Committee members.
CTBUH Participates in the China Zun Forum
22 Jun 2018, Beijing – Event
CTBUH participated in the China Zun Forum which explored how the China Zun tower can serve as an innovative model for the international tall building industry.
CTBUH Signboard Unveiled at Suzhou IFS
20 Jun 2018, Suzhou – Event Report
Suzhou IFS recently installed a CTBUH Signboard, recognizing the building as the eighth tallest building in mainland China and the tallest building in the Jiangsu province.
CTBUH China Hosts Tall Building Symposium
19 Jun 2018, Chicago – Event
CTBUH China held its board meeting at Tongji University in Shanghai, which was followed by a half-day symposium titled "The Future of Vertical Cities"
2018 China-Korea-Japan Tall Building Forum
15 Jun 2018, Busan – Event Report
The 2018 China-Japan-Korea Tall Building Forum was held on June 15th, 2018 at the Busan Haeundae Grand Hotel in Korea.
2018 Tall Building Predictions
17 Jan 2018, Chicago – CTBUH News
Check out all of our 2018 Tall Building Predictions, and dive into the full 2017 Tall Building Year in Review data report.
TBUH Issue 12 Released
19 Dec 2017, Shanghai – CTBUH Publication
CTBUH and TJUP are pleased to announce the release of Issue 12 of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, the official publication of CTBUH in China.
CTBUH Shanghai Young Professionals Committee Talks Competitions
17 Nov 2017, Shanghai – Event Report
CTBUH China and Shanghai Young Professionals Committee (YPC) co-hosted a symposium on “Gains and Losses in Tall Building Design Competitions.”
TBUH 11 Released
18 Oct 2017, Shanghai – CTBUH Publication
CTBUH and TJUP are pleased to announce the release of Issue 11 of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, the official publication of CTBUH in China.
CTBUH China Supports Vertical Urbanism Forum at Tongji University
17 Oct 2017, Shanghai – Event Report
The College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP) at Tongji University and CTBUH China co-organized a one-day symposium on Sustainable Vertical Urbanism.
2017 International Design Workshop: Evolving DiverCity
16 Oct 2017, Qingdao – Event Report
The School of Architecture at Qingdao University of Technology and CTBUH China co-organized a symposium entitled “Evolving DiverCity - Towards Shared Vertical Urbanism."
Vertical Transportation: Ascent & Acceleration
12 Sep 2017, Chicago – CTBUH Research
CTBUH partnered with Guinness World Records to identify the commercial building with the fastest elevator speeds and longest vertical runs.
Economic Drivers Research Report Now Available
24 Aug 2017, Chicago – CTBUH Publication
In Economic Drivers: Skyscrapers in China, discover the underlying factors behind tall building construction in the country.
Research Roadmap Chinese Version Released
17 Aug 2017 – CTBUH Publication
The Chinese version of the Roadmap on the Future Research Needs of Tall Buildings has been released and is available for purchase.
CTBUH Shanghai YPC Holds Inaugural Meeting
3 Aug 2017, Shanghai – Event Report
The CTBUH Shanghai Young Professionals Committee (YPC) held its first board meeting at the Shanghai office of Gensler.
CTBUH China Symposium on Tall Building Performance + Book Launch
2 Aug 2017, Shanghai – Event Report
CTBUH China and Tongji University Press held a symposium on tall building performance on August 2, 2017, followed by a book launch.
CTBUH Latest Chinese Video Library Released
10 Jul 2017, Shanghai – CTBUH News
CTBUH has built Chinese video libraries on many media platforms, including Wechat public account, Youku Video and Tecent Video.
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.
TBUH 10 Released
7 Jun 2017, Shanghai – CTBUH Publication
CTBUH and TJUP are pleased to announce the release of Issue 10 of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, the official publication of CTBUH in China.
TBUH Issue 09 Released
17 Apr 2017, Shanghai – CTBUH Publication
CTBUH and TJUP are pleased to announce the release of Issue 09 of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, the official publication of CTBUH in China.
CTBUH New WeChat Account Launch
5 Apr 2017, Shanghai – CTBUH News
CTBUH upgraded the Wechat account, it has a brand-new user interface, focus on the latest development of tall buildings and urban habitat of all over the world.
Ping An Finance Center Now Fourth Tallest Building in the World
27 Mar 2017, Shenzhen – CTBUH-Related News
CTBUH has certified the completion of Ping An Finance Center. At 599 meters it is the tallest building in Shenzhen, second tallest in China, and fourth tallest worldwide.
Sydney Conference Launched
30 Jan 2017, Sydney – Conference Activity
CTBUH has officially launched its 2017 Conference: Connecting the City: People, Density & Infrastructure from 30 October – 3 November in Sydney, Australia.
Happy Chinese New Year
28 Jan 2017 – CTBUH News
The Chinese traditional new year is approaching now, and we would thus like to wish all our Chinese friends a Happy Chinese New Year!
Executive Director Named Among ENR’s Top 25 Newsmakers of 2016
18 Jan 2017, Chicago – CTBUH In the Media
Recognized by ENR for his contributions to the building industry, CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood has been named among the Top 25 Newsmakers of 2016.
SuperTEC Visit to CTBUH China Office
17 Jan 2017, Shanghai – Tour Report
The CTBUH China Office hosted a visit from SuperTEC, a consortium of researchers and practitioners from Korea University and Dankook University in Seoul.
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.
TBUH Issues 6, 7 & 8 Released
5 Jan 2017, Shanghai – CTBUH Publication
The latest three issues of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, the Chinese-language edition of the CTBUH Journal, are now available for purchase.
CTBUH Recognizes Completion of Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre
21 Dec 2016, Guangzhou – CTBUH-Related News
CTBUH has certified the completion of Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre. At 530 meters it is the tallest building in Guangzhou, second tallest in China, and fifth tallest worldwide.
Top 12 Happenings of 2016, Month-by-Month
19 Dec 2016, Chicago – CTBUH News
Check out the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat's top stories of 2016 for each month and take a look ahead with the Council’s monthly predictions for 2017.
CTBUH Names Shanghai Tower “2016 Best Tall Building Worldwide”
4 Nov 2016, Chicago – CTBUH News
The CTBUH Awards Jury named Shanghai Tower, Shanghai as the “2016 Best Tall Building Worldwide” at the 15th Annual CTBUH Awards Ceremony and Dinner.
CTBUH-IIT Design Research Studio Student 2016 Conference Tour
15-22 Oct 2016, Shenzhen – Tour Report
Students from the 2016–2017 CTBUH-IIT design research studio attended the 2016 CTBUH International Conference and toured Shenzhen & Hong Kong.
CTBUH 2016 Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Hong Kong Conference
16-21 Oct 2016 – Conference
There is perhaps nowhere on the planet that demonstrates the impact of urbanization as markedly as the cities of China’s Pearl River Delta.
Inaugural Program & Construction Management Working Group Meeting
16 Oct 2016, Shenzhen – Event Report
The Program and Construction Management Working Group of the CTBUH held their inaugural meeting at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Shenzhen during the 2016 International Conference.
Inaugural Vertical Transportation Working Group Meeting
16 Oct 2016, Shenzhen – Event Report
The Vertical Transportation (VT) Working Group met for the first time during the 2016 Conference to establish the content to be produced for their Technical Guide.
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.
Intelligent Egress Workshop Tackles Tough Fire-Safety Issues
21 Sep 2016, Beijing – Event Report
Co-organized by CTBUH, UTRC (China), and Institute of Public Safety of Tsinghua University, this day-long workshop examined the issues and challenges accompanying ever-taller buildings.
TBUH Issues 3, 4, & 5 Released
25 Aug 2016, Shanghai – CTBUH Publication
The latest three issues of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, the Chinese-language edition of the CTBUH Journal, are now available for purchase.
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.
Twisting Tall Buildings
18 Aug 2016, Chicago – CTBUH Research
CTBUH has released a study that looks at the recent proliferation of twisting towers creating a new generation of iconic buildings throughout the world.
2016 China-Japan-Korea Tall Building Forum
8 Jul 2016, Tokyo – Event
The third China-Japan-Korea Tall Building Forum was held at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, on the topic of "Innovative Motion Engineering in Tall Buildings."
CTBUH Names Tall Building Award Winners and Finalists
22 Jun 2016, Chicago – Awards Event
CTBUH is proud to announce the winners and finalists for the CTBUH 2016 Tall Building Awards, chosen from a pool of 132 submissions vying for recognition.
CTBUH Hosts China Government Delegation
20 May 2016, Chicago – Tour Report
CTBUH was honored to host a delegation of government officials from the Shanghai Huangpu District People’s Government.
2016 Conference Steering Meeting
16 May 2016, Hong Kong – Event Report
Preparations for the upcoming CTBUH 2016 Conference are now significantly advancing, following a Steering Committee meeting in Hong Kong.
2016 China Awards Symposium, Ceremony & Dinner
13 May 2016, Shanghai – Event Report
The inaugural CITAB-CTBUH China Tall Building Awards were held at Shanghai Tower culminating with Bund SOHO winning China Best Tall Building Overall Award.
Bund SOHO named “China Best Tall Building Overall” for 2016
13 May 2016, Shanghai – Awards Event Report
The China Tall Building Awards Jury is pleased to announce the winner of the inaugural China Best Tall Building Overall Award: Bund SOHO, Shanghai.
Shanghai Tower Signboard Ceremony
13 May 2016, Shanghai – Event Report
CTBUH joined Shanghai Tower officials in unveiling the commemorative signboard designating Shanghai Tower as the tallest building in China.
China Zun Visit
23 Apr 2016, Beijing – Tour Report
Nearly 20 local professionals came together for a visit to the under construction China Zun Tower, the future tallest building in Beijing.
TJAD Hosts CTBUH China for Year in Review Event
3 Mar 2016, Shanghai – Event Report
CTBUH China’s first 2016 event was a look back at a record-setting 2015, from the perspective of the country that contributed the greatest number of tall buildings 200 meters or higher.
CITAB-CTBUH Name 2016 China Tall Building Award Recipients
25 Feb 2016, Shanghai – CTBUH News
CITAB and CTBUH are pleased to announce the award recipients for the inaugural CITAB-CTBUH 2016 China Tall Building Awards.
Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Now Available!
18 Feb 2016, Shanghai – CTBUH Publication
The first two issues of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, the Chinese-language edition of the CTBUH Journal, are now available for purchase.
China Awards 2016 Jury Meeting
21 Jan 2016, Shanghai – Event Report
The inaugural China Tall Building Awards jury meeting was held in Shanghai, the culmination of many months of effort.
Inaugural Steering Committee Meetings in All Three Cities
10-20 Jan 2016 – Event Report
Plans for the 2016 CTBUH Conference are now well underway, beginning with initial meetings of the Conference Steering Committee in all three cities.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2015
Jan 2016 – CTBUH Journal Paper Report
CTBUH has determined that 106 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed around the world in 2015 – setting a new record for annual tall building completions.
2015–2016 Design Research Studio Final Reviews
15 Jan 2016, Shanghai – Event Report
Tongji students in the collaborative design studio, “Network Reshaping Downtown: Transit-Oriented Mega-Development,”presented their final designs.
Shanghai Tower Completes, Now the World's Second-Tallest Building
7 Jan 2016, Shanghai – CTBUH-Related News
Shanghai Tower has officially completed as the tallest building in China and the second-tallest building in the world.
2015–2016 Design Research Studio Kicked Off in Miami
16-21 Nov 2015, Miami – Tour Report
“Network Reshaping Downtown,” a collaborative design studio undertaken by Tongji University with support from CTBUH, kicked off with a visit to Miami.
Computational Design Technology
19 Nov 2015, New York City – Event Report
CTBUH YPC hosted a presentation and panel discussion focused on the current computational technology tools used today in architecture and how collaboration is enhanced in the profession
Future Places Workshop
18 Nov 2015, Beijing – Event Report
The second CTBUH Beijing Chapter workshop placed a particular emphasis on the subject of future workplaces and the importance of a robust marketing campaign for tall buildings.
Tall Buildings: From Design to Construction and Maintenance
15-16 Oct 2015, Seoul – Event Report
The 2015 Korea-China-Japan Tall Building Forum was held jointly between the CTBUH chapters of the three countries.
CTBUH, Tongji Press Sign Two More Publishing Agreements
18 Sep 2015, Shanghai – Event Report
Zhi Wenjun, TJUP, and Daniel Safarik, CTBUH, recently signed an agreement covering several publications, including a Chinese language version of the CTBUH Journal.
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.
Interesting Results from Second Round of Megacolumn Tests
27-29 Jul 2015, Beijing – Event Report
CTBUH research division members attended the second round of tests in Beijing related to the Megacolumn Research project, sponsored by ArcelorMittal.
CTBUH, Tongji Press Sign Publishing Agreement
16 Jul 2015, Shanghai – CTBUH News
CTBUH signed the first of several planned publishing contracts with Tongji University Press for the book related to the 2016 International Conference.
Panel Handles Mean, Green Questions at Architect @ Work in China
3 Jul 2015, Shanghai – Event Report
As part of its role as a strategic partner of the Architect @ Work China Conference in Shanghai, CTBUH hosted a panel discussion entitled “Greening the Vertical Habitat.”
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 Beijing Inaugural Event
22 Apr 2015, Beijing – Event Report
CTBUH Beijing's inaugural event featured presentations: "The New Fire Code on Tall Building Design" and "The Development of Beijing’s Central Business District".
CTBUH China Office Kicks Off
18 Mar 2015, Shanghai – Event Report
The CTBUH China Office / Asia Headquarters officially launched at CAUP at Tongji University with the inaugural board meeting and a reception
CTBUH ’UH’PDATE February 2015
26 Feb 2015, Toronto – CTBUH News
The second issue of CTBUH 'UH'PDATE goes over the success of the 7 Cities Winter Walking Tours and welcoming 5 new committee members.
First Composite Megacolumns Test a Big Success
5 Feb 2015, Beijing – Event Report
The large research team working on the composite megacolumns research project gathered in Beijing to start the test campaign on the first megacolumn samples.
Seven Cities Winter Spaces Walking Tour
29 Jan 2015 – Tour Report
The new CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized a highly successful Winter Spaces Walking Tour in seven cities around the world.
Chinese Architects Visit CTBUH Headquarters
19 Jan 2015, Chicago – Tour Report
Nine Chinese architects and landscape architects visited CTBUH headquarters as part of an academic mission to the US
“Network-3D” High-Rise Design Studio Culminates in Shanghai
18 Jan 2015, Shanghai – Event Report
Final reviews concluded of a semester of intense work for the “Network-3D" studio undertaken by Tongji University students with support from CTBUH and KPF.
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.
Composite Megacolumns Research Meeting Held in Beijing
15 Dec 2014, Beijing – Event Report
Megacolumns researcher goes to Beijing to explore the actual behavior (N-M curve) of large composite concrete/steel megacolumns with encased steel profiles.
2014-2015 Design Research Studio Kicked Off in New York
14-17 Nov 2014, New York City – Tour Report
Tongji University students took a week-long visit to New York City, which included design workshops at KPF, site studies, and tall building tours.
Changsha Regional Tour Report
20-21 Sep 2014, Changsha – Tour Report
The tour began with the Broad Sustainable Building (BSB) campus including the New-Ark Hotel. The group also visited Broad’s construction site of a 59-story tower.
Nanjing Regional Tour Report
20-21 Sep 2014, Nanjing – Tour Report
After getting the high speed train from Shanghai, delegates toured the Suning Gulou Ruicheng project, followed by a trip to the rooftop of one of its 250-meter office buildings.
Shenzhen Regional Tour Report
21 Sep 2014, Shenzhen – Tour Report
In Shenzhen attendees toured the sky lobby of Ping An Finance Center. Attendees enjoyed a traditional Chinese lunch at the Four Seasons Hotel before continuing to KK100.
Beijing Regional Tour Report
20-21 Sep 2014, Beijing – Tour Report
Attendees of the Beijing tour toured the new CBD development on the east side of town, projected to contain 15 towers, many of whose foundations were already visibly underway.
Suzhou Regional Tour Report
20-21 Sep 2014, Suzhou – Tour Report
The tour started at Suzhou Zhongnan Center and continued to one of the two International Fortune Plaza towers, which had just had its topping-out ceremony the day prior.
Hong Kong Regional Tour Report
20 Sep 2014, Hong Kong – Tour Report
The tour began at Hong Kong’s One Island East, a 298-meter office building. After a day of activity and touring, the tour ended with an evening harbor cruise, on a Chinese junk.
Shanghai International Finance Center Technical Tour Report
19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Tour Report
At the Shanghai International Finance Center, attendees toured hotel spaces, an unoccupied office floor, technical facilities including a mechanical floor, and the top floor restaurant.
Shanghai Tower Technical Tour Report
19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Tour Report
The construction tour of the impressive Shanghai Tower allowed delegates to ascend to the 119th-floor observatory, as well as explore a finished 12-story atrium.
Jing An Kerry Centre Technical Tour Report
19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Tour Report
At the Jing An Kerry Centre, the overall sense of luxury was amplified by traveling through the lushly appointed lobby and convention spaces of the Shangri-La Hotel on-site.
Jin Mao Tower Technical Tour Report
19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Tour Report
The Jin Mao Tower, adjacent to the conference venue, provided ample opportunity for exploring the lobby, office section, top floor, observation deck, refuge floor & the Grand Hyatt.
Shanghai Arch Technical Tour Report
19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Tour Report
The tour of the Shanghai Arch began with a brief look at the building’s exterior, followed by visiting the footbridge to the main entrance, the skygarden, and the Shanghai Arch Village.
Tomorrow Square Technical Tour Report
19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Tour Report
Delegates toured the 37th floor of Tomorrow Square, which takes advantage of the building’s 45-degree plan shift by offering views in at least eight directions.
Sinar Mas New Bund Technical Tour Report
19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Tour Report
Delegates for the Sinar Mas New Bund tour were given presentations by SOM & APP, who described the planning of the complex & the derivation of its organic form from the Magnolia flower.
Lujiazui Harbor City Development & Riviera Twin Star Square Tour
19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Tour Report
The Riviera Twin Star Square Tour was immediately followed by the Lujiazui Harbor City Development Tour, a development on the site of the Shanghai Shipyard Factory and Drydock.
CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
16-19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Conference
The survival of humanity relies on a repositioning of our cities to develop them beyond a collection of disparate icons, towards a connected Sustainable Vertical Urbanism.
Taiping Finance Tower Technical Tour Report
19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Tour Report
The tour of the Taiping Finance Tower revealed the surprise of full-height glazing in the lift generator rooms, which offered an excellent view of the city.
The Bund Finance Center Technical Tour Report
19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Tour Report
The visit to the Bund Finance Center, a focal project of the Conference’s second plenary, included a side trip to the Jiushi Headquarters by Foster + Partners.
Wheelock Square Technical Tour Report
19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Tour Report
The refined Wheelock Square played host to CTBUH delegates, who toured AECOM’s office on the 36th through 38th floors, a refuge / MEP floor, and the basement.
Shanghai World Financial Center Technical Tour Report
19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Tour Report
Delegates met at the lobby of the Shanghai World Financial Center for a tour, led by executives of Mori Building, of one of Shanghai’s most recognizable landmarks.
L'Avenue Technical Tour Report
19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Tour Report
Delegates met at the office entrance of the newly completed L’Avenue tower. The design of this structure was meant to reflect the luxury and high-end design of the building’s owners.
Fire & Life Safety Workshop, Shanghai 2014
16 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
The Fire & Life Safety Working Group hosted a productive technical workshop at the 2014 Shanghai Conference. Below are some highlights from the meeting.
Seismic Issues Workshop, Shanghai 2014
16 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
Seismic issues tend to be the predominant controlling factor in tall building structural design, particularly along the Pacific Rim.
CTBUH Leaders Discuss Ways to Broaden Council Membership
15 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
The leadership of the Council convened in the Leaders Meeting to participate in discussions about how to widen the Council’s reach and effectiveness.
CTBUH Trustees Meet Ahead of 2014 Conference in Shanghai
15 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
The second Board of Trustees meeting of 2014 took place in the 83rd-floor conference room at the Grand Hyatt Jin Mao in Shanghai, in advance of the 2014 CTBUH Conference.
Megacolumns Research – Update and First Deliverable
Sep 2014, Chicago – CTBUH Research Report
Progress is being made on the Composite Megacolumns research project, with a case study and laboratories selected for the destructive tests
China Special Issue of CTBUH Journal
Sep 2014, Shanghai – CTBUH Publication
In conjunction with the 2014 Shanghai Conference, CTBUH published a special edition of the Journal that focused on China.
Asia Headquarters Office Opening This Summer
Aug 2014, Shanghai – CTBUH News
The CTBUH will establish its physical CTBUH Asia Headquarters Office within the College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP) at Tongji University.
CTBUH Well Represented at China-Japan-Korea Tall Building Forum
18 Jul 2014, Shanghai – Event
CTBUH’s Japan and Korea chapters, along with Tongji University organized the 2014 China-Japan-Korea Tall Building Forum on July 18th.
Whirlwind Tour Stirs Up More Interest in Shanghai Conference
7-13 Mar 2014 – Tour Report
On a second intensive journey inside six months, Executive Director Antony Wood traveled to China to make additional connections and develop further support.
CTBUH Interviews Rem Koolhaas & David Gianotten from OMA
Feb 2014 – CTBUH Journal Paper
On the occasion of receiving the Best Tall Building Worldwide award at the 12th Annual CTBUH Awards Symposium and Dinner for CCTV Headquarters, Beijing, Rem Koolhaas, founding partner, Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), sat for an interview…
“Towards Zero Carbon” High-Rise Design Studio Final Review
9 Jan 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
The final review marked the culmination of a semester of intense work for the students and tutors involved in the “Towards Zero Carbon,” a design studio undertaken by Tongji University.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2013
Dec 2013 – CTBUH Journal Paper
By all appearances, the small increase in the total number of tall-building completions from 2012 into 2013 is indicative of a return to the prevalent trend of increasing completions each year over the past decade.
Rem Koolhaas from OMA Presents on CCTV
7 Nov 2013, Chicago – Awards Symposium Video
Rem Koolhaas, Founding Partner at OMA, presents on CCTV, the CTBUH Best Tall Buildings Asia & Australasia Winner at this year's awards symposium.
Tongji University Faculty and Students Visit Chicago
Nov 2013, Chicago – Tour Report
“Towards Zero Carbon,” a collaborative design studio between Tongji University, CTBUH and the Illinois Institute of Technology, made a week-long visit to Chicago in November.
CTBUH Leaders Tour Ping An Tower
18 Oct 2013, Shenzhen – Tour Report
Executive Director Antony Wood and Trustee David Malott were treated to a high-octane tour of the under-construction Ping An Financial Center tower by its developer’s CEO.
Four-City Tour Generates Strong Shanghai Conference Support
14-18 Oct 2013, Shanghai – Tour Report
Preparations for the 2014 CTBUH Conference are now underway. Executive Director Antony Wood embarked on a four-city tour, meeting with more than 30 companies over the course of 10 days.
Tongji University Hosts CTBUH Lecture
15 Oct 2013, Shanghai – Event Report
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood delivered a lecture to approximately 120 people at Tongji University, the CTBUH’s partner institution in China.
Greenland Group Hosts Inaugural 2014 Steering Committee Meeting
14 Oct 2013, Shanghai – Event Report
Greenland Group hosted the inaugural steering committee meeting for the 2014 CTBUH Conference, consisting of more than 25 individuals from the local tall building industry.
Young Professionals Committee Hosts Shanghai Tower Presentation
22 May 2013, Chicago – Event Report
The designers of Shanghai Tower presented to a capacity crowd at the Chicago Architecture Foundation May 22, at an event hosted by the Young Professionals Committee.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2012
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal Paper
For the first time in six years the number of tall buildings completed annually around the world declined as the effects of the global financial crisis became evident.
The Tallest 15 Cities in China
Sep 2012 – CTBUH Research
With over 1.3 billion citizens and a rapidly urbanizing population, China is developing tall buildings more than any other country globally.
Nanjing Regional Tour Report: Redeveloping the "Southern Capital"
22-23 Sep 2012, Nanjing – Tour Report
Nanjing, the venerable “Southern capital,” is in the midst of the type of redevelopment surge impacting many Chinese cities.
Hong Kong & Shenzhen Tour Report: Touring Two Tall Cities
22-23 Sep 2012, Hong Kong – Tour Report
Delegates from the Congress flew to Hong Kong to visit one of the tallest cities in the world. The second day included a side trip to Shenzhen, including a private tour of KK100.
Changsha Regional Tour Report: Behind the China Broad Group
22-23 Sep 2012, Changsha – Tour Report
Attendees enjoyed an exclusive tour of the China Broad Group Facilities and spent the night in the T30 Hotel. The tour covered the company's manufacturing and research facilities.
Beijing Regional Tour Report: Transforming China's Capital
22-23 Sep 2012, Beijing – Tour Report
Congress delegates who traveled to Beijing were treated to a snapshot of how tall buildings are transforming China’s capital.
2012 Shanghai Congress: Asia Ascending
19-21 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Conference
The Shanghai Congress drew a wide variety of industry professionals from all over the globe with over 800 attendees from 430 companies and 43 countries.
Shanghai Tower Technical Tour Report
20 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Tour Report
Scheduled for completion in 2014, the tour of Shanghai Tower offered a unique glimpse into the construction of the megatall building.
International Financial Center Technical Tour Report
20 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Tour Report
The twin towers of the IFC, though not identical, create a unique dialog with the surrounding Shanghai context.
Jin Mao Technical Tour Report
20 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Tour Report
Standing as an icon of the Shanghai skyline, the Jin Mao tower has been a landmark since its completion in 1999.
Wheelock Square Technical Tour Report
20 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Tour Report
An elegantly simple tower, Wheelock Square also incorporates inherent ideas of sustainability to create a unified design.
Jing An Kerry Centre Technical Tour Report
20 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Tour Report
As a large mixed-use development, the Jing An Kerry Centre will provide a wide array of living and working spaces as well as amenities upon its completion at the end of 2012.
Shanghai World Financial Center Technical Tour Report
20 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Tour Report
The current tallest building in China at 492 meters, the World Financial Center offers unparalleled views from its skybridge.
Tomorrow Square Technical Tour Report
20 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Tour Report
As a unique architectural and structural addition to Shanghai's skyline, Tomorrow Square is distinguished among its neighbors.
Riviera TwinStar Square Technical Tour Report
20 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Tour Report
The mirrored towers of the Riviera TwinStar development have delicately articulated facades and extensive outdoor areas.
Jiushi Corporation Headquarters Technical Tour Report
20 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Tour Report
The Jiushi Corporation Headquarters in Shanghai, now over 10 years old, still stands out within its urban context.
China Special Issue of CTBUH Journal
Sep 2012, Chicago – CTBUH Publication
In conjunction with the Shanghai 9th World Congress, CTBUH published a special edition of the Journal that focused on China.
NYU Team Wins First CTBUH Research Seed Funding
Sep 2012, Chicago – CTBUH Research
A research team from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University has won the CTBUH’s first research seed funding grant for a research project based in China.
China to Dominate Tall Building Development
22 Aug 2012, Chicago – CTBUH Research
Nine of the 20 tallest buildings currently under construction in the world are located in China, which is now leading the way in the development of supertall buildings.
Inside the China Broad Group
Aug 2012, Changsha – Tour Report
CTBUH’s Executive Director tours the headquarters of the company behind the 30-story tower erected in 15 days. Now they want to build the world’s tallest tower in nine months.
Shanghai Congress Important Steering Committee Meeting
Feb 2012, Shanghai – Event Report
A major meeting of the Shanghai Congress Local Steering Committee was held in the very appropriate setting of the Shanghai Tower construction site.
Shanghai 2012: Important Meetings
Feb 2012, Shanghai – Event Report
CTBUH Chair Timothy Johnson and Executive Director Antony Wood were in Shanghai recently for meetings with the Congress Steering Committee and other significant Congress partners.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2011
Dec 2011 – CTBUH Journal Paper
The annual story is becoming a familiar one: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and now 2011 have each sequentially broke the record for the most 200 meter or higher buildings completed in a given year. Once again, more 200 m+ buildings were completed in 2011…
The Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the Era of the Megatall
8 Dec 2011, Chicago – CTBUH Research
Within this decade we will likely witness not only the world’s first kilometer-tall building, but also the completion of a significant number of buildings over 600 meters.
A Private View: CTBUH Tour of KK100 Tower
7 Dec 2011, Shenzhen – Tour Report
CTBUH held an exclusive insight and tour of the recently completed 442 meter Kingkey 100 Tower, hosted by the CTBUH Hong Kong Representative, Stefan Krummeck.
Path to the CTBUH 2012 Shanghai Congress: Beginnings…
Jul 2011, Shanghai – Event Report
CTBUH Leaders recently traveled to China to attend a CTBUH-Tongji University workshop, and begin the planning of the anticipated 9th World Congress Shanghai 2012.
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…
Chinese Monthly Tall Building Newsletter Launched
Apr 2011 – CTBUH News
The monthly CTBUH Tall Building Newsletter is translated into Chinese and distributed in the early part of each month.
CTBUH Releases Tallest Buildings Completed in 2010
Dec 2010 – CTBUH Journal Paper
In a year dominated by news coverage of the new “World’s Tallest Building” – Burj Khalifa, Dubai – one may be surprised to learn that, besides being the year in which a building first surpassed the 600, 700, and 800-meter thresholds, 2010 has seen…
CTBUH Publishes Chinese Language Journal Issue
Oct 2010 – CTBUH Publication
The CTBUH Journal is an official periodic publication of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Published and circulated to the Council's worldwide membership on a quarterly basis, the Journal aims to document and publicize groundbreaking…
Shanghai Expo and Meetings Report
May 2010, Shanghai – Tour Report
Executive Director Antony Wood visited China to attend and speak at the Shanghai Expo. While in China, the foundation was set for the CTBUH 9th World Congress.
CTBUH East Asia Country Representative Meeting
22-23 Jan 2010, Jeju – Event Report
CTBUH Chairman Professor Sang Dae Kim convened a meeting of the three East Asia Country Representatives and himself.
CTBUH Releases Tallest Buildings Completed in 2009
Dec 2009 – CTBUH Journal Paper
Trump International Hotel & Tower named tallest building completed in 2009; Successful year for the American high-rise. Over half of all buildings 200m or taller completed in the past twelve months were located in Asia, with some 36% being in China…
CTBUH Releases Tallest Buildings Completed in 2008
Dec 2008 – CTBUH Journal Paper
Against the backdrop of global economic crisis, 2008 witnessed the most successful year of skyscraper construction to date, with more skyscrapers constructed globally within a single year than ever before and the average height of the tallest ten…
Chris Abel Presentation at IIT: Foster in China
Oct 2008, Chicago – Event Report
Eminent academic and author Chris Abel presents a detailed overview of the Chinese work of architecture firm Norman Foster and Partners.
CTBUH Releases Tallest Buildings Completed in 2007
Dec 2007 – CTBUH Journal Paper
333 meters high with 72 stories and 480 suites, Rose Rotana Tower in Dubai leads the list of the 10 tallest buildings completed in 2007. The tower, which is developed by Bonyan International Investment Group, is also regarded as the world’s tallest…
CTBUH / Nakheel Asia Tour Report
19-29 Apr 2007, Shanghai – Tour Report
CTBUH collaborated with the Dubai-based developer Nakheel and architects Woods Bagot to facilitate a 5-nation tour of seminal tall buildings in south-east Asia.
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…
2005 Nanjing International Symposium: Innovation & Sustainability
20-23 Nov 2005, Nanjing – Conference
Over 200 people attended this symposium held at Southeast University, one of the oldest and most prestigious schools of civil engineering in China.
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.
1992 Nanjing 2nd International Conference: High-Rise Buildings
20-22 Mar 1992, Nanjing – Conference
The 1992 International Conference was held in Nanjing, China on High-Rise Buildings from 21 - 23, March, 1992.
1990 Hong Kong 4th World Congress: Tall Buildings 2000 and Beyond
5-9 Nov 1990, Hong Kong – Conference
The Fourth World Congress was held in Hong Kong, China, November 5-9, 1990 on "Tall Buildings: 2000 and Beyond".
1989 Nanjing International Conference: High-Rise Buildings
25-27 Mar 1989, Nanjing – Conference
The 1989 International Conference was held from March 25 -27 in Nanjing, China, focused on "High-Rise Building".
1988 Hong Kong/Shanghai Conference: Design and Development
22-29 Apr 1988, Hong Kong – Conference
The Fourth International Conference in Hong Kong/Shanghai on Tall Buildings in 1988 on Design and Development of High-Rise Buildings.
1984 Guangzhou 3rd International Conference on Tall Buildings
10-15 Dec 1984, Guangzhou – Conference
The 1984 3rd International Conference on Tall Buildings was held from December 10-15 in Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China.
1976 Hong Kong Conference: Tall Buildings and Urban Design
20-22 Sep 1976, Hong Kong – Conference
The 1976 Regional Conference on Tall Buildings and Urban Design was held in Hong Kong, China from September 20th-22nd.
1973 Hong Kong Regional Conference on Tall Buildings
23-24 Aug 1973, Hong Kong – Conference
The 1973 Regional Conference on Tall Buildings was held in in Hong Kong, China for a 2 day event, August 23-24.

Featured Tall Buildings in China

Beijing Greenland Dawangjing Tower

Beijing Greenland Dawangjing Tower, Beijing

The Beijing Greenland Dawangjing Tower’s distinct trapezoidal facade was developed to take advantage of the building’s site positioning and as a means to catch and refract sunlight.

Bund SOHO

Bund SOHO, Shanghai

Bund SOHO resolves a difficult site, historic surroundings, the requirements of the modern office building, and a high-profile waterfront location with a reserved distinction.

C&D International Tower

C&D International Tower, Xiamen

The C&D International Tower anchors a comprehensive project, with great potential to form the new Central Business District for Xiamen.

CCTV Headquarters

CCTV Headquarters, Beijing

The recently completed new headquarters of China Central Television contains the entire television-making process within a single building.

Chaoyang Park Plaza

Chaoyang Park Plaza, Beijing

Chaoyang Park Plaza’s single-curved, cold-bent, dark, reflective glass imitates Shan shui landscape painting by resembling a mountain naturally rising above the ground.

China Zun

China Zun, Beijing

Located in Beijing's Central Business District, the project team aim to use the latest in sustainable technology, materials and engineering concepts.

Crystal Laputa Towers

Crystal Laputa Towers, Chengdu

Winner of a 2019 Best Tall Building Award of Excellence, this complex was designed to evoke the feeling of a floating neighborhood, with sky parks and bridges.

Eton Place Dalian

Eton Place Dalian, Dalian

Eton Place Dalian is located on a six-hectare site in the central city and features a mix of uses including office, hotel, retail, entertainment, convention, SOHO, and residential.

Greenland's Suzhou Center

Greenland's Suzhou Center, Suzhou

The Suzhou Center incorporates passive ventilation techniques in the the design to create a unique interior "lung" that appears as a large opening.

Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre

Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre, Guangzhou

Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre is a mixed-use tower located adjacent to a large central park and a subterranean retail concourse with transportation interchanges.

Guangzhou IFC

Guangzhou IFC, Guangzhou

Guangzhou IFC is a landmark tower which defines the emerging international strength of China’s third city and serves as a landmark for Guangzhou Zhujiang New Town’s main axis.

International Commerce Centre

International Commerce Centre, Hong Kong

Soaring 484 meters (1,588 feet) above Victoria Harbor, the International Commerce Centre (ICC) is the essence of Hong Kong in one destination.

Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza

Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza, Nanchang

The Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza includes two identical towers clad in a sleek glass curtain wall whose shapes morph from base to top.

Jing An Kerry Centre

Jing An Kerry Centre, Shanghai

Jing An Kerry Centre draws upon the socioeconomic wellspring of public transit to activate an iconic mixed-use mega-project in Shanghai.

Jockey Club Innovation Tower

Jockey Club Innovation Tower, Hong Kong

The Jockey Club Innovation Tower is a new school of design building for the Hong Kong Polytechnic University which offers a creative and multidisciplinary environment.

KK100

KK100, Shenzhen

As part of the larger KK100 development, the new curved tower is a powerful addition to the Shenzhen skyline.

Linked Hybrid

Linked Hybrid, Beijing

Working well above the plane of purely sculptural architecture, the project embodies, on an urbanistic scale, where the future of tall buildings and urban cities is heading.

Manulife Plaza

Manulife Plaza, Hong Kong

Mnulife Plaza, a triangular shaped building, also known as 'The Lee Gardens' is a skyscraper in the Causeway Bay area, Hong Kong Island.

Pearl River Tower

Pearl River Tower, Guangzhou

The building’s siting and its evocative curving shape are performance driven, and represent an example of a 21st century tower that responds responsibly to local climactic conditions.

Ping An Finance Center

Ping An Finance Center, Shenzhen

Ping An Finance Center is located in the city’s Futian District and represents a new generation of the prototypical Asian skyscraper: very tall, very dense, and hyper-connected.

Raffles City Hangzhou

Raffles City Hangzhou, Hangzhou

Winning a 2019 CTBUH MEP Engineering Award, this mixed-use development features two buildings attached through a ten-story shopping podium.

Riviera TwinStar Square

Riviera TwinStar Square, Shanghai

This building has a fantastic balance and poise. The towers stand out for the new spatial dimension they give to the “emptiness” that lies between them.

Shanghai Tower

Shanghai Tower, Shanghai

As the third tower in the trio of supertall buildings at the heart of Shanghai’s new Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone, Shanghai Tower embodies a new prototype for tall buildings.

Shanghai World Financial Center

Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai

The Shanghai World Financial Center has become an icon of Shanghai and China, with its clear and elegant form and revolutionary structural design.

Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort

Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort, Huzhou

Located next to Nan Tai Lake in Huzhou, a city situated west of Shanghai and north of Hangzhou, the hotel provides views to Suzhou and Wuxi across the lake.

Sliced Porosity Block

Sliced Porosity Block, Chengdu

The buildings of Sliced Porosity Block, with their carefully shaped exteriors, bring the environmental needs of today into the cultural framework of local history.

Sunrise Kempinski Hotel

Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, Beijing

Although non-traditional in appearance, the Sunrise Kempinski Hotel draws inspiration from a number of traditional Chinese concepts.

The Masterpiece

The Masterpiece, Hong Kong

This 257 meter tall skyscraper is home to the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, along with 345 residential units.

Zifeng Tower

Zifeng Tower, Nanjing

The triangulated, serrated façade treatment is interesting, adding depth and texture to the imposing form while allowing natural ventilation throughout.

iSQUARE

iSQUARE, Hong Kong

iSQUARE, a 28-story tall retail mall, achieves height with grace and transparency.

China 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 China, sorted by membership level then alphabetically by organization name.

Supporting Contributor

CCDI Group CCDI Group
China
ARCH STRC CIV BMNT COST ENGO ENVE GEO INTR LAND MEP PMNG URB
CITIC HEYE Investment CO., LTD. CITIC HEYE Investment CO., LTD.
China
CIV DEV MRKT PROP FIN OWN URB
EFC Engineering Consulting Co., Ltd EFC Engineering Consulting Co., Ltd
China
FAC
Ping An Real Estate Co Ltd Ping An Real Estate Co Ltd
China
DEV PROP OWN FIN
Schindler Schindler
China
VERC MATR VERS
Shanghai Tower Construction & Development Shanghai Tower Construction & Development
China
ARCH OWN DEV CON FIN PROP
Shenzhen Parkland Group Co.,Ltd Shenzhen Parkland Group Co.,Ltd
China
DEV OWN PROP
Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited
China
DEV OWN
Tongji University Tongji University
China
ACAD RES
Yuanda Group (CNYD) Yuanda Group (CNYD)
United Kingdom
MATR

Patron

Centralcon Group Centralcon Group
China
DEV
East China Architectural Design & Research Institute East China Architectural Design & Research Institute
China
ARCH STRC MEP ENVE GEO PMNG RES URB
Hongkong Land Hongkong Land
China
DEV OWN PROP FIN
ISA Architecture ISA Architecture
China
ARCH URB STRC COST MEP PMNG SEIS
Jaeger Kahlen Partners Architects Ltd. Jaeger Kahlen Partners Architects Ltd.
China
ARCH URB INTR FAC LAND
Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin
Canada
WIND ENGO ENVE
Tishman Speyer Tishman Speyer
China
OWN DEV PROP FIN

Donor

Aedas Aedas
China
ARCH URB INTR LAND
Architectural Design & Research Institute of South China University  of Technology Architectural Design & Research Institute of South China University of Technology
China
ARCH
Beijing Fortune Lighting System Engineering Co., Ltd. Beijing Fortune Lighting System Engineering Co., Ltd.
China
MATR
China Construction Steel Structure Corp. Ltd. China Construction Steel Structure Corp. Ltd.
China
MATR
China International Marine Containers (Group) Ltd. China International Marine Containers (Group) Ltd.
China
MATR
CITYGROUP DESIGN CO., LTD CITYGROUP DESIGN CO., LTD
China
ARCH URB
Country Garden Country Garden
China
DEV
EID Architecture EID Architecture
China
ARCH INTR URB
Front Inc. Front Inc.
United States
FAC
Hanking Group Hanking Group
China
PROP
Hill International Hill International
China
CON COST FIN INSU LEGL PMNG
Hubei Yitian Architecture & Decoration Design Co., Ltd. Hubei Yitian Architecture & Decoration Design Co., Ltd.
China
INTR FAC LAND
LWK & Partners LWK & Partners
China
ARCH
Shanghai Construction (Group) General Shanghai Construction (Group) General
China
CON
Shenzhen Aube Architectural Engineering Design Co., Ltd Shenzhen Aube Architectural Engineering Design Co., Ltd
China
ARCH URB LAND
Tongji Architectural Design Group Tongji Architectural Design Group
China
ARCH CIV STRC MEP URB

Contributor

Andrew Lee King Fun & Associates Architects Ltd. Andrew Lee King Fun & Associates Architects Ltd.
China
ARCH INSU URB
Architectural Design & Research Institute of Tsinghua University Architectural Design & Research Institute of Tsinghua University
China
ARCH CIV HIST INTR LAND MEP STRC
Broad Sustainable Building Co. Broad Sustainable Building Co.
China
BMNT DEV MATR CON SEIS
CCD / Cheng Chung Design CCD / Cheng Chung Design
China
INTR
China Architecture Design & Research Group China Architecture Design & Research Group
China
ARCH CIV CON COST ENGO ENVE INTR LAND PMNG URB
China State Construction Overseas Development Co., Ltd. China State Construction Overseas Development Co., Ltd.
China
CON DEV ENGM
CHONGQING JINKE DESIGN RESEARCH INSTITUTE CHONGQING JINKE DESIGN RESEARCH INSTITUTE
China
LAND
Craft Holdings Limited Craft Holdings Limited
China
FAC FACS MATR PMNG
GOA GOA
China
ARCH LAND MATR STRC
Guangzhou Jianke Citiexpo Co.,Ltd Guangzhou Jianke Citiexpo Co.,Ltd
China
CON OTHR
Guangzhou Yuexiu City Construction Jones Lang LaSalle Property Management Co., Ltd. Guangzhou Yuexiu City Construction Jones Lang LaSalle Property Management Co., Ltd.
China
PROP
Inhabit Group Inhabit Group
China
BMNT FAC STRC
Jotun Jotun
United Arab Emirates
ENVE FAC MATR
M Moser Associates M Moser Associates
China
INTR ARCH MEP ENGO OTHR
Mori Building Company Mori Building Company
Japan
DEV PROP URB
Qingdao Conson Hai Tian Center Construction Co., LTD Qingdao Conson Hai Tian Center Construction Co., LTD
China
DEV CON
Ronald Lu & Partners Ronald Lu & Partners
China
ARCH INTR
Voice Architecture Lab Voice Architecture Lab
China
ARCH
VS-A Group VS-A Group
China
FAC

Participant

10 DESIGN 10 DESIGN
China
ARCH INTR URB
3Mix 3Mix
United States
ARCH
Access Advisors Ltd Access Advisors Ltd
China
BMNT FAC FACS
AET Flexiblespace AET Flexiblespace
China
MATR
Baidu, Inc. Baidu, Inc.
China
COMP
Beijing Institute of Architectural Design Beijing Institute of Architectural Design
China
ARCH URB INTR CIV COMP COST LAND PMNG
Buro Ole Scheeren Buro Ole Scheeren
China
ARCH INTR URB
CHAO Hotel CHAO Hotel
China
OWN
Chengdu Wide Horizon Investment Group Chengdu Wide Horizon Investment Group
China
DEV
China Academy of Building Research China Academy of Building Research
China
RES PMNG
China Construction First Group Construction & Development Co. Ltd. China Construction First Group Construction & Development Co. Ltd.
China
CON
China Jin Mao Group Co. Ltd China Jin Mao Group Co. Ltd
China
OWN
China Resources Shenzhen Bay Development Co.,Ltd China Resources Shenzhen Bay Development Co.,Ltd
China
DEV
China Southwest Architecture Design and Research Institute Corp.Ltd China Southwest Architecture Design and Research Institute Corp.Ltd
China
ARCH
CL3 Architects Ltd CL3 Architects Ltd
China
ARCH
DLN Architects Limited DLN Architects Limited
China
ARCH URB INTR
Far East Aluminium Works Co., Ltd. Far East Aluminium Works Co., Ltd.
China
MATR FAC PMNG STRC
Farrells Farrells
United Kingdom
ARCH URB INTR
Glory Harvest Group Holdings Glory Harvest Group Holdings
China
DEV OWN PROP FIN OTHR
Gravity Partnership Gravity Partnership
China
ARCH URB INTR
Henderson Land Development Co. Ltd. Henderson Land Development Co. Ltd.
China
DEV
Horoy Holdings Limited Horoy Holdings Limited
China
OWN
J. Roger Preston Group J. Roger Preston Group
China
MEP ENGO FIRE VERC
Jiang Architects & Engineers Jiang Architects & Engineers
China
ARCH ENGO
Kingold Group Companies LTD. Kingold Group Companies LTD.
China
DEV PROP TRAN
Leigh & Orange Leigh & Orange
China
ARCH URB INTR TRAN
Melco Crown Entertainment Melco Crown Entertainment
China
DEV
Modern Land (China) Co.,Limited Modern Land (China) Co.,Limited
China
DEV
Nanjing Hexi New Town Development and Construction Management Committee Nanjing Hexi New Town Development and Construction Management Committee
China
DEV
New World Development Company Limited New World Development Company Limited
China
PMNG FIN OWN
P&T Group P&T Group
China
ARCH STRC ENVE MEP PMNG
RBS Architectural Engineering Design Associates RBS Architectural Engineering Design Associates
China
ARCH STRC
Sandu Environmental Signage (SES) Sandu Environmental Signage (SES)
China
COMP INTR
Shenzhen Energy Company Shenzhen Energy Company
China
OWN
Shui On Group Shui On Group
China
CON DEV
Stefano Boeri Architetti Stefano Boeri Architetti
China
ARCH INTR URB
Swire Properties Swire Properties
China
DEV OWN PROP
Syntegrate Syntegrate
China
BACS CON FACS
Tianhua Architecture Planning & Engineering Ltd. Tianhua Architecture Planning & Engineering Ltd.
China
URB ARCH INTR LAND
Walton Design & Consulting Engineering Co., Ltd. Walton Design & Consulting Engineering Co., Ltd.
China
ARCH INTR LAND
WT Partnership WT Partnership
China
COST
Zhubo Design Zhubo Design
China
ARCH

Academic

Chinese National Engineering Research Centre for Steel Construction (Hong Kong Branch) Chinese National Engineering Research Centre for Steel Construction (Hong Kong Branch)
China
RES STRC
Chongqing University Chongqing University
China
ACAD BACS
Qingdao University of Technology Qingdao University of Technology
China
ACAD
Shandong Jianzhu University Shandong Jianzhu University
China
ACAD

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The Axis Mundi of the Pearl River Delta Megacity

31 May 2018 – CTBUH 2018 Chicago Tall + Urban Conference
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Greening the Streetscape and the Skyline

31 May 2018 – CTBUH 2018 Chicago Tall + Urban Conference
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31 May 2018 – CTBUH 2018 Chicago Tall + Urban Conference
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Bringing Office Space Up into the Light
30 May 2018 – Presentation at CTBUH 2018 Chicago Tall + Urban Conference; Stephen Wang, Poly Real Estate Development; Javier Arizmendi, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Poly International Plaza is an office and trade center development consisting of two towers, each coupled with a low-rise podium that accommodates exhibition and retail uses; the below-grade spaces include an exhibition hall and trade center. The two…
A Bold Icon Communicates a Global City’s Identity to the World
May 2018 – Presentation at CTBUH 2018 Chicago Tall + Urban Conference; Hiroo Mori, Mori Building; William Pedersen, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
The Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC) is a symbol of commerce and culture that speaks to the city’s emergence as a global capital. Located in Shanghai’s Pudong District, the mixed-use SWFC is a vertical city, containing offices from the 7th to…
Building Tall Skyscraper Lecture Series: Naturalizing the Vertical Realm
28 Mar 2018 – Building Tall Skyscraper Lecture Series; Sara Beardsley, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture; Luke Leung, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; Molly Meyer, Omni Ecosystems; Yibo Xu, Stefano Boeri Architetti China
Thursday, February 1, 2018. Chicago, United States of America. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) and the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) held the fourth of the four-part “Building Tall” series, closing out a successful…
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…
Building Tall Skyscraper Lecture Series: How High Can We Go?
16 Mar 2017 – Building Tall Skyscraper Lecture Series; Antony Wood, CTBUH; Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti; Ian Smith, thyssenkrupp, Gordan Gill, Adrain Smill + Gordon Gill Architecture
Thursday, March 16, 2017. Chicago, United States of America. Hosted in collaboration with the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the first lecture of the series Building Tall features presentations by Antony Wood of CTBUH; Richard Tomasetti of…
CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Plenary 7: Technical & Social Issues Q&A
20 Dec 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Vijay Jayachandran, Otis Elevator Company; Carol Willis, The Skyscraper Musuem; Ada Y.S. Fung, Hong Kong Housing Authority; Kwok-chung Choi, Hong Kong Fire Services Department
Thursday October 20, 2016. Hong Kong, China. Vijay Jayachandran of Otis Elevator Company; Carol Willis of The Skyscraper Museum in New York City; Ada Y.S. Fung of the Hong Kong Housing Authority and Kwok-chung Choi of the Hong Kong Fire Services…
Interview: Wuhan Tiandi
3 Nov 2016 – 2016 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Ellen Lou, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Ellen Lou, Director of Urban Design and Planning, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, is interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding the 2016 CTBUH Urban Habitat Award Winner, Wuhan Tiandi Site A, Wuhan, during the 2016 CTBUH Awards Symposium at the Illinois…
A Vernacular Megatall: Shanghai Tower
3 Nov 2016 – CTBUH "15th Annual Awards"; Jianping Gu, Shanghai Tower C&D; Grant Uhlir, Gensler
As the tallest building in China upon completion, Shanghai Tower has had an immediate and profound impact on the country’s perceptions of how a skyscraper can contribute to a city and a culture. Not only does it rise over Shanghai as a new symbol for…
Interview: Shanghai Tower
3 Nov 2016 – 2016 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Jianping Gu, Shanghai Tower C&D; Grant Uhlir, Gensler
Jianping Gu, General Manager, Shanghai Tower C&D, & Grant Uhlir, Managing Director, Gensler, are interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding Shanghai Tower, Shanghai, the 2016 CTBUH Best Tall Building Asia & Australasia Winner and 2016 CTBUH Best Tall…
Design for All Scales: Wuhan Tiandi
3 Nov 2016 – CTBUH "15th Annual Awards"; Ellen Lou, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
The Wuhan Tiandi Site A master plan is none other than a social triumph, an unprecedented exercise in transforming a core area of one of China’s largest interior cities. The plan wisely incorporates a variety of elements at all heights, from the…
Skyscrapers in Hong Kong
20 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Eric Ma, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Thursday October 20, 2016. Hong Kong, China. Eric Ma of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region presents at the 2016 China Conference Plenary 6: Hong Kong Developments
West Kowloon Cultural District – Hong Kong’s Ultra-Connected Cultural Hub
20 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Duncan Pescod, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
Thursday October 20, 2016. Hong Kong, China. Duncan Pescod of West Kowloon Cultural District presents at the 2016 China Conference Plenary 6: Hong Kong Developments There is a growing global landscape of cultural districts across the world. The…
Singularly Slender: Sky Living in New York, Hong Kong, and Elsewhere
20 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Carol Willis, The Skyscraper Museum
Thursday October 20, 2016. Hong Kong, China. Carol Willis of The Skyscraper Museum in New York City presents at the 2016 China Conference Plenary 7: Technical & Social Issues This presentation highlights a new 21st-century skyscraper typology –…
Challenge of Height
20 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; kwok-chung Choi, Hong Kong Fire Services Department
Thursday October 20, 2016. Hong Kong, China. Kwok-chung Choi, of the High Angle Rescue Team, Hong Kong Fire Services Department presents at the 2016 China Conference Session 13: Technical & Social Issues
Quality Public Housing in a Vertical City
20 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Ada Y.S. Fung, Hong Kong Housing Authority
Thursday October 20, 2016. Hong Kong, China. Ada Y.S. Fung of the Hong Kong Housing Authority presents at the 2016 China Conference Session 13: Technical & Social Issues. The Hong Kong Housing Authority (HKHA) provides affordable public rental…
CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Plenary 6: Hong Kong Developments Q&A
20 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Antony Wood, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat; Eric Ma, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region; Tony Tang, Sun Hung KaiProperties Limited; Duncan Pescod, West Kowloon Cultural District
Thursday October 20, 2016. Hong Kong, China. Antony Wood of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat; Eric Ma of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region; Tony Tang of Sun Hung KaiProperties Limited and Duncan Pescod of West Kowloon Cultural…
ICC – Rising High for the Future of Hong Kong
20 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Tony Tang, Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited
Thursday October 20, 2016. Hong Kong, China. Tony Tang of Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited presents at the 2016 China Conference Plenary 6: Hong Kong Developments Standing at 484 meters, Sun Hung Kai's ICC is the tallest building in Hong Kong and…
Pearl River New Town: From New Guangzhou City Center to CBD
19 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Qifeng Yuan, Sun Yat-Sen University
Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Guangzhou, China. Qifeng Yuan of Sun Yat-Sen University, presents at the 2016 China Conference Plenary 4: "Guangzhou Developments" As the project leader of the Pearl River New Town responsible for its final…
Superdensity: A New Model for Vertical Urbanism
19 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; David Tickle, HASSELL
Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Guangzhou, China. Daivid Tickle of HASSELL, presents at the 2016 China Conference Plenary 5: "Beyond Guangzhou: Other Settings" Hong Kong has been, for decades, one of the world’s most fascinating urban experiments. In…
Local Urbanism - High-Rise Building Design in the Development of High Density Cities
19 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Yang Ni, Architectural Design and Research Institute of South China University of Technology
This project is located in the Tianhe district of Guangzhou, which is the area with the highest density in the city. There are Linhe village and high-rise residential buildings around the project site. At the beginning, the design is focused on…
CTF Guangzhou - Efficiency in Mixed-Use Supertall
19 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Florence Chan, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Gaungzhou, China. Florence Chan of Kohn Pedersen Fox presents at the 2016 China Conference Plenary 4: "Guangzhou Developments" Since the reformation in 1980s, Central Business Districts have been popping up in…
CTBUH 2016 China Conference Plenary 4: Guangzhou Developments Q & A
19 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Eddie Chung, New World Development Company Ltd; Qifeng Yuan, Sun Yat-Sen University; Florence Chan, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; Yang Ni, Architectural Design & Research Institute of South China Univ
Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Guangzhou, China. Eddie Chung of New World Development Company, Ltd., Qifeng Yuan of Sun Yat-Sen University, Florence Chan of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, Yang Ni of Architectural Design and Research Institute of South…
From San Diego to Guangzhou: The Story of Marketing Tall Buildings
19 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; William Murray, Wordsearch
One of the keys to attracting buyers and tenants for a contemporary tall building is a succinct marketing strategy and a robust understanding of how to brand real estate and architecture through print and digital media. With the advent of new tools,…
CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Plenary 5: Beyond Guangzhou: Other Settings Q&A
19 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Vince Pirrello, Woods Bagot; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre; William Murray, Wordsearch; David Tickle, HASSELL
Wendsday, October 19, 2016. Guangzhou, China. Vince Pirrello of Woods Bagot; Chris Wilkinson of Wilkinson Eyre; William Murray of Wordsearch and David Tickle of HASSELL, answer questions at the end of 2016 China Conference Plenary 5: Beyond…
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…
Shenzhen Bay Development Q&A
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Kui Zhuang, CCDI Group; Chongguang Xu, Shenzhen Municipal Government; Hang Xu, Parkland Real Estate Development Co, Ltd
Tuesday, October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Kui Zhuang, CCDI Group; Chongguang Xu, Shenzhen Municipal Government; Hang Xu, Parkland Real Estate Development Co, Ltd, Maianne Kwok, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, answer questions at the end of 2016 China…
Skyscrapers and Skylines: The Case of China
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Jason Barr, Rutgers University
Tuesday October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Jason Barr of Rutgers University, presents at the 2016 China Conference Session 6c: Economic Considerations. Since 1978, when China instituted economic reforms, cities have embraced skyscraper…
One Shenzhen Bay – Breakthroughs and Innovations in a Premier Urban Complex
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Hang Xu, Parkland Real Estate Development Co., Ltd
Today’s super high-rise buildings not only present the height of buildings, but also play more important roles of integrating into the development of cities, coexisting with them, promoting the efficiency of them and enhancing regional value to a…
Public Realm Q&A
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Javier Quintana de Una, IDOM; Albert Chan, Shui on Land Limited; James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Department; Martin Henn, Henn
Tuesday October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Javier Quintana de Una, IDOM; Albert Chan, Shui on Land Limited; James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Department; Martin Henn, HENN, answer questions at the end of the 2016 China Conference Session 6a:…
Lighting the Next Tallest Building in the World, the Jeddah Tower
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Pierre Marcout, Prisme Entertainment
Following experience around the world with tall buildings and monuments, Pierre Marcout has sought to transmit his passion for highlighting monuments for new constructors and their iconic buildings. After testing monuments such as the Burj Khalifa…
Major Issues for the Implementation of an Effective Cost Management for Super High-Rise Buildings
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Stephen Y.F. Lai, Rider Levett Bucknall
Tuesday October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Stephen Y.F. Lai of Rider Levett Bucknall presents at the 2016 China Conference Session 6c: Economic Considerations. Developers of super high-rise buildings in China often engage international designers…
The Economy of Iconic Tall Towers
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Brian Ringley, Woods Bagot
Tuesday October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Brian Ringley of Woods Bagot, presents at the 2016 China Conference Session 6c: Economic Considerations. Iconic tall towers often require non-standard forms to convey their messages, but ambitious…
Tall Buildings and Context: Appropriate High Rise Vernaculars
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Timothy Johnson, NBBJ; Yansong Ma, MAD Architects; Winy Maas, MVRDV; Yan Meng, Urbanus; Patrik Schumacher, Zaha Hadid Architects; Jerry Yin, SOHO China Co. Ltd.
The issue of skyscraper form and expression being appropriate to cultural and social context is currently a hotly debated topic in China, as well as other parts of the world. Some believe that skyscrapers are starting to homogenize cities…
What’s Next?: How Do We Make Vertical Urban Design?
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Winy Maas, 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…
Jeddah Mall: The Connection Between Jeddah Tower and the Urban Environment
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Denis Valode, Valode & Pistre Architects
The Jeddah Economic City Mall and Exhibition Center is a multi-functional installation that rises up to the challenge of making the city walkable around the Jeddah Tower. This presentation featured a discussion of what makes this project unique,…
Urban Development and Tall Buildings in Shenzhen
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Chongguang Xu
Tuesday October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Chongguang Xu of Shenzhen Municipal Government, presents at the 2016 China Conference Session 7b: Shenzhen Bay Development. This presentation explored the current situation and future of super high-rise…
Towards a Forest City
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Stefano Boeri, Stefano Boeri Architetti
Shijiazhuang, the capital of the Hebei province in northeastern China, is a metropolis of three million people. It forms part of the immense developing megalopolis the Chinese call Jing-Jin-Ji, which is expected to accommodate more than 130 million…
The Haikou Tower - Signifier and Signified
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Martin Henn, HENN
When designing the “Haikou Towers,” our aim was to go beyond an architecture of mere function or form, but to construct an architecture of meaning. We tried to integrate all defining parameters of the design (context, program, structure, circulation…
The Impact of Tech Companies in Rethinking the High-Rise Workplace
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Chao (Ivan) Wan, Tencent Holdings Limited; Jonathan Ward, NBBJ
While tech companies have traditionally located in suburbia due to lower property costs and the perceived security of intellectual property, they are now increasingly investing in cities to boost recruitment and stimulate innovation. As people and…
CTBUH Video Interview – Andrew Nicholson
18 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Andrew Nicholson, CBRE
Andrew Nicholson of CBRE is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Andrew discusses the building management of the Shanghai Tower.
CTBUH Video Interview – Albert Chan
18 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Albert Chan, Shui On Land Limited
Albert Chan of Shui On Land Limited is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Albert discusses the master planning of the Wuhan Tiandi project.
CTBUH 2016 China Conference Plenary 3: Cities to Megacities: The Future Q & A
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Carol Willis, The Skyscraper Museum; Chao (Ivan) Wan, Tencent Holdings Ltd, Jonathan Ward, NBBJ; Stefano Boeri, Stefano Boeri Architetti; Winy Maas, MVRDV
October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China.Carol Willis, The Skyscraper Musuem; Chao (Ivan) Wan, Tencent Holdings Limited; Jonathan Ward, NBBJ; Stefano Boeri, Stefano Boeri Architetti; Winy Maas, MVRDV, answer questions at the end of 2016 China Conference…
CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Session 6c: Economic Considerations Q&A
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Eric Lee, JLL; Stephen Y.F. Lai, Rider Levett Bucknall; Jason Barr, Rutgers University; Brian Rignley, Woods Bagot
Tuesday October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Eric Lee of JLL; Stephen Y.F. Lai of Rider Levett Bucknall; Jason Barr of Rutgers University; Brian Rignley of Woods Bagot answer questions at the end of 2016 China Conference Session 6c: Economic…
CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Panel,"Tall Buildings and Context: How High Can We Go and Why Should We?"
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Ron Klemencic, Magnusson Klemencic Associates; Karl Almstead, Turner Construction Company; Andrew Nicholson, CBRE; Jon Pickard, Pickard Chilton; Ian Smith, thyssenkrup
Tuesday, October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Ron Klemencic, Magnusson Klemencic Associates; Karl Almstead, Turner Construction Company; Andrew Nicholson, CBRE; Jon Pickard, Pickard Chilton; Ian Smith, thyssenkrup present in the 2016 China Conference…
CTBUH Video Interview – Yangsong Ma
18 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Yangsong Ma, MAD Architects
Yangsong Ma of MAD Architects is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Yangsong discusses the importance of incorporating cultural and local context during the design process for new buildings in China.
A World-Class City Calls for World-Class Architecture (One Shenzhen Bay)
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Marianne Kwok, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Tuesday October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Marianne Kwok of Kohn Pedersen Fox, presents at the 2016 China Conference Session 7b: Shenzhen Bay Development. Research and data indicate that Shenzhen is becoming a world-class city. Then, in this…
Alternatives to Supertall Super-Density: Human-Scaled Neighborhoods Within the Megacity
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Albert Chan, Shui On Land Limited
Tuesday October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Albert Chan of Shui On Group, presents at the 2016 China Conference Session 6a: Public Realm. The explosive urban growth of China has defied almost every prior notion of human scale. Considering the fact…
CTBUH Video Interview – Stefan Krummeck
18 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Stefan Krummeck, Farrells
Stefan Krummeck of Farrells is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Stefan discusses the high density development patterns of Hong Kong and the sustainability of mixed-use vertical urbanism.
CTBUH Video Interview – Stefano Boeri
18 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Stefano Boeri, Stefano Boeri Architetti
Stefano Boeri of Stefano Boeri Architetti is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Stefano discusses the development of Bosco Verticale and other concept designs with vertically integrated vegetation.
CTBUH Video Interview – Francis Au
18 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Francis Au, Arcadis
Francis Au of CBRE is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Frances discusses the development trends of tall buildings in China.
CTBUH Video Interview – Yan Meng
18 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Yan Meng, Urbanus
Yan Meng of Urbanus is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Yan discusses the design process of the Shum Yip Upperhills complex in Shenzhen, China.
CTBUH Video Interview – Jonathan Ward
18 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Jonathan Ward, NBBJ
Jonathan Ward of NBBJ is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Johnathan discusses the design process behind the Tencent Seafront Towers in Shenzhen, China.
CTBUH Video Interview – James Parakh
18 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Department
James Parakh of the City of Toronto Planning Department is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. James discusses the design elements of successful public spaces.
CTBUH Video Interview – Jason Barr
18 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Jason Barr, Rutgers University
Jason Barr of Rutgers University-Newark is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Jason discusses the economics, demand and desirability of constructing tall buildings.
Structural & Geotechnic Engineering Q&A
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; William O'Donnell, DeSimone Consulting Engineers; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti; SawTeen Seen, Leslie E. Robertson Associates
Monday, October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. William O'Donnell, DeSimone Consulting Engineers; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti; SawTeen Seen, Leslie E. Robertson Associates, answer questions at the end of the 2016 China Conference Session Session 4c:…
Structural Design Challenges of Minmetals Capital Tower, Shenzhen
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; SawTeen See, Leslie E. Robertson Associates
Steel braced frames combined with a concrete services core are widely used in tall building design. To meet the special architectural design challenges in the Minmetals Capital South China Tower in Shenzhen, such as the large, column-free spaces at…
Shifting Urban Gravity, from “Central to Core” Business Districts
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Tim Blackburn, Swire Properties
In the age of the multi-million inhabitant city, the concept of a single, concentrated Central Business District is increasingly becoming unsustainable. As we are seeing in megacities as dispersed as Shanghai, New York and London, the concept of…
Panel Discussion: Future Cities: What are the Biggest Threats and Opportunities?
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Steve Watts, Alinea Consulting; Jianping Gu, Shanghai Tower C&D; Rui Gu, CAPOL; Ray Shick, Gensler; Chris Yoshii, AECOM
Monday, October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. A panel discussing the challenges of growing urban populations throughout the globe.
Mixed Use Tall Buildings – The Challenges and Benefits of Vertical Urbanization
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Samuel So, JLL
Monday October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Samuel So, JLL, presents at the 2016 China Conference Session 3c: Building Operation. China is the global epicenter of mankind’s mass urbanization and the exploding growth of global cities. China is the…
Megacities: Setting the Scene
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Daniel Safarik, CTBUH
The rise of the megacity presents unprecedented opportunities to understand the human urbanization project, and to observe the effects of multi-core, polycentric cities growing together to effectively become one. This presentation / presentation…
Panel Discussion: Shenzhen Re-centralization – Post Evaluation and Revitalization Strategy: Futian District
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Zhizhe Yu, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; Yixin Chen, Shenzhen Urban Planning Bureau; Weiwen Huang, Shenzhen Public Art Center; Naifei Sun, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Felix Wu, Ping An Financial C
Monday, October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Zhizhe Yu of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; Yixin Chen of Shenzhen Urban Planning Bureau; Weiwen Huang of Shenzhen Public Art Center; Naifei Sun of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Felix Wu of Ping An…
Megacities - Setting the Scene Q&A
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Daniel Safarik, CTBUH; Peter Kindel, Skidmore Owings & Merrill; Travis Soberg, Goettsch Partners
Monday, October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Daniel Safarik, CTBUH; Peter Kindel, Skidmore Owings & Merrill; Travis Soberg, Goettsch Partners, answer questions at the end of the 2016 China Conference Session 2b: Megacities - Setting the Scene
X Information Modeling: Data-Driven Decision Making in the Design of Tall Buildings
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; James von Klemperer, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
This presentation outlined X-Information Modeling or XIM, a method of data-driven decision-making for the design of tall buildings. Developed over its application on more than 200 projects worldwide, XIM comprises a set of digital evaluation tools…
Welcome - Conference Opening
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Jingtang He, Architectural Design and Research Institute of South China University of Technology
Monday, October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Jingtang He, Architectural Design and Research Institute of South China University of Technology gave the welcome speech during the opening of the 2016 CTBUH Conference.
The Largest Megacity in the World: Assessing the Urbanization of the Pearl River Delta
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Peter Kindel, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
With the world’s urban population expected to increase by roughly 2.5 billion people by 2050, developing an understanding of megalopolises is critical to understanding and shaping this trend. The Pearl River Delta, with over 55 million people, is one…
The Sustainability of Density & Vertical Urbanism Q & A
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; David Malott, KPF; long Xiu, Architectural Society of China; Mun Summ Wong, Woha; Antony Wood, CTBUH
Monday, October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. long Xiu, Chairman, Architectural Society of China; Mun Summ Wong, Woha; Antony Wood, Executive Director, CTBUH answer questions at the end of 2016 China Conference Opening Plenary: The Sustainability of…
The Roots of Tall Buildings: Connecting the City
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Peter Brannan, Arquitectonica
This presentation investigated the integration of tall tower, mixed-use developments and how they connect with the city and the public when they meet the ground. Critical challenges have to be overcome in resolving the lower horizontal components of…
CTBUH Video Interview – ZhaoHui Jia
17 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; ZhaoHui Jia, Greenland Group
ZhaoHui Jia of Greenland Group is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. ZhaoHui discusses the economics of developing tall buildings in China and the focus of investing in second and third tier cities.
CTBUH Video Interview – Chao (Ivan) Wan
17 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Chao (Ivan) Wan, Tencent Holdings Limited
Chao (Ivan) Wan of Tencent Holdings Limited is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Ivan discusses the design process for Tencent Seafront Towers and shaping it around the needs of the fast growing technology company…
CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Session 3a: Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Q&A
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Richard Witt, Quadrangle Architects; James von Klamperer Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; Keith Griffiths, Aedas; Peter Brannan, Arquitectonica
Monday, October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Richard Witt, Quadrangle Architects; James von Klamperer Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; Keith Griffiths, Aedas; Peter Brannan, Arquitectonica answer questions at the end of the 2016 China Conference Session…
CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Session 2a: Development Drivers Q&A
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference;
Monday, October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Andy To, CBRE; Stanley Wu, New World Development Company Ltd; Tim Blackburn, Swire Properties; Jovi Chu, Shum Yip Land Company Ltd, answer questions at the end of the 2016 China Conference Session 2a:…
CTBUH Video Interview – Claude Bojer Godefroy
17 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Claude Bojer Godefroy, Henning Larsen Architects
Claude Bojer Godefroy of Henning Larsen Architects is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Claude discusses the design process for interior public spaces at elevated positions and the interlinking of buildings with…
CTBUH Video Interview – Hang Xu
17 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Hang Xu, Parkland Real Estate Development Company, Ltd.
Hang Xu of Parkland Real Estate Development Company is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Hang discusses the design process of the One Shenzhen Bay complex.
CTBUH Video Interview – Peter Kindel
17 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Peter Kindel, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Peter Kindel of Skidmore, Owings & Merill is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Peter discusses the urbanization of the Pearl River Delta and strategies to mitigate environmental impacts caused by continued growth…
CTBUH Video Interview – Mun Summ Wong
17 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Munn Sum Wong, WOHA
Mun Summ Wong of WOHA Architects is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Mun Summ discusses the garden city concept with integrated green spaces and connectivity between buildings at multiple levels.
CTBUH Video Interview – Keith Griffiths
17 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Keith Griffiths, Aedas
Keith Griffiths of Aedas is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Chris discusses the concept of city hubs and the methodology of developing outlying high-density, mixed-use urban nodes.
CTBUH Video Interview – Jianping Gu
17 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Jianping Gu, Shanghai Tower Construction & Development
Jianping Gu of Shanghai Tower Construction & Development is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Jianping discusses the economics of constructing a megatall building and the design features of the Shanghai Tower.
CTBUH Video Interview – Jovi Chu
17 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Jovi Chu, Shum Yip Land Company Limited
Jovi Chu of Shum Yip Land Company Limited is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Jovi discusses the design process of the Shum Yip Upperhills Project in Shenzhen, China and why the decision to build two supertall…
A Cultural Brand’s Journey Toward Building A Better New World
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Stanley Wu, New World Development Company Limited
New World Development Company Limited (NWD) has been a listed property developer in Hong Kong for nearly half a century. With businesses encompassing property development, retail, hotels and serviced apartments, infrastructure, and services, spanning…
Mega Size Mixed-Use Projects: Redefining Vertical Urbanism
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti
Monday October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Dennis Poon of Thornton Tomasetti, presents at the 2016 China Conference Session 4c: Structural & Geotechnic Engineering. As the draw to urban centers increases drastically with financial growth and global…
City Hubs
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Keith Griffiths, Aedas
Our lives are adapting to a convenient, vibrant, and connected live-work dynamic, and our cities must change and respond to those new requirements. Much of the urban population prefers to live in smaller apartments in high-density inner urban areas,…
China's Architecture Guidelines in the New Era
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Long Xiu, Architectural Society of China
This presentation endeavors to establish guidelines for a new era of architecture in China, setting forth principles on improved policy implementation to promote the development of forward-thinking design practices throughout the region. By analyzing…
CTBUH Video Interview – SawTeen See
17 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; SawTeen See, Leslie E. Robertson Associates
SawTeen See of Leslie E. Robinson Associates is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. SawTeen discusses the design process of structural engineering, the standardization of building codes and the aesthetics of…
Intelligent Advances in Ping An Tower
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Wai Ming (Thomas) Tsang, Ping An Financial Centre Construction & Development
This presentation discussed client requirements on both functional and aesthetic aspects for four mega-scale gates on the Ping An Financial Centre (PAFC) north tower. The PAFC north tower is a 600-meter-tall super high-rise building located in the…
Green Work Space in High-rise Building through Openness and Connection
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Zhao Ming Wang, CCDI
Five years ago, CCDI put forward the concept of outdoor green work space in the high-rise building. These buildings vertically grew and interconnected with structural refuge floors as nodes. This concept was subsequently implemented in the Baidu…
Do We Need 700 Meter High-Rise Buildings?
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Jovi Chu, Shum Yip Land Company Limited
Through analysis of dense urban high-rise building complexes as well as research on the relationship of those structures to a city's social organization, this presentation puts forward a thesis that the source and vibrancy of high-density cities…
From Meadows to Megacities: Creating Urban Density in the Pearl River Region
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Travis Soberg, Goettsch Partners
The Greater Pearl River Delta region emerged as a result of China's 1979 reform policies. Within the last 20 years, the GPRD has grown from a population of less than 10 million people on 4500 sq km of land to over 42 million people on 7000 sq km of…
CTBUH Video Interview – Moira Moser
16 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Moira Moser, M Moser Associates
Moira Moser of M Moser Associates is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Moira discusses the planning of modern work spaces and how the integration of technology has altered the traditional notion of what the interior…
CTBUH Video Interview – Tim Neal
16 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Tim Neal, Arcadis
Tim Neal of Arcadis is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Tim discusses the benefits of locating mixed-use projects near transportation nodes, project management and the development trends occurring in London.
CTBUH Video Interview – Robert Pratt
16 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Robert Pratt, Tishman Speyer Properties
Robert Pratt of Tishman Speyer Properties is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Robert discusses the economics of tall buildings around the world and the focus of developing around newly constructed infrastructure in…
Ping An: Insurance and Tall Buildings
27 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Wai Ming Tsang, Ping An Financial Centre Construction & Development
The Ping An Finance Center is located at the commercial center of the Futian District in Shenzhen, on the southwest intersection of Fuhua Road and Yitian Road, next to a shopping center and opposite the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center. The…
Mediating Scale, Performance and Iconicity: A 21st Century Supertall Tower for Guiyang
27 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Kai Li, Zhongtian Urban Development Group; Colin Koop, SOM
A series of challenging site constraints prompted an innovative structural solution for the Guizhou Culture Plaza Tower (GCP), through which a new performance-based expression was created for Guiyang’s skyline. This presentation explores the…
Interview: Hiroo Mori
27 Oct 2015 – 2015 New York Conference Interviews; Hiroo Mori, Mori Building
Hiroo Mori of Mori Building is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2015 CTBUH New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York. Hiroo discusses some of Mori Building's projects .
Macro-Policy to Micro-Implementation: Responses to China’s Inward Migration in Guiyang’s City Center
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Thomas Balsley, Thomas Balsley Associates
This presentation explores the nature of investment in China’s interior as a result of the 12th Five-Year Plan’s imperative towards medium-size western cities and away from the major coastal mega-cities, a marked change in migration patterns from the…
Interview: Moshe Safdie
26 Oct 2015 – 2015 New York Conference Interviews; Moshe Safdie, Safdie Architects
Moshe Safdie of Safdie Architects is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2015 CTBUH New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York. Moshe discusses about the design of skyscrapers.
Designing a Non-coplanar Exoskeleton Supertall Tower that Transforms the Skyline of Chengdu
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti
The city of Chengdu is quickly becoming the center for high-rise development in southwest China. The focal point of this new vertical landscape will be the Chengdu Greenland project with its 468-meter mixed-use main tower. The tower’s complex…
2015 New York Conference - Session 1a - Q&A
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2015 New York Conference Session 1a Questions & Answers session with speakers Scott Duncan, SOM, Greg Yager, RTKL, and Thomas Balsley, Thomas Balsley Associates.
ICC Hong Kong: Exemplary Performance
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Patrick Leung, Sun Hung Kai Properties
The International Commerce Centre (ICC) is a landmark skyscraper located in Hong Kong. It is the tallest building in Hong Kong with office spaces, fine dining restaurants, an observation deck and a world class hotel. ICC has firmly established…
High-Density, Mixed-Use Developments and the Guiyang Riverside Theatre Project
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Greg Yager, RTKL
This presentation examines the strategies necessary to create responsible and profitable high-density, mixed-use developments, specifically in the Asian market. Using the Guiyang Riverside Theatre project as a case study, the challenges of optimal…
Guiyang World Trade Center: An Essay on the Concrete Tube Structure
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Scott Duncan, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
The acute global concern about resource depletion is driving a reconsideration of the tall building typology. Expectations for energy and material efficiencies are ever increasing - particularly for a highly-engineered building type like the…
Ping An Finance Center
Jun 2015 – Other Videos; Shenzhen Ping An Financial Centre Construction and Development Co. Ltd.
The Shenzhen Ping An Financial Centre Construction and Development Co. Ltd. examines Ping An Finance Center and it's construction progress.
JLL Joins Founding Sponsor Group for CTBUH Asia Headquarters
24 Feb 2015 – Other Videos; Alastair Hughes, JLL
JLL APAC CEO Alastair Hughes comments on the evolving skyscraper landscape in Asia and the company’s role as one of the seven Founding Sponsors of CTBUH’s Asia headquarters in China.
BFC Walk-Through
25 Nov 2014 – Other Videos; Bund Finance Center
A 3D animated walk-through exploring many elements of the The Bund Finance Center
Tall Building Performance Award Management + Measurement = Performance: International Commerce Centre
6 Nov 2014 – CTBUH "13th Annual Awards"; Dakki Hui, Kai Shing Management Services Limited
At 98 percent occupancy, the International Commerce Centre houses some of the most prominent financial institutions in the world. The building is routinely recognized as a paragon of good management, from a commercial, environmental, and community…
Monthly Video: International Commerce Centre
6 Nov 2014 – Monthly Video Series; Dakki Hui, Kai Shing Management Services Limited
Thursday, 6th November 2014. Chicago, USA. Dakki Hui, Senior Property and Facility Manager, Kai Shing Management Services, discusses International Commerce Centre, the Performance Award Winner in the 2014 CTBUH Awards. View the extended interview…
Interview: International Commerce Centre
6 Nov 2014 – 2014 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Dakki Hui, Kai Shing Management Services Limited
Thursday, 6th November 2014. Chicago, USA. Dakki Hui, Senior Property and Facility Manager, Kai Shing Management Services, discusses International Commerce Centre, the Performance Award Winner in the 2014 CTBUH Awards.
Interview: Peter Kok
6 Nov 2014 – 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews; Peter Kok, Associate General Manager, Shum Yip Land
Wednesday 17th September 2014. Shanghai, China. Peter Kok of Shum Yip Land is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower.
Monthly Video: Five Minutes with Peter Kok
6 Nov 2014 – Monthly Video Series; Peter Kok, Associate General Manager, Shum Yip Land
Wednesday 17th September 2014. Shanghai, China. Peter Kok of Shum Yip Land is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower.
Rethinking the Skyscraper in the Ecological Age: Design Principles for a New High-Rise Vernacular
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Antony Wood, CTBUH
This presentation investigates tall buildings from an aesthetic and social, as well as commercial and environmental, viewpoint; as contributing elements in the fabric of a city. Against a backdrop of the large-scale homogenization of cities…
Shanghai International Financial Center: Future City Vision
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Sergio Valentini, JAHN
JAHN’s Archi-Neering –integrated design approach- is broadly displayed in the future Shanghai International Financial center, in Pudong, which consist of 3 towers physically connected by a 130 meter long bridge and by a sunken theater at the heart of…
Psycho-Analysis of Tall Building Habitants in Mumbai
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Vinda Dravid, Sterling Engineering Consultancy Services
India is poised to embrace high-rise buildings as it leaves behind traditional low-rises to make room for the growing population. Due to the re-development boom, a substantial part of Mumbai’s population is undergoing a transition from low-rises to…
Sky Bridges – Pedestrian Circulation Through the Urban Fabric
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Bashar Kayali, Al Ghurair Construction
Interconnecting sky bridges provide the building occupants and pedestrians an alternative to using vehicles as a way of transport in the urban fabric. In extreme climate environments the added advantages of linked networks are immediately apparent as…
Operational Stage BIM – Monitoring of Structural Safety
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Joost Kuckartz, SODIS LAB
Building information modelling (BIM) is omnipresent, but known to be efficient for design and optimizing construction. The premise of BIM however is its use throughout the lifetime of a building: during its design, construction and operation. BIM use…
Power, Elevators & Customer Oriented Sustainability Strategies: PAFC
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Tony Lau, JRP Limited
This presentation outlines the engineering design solutions that were used for the Ping An Finance Center in order to provide a reliable power supply, expedient elevator service, and user-oriented sustainability. The solutions for these challenges…
Structural Design Challenges of Zhongnan Center
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Yi Zhu & Paul Fu, Thornton Tomasetti
This presentation will give an overview of the following solutions used to address the structural challenges of the Zhongnan Center: a foundation to support the heavy tower on soft soils, an efficient lateral system, a floor system that meets…
Interview: Nengjun Luo
18 Sep 2014 – 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews; Vice General Manager, CITIC HEYE Investment CO., LTD.
Thursday 18th September 2014. Shanghai, China. Nengjun Luo of CITIC HEYE Investment CO., LTD. is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower.
Measuring Tall Buildings: Has CTBUH got its Height Criteria Correct?
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Peter Weismantle, CTBUH Height Committee Chair / AS+GG; Terri Meyer Boake, University of Waterloo; James Parakh, Toronto City Planner; Antony Wood, CTBUH / IIT / Tongji
One of the roles of the CTBUH is to be a “voice of reason” as the arbiter of building height claims, and to be consistent in the application of its criteria. Every few years, a question that provokes a review of the appropriateness of the criteria…
Next Level – Public Transport and Density in Metropolitan Jakarta
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Prasetyo Adi, PDW Architects
Jakarta, with a population of more than 10 million, has been rapidly growing since the 1970s. However, in the metropolitan area, Jabodetabek (consisting of 14 municipalities) has a population of more than 28 million, sprawling in an area of about 6,…
Unique Aspects of Shanghai Tower
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Yi Zhu, Thornton Tomasetti
In order to construct an unprecedented building like the Shanghai Tower, creative structural solutions are required in order to distribute loads evenly and optimize the building’s lateral systems. The tower’s innovative and economically efficient…
Study on Lateral-Load Resisting Efficiency of Mega-Frame Structures Above 450M
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Xin Zhao, Tongji Architectural Design Group
Super high-rise buildings will cost large natural resources and social energy which results in their sustainable development as one of the most important issues including structural design. This presentation introduces mega-frame structural system as…
Interview: James Robinson
18 Sep 2014 – 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews; James Robinson, Hongkong Land
James Robinson of Hongkong Land is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower. James discusses the urban habitat of tall buildings.
Urban Density and the Porous High Rise: The Integration of the Tall Building in the City
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; James von Klemperer, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC
September 18, 2014. Shanghai, China. James von Klemperer from Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC presents at the 2014 Shanghai Conference closing plenary on "Urban Density and the Porous High Rise: The Integration of the Tall Building in the City – From…
Would Software Replace Engineers?: A Case Study on the Structural Design of Beijing "China Zun" Tower
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Peng Liu, Arup
In the past, engineers have used hand calculation to carry out structural design, usually with a simplified model. Finite element analysis was then broadly used on a comprehensive digital model. The latest engineering software encapsulated those…
Zhongnan Center Elevator System and Elevator Evacuation Design
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Xiaomei Lee & Frederick Liu, Gensler
Because super high-rise buildings are a very recent phenomenon, there are no specific building codes written for them. For any building over 50 stories, direct elevator service creates a huge and unwieldy core, so alternative systems must be…
The Tropical Skyscraper: Social Sustainability in High Urban Density
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Mun Summ Wong, WOHA
Asia’s rapidly growing metropolises demand an alternative strategy for city planning and architecture that addresses the need to live appropriately and sustainability with our tropical climate and urban densities. This presentation discusses WOHA’s…
The Public Meaning of Skyscrapers: Shenzhen Stock Exchange and CCTV
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; David Gianotten, OMA
David Gianotten from OMA presents at the 2014 Shanghai Conference closing plenary on "The Public Meaning of Skyscrapers: Shenzhen Stock Exchange and CCTV."
Sustainability Certification as a Tool for Design Optimization
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Roland Bechmann, Werner Sobek Group
The presentation examines the performance of high-rise buildings according to two green building / sustainability rating tools. It reviews the potential these tools have for improving the performance of high-rise buildings, both with regard to the…
Sustainable High Density Neighborhoods
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Richard Witt, Quadrangle Architects Limited
The creation of sustainable, high-density communities starts with comprehensive master planning that strategically leverages the scale of the site. This presentation addresses how designers, developers and city planners can create high density…
The Challenges of Constructing and Project Managing Tall Buildings in Asia
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Abdo Kardous, Hill International
Michael Doring, Turner Construction
Stefan Krummeck, TFP Farrells
Chia Pan, Ronald Lu & Partners

Even as Asia is a staging ground for many of the world’s most ambitious urban construction projects, there are many realities on the ground that can throw up obstacles on the road from vision to realization. In the panel “The Challenges of…
The MEP Design Challenges of a Mega Tall Building in China – the Suzhou Zhongnan Center
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse & Lung Wai (Herbert) Lam, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Design challenges from MEP perspective for the Zhongnan Center arise from the need for a safe, reliable, high tech, green, sustainable, user-friendly building. The devised solutions that achieve these results include the design of two high-efficiency…
The Core Concept Behind the Bund Finance Center
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Yang Wu, Bund Finance Center
Only architecture infused with culture can give a city its soul. We underpin sustainable concepts with a respect for history and culture to avoid ending up with yet another rehashed project. As an innovative new concept in urban development, the BFC…
Several Points about the Practical Application of BIM Technology in Projects
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Bin Zhao, Shanghai Tower Construction and Development
The 632-meter Shanghai Tower began construction in 2008 and is expected to begin operation in 2015. Throughout the growth of this building, building information management (BIM) technology was used to reduce design errors, improve design quality,…
Analysis of Pile Foundations and Loading Test of Suzhou Zhongnan Center
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Jiangbin Wu, ECADI
The Zhongnan Center is located on soft soil deposits in Suzhou, China and is currently under construction. This presentation describes the pile design and the static loading tests of the supertall tower and its deep basement. The design, construction…
A Case Study for Sustainable Vertical Urbanism
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Richard Mann, Ecosytem Architecture & Andrew Johnson, Arup
This presentation explores a range of design principles for achieving a socially sustainable residential community in a very tall environmentally responsive building. The goal of this study is the exploration of possibilities for both high-rise and…
A LEED Platinum Global Model for Vertical Urbanism
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Jeffrey Heller, Heller Manus Architects
Every key aspect of sustainable urbanism is incorporated and integrated into the tallest mixed use, LEED Platinum tower on the west coast of North America, 181 Fremont. The exoskeleton structure is an advanced tuned design that is notched to create…
A Review of the Shanghai Tower Structural Performance Monitoring Project
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Weining Song, Shanghai Tower Construction & Development Co., Ltd.
The Shanghai Tower features performance monitoring systems that help dynamically observe risks, quality levels, and structural states under extreme weather conditions – both during construction and throughout the life of the building. This valuable…
Air Filtration for Better IAQ and Energy Saving
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Ronald A. Wood, Innovative Plant Technology
Tall buildings and the quest for super energy efficiency can lead to a dislocation of building occupants from the natural environment, emphasizing the necessity to incorporate interior landscapes for building occupants to access a form of the natural…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Zhongnan Tower Room, Session 5 - Q & A
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Zhongnan Tower Room, Session 5 Questions & Answers session with speakers Xiaomei Lee & Frederick Liu, Gensler, Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse & Lung Wai (Herbert) Lam, Parsons Brinckerhoff, and LiJun Cao, Environmental…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Shanghai Tower Room, S4 - Q & A
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Shanghai Tower Room, S4 Questions & Answers session with speakers Duanxue Shi, Shanghai Construction Group Co., Ltd., Zhijun He, Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd., and Haochuan Lang, Shanghai Jianke…
Innovation Management in the Supervision Process of Shanghai Tower
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Haochuan Lang, Shanghai Jianke Engineering Consulting Co Ltd.
This briefing outlines the creative management methods that were used by supervision personnel during the construction of Shanghai Tower. Specifically, this discussion will target key management criteria for megatall buildings, acceptance criteria,…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 10 - Q & A
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Session 10 Questions & Answers session with speakers Richard Witt, Quadrangle Architects; Sudhir Jambhekar, FXFOWLE Architects; and Vinda Dravid, Sterling Engineering.
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 11 - Q & A
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Session 11 Questions & Answers session with speakers James Robinson, Hongkong Land; Bashar Kayali, Al Ghurair Construction; and Sergio Valentini, JAHN.
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 15 - Q & A
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Session 15 Questions & Answers session with speakers Roland Bechmann, Werner Sobek Group; Joost Kuckartz, SODIS LAB; and Weiping Shao, BIAD.
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 13 - Q & A
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Session 13 Questions & Answers session with speakers Prasetyo Adi, PDW Architects; Jeffrey Heller, Heller Manus Architects; and Julian Chen & Claude Godefroy, Henning Larsen Architects.
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 14 - Q & A
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Session 14 Questions & Answers session with speakers Elena Giacomello, Universita Iuav di Venezia; Richard Mann, Ecosystem Architecture; Andrew Johnson, Arup; and Ronald A. Wood, Innovative Plant Technology.
Engineering Contractor Management
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Zhengkai Huang, China Construction Third Engineering Bureau Second Company
Designing and planning for the construction of the Ping An Finance Center required a number of innovative engineering solutions regarding vertical shipping, labor allocation, large massing, noise control, and more. To address these needs, the project…
Examining King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD)
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Julian Chen & Claude Bøjer Godefroy, Henning Larsen Architects
The quality of space between buildings has become increasingly determinative in the success of any new urban district. This presentation explores the viability in creating a sustainable high density urban quarter in a desert environment, and in…
High-Performance Sustainable Ultra High-Rise: Case Study of Ping An Finance Center
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Sai Yau (Vincent) Cheng, Arup
The Ping An Finance Center that has adopted a low energy, high-performance sustainable building model. With a focus on effective elevator systems, an efficient façade, and high-volume indoor environmental quality, substantial energy savings were made…
Beyond Icons: Developing Horizontally in the Vertical Realm
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; James Robinson, Hongkong Land Limited
If the horizontal growth of cities is considered unsustainable in terms of land use, infrastructure, energy use and pollution creation, then cities need to grow denser, and in many cases more vertical, to cope with the triple effects of global…
Human Scale in Vertical Urbanism
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Sudhir Jambhekar, FXFOWLE Architects
As global cities continue their horizontal sprawl, climate change bears down on our finite natural resources, and energy costs and population growth soar, it is imperative that we look to verticality in urban design to create dense, sustainable, and…
Foundation Pit Support Design and Environment Protection Measure of Suzhou Zhongnan Center
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Qiping Weng, ECADI
The Suzhou Zhongnan Center excavation site is very large, very deep, and has complex surrounding environmental conditions. Hydrogeological conditions and other unfavorable factors have brought many difficulties to the engineering of the foundation…
China Zun: Shaping the Future Skyline of Beijing
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Weiping Shao, Beijing Institute of Architectural Design
Due to the site location, China Zun has been a high-profile project from the very beginning. The new height of 528m would make the China Zun the new landmark for the historical city of Beijing without any doubt. This presentation presents the China…
Construction Technology and Management Innovation in Shanghai Tower
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Duanxue Shi, Shanghai Construction Group Co., Ltd.
The extreme height and unusual shape of the Shanghai Tower are factors that require additional considerations in terms of construction feasibility. By performing extensive data collection, utilizing innovative construction technologies, and employing…
DfMA: Engineering the Future
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; John Gradwell, Laing O’Rourke
Two main themes are addressed in the presentation, namely: (1) The application of Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) to the construction industry and (2) improving the building project’s contribution to society as a whole. It is shown that…
CTBUH Research Seed Funding Project 2013 – Green Living Façade for Tall Buildings: The Bosco Verticale
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Elena Giacomello, Iuav University of Venice
The possibility of creating green surfaces over the structures is an opportunity which is seen with increasing interest by planners and investors, due to the appreciation expressed by users. Nowadays, however, the knowledge of green living…
Design for Sustainability in Super High Rise Buildings
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; LiJun Cao, Environmental Market Solutions, Inc.
Over recent years, green building technology has developed at a rapid pace. The key objective of this presentation is to explore the way towards sustainable design for super high rise buildings through the review of various sustainable design…
Design of CWSS of Shanghai Tower Based on Buildability
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Zhijun He, Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.
Due to the varying distance from the exterior curtain wall to the main structural system of the Shanghai Tower, the building’s curtain wall support structure (CWSS) is inherently complex. The analysis and design method used to create the CWSS will be…
Brief on the Shenzhen Ping An Finance Center Project Development
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Wai Ming (Thomas) Tsang, Shenzhen Ping An Finance Center Construction & Development Co., Ltd.
Targeted for completion in 2016, the Shenzhen Ping An Finance Center is a project that represents a significant triumph for the Ping An Group, who will make the building its headquarters. This briefing provides an overview of the tower and highlights…
Comparative Study of Zhongnan Center – Earthquakes and Wind
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Weiguo Chen, Zhongnan Group
A comparative study was conducted for the structural design of Zhongnan Tower for seismic action and wind loading. The analysis parameters, design methodology and structural responses for both seismic action and wind loading were addressed and…
Architectural Design for Vertical Inhabiting – The Suzhou Zhongnan Center
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Elizabeth Michalska, Gensler
Aspiring to be the tallest tower in China, the Suzhou Zhongnan Center was designed with a balance of aesthetics and cutting-edge technology – striving to become a role model for tall building developments around the world. This presentation will…
Belt Truss Stiffness Analysis and Optimization for Mega Structures
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Li Cao, Zhongnan Group
Belt trusses are one of the key structural members of tall structures. The performance of the belt truss depends greatly on its stiffness. This briefing addresses the belt truss stiffness analysis that was performed for the Zhongnan Center. Four belt…
A New Skyline Vision: CTF Towers in Guangzhou and Tianjin
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Wing Ip (David) Ho, New World Development Company Limited
This presentation presents the thinking behind the design of the two supertall towers of Chow Tai Fook Enterprise– the Guangzhou CTF Finance Center and the Tianjin CTF Finance Center. With similar mixed-use programs for Office/Hotel/Serviced…
Core Structural Design and Optimization for Super Tall Buildings
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Guangjing Sha, Zhongnan Group
Due to its excellent lateral stiffness and space flexibility, the mega frame-core wall structure is widely applied in super tall buildings. The efficiency of the central service core is critical for the optimal design of the mega frame-core structure…
Application of Performance Based Fire Safety Design in Shanghai Tower
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Youdi Shen, Shanghai Tower Construction & Development
There are three general categories of fire safety design in tall buildings: fire prevention, fire suppression, and fire safety engineering. Based on the characteristics and functions of Shanghai Tower, a performance-based approach was used to…
Designing China’s Tallest: DNA of the Ping An Finance Center
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; David Malott, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC
Rather than attempting to radically redefine how contemporary skyscrapers are designed, KPF architects prefer to adopt an approach of continuous refinement; drawing from successful high-rise prototypes to inform the design of the Ping An Finance…
Cost Planning and Control of Tall Buildings: The Case of Ping An Finance Center
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Kenneth Kwan, Rider Levett Bucknall
For tall buildings to be financially viable, effective cost planning and control of construction costs is essential in determining project feasibility. As demonstrated in the construction of the Ping An Finance Center, this involves correctly…
Green Vertical Transportation: More Than Just a Concept
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Robert Boog, Schindler Elevators
The environmental impact of high-rise buildings becomes a growing consideration as they multiply at an unprecedented scale to face the growing demands of global urbanization. The current pace set by urban developments, especially in emerging markets…
A New Level of Integration of Design and Construction Solutions
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Dr. Hongyu Li, AECOM
The Dazongli mixed use development in the center of Shanghai city encounters an array of challenges which result from existing buildings on site and city metro tunnels crossing the site as well as design changes during the course of the project.…
From Utopia To Reality: Group-Form Megastructure
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Yiru Huang, Tongji University
In the evolution of mega structure, the ideas mainly remain as utopian rather than putting the research into practice. In the present time which mega is becoming a reality, exploration of design issues towards practical application is needed. Based…
Emerging Urbanization and High-Rise Design Philosophy in China
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Bin Niu, ECADI
This presentation analyzes the latest exploration of international urbanization developments, as well as the development of China’s urbanization strategy and policy background. It compares the guidance and issues from the “National New-type…
CTBUH Research Project: The Sustainability Implications of Urban + Suburban Locations – Initial Report
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Peng Du, CTBUH / IIT & Antony Wood, CTBUH / IIT / Tongji University
It is widely accepted that the concentration of people in denser cities – sharing space, infrastructure, and facilities – offers much greater energy efficiency than the expanded horizontal city, which requires more land usage as well as higher energy…
Design Challenges of the 3 Tallest Buildings in North/ East/ South China
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse & Lung Wai (Herbert) Lam, Parsons Brinckerhoff
This presentation describes the MEP and VTS design challenges of the tallest buildings in three major cities in China; namely, Beijing, Suzhou and Guangzhou. The 530m Guangzhou CTF (East Tower), is a mixed use building with office, luxury hotel,…
Designing a Supertall for the Venice of China
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Dennis Poon & Guoyong (Paul) Fu, Thornton Tomasetti
In this presentation, attendees will learn about the unique structural elements that support Suzhou Zhongnan Center, including the “Core-Outrigger-Megaframe” lateral system; the foundation system, which helps support the massive tower and control its…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 01 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Session 01 Questions & Answers session with speakers Toon Ming Chua, Sinar Mas Group - APP China, Wing Ip (David) Ho, New World Development, and Zhaohui Jia, Greenland Group.
21st Century Metropolis and the System Thinker
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Luke Leung, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
The world is accelerating into the 21st century and will continue to be stressed by population increase. The metropolis must be part of the solution since 75% of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050. Status quo design will not provide…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 02 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Session 02 Questions & Answers session with speakers Craig Gibbons, Arup, Ole Scheeren, Büro Ole Scheeren, and Yosuke Hayano, MAD Architects.
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 03 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Session 03 Questions & Answers session with speakers Robert Boog, Schindler Elevators; Johannes de Jong, KONE Elevators; and Zbigniew Jerry Piech, Otis Elevator Company.
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Ping An Tower Room, Session 2 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Ping An Tower Room, Session 2 Questions & Answers session with speakers Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti, Yuqi Zhou, CSCEC1B, and Yinghou He, City University of Hong Kong.
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Ping An Tower Room, Session 1 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Ping An Tower Room, Session 1 Questions & Answers session with speakers Wai Ming (Thomas) Tsang, Shenzhen Ping An Finance Center Construction & Development Co., Ltd., David Malott, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates…
“C.I.T.I.E.S.” of the Future: Sinar Mas Center as Exemplar
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Toon Ming Chua, Sinar Mas Center
In a rapidly transforming environment, vertical urbanism seems to be the direction most developed and developing nations are pursuing as a result of the demands of mass urbanization. The challenge of this presentation is to move the dialogue about…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Opening Plenary - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Opening Plenary Questions & Answers session with speakers Antony Wood, CTBUH Executive Director / IIT / Tongji University, Jianping Gu, Shanghai Tower Construction & Development Co., Ltd., Wai Ming (Thomas)…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Ping An Tower Room, S3 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Ping An Tower Room, S3 Questions & Answers session with speakers Wing Kan (Ken) Wong, Shenzhen Ping An Finance Center Construction and Development, Tak Hung (TH) Yung, Shenzhen Ping An Finance Center…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 04 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Session 04 Questions & Answers session with speakers Bin Niu, ECADI, Enfang Liu, ISA Architecture, and Yiru Huang, Tongji University.
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 05 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Session 05 Questions & Answers session with speakers Sam Cuccurullo, CBRE; Susanna See, WSP; and Peter Kok, Shum Yip Land.
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Zhongnan Tower Room, Session 2 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Zhongnan Tower Room, Session 2 Questions & Answers session with speakers Jiemin Ding, TJAD, Weiguo Chen, Zhongnan Group, and Guangjing Sha, Zhongnan Group.
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Zhongnan Tower Room, Session 3 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Zhongnan Tower Room, Session 3 Questions & Answers session with speakers Li Cao, Zhongnan Group, Moukui Xu, Zhongnan Group, and Xin Zhao, Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Shanghai Tower Room, Session 1 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Shanghai Tower Room, Session 1 Questions & Answers session with speakers Jiang Wu, Tongji University, Benedict Tranel & Xiaomei Lee, Gensler , and Xiaobo Chen, Shanghai Tower Construction and Development Co.,…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 09 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Session 09 Questions & Answers session with speakers Vincent Tse and Herbert Lam, Parsons Brinckerhoff; Mehdi Jalayerian, Environmental Systems Design; and Xiaoxin Man, CSCEC.
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 06 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Session 06 Questions & Answers session with speakers Hongyu Li, AECOM; Lianjin Bao, ECADI; and Zhong Fan, China Architecture Design & Research Group.
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 07 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Session 07 Questions & Answers session with speakers Kazunari Kano, Mori Building, Paul Scott, Make Architects, and Moshe Tzur, Moshe Tzur Architects Urbanists.
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 08 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Session 08 Questions & Answers session with speakers Antony Wood, CTBUH / IIT / Tongji University; Luke Leung, SOM; and Christopher Drew, AS+GG.
Greenland Group’s Perspective on Commercial Space in High-Rise Buildings
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Zhaohui Jia, Greenland Group
This article will focus on the hybrid development trend of commercial spaces in Ultra High-Rise buildings during the urbanization process in China. The case studies will focus on the related projects developed by Greenland Group in recent years. From…
Shaping the Environment of the Urban Complex from the Urban Point of View
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Peter Kok, Shum Yip Land Company Limited
This presentation begins with a discussion of the relationship between “architecture, environment and people” and suggests that the shaping of the environment in urban-complex projects should be developed from a more macroscopic perspective. The…
Suzhou Zhongnan Center: Rising Above Engineering Challenges
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Dong Shen, Zhongnan Group
Suzhou is only 30 minutes by train from Shanghai, but has a rich history and identity all its own, soon to be augmented by the Zhongnan Tower, a 700-meter structure that could become the world’s tallest building outside the Middle East. The so-called…
Tall Buildings as International Investments
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Robert Pratt, Tishman Speyer Properties
Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Council
Timothy Johnson, CTBUH Chairman / NBBJ
James Robinson, Hongkong Land

The investment landscape for tall buildings varies considerably around the world, as was indicated by the diversity of perspectives in the panel “Tall Buildings as International Investments.” Mounib Hammoud, new CTBUH Trustee and CEO of Jeddah…
Tapered Profile and Structural Design of Supertall Buildings
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Lianjin Bao, ECADI
As supertall buildings become higher and higher and its function turns to be more and more comprehensive, huge challenges are brought to the structural design. This presentation describes the relation between tapered profile and structural design of…
Sustainable Vertical Urban Agglomeration
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Enfang Liu, ISA Architecture
This presentation, with the project case designed by Institute of Shanghai Architectural Design & Research (Co. Ltd.), from the agglomerate character of the development of super high-rise buildings in China, describes the rise and development of the…
Sustainability with a View
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Susanna See, WSP
All truly great outcomes are the result of collaboration. In a building’s life cycle, collaboration between designers, owners, builders and users can result in improved long-term performance. Tall building energy-use is heavily weighted on the…
Some Aspects of Construction Management in Ping An Finance Center
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Tak Hung (TH) Yung, Shenzhen Ping An Finance Center Construction and Development
There are several valuable construction management experiences from the Ping An Finance Center that are worth sharing. This presentation will discuss several studies performed for the development, including: a comparative study on excavation and…
Space Formations
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Ole Scheeren, Büro Ole Scheeren
As architecture keeps expanding vertically – with ever taller buildings to emerge across the world, and with the skyscraper having long become the predominant typology of architectural production in most geographic regions of hyper-growth, we need to…
Supertall Buildings Infrastructure: Designing Vertical Cities
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Mehdi Jalayerian, ESD (Environmental Systems Design, Inc.)
This presentation explores the methodology behind designing a supertall building where it concerns system configurations that support sustainable construction; the ways in which the design interacts with the environment; coordinating within the…
The Application and Management of BIM in Ping An Finance Center
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Fang Xie, CCDI
BIM (Building Information Management) is an emerging technology that gives engineers a new way of expressing complex spatial representations in high-rise buildings. The Ping An Finance Center used a series of BIM application explorations that…
The Differences in Developing Tall Buildings in Cities in China
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Junjie Zhang, ECADI
ZhaoHui Jia, Greenland Group
Nengjun Luo, CITIC HEYE Investment CO., LTD.
Yin Tang, Broad Group

This panel considered whether Shanghai’s supertall buildings will characterize those undertaken in other Chinese cities and the key development drivers behind development further inland. Junjie Zhang, President, ECADI, began the session by asking the…
Vertical Community: Achieving a Harmonious Mix
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Sam Cuccurullo, CBRE
This presentation explores the definitions of mixed-used supertall and community and probes into the prerequisites of harmony community within supertall. By reviewing China’s top 12 completed supertalls, it was discovered that number of uses within…
Vertical Reality – How To Design Viable Vertical Urbanism
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Paul Scott, Make Architects
In many ways, the technical design of tall buildings is straightforward. The real challenge is how to create successful vertical urbanism that forms part of an adaptable and authentic city. This presentation tells Make’s story of designing vertical…
High Performance Design of Floor System for Super Tall Buildings
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Xin Zhao, Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.
The floor system is an important part of tall building structures. It not only supports the vertical load, but also connects the lateral load resisting system as a whole to work together. In this discussion, the key points of the design and…
Urban Design and Nurturing Cities
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Kazunari Kano, Mori Building Co., Ltd.
Mori Building meets the challenges of times by designing and constructing “Vertical Garden City”. This concept is the creation of compact cities that integrate land subdivides over previous decades and erect high-rise structures that open up green…
Ultra-Low Energy Consumption in Upper Floors of Skyscrapers
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Man Xiaoxin, China Construction Engineering Design Group
Based on the simulation of the outdoor Climate Vertical Distribution in Dalian, this presentation analyzes the regularities of gradient distribution from ground to 1000 meter in terms of temperature, humidity, and wind speed. In summer, the climate…
The Environmental Impact of Tall vs Small: A Comparative Study
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Christopher Drew, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
The concept of vertical living has been hailed as a solution to control fast growth and urbanization of cities worldwide. As supertall residential projects become more common and sustainability considerations become more necessary, their efficiency…
The Making of a Vertical Intelligent Community
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Qi Hu, Jiankun Information & Technology
Advanced technology is used in the design and construction of buildings, but it can also play an important role during building operations. Using the latest technology, the Shanghai Tower will use an intelligent control system to collect large…
The ROI of User Experience
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Benedict Tranel & Xiaomei Lee, Gensler
Although there has been much research on the performance of double skin façades, there are still arguments that challenge their costs-effectiveness. Using the Shanghai Tower and The Tower at PNC Plaza as case studies, a counterargument will be made…
Towards 2050 – The Challenge for Tall Buildings
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Craig Gibbons, Arup
The continuing increase in urbanization creates significant challenges for our cities and the tall buildings within them. This includes the demand for space, consideration of the environmental constraints and societal expectations. The presentation…
The Structural Health Monitoring System for Ping An Finance Center
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Yinghou He, City University of Hong Kong
The Ping An Finance Center contains breakthrough structural health monitoring systems that make the building an important test platform for: the verification of various damage identification methods, the location of sensor equipment within the…
Monthly Video: Five Minutes with Luke Leung
17 Sep 2014 – Monthly Video Series; Luke Leung, Director, SOM
Wednesday 17th September 2014. Shanghai, China. Luke Leung of SOM is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Awards Symposium at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Luke talks about China's current climate crisis and what is being done…
Introduction of the Suzhou Zhongnan Center Project
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Chenggang Yao, Interbrand
Learn about the iterative process taken to arrive at the branding for Suzhou Zhongnan Center by way of a wide array of prior Interbrand projects, including the Burj Khalifa, Tokyo Sky Tree, One World Trade Center, Taipei 101, Shanghai World Financial…
Key Technologies for the Structure Construction in the Shenzhen Ping An Finance Center
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Yuqi Zhou, CSCEC1B
This presentation will introduce the key technologies used for the structural construction of the 660-metertall Ping An Finance Center: the deep foundation pit, large diameter piles, massive concrete mat, climbing formwork of core wall and mega…
Making Shanghai Tower the World’s Tallest Green Building
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Jihong Han, Shanghai Research Institute of Building Sciences
The Shanghai Tower represents a breakthrough for sustainable high-rise development in China. A technical overview of the building’s green infrastructure will be provided, along with a discussion of the challenges that must be addressed in order to…
Introduction of Shanghai Tower’s Electromechanical Key Technologies
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Zhenghong Liu, Shanghai Tower
The 632-meter Shanghai Tower targets both Green 3-Star and LEED Gold certifications, requiring inventive solutions in the design of the building’s electromechanical systems. These systems will be discussed along with their relationship to the…
Interview: David Malott
17 Sep 2014 – 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews; David Malott, KPF
Wednesday 17th September 2014. Shanghai, China. David Malott, CTBUH Chairman-Elect / Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower.
Shanghai Tower: Building a Green, Vertical City in the Heart of Shanghai
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Jianping Gu, Shanghai Tower Construction & Development
The Shanghai Tower establishes a new paradigm for tall buildings and vertical urbanism. This presentation provides an overview of the strong role that innovation and new technology play in the superlative aesthetic, structural and environmental…
Innovative Elevator Technologies To Future Proof Your Building
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Johannes de Jong, KONE
Urbanization is driving accelerated growth of cities. Buildings are becoming more complex and smarter. Integration of intelligent building systems and integration of multiple buildings is becoming more common. The latest elevator integration…
Interview: Luke Leung
17 Sep 2014 – 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews; Luke Leung, Director, SOM
Wednesday 17th September 2014. Shanghai, China. Luke Leung of SOM is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Awards Symposium at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Luke talks about China's current climate crisis and what is being done…
Interview: Dong Shen
17 Sep 2014 – 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews; Dong Shen, Zhongnan Group
Dong Shen of Zhongnan Group is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower. Dong discusses about developing tall.
Ping An Finance Center: The Development and Construction of a Megatall
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Wai Ming (Thomas) Tsang, Ping An Financial Centre Construction & Development
The extraordinary megatall tower adopts extraordinary shape-optimization techniques and requires unprecedented levels of coordination to achieve its unique form.
Ping An IFC: Economical & Efficient Solutions
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti
With the completion of the 500m+ Ping An Finance Center, our era presents the question of whether traditional structural systems and design approaches are still applicable, and whether new design tools can improve the performance and sustainability…
Rethinking Skyscrapers in China and Elsewhere
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Yosuke Hayano, MAD Architects
The rapid process of urbanization in China is more striking and archetypal than anywhere else in the world, and the practical problems arising from it also deserve the deepest reflection and the most demanding criticism. The pursuit of height is…
Moving Towards Sustainable Vertical Urbanism
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Xiaobo Chen, Shanghai Tower Construction and Development Co., Ltd.
To ensure the delivery of a comfortable and harmonious commercial atmosphere, special attention was paid to building management practices in the Shanghai Tower. This presentation will give an overview of the property management services that will…
Shanghai Tower Panel Discussion
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Discussion
2014 Shanghai International Conference Shanghai Tower Panel Discussion session with speakers Bin Zhao, Shanghai Tower Construction and Development, Yadong Li, Shanghai Jianke Engineering Consulting Co., Ltd., Jiliang Chen, Tongji Architectural…
Project Management Outline and Difficulties of Ping An Finance Center
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Wing Kan (Ken) Wong, Shenzhen Ping An Finance Center Construction and Development
The project management requirements for supertall (300-meter) and megatall (600-meter) projects are vastly different – often requiring additional considerations in terms of construction costs, construction speed, construction technology, quality…
Performance Based Design and Optimization for Supertall Buildings
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Jiemin Ding, TJAD
Performance-based structural design often includes performance requirements for safety, health, serviceability, energy efficiency and environmental impact. Building performance is an indicator of how well a structure supports the defined needs of its…
Permanent Magnet Machines For Elevators In Super High-Rise Buildings
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Zbigniew Jerry Piech, Otis Elevator Company
This presentation introduces the new approach to design and construction of permanent magnet elevator machines targeting super high-rise buildings. The increased demand for high-rise buildings poses challenges to designers, manufacturers and…
Multi-Constrained Outrigger Optimization for Super Tall Buildings
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Moukui Xu, Zhongnan Group
Recently, the outrigger system has been widely employed as an efficient structural lateral load resisting system in super tall buildings. The optimization of the outrigger system is desirable because it can significantly increase structural lateral…
New Type of Shear Wall and its Application in High-Rise Buildings
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Zhong Fan, China Architecture Design & Research Group
The frame core tube structure is the main form of super high-rise building. The core tube wall bear large vertical gravity load, but also bear the wind load and horizontal seismic action. Although the compressive bearing capacity of the concrete wall…
Research on Wind-Induced Vibration of the Steel Tower on High- Rise Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Yaming Li, ISA Architecture
An analysis on dynamic characteristics and wind-induced response of a high-rise building with a steel tower on the roof was conducted by ANSYS. It shows that the wind direction have a great influence on the steel tower. When the frequency of vortex-…
Relationship Between Periods and Structural Heights
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Congzhen Xiao, China Academy of Building Research
Natural vibration period is an important parameter for a high-rise building; based on four hundred and fourteen high-rise buildings that are existing or have passed over-limit evaluation in China, the distribution law of natural vibration periods is…
Proposed Changes to the Recommendations for the Seismic Design of High-Rise Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; John Viise, Halvorson and Partners
John Viise presents on buckling restrained braces (BRBs), and fluid viscous dampers (FVDs). These alternate approaches provide superior energy dissipation under dynamic loading while avoiding the large localized forces associated with conventional…
Solutions for Fire & Life Safety at Extreme Heights
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Simon Lay, AECOM
The world currently only has two “megatall” buildings. However, more are planned and some potential schemes will push beyond “megatall” to “hyper-tall”. As construction technology considers such schemes, how can we ensure that they are safe? This…
Seismic Action Reduction in Supertall Building Design
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Chunhe (Henry) Li, Buro Happold
Per building design practice in China, structural engineer will carry on more detailed analysis in design development stage when schematic design is approved. For a supertall building, when its height exceed the code limitation, a structural engineer…
Modernization: Renewing the Lifecycle of Vertical Transportation
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Franz Arnold, Schindler Elevators
Traditionally much of the focus in the tall building sector has been centered on the ground breaking technology being put in place for the pioneering “Skyscrapers of Tomorrow.” However, as these landmarks continually develop the ranks of “yesterday’s…
Monthly Video: Matthew Clifford
16 Sep 2014 – Monthly Video Series; Head of Energy & Sustainability Services, JLL
Tuesday, 16th September 2014. Shanghai China. Matthew Clifford, Head of Energy & Sustainability Services, JLL, discusses green design and sustainability trends, particularly in China. View the extended interview here.
Managing the Risk of Fire in Future Tall Building Environments
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Russ Timpson, Horizonscan
As urban communities become more densely populated and emergency access potentially more problematic, there will be a growing need to address the risks associated with fire, evacuation and post trauma disruption to residents. This presentation…
Stainless Steel Claddings for High-Rise Architecture
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Dr. Jörn Teipel, Outokumpu
Especially during the last 20 years stainless steel has become an approved and much valued cladding material for sophisticated architecture. Starting with the first architectural application of stainless steel (the Chrysler Building) this…
Optimizing the Form of Tall Buildings to Urban Environments
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Ahsan Kareem, University of Notre Dame
The future of tall building design lies in defining structures that interact with their surroundings in order to create a harmonious, efficient, and sustainable urban habitat. One facet of this overarching goal is to define structures that respond…
Optimizing the Structural Design of the 151 Story Incheon Tower
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T
The 151 story super high-rise building located in an area of reclaimed land constructed over soft marine clay in Songdo, Korea. The focus of this presentation is: 1) the structural engineering techniques utilized to optimize the structural and…
The Passive Design of High-Rise Envelope
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Jia Yin, Shanghai Elite Façade Consultants
From the perspective of the application of the high-rise envelope technology, this presentation attempts to quantify the effectiveness of passive measures, and provide the adequate basis for architects’ decision. A project in Wuhan is analyzed in…
The Vertical Campus
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Jason Haase, LMN Architects
Tech companies of all sizes are leaving the loft and heading to the high-rise. As small startups grow larger and set their sights on attracting the best talent available, it is often the case that a ping pong table and free snacks are not going to…
Using Supplemental Damping Systems on High-Rise Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Xiangdong Du, RWDI
A considerable number of supplemental damping system implementations are for wind induced motion control of skyscrapers and their performance has been validated through full scale monitoring during wind storms or seismic events. Among the passive…
Use of Elevators During Emergencies
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; David McColl, Otis
This presentation explores evacuation improvement opportunities achieved through inter-operation of various systems in tall buildings. Tall buildings comprise many highly intelligent systems that can be interconnected to provide an efficient and…
The Evolution of Building Evacuation Design in China
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Fang Li & James Antell, RJA Group
As a result of the events of September 11th and other natural and man-made disasters, building owners, designers and fire officials have become increasingly aware of the need to consider a wide variety of scenarios when evacuating tall buildings. As…
Sustainability and High-Rise Buildings – 56 Leonard Street
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Hezi Mena, WSP
56 Leonard, a new 57-story residential development, totaling 480,000 GSF rises 825 feet from street level. At about 78’ in width, the slenderness ratio is about 10.5. Tall slender buildings present many challenges while allowing vertical cities to…
Taipei 101: Tall Building Operation Towards Sustainability
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Cathy Yang, Taipei Financial Center Corporation
To take TAIPEI 101 TOWER as an example that will showcase the various aspects of managing a tall building, satisfying tenant requirements, stakeholders expectations, and as an example of a cities’ achievements. One, Explore the essential elements for…
Tall and Supertall Atria for Sustainable Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Ervin Cui, AON FPE
The continual increasing height of supertall buildings is being accompanied by interior sky gardens interspersed throughout the heights of the buildings. Increased urban density and verticality make these atria essential alternatives to using…
Innovative Designs for Natural Ventilation in High-Rise Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Kevin Peddie, 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…
Balanced Fire Protection in Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Alfredo Ramirez, Underwriters Laboratories
The presentation will focus on fire protection techniques used to establish a balanced fire protection scheme consisting of passive and active components. A history of and overview of Installation Code and product standard requirements used in…
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…
Blades of Steel: Understanding the Limits of Metal Façade Design
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Patrick Loughran, Goettsch Partners
Metal claddings frequently skin our tall buildings. They provide the texture and shine that help distinguish one glass tower from the next. Like the fabric on a well-tailored suit, metal claddings provide the pleasing lines that ornament our façades…
BRB and FVD Alternatives to Conventional Steel Brace Outriggers
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; John Viise, Halvorson and Partners
Tall buildings are often stiffened by providing large steel outrigger braces to link a central core to the perimeter columns. As an alternative to this approach, this study considers two other member types for use at the outrigger locations: a…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 04 - Q & A
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Technical Workshop 04 Questions & Answers session with speakers Don Davies, MKA; Mark Sarkisian, SOM; Dario Trabucco, CTBUH / Iuav University of Venice; Mic Patterson, Enclos; and Maurice Hermens, Royal…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 03 - Q & A
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Technical Workshop 03 Questions & Answers session with speakers Stanley Yee, Dow Corning; Jeffrey Holmes, Woods Bagot; Jörn Teipel, Outokumpu; Patrick Loughran, Goettsch Partners; and Jia Yin, Shanghai Elite…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 02 - Q & A
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Technical Workshop 02 Questions & Answers session with speakers Michael Montgomery, Kinetica; Kevin MacLean, Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.; Hezi Mena, WSP; John Viise, Halvorson and Partners; Ahmad Abdelrazaq,…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 01 - Q & A
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Technical Workshop 01 Questions & Answers session with speakers Matthew Clifford, JLL; Cathy Yang, Taipei Financial Center; Jason Haase, LMN Architects; Victor Madeira Filho, Madeira Valentim & Alem Advogados;…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 05 - Q & A
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Technical Workshop 04 Questions & Answers session with speakers Ervin Cui, Aon FPE; Simon Lay, AECOM; Fang Li, RJA Group; Alfredo Ramirez, Underwriters Laboratories; and Russ Timpson, Horizonscan.
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 06 - Q & A
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Technical Workshop 06 Questions & Answers session with speakers Kanokpat Chanvaivit, Bouygues – Thai Co. Ltd.; Chunhe (Henry) Li, Buro Happold; Mario Lafontaine, Rene Lagos Engineers; Davy Sukamta, Davy Sukamta…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 07 - Q & A
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Technical Workshop 07 Questions & Answers session with speakers Patrick Bass, ThyssenKrupp; Franz Arnold, Schindler Elevators; Janne Sorsa, KONE Elevators; David McColl, Otis Elevator Company; and Glen Pederick…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 08 - Q & A
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Technical Workshop 08 Questions & Answers session with speakers Xiangdong Du, RWDI; Yaming Li, ISA Architecture; Kevin Peddie, Windtech Consultants; Peter Soddy, Wirth Research; and Ahsan Kareem, University of…
Elevator Use During Construction Time of Tall Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Janne Sorsa, KONE
The efficiency of construction work is affected by the time required to transport workers between ground level and their work sites. Usually, exterior construction hoists are installed outside the building for the transportation of construction…
High-Rise Harmony – Legal Issues Unique to Tall Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Victor Madeira Filho, MVA Advogados; Arthur Wellington, Thornton Tomasetti
This article aims to discuss the construction of tall buildings in both emerging and established urban centers, highlighting aspects related to large urban centers and raising the points of impact from such constructions in the cities. Since there is…
Interview: Matthew Clifford
16 Sep 2014 – 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews; Head of Energy & Sustainability Services, JLL
Tuesday, 16th September 2014. Shanghai China. Matthew Clifford, Head of Energy & Sustainability Services, JLL, discusses green design and sustainability trends, particularly in China.
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…
Diversity and Change in Vertical Urbanism
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Moshe Tzur, Moshe Tzur Architects Urbanists
The living city is ideally composed of elements in an ecologically dynamic relationship with the urban environment. Environmental function measured over time constitutes a seminal characteristic of a viable and sustainable urbanism. The tower form,…
Delivering and Managing Sustainable Tall Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Matthew Clifford, JLL
This presentation examines best practices to develop a framework for the effective management of high-performance sustainable tall building. 1) Utilizes relevant case studies and workshop participation. 2) Discusses the current and future trends in…
CTBUH Research Project: A Whole LCA of the Sustainable Aspects of Structural Systems in Tall Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Dario Trabucco, CTBUH
This presentation illustrates the tasks completed so far and the initial findings of the first part of a 24-month long, US $300k research project on the Life-Cycle Assessment of tall building structures. The research is aimed at investigating the…
Developments in CFD Responding to the Increased Demands of Taller Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Peter Soddy, Wirth Research
Accurate analysis of the aerodynamic effect of tall buildings is vital for the sustainable development of the vertical urban habitat. The established analysis methods are wind tunnels and low-resolution CFD. Wind tunnels are unable to operate at…
Design of a Slender Building with High-Performing VE Dampers
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Michael Montgomery, Kinetica & Kevin MacLean, Read Jones Christoffersen
A slender tower in downtown Toronto was identified early on in the design process as having wind dynamic motion issues and additional structural damping was required. The developer’s mandate for this project was to maximize sellable space and…
New Chapter of Earthquake Resistance
Jul 2014 – Other Videos; Broad Sustainable Buildings
Broad Sustainable Buildings 30-story test building withstands a 9-magnitude earthquake test.
New Ark Hotel
Jul 2014 – Other Videos; Broad Sustainable Buildings
Time lapse of the New Ark Hotel being constructed in 6 days.
Building The Broad Pavilion
Jul 2014 – Other Videos; Broad Sustainable Buildings
Time lapse of the the construction of The Broad Pavilion in one day for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.
History Rewritten (T30 Hotel)
Jul 2014 – Other Videos; Broad Sustainable Buildings
Time lapse of T30 Hotel being constructed in just 15 days.
Interview: C&D International Tower
7 Nov 2013 – 2013 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Roy Liu, Gravity Partnership
Roy Liu discusses the C&D International Tower, one of the Best Tall Building Featured Finalist. During the interview Roy talks about the area in which the building is placed and the influence it had on the design of the structure including the…
Tall Building Innovation Award: BSB Prefabricated Construction Method
7 Nov 2013 – CTBUH "12th Annual Awards"; Shuguang Wang, BROAD Group
Never before has an entire prefabricated building system been developed to this degree. The BSB Method is a clear and innovative way of fundamentally rethinking tall building construction, and holds great promise for the future.
Interview: CCTV Headquarters
7 Nov 2013 – 2013 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Rem Koolhaas, OMA
Rem Koolhaas discusses CCTV Headquarters, the Best Tall Building Worldwide and Asia & Australasia Winner. Rem discusses his views on architecture and the issues with adapting to change while addressing the distinctive shape of the CCTV Headquarters…
Interview: BSB Prefabricated Construction Method
7 Nov 2013 – 2013 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Shuguang Wang, BROAD Group
Shuguang Wang discusses the Broad Sustainable Building Prefabricated Construction Method, a Tall Building Innovation Award Co-Winner. He talks about the innovative new pre-fabrication technology and the use of it to build Sky City, which aims to be…
Best Tall Building Asia & Australasia: CCTV Headquarters: A New Typology for the Skyscraper
7 Nov 2013 – CTBUH "12th Annual Awards"; Rem Koolhaas, OMA
CCTV Headquarters singlehandedly paved the way from the height-obsessed, set-back skyscraper of the past to the sculptural and spatial skyscraper of the present, at the scale of the urban skyline.
Best Tall Building Featured Finalist: C&D International Tower: Piercing the Xiamen Skyline
7 Nov 2013 – CTBUH "12th Annual Awards"; Roy Liu, Gravity Partnership
The C&D International Tower achieves a compelling presence on the skyline while affording ample accommodation at the ground level. Designers executed a clear strategy around limiting urban heat islands, supporting greenery, and channeling natural…
Sky City: World's Next Tallest
12 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Zhang Yue, BROAD Group
The China Broad Group captured the imagination of the entire world with the time lapse video of their 30-story pre-fabricated tower being erected in just 15 days in China. Similarly, the world’s attention is now on their latest plans, for the next “…
Interview: Sky City
12 Jun 2013 – 2013 London Conference Interviews; Zhang Yue, BROAD Group
Zhang Yue of China Broad Group is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2013 CTBUH London Conference at The Brewery, London. Zhang talks about Sky City, the Broad Group's 838m tower planned to be constructed in only 9 months.
Matching Occupier and Landlord Needs: Supply and Demand in Tall Buildings
11 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Nigel Biggs & Nigel Smith, CBRE
As employee habits increasingly change and alternative workplace solutions become a reality, what do tenants want from their tall buildings and how is this affecting demand globally? Drawing on a wide global experience of leasing and managing tall…
Interview: The Livable City
21 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; Ellen Lou, SOM
Ellen Lou of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. Ellen discusses what makes a livable city and which city is the most livable city in the world.
Interview: Urban Habitat in Shanghai
21 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; Ron Klemencic, MKA
Ron Klemencic of Magnusson Klemencic Associates is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. Ron discusses the Council and China including the urban habitat problems with the city of Shanghai.
Interview: Prefabrication in the Tall Building Industry
21 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; Andy Davids, Hyder Consulting
Andy Davids of Hyder Consulting is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. Andy discusses the 838-meter BROAD Group Sky City project and what the prefabrication of major portions of buildings will…
Taipei 101: Striving to be a Sustainable Skyscraper
21 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Cathy Yang, Taipei Financial Center Corporation
In 2009 Taipei 101 embarked on an ambitious environmental upgrade, aimed at achieving the LEED-EBOM (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design - Existing Building Operation and Maintenance) certification at Platinum Level. Taipei 101 has now…
Comparative Study of the Urban Complex in Shanghai and Hong Kong
21 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Zhendong Wang, Tongji University
This presentation analyzes the financial value, space value and urban value of urban building complexes in Shanghai and Hong Kong. The complexes will be examined via three levels: direct synergy, indirect synergy and space synergy. Similar projects…
Interview: Hong Kong's Role in the History of the Chinese Skyscraper
21 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; Christine Bruckner, AIA Hong Kong
Christine Bruckner of AIA Hong Kong is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. Christine talks about Hong Kong and its role in the history of the Chinese skyscraper.
A Sustainable Solution for Urbanization in China
21 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Christopher Drew, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
This presentation examines a design solution for a new high-density vertical City in China for 100,000 residents sharing a live-work environment in a total built up area of 1.3 km2. The philosophy for the City has been to provide a highly walkable…
Interview: Broad Sustainable Building
21 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; Ying Tang, BROAD Group
Ying Tang of Broad Sustainable Building is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. Ying Tang discusses the current projects by Broad Sustainable Building Group, and the motivations behind building…