Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

United Kingdom 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!
CTBUH UK Hosts Panel Discussion: Smart Cities / Smart Buildings
31 Jan 2019, London – Event Report
The CTBUH UK Chapter hosted a panel discussion, speculating on the future of our built environment by reflecting on the lessons learned over the past 50 years.
2019 Tall Building Predictions for the Year to Come
22 Jan 2019, Chicago – CTBUH News
Check out our monthly predictions based on our industry intelligence to see what trends and milestones will shape the industry in the year to come!
CTBUH Chief Executive Officer Conducts Speaking Tour of London
6 Dec 2018, London – Event Report
CTBUH CEO Antony Wood traveled to his native UK for a speaking and listening tour, including a keynote address and several dinners with key figures of the tall building industry.
2018 Global Walking Tour: Walking on Water Reports
2 Aug 2018 – Tour Report
This year's 2018 Global Walking Tour explored the role of tall buildings along waterfronts and other natural settings.
CTBUH UK Hosts Discussion: Protecting or Prohibiting?
22 May 2018, London – Event
The CTBUH UK Chapter held an event discussing the subject: “Are London’s Viewing Corridors Protecting or Prohibiting our City's Growth?"
CTBUH UK Presents: Exporting Tall
30 Apr 2018, London – Event Report
The UK Chapter recently held "Exporting Tall," a series of presentations highlighting the challenges and opportunities of designing tall buildings in countries outside the UK.
CTBUH UK Tours 22 Bishopsgate
23 Feb 2018, London – Tour Report
The CTBUH United Kingdom Chapter conducted an under-construction tour of 22 Bishopsgate, the tallest building under construction in the UK.
CTBUH UK Chapter Hosts: Geometry of Tall Buildings
29 Jan 2018, London – Event Report
The CTBUH UK Chapter recently hosted a conversation between architects and engineers on the geometry of tall buildings and its impact on the design trends of the future.
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.
CTBUH United Kingdom Chapter Celebrates with Year-End Event
6 Dec 2017, London – Event Report
The CTBUH United Kingdom Chapter hosted its first annual year-end social event at McQueen in London. The event concluded a successful year.
Future Forty Emerging Technology Hackathon
29 Nov 2017, Manchester – Event Report
The Manchester Committee of the CTBUH United Kingdom Chapter held the event "Future Forty Emerging Technology Hackathon: Creating a Community in Tall Buildings."
David Malott Passes the CTBUH Chairman’s Gavel to Steve Watts
31 Oct 2017, Sydney – Conference Activity Report
On the second day of the 2017 Australia Conference, all conference delegates gathered in Sydney to see Steve Watts sworn in as the next chairman of CTBUH.
Steve Watts to Become Next CTBUH Chairman
26 Sep 2017, Chicago – CTBUH News
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is pleased to announce that Steve Watts has been confirmed to become the organization’s next chairman.
CTBUH UK: Manchester Urban Housing Debate
26 Jul 2017, Manchester – Event Report
CTBUH held its first Manchester event in coordination with the CTBUH UK Chapter in a debate on the development of urban housing in the city.
2017 Global Walking Tours: The Space Within Tall Buildings
21 Jun-7 Jul 2017 – Tour Report
The CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized its fourth annual Global Walking Tours, which took place in 15 cities around the world.
Tall Timber: A Global Audit
26 Jun 2017, Chicago – CTBUH Research
The CTBUH has produced its latest Tall Buildings in Numbers research study, entitled "Tall Timber: A Global Audit."
CTBUH UK Learns About "A Day in the Life of The Shard"
26 Jun 2017, London – Event Report
An audience of 100 streamed into the Warwick Business School on the 17th floor of the Shard, to hear about the challenges of operating the tallest building in Western Europe.
CTBUH Releases Initial Statement on Grenfell House Fire in London
14 Jun 2017, London – CTBUH-Related News Report
CTBUH Fellow Simon Lay authored an official statement on behalf of the CTBUH regarding the devastating Grenfell House fire that occurred in London on June 14.
CTBUH UK & ZHA: Tall Towers as Catalysts for Social Interaction
8 May 2017, London – Event Report
Zaha Hadid Architects and CTBUH UK hosted an event in the ZHA gallery space, featuring presentations and a panel discussion on tall towers as catalysts for social intercation.
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 '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.
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.
Motorsport Technology Transferred to the Design of Towers
10 Feb 2016, London – Event Report
A discussion on the application of Computational Fluid Dynamics, a successful technology in motorsport and aerospace, to architecture and tall buildings.
Second CTBUH Demolition Working Group Meeting
1 Dec 2015, Bergamo – Event Report
Members of the CTBUH research team visited the head offices of Despe to learn about their successful demolition of Gallowgate Twins as part of the demolition working group.
Does London Need Tall Buildings?
7 Oct 2015, London – Event Report
The CTBUH UK Chapter hosted a successful panel discussion posing the question "Does London need tall buildings?" at Grimshaw's Clerkenwell studio.
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.
Rights of Light Breakfast Seminar
10 Sep 2015, London – Event Report
CTBUH UK and legal firm Fieldfisher held a successful event entitled Rights of Light, which featured presentations covering the age-old topic of access to light in dense cities.
CTBUH Accredits Cardiff University Course
Aug 2015, Cardiff – Tour Report
A new course at Cardiff University focusing on the sustainable analysis and design of "mega-buildings" has been accredited by the CTBUH.
CTBUH United Kingdom Chapter Launches in London
17 Jun 2015, London – Event Report
The CTBUH UK Chapter launched with an event at London’s BT Tower. Topics of discussion included a surge in high-rise construction in the city, and sustainability.
BCO Members Tour IIT Campus
22 May 2015, Chicago – Tour Report
As a supporting partner of this year’s British Council for Offices Conference, the CTBUH hosted more than 40 visitors from the BCO for an event on its home campus at IIT.
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.
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.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal Paper
An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building functions and structural materials.
CTBUH 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…
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.
One Canada Square + Canary Wharf Technical Tour Report
13 Jun 2013, London – Tour Report
A tour of Canary Wharf is an object lesson in the kind of place-making that can stem from the exploitation of an increasing rarity and developer’s delight: a 100-acre blank space in a major metropolitan area.
The Lloyd's Building Technical Tour Report
13 Jun 2013, London – Tour Report
The Lloyd’s Building received strong opposition after its completion, and almost 30 years later, it still remains a very recognizable building in London.
Heron Tower Technical Tour Report
13 Jun 2013, London – Tour Report
Heron Tower is a world-class office building at the heart of London’s financial district. Stretching 230 meters into the London skyline, the 46-story building is the tallest in the City of London.
30 St. Mary Axe Technical Tour Report
13 Jun 2013, London – Tour Report
Since its completion in 2004, 30 St. Mary Axe has become a firm favorite, referred to by Londoners as “The Gherkin.” Incorporating multiple green features it set a new standard for high-rise design in London and beyond.
Centre Point Technical Tour Report
13 Jun 2013, London – Tour Report
The historic Centre Point tower is an exceptional example of architecture completed in 1967. Originally built as a speculative office building, it now stands as a historically significant building.
Tower 42 Technical Tour Report
13 Jun 2013, London – Tour Report
The tallest building in the United Kingdom from 1980 until 1991 and the first major skyscraper in the City of London, Tower 42 encapsulates the theme of the conference: Height and Heritage.
St. Paul’s Cathedral Technical Tour Report
13 Jun 2013, London – Tour Report
A fortunate few were able to fully embrace “Height and Heritage” in the tour of St Paul’s. This tour provided a unique look at the history and structure of St Paul’s.
Willis Building Technical Tour Report
13 Jun 2013, London – Tour Report
The tour of 51 Lime Street, known as the Willis Building, started with a trip straight to the top floor and was quick to impress the delegates with a first stop at the 23rd floor’s expansive balcony.
Broadgate Tower Technical Tour Report
13 Jun 2013, London – Tour Report
The Broadgate Tower was the first tower building in the City designed specifically for the speculative market.
Thames Boat Tour Report Hosted by Peter Rees
13 Jun 2013, London – Tour Report
The Thames Boat Tour started at Westminster Pier which lies below Westminster Palace and opposite County Hall and the London Eye.
City of London Walking Tour Report with Peter Rees
13 Jun 2013, London – Tour Report
To truly gain an understanding of how to reconcile “Height and Heritage” one of the best options was to accompany the man whose job it is to do just exactly that. Peter Wynne Rees has been the chief planner for the City of London for 28 years.
2013 London Conference: Height & Heritage
11-13 Jun 2013, London – Conference
In the midst of two decades of unprecedented tall building development globally, Europe has increasingly embraced the skyscraper, even in cities seen as “anti-tall.”
20 Fenchurch Technical Tour Report
13 Jun 2013, London – Tour Report
Set to complete in 2014, 20 Fenchurch Street is already a feature of the London skyline. The 38-story, 177-meter tower has been nicknamed “The Walkie Talkie” because of its distinctive shape.
The Leadenhall Building Technical Tour Report
13 Jun 2013, London – Tour Report
Developed by British Land and Oxford Properties, The Leadenhall Building is an exceptionally complex, 52-story engineering project undergoing construction in the heart of the City of London.
CTBUH Publishes Case Study on The Leadenhall Building in London
Jun 2013 – CTBUH Journal Paper
The Leadenhall Building leans back to make way for views to St. Paul’s Cathedral and other historic sites in a crowded section of the City of London, but it also springs forward with an innovative structure and a dynamic street presence.
Richard Pilkington of Oxford Properties Presents at London Conference
11 Jun 2013 – Video and PPT
The recent global economic turmoil that was experienced by all those involved in the design and construction industry has certainly left its mark on the world of the developer. London, which at that time was solidifying its role as one of the world’s…
CTBUH Releases Study on the Past, Present and Future of the European Skyscraper
Jun 2013 – CTBUH Journal Paper
There are currently 109 skyscrapers over 150 meters in Europe. This number is set to jump to 161 by the end of 2015, meaning that there are more than 50 projects in advanced stages of construction.
World Architecture News Interviews Conference Speakers
May 2013, London – CTBUH In the Media
Fifteen architects, engineers, and industry experts, set to speak at the CTBUH Conference in London 11-13 June, talk to World Architecture News about building tall.
London Conference Steering Committee Meeting
20 Mar 2013, London – Event Report
The Steering Committee for the 2013 CTBUH London Conference convened to discuss and confirm the final details of the Conference including the speakers, sponsorship, and tours.
Executive Director Visits University of Nottingham
Dec 2012, Nottingham – Tour Report
The University of Nottingham welcomed Executive Director Antony Wood to meet the students, view their latest work and to discuss the development of the Masters Course in Sustainable Tall Buildings.
London 2013 Steering Committee Meeting
4 Dec 2012, London – Event Report
Thirty members of the London 2013 Steering Committee, representing developers and a wide range of industry disciplines, met to discuss themes and strategies for the upcoming conference.
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.
CTBUH Accredits University of Nottingham 2011 Masters Course
19 Jul 2011, Nottingham – Event Report
The University of Nottingham welcomed CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood as part of the annual CTBUH accreditation of the Masters Course in Sustainable Tall Buildings.
London Report: Bucking a Western Trend?
Jul 2011, London – Tour Report
Executive Director Antony Wood visited the UK in July for the inaugural meeting of a future CTBUH UK Chapter and other endeavors.
University of Nottingham Visit
Jul 2011, Nottingham – Tour Report
The University of Nottingham, Department of Architecture and Built Environment, welcomed CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood on Tuesday July 19th.
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…
Shard London Bridge Visit
23 Jan 2011, London – Tour Report
While in London, CTBUH’s Jan Klerks took the opportunity to visit the city's future tallest building; the Shard London Bridge, currently rising next to London Bridge Station.
2006 London Conference: Talking Tall 2
25 Sep 2006, London – Conference
Tall buildings are seen as a solution to high demand for city center space, as a tool for urban regeneration and as crucial landmarks to boost the brand identities of towns and cities.
2001 London Conference: Technology, Livability, Productivitiy
9-12 Dec 2001, London – Conference
Conference held in London in 2001 on Technology, Livability and Productivity in buildings for the 21st century.
1974 Oxford Conference: Tall Buildings and people?
17-19 Sep 1974, Oxford – Conference
The 1974 International Conference in Oxford, UK was held on "Tall Buildings and People?" from September 17th-19th.

Featured Tall Buildings in United Kingdom

30 St Mary Axe

30 St Mary Axe, London

Rarely does a single building have such a profound impact on the history of the high-rise as 30 St Mary Axe – The Gherkin.

51 Lime Street

51 Lime Street, London

51 Lime Street establishes a great dialogue with the existing fabric of historic masonry buildings and more modern glass buildings.

Broadcasting Place

Broadcasting Place, Leeds

Broadcasting Place is a mixed-use development close to the Leeds city center, it provides new office and teaching spaces together with 240 student residences.

Broadgate Tower

Broadgate Tower, London

The dramatic and highly visible structural system employed on Broadgate Tower is an innovative solution to the challenge of spanning the pre-existing railways that run under the site.

Heron Tower

Heron Tower, London

Heron Tower provides highly flexible work-spaces which support diverse tenant needs through a series of ten multi-story “villages”—with a full-height atrium at the heart of each.

NEO Bankside

NEO Bankside, London

Its four hexagonal pavilions have been arranged to provide residents with generous accommodation, stunning views and maximum daylight.

Strata

Strata, London

From the outset, sustainability has been key to the building's evolution. This holistic approach to sustainable high-rise design will prove to be very useful for the future of tall.

The Beetham Hilton Tower

The Beetham Hilton Tower, Manchester

The creation of an iconic landmark tower on this site was seen as an opportunity to create visual connectivity with the city center, creating a destination and attracting activity.

The Leadenhall Building

The Leadenhall Building, London

The Leadenhall Building leans back to make way for views to St. Paul’s Cathedral and other historic sites in a crowded section of the City of London.

The Shard

The Shard, London

The developers of The Shard showed remarkable tenacity in bringing it to fruition.

United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom, sorted by membership level then alphabetically by organization name.

Supporting Contributor

alinea Consulting alinea Consulting
United Kingdom
COST INSU PROP
Arcadis Arcadis
Netherlands
PMNG ENGO CIV ARCH COMP COST ENVE ENVP FIN FIRE GEO INTR LAND OTHR PROP SEC SEIS STRC TRAN URB WIND
BuroHappold Engineering BuroHappold Engineering
United Arab Emirates
ENGM STRC MEP ENGO BMNT CIV COMP ENVE ENVP FAC FIRE GEO SEC TRAN
Multiplex Multiplex
United Kingdom
CON ENGO PROP
Wentworth House Partnership Limited Wentworth House Partnership Limited
United Kingdom
STRC ENGO
Yuanda Group (CNYD) Yuanda Group (CNYD)
United Kingdom
MATR

Patron

BMT BMT
United Kingdom
WIND CIV
Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin
Canada
WIND ENGO ENVE

Donor

PLP Architecture PLP Architecture
United Kingdom
ARCH URB INTR TRAN
Ramboll Ramboll
United Kingdom
CIV ENGM ENVE MEP SEIS STRC VERC ENGO URB FAC COMP FIRE GEO PMNG
Wordsearch Wordsearch
United Kingdom
MRKT
Zaha Hadid Architects Zaha Hadid Architects
United Kingdom
ARCH INTR URB

Contributor

AkzoNobel AkzoNobel
United Kingdom
MATR BMNT FIRE
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
United Kingdom
ARCH URB INTR
Arney Fender Katsalidis Arney Fender Katsalidis
United Kingdom
ARCH INTR
Broadway Malyan Broadway Malyan
United Kingdom
ARCH URB INTR LAND
Canary Wharf Group Canary Wharf Group
United Kingdom
OWN DEV CON
Careys Civil Engineering Careys Civil Engineering
United Kingdom
CIV
CCL CCL
United Kingdom
MATR CIV CON STRC ENGO
Eric Parry Architects Eric Parry Architects
United Kingdom
ARCH
Fletcher Priest Architects Fletcher Priest Architects
United Kingdom
ARCH INTR URB
Foster + Partners Foster + Partners
United States
ARCH
Grimshaw Architects Grimshaw Architects
United Kingdom
ARCH URB INTR
IDOM UK Ltd. IDOM UK Ltd.
United Kingdom
ENGO ARCH MEP STRC
Mott MacDonald Group Mott MacDonald Group
Australia
PMNG ENGO
PAN Partners PAN Partners
United Kingdom
PMNG ARCH STRC ENGO LEGL
Real Estate Management (UK) Limited Real Estate Management (UK) Limited
United Kingdom
DEV PMNG
Rise Management Consulting Ltd Rise Management Consulting Ltd
United Kingdom
PMNG
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
United Kingdom
ARCH URB INTR
SECURISTYLE SECURISTYLE
United Kingdom
MATR
Siderise Siderise
United Kingdom
MATR
SimpsonHaugh SimpsonHaugh
United Kingdom
ARCH
Weston Williamson + Partners Weston Williamson + Partners
United Kingdom
ARCH
WilkinsonEyre WilkinsonEyre
United Kingdom
ARCH URB

Participant

AKT II AKT II
United Kingdom
STRC CIV
Bogle Architects Bogle Architects
United Kingdom
ARCH
Chapmanbdsp Chapmanbdsp
United Kingdom
ENVE FIRE MEP URB VERC WIND
Cundall Cundall
United Kingdom
ENGM STRC CIV MEP COMP ENGO ENVE FIRE GEO PMNG TRAN URB VERC
D2E International VT Consultants Ltd. D2E International VT Consultants Ltd.
United Kingdom
VERC ENGO OTHR
Dunbar & Boardman Dunbar & Boardman
United Kingdom
VERC FAC
Farrells Farrells
United Kingdom
ARCH URB INTR
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
United Kingdom
ARCH URB INTR
Getjar Limited Getjar Limited
United Kingdom
CON MATR
Hilson Moran Partnership Hilson Moran Partnership
United Kingdom
MEP VERC ENVE FIRE PROP SEC STRC
Kettle Collective Kettle Collective
United Kingdom
ARCH
Manhattan Loft Corporation Manhattan Loft Corporation
United Kingdom
DEV
MovvéO Ltd. MovvéO Ltd.
United Kingdom
VERC FAC
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
United Kingdom
SURV
Stanhope Stanhope
United Kingdom
DEV
Stephan Reinke Architects Stephan Reinke Architects
United Kingdom
ARCH URB
The Vertical Transportation Studio Ltd The Vertical Transportation Studio Ltd
United Kingdom
VERC
Upton-Hansen Architects Upton-Hansen Architects
United Kingdom
ARCH
Wirth Research Wirth Research
United Kingdom
WIND ENGO RES
WM Hare WM Hare
United Kingdom
CON

Academic

Cardiff University Cardiff University
United Kingdom
ACAD ARCH

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CTBUH United Kingdom

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…

CTBUH UK Hosts Panel Discussion: Smart Cities / Smart Buildings

31 Jan 2019, Event Report – The CTBUH UK Chapter hosted a panel discussion, speculating on the future of our…

2019 Tall Building Predictions for the Year to Come

22 Jan 2019, CTBUH News – Check out our monthly predictions based on our industry intelligence to see…

More United Kingdom Related Events/Initiatives

Javier Quintana de Una

Chair

Javier Quintana de Una
IDOM, London

Thomas Bradley

Country Executive Committee

Thomas Bradley
Lipton Rogers Developments LLP, London

Andy Campbell

Country Executive Committee

Andy Campbell
Multiplex, London

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Steve Watts

CTBUH Chairman

Steve Watts
alinea Consulting, London

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Simon Lay

City Committee

Simon Lay
OFR Consultants, Manchester

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CTBUH United Kingdom Representation

CTBUH Resources on United Kingdom

Award Winners & Award of Excellence Recipients

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

Winner

Award of Excellence

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UK Chapter: Smart Cities / Smart Buildings

31 Jan 2019 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings
Peter Murray, New London Architecture; Simon Giles, Tyrens London; Carolyn Dwyer, City of London Corporation ; et al.

Advancing Computerized Wind-Loading Tests to the Next Level

31 May 2018 – CTBUH 2018 Chicago Tall + Urban Conference
Nick Wirth, Wirth Research; Rob Rowsell, Wirth Research

Lean Core + Prefab Blade Wall System

31 May 2018 – CTBUH 2018 Chicago Tall + Urban Conference
Albert Williamson-Taylor, AKTII

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Creating Industry-Accepted Criteria for Measuring Tall Building Floor Area

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

Out of Thin Air: The Potential for High-Rise Housing Over Rail Lines

Jul 2018 – CTBUH Journal 2018 Issue III
Bill Price, WSP

A Vertical Transportation Analytical Tool For the Construction of Tall Buildings

Jul 2018 – CTBUH Journal 2018 Issue III
Julien Grange & Oscar Savage, Multiplex Construction Europe

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United Kingdom Related Videos

UK Chapter: Smart Cities / Smart Buildings
31 Jan 2019 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Peter Murray, New London Architecture; Simon Giles, Tyrens London; Carolyn Dwyer, City of London Corporation ; et al.
Peter Murray | New London Architecture Simon Giles | Tyrens London Carolyn Dwyer | City of London Corporation David Nicholl | ABB Patrik Schumacher | Zaha Hadid Architect
Advancing Computerized Wind-Loading Tests to the Next Level
31 May 2018 – Presentation at CTBUH 2018 Chicago Tall + Urban Conference; Nick Wirth, Wirth Research; Rob Rowsell, Wirth Research
Accurate analysis of the mean and resonant wind loads is vital for the structural design of tall buildings. Whereas physical Wind Tunnel Testing (WTT) to determine these loads is still accepted by the industry as the necessary default practice, the…
Lean Core + Prefab Blade Wall System
31 May 2018 – Presentation at CTBUH 2018 Chicago Tall + Urban Conference; Albert Williamson-Taylor, AKTII
The development of the lean-core + blade-wall system grew out of a brief to create a new high-rise living typology that was lean, flexible and driven by a standardized, prefabricated approach. The objective was to reduce reliance on the central core…
A Contemporary Conversion Gives an Old Tower New Life
30 May 2018 – Presentation at CTBUH 2018 Chicago Tall + Urban Conference; Nick Jarman, Stanhope; Nicholas Worley, Fletcher Priest Architects
Angel Court is located within the Bank of England Conservation Area, where no new high-rise buildings are permitted. However, by stripping an existing 1970s tower to its core, and replacing it with an intelligent and characterful building that…
Ribbons Over Islington: A Distinct Residential Tower in a Desirable London Neighborhood
30 May 2018 – Presentation at CTBUH 2018 Chicago Tall + Urban Conference; Aref Lahham, Orion City Road Trustee Limited; Sander Versluis, UNStudio
The Canaletto residential tower, located halfway between the City of London and Angel in Islington, comprises a 31-story tower with studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, and one distinct penthouse with a full rooftop. Offering waterside…
"Geometry of Tall Buildings" - a CTBUH United Kingdom Chapter Event
29 Jan 2018 – Other Videos; Patrik Schumacher, Zaha Hadid Architects; Anil Hira, BuroHappold Engineering; Kai-Uwe Bergman, Bjarke Ingels Group, [i]et al.[/i]
The London Committee of the CTBUH United Kingdom Chapter recently hosted [i]Geometry of Tall Buildings[/i], a conversation between leading architects and engineers on the geometry of tall buildings and its impact on the design trends of the future.…
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…
When New Worlds Collide: Reconnecting the Medieval and Suburban City
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Earle Arney, Arney Fender Katsalidis
Tall buildings, although deeply normative, are exceptional in their impact. The battleground of reconciliation often manifests itself at the scale of the immediate public realm, as well as the larger arena of cityscape. Since the Eiffel Tower in the…
London and Sydney: Public Space as a Connector
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Ian Lomas, Make
Two projects, in Sydney and London respectively, are currently being designed and delivered for Brookfield. These schemes address different infrastructure challenges and community needs, but both dedicate their ground planes to public use.
Interview: Eric Parry
30 Oct 2017 – 2017 Australia Conference Interviews; Eric Parry, Eric Parry Architects
Eric Parry of Eric Parry Architects is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2017 CTBUH Australia Conference.
Interview: Robert Foster
30 Oct 2017 – 2017 Australia Conference Interviews; Robert Foster, The University of Queensland
Robert Foster of The University of Queensland is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2017 CTBUH Australia Conference.
Interview: Steve Watts
30 Oct 2017 – 2017 Australia Conference Interviews; Steve Watts, Alinea Consulting
Steve Watts of alinea consulting and CTBUH Chairman-Elect is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2017 CTBUH Australia Conference.
CTBUH Expands UK Presence with Debate on Urban Housing in Manchester
26 Jul 2017 – Other Videos; Steve Watts, Alinea Consulting; Antony Wood, CTBUH; Matt Hayward, 5Plus Architects; et al.
On July 26. 2017 the CTBUH held its first Manchester event in coordination with the CTBUH UK Chapter, marking the occasion with a debate on the development of urban housing in the city.
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…
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…
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.
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.
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…
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 – Eric Parry
17 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Eric Parry, Eric Parry Architects
Eric Parry of Eric Parry Architects is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Eric discusses the design process of 1 Undershaft within the City of London and the influences of context and planning regulations.
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,…
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.
Europe's Tallest: The Shard
27 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Irvine Sellar, Sellar Property
London is considered one of the world’s safest harbors for investment capital. However, it has also been one of the lightning rods in the rapidly developing debate over the influence of global capital on the built environment. To say that some tall…
Interview: Matthew Richards
27 Oct 2015 – 2015 New York Conference Interviews; Matthew Richards, JLL
Matthew Richards of JLL is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2015 CTBUH New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York. Matthew discusses the flow of international investments and capital.
Interview: Cormac MacCrann
27 Oct 2015 – 2015 New York Conference Interviews; Cormac MacCrann, Canary Wharf Group
Cormac MacCrann of Canary Wharf Group is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2015 CTBUH New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York. Cormac discusses about the planning of Canary Wharf.
Interview: Irvine Sellar
27 Oct 2015 – 2015 New York Conference Interviews; Irvine Sellar, Sellar Property
Irvine Sellar of Sellar Property is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2015 CTBUH New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York. Irvine discusses the design in the big picture.
Interview: David Partridge
27 Oct 2015 – 2015 New York Conference Interviews; David Partridge, Argent
David Partridge of Argent is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2015 CTBUH New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York. David discusses .
Challenges and Benefits of Integrating Public Space into Tall Buildings
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Rafael Viñoly, Rafael Viñoly Architects
The integration of publicly accessible amenities into tall buildings is a desirable approach to expand the use of a given building to ever-broader segments of the surrounding urban populations – creating a sense of community that centers on the…
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…
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…
Will London's recent tall buildings ever develop a "heritage" status?
May 2014 – Monthly Video Series; Paul Finch, World Architecture Festival; Richard Pilkington, Oxford Properties; Peter Wynne Rees, City of London; Irvine Sellar, Sellar Property; Robert Tavernor, London School of Economics
Industry leaders answering this question include: Paul Finch, World Architecture Festival; Richard Pilkington, Oxford Properties; Peter Wynne Rees, City of London; Irvine Sellar, Sellar Property; and Robert Tavernor, London School of Economics.
Interview: The Shard
7 Nov 2013 – 2013 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Bill Price, WSP; Dave Elder, Mace
Dave Elder and Bill Price discuss The Shard, the Best Tall Building Europe Winner. They discuss the lengthy process of designing the building and then getting it through approval process and construction. Among the challenges faced was the site and…
Best Tall Building Europe: The Shard: Building Europe’s Tallest
7 Nov 2013 – CTBUH "12th Annual Awards"; Bill Price, WSP; Dave Elder, Mace
The winner of the Best Tall Building Europe award, The Shard is both heroic on the skyline and beautifully executed at the scale of the pedestrian, and clearly prioritizes public transportation over the automobile. Few tall buildings in historic city…
London and Beyond: Regionalism and the British Skyscraper
12 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Ian Simpson, Ian Simpson Architects
There are very few architects who have built tall buildings across numerous cities in the UK, and yet several cities outside London have enthusiastically embraced the skyscraper; among them Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds, Glasgow, and…
Session 14: Tall Buildings vs. Heritage
12 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Paul Finch, World Architecture Festival; Peter Murray, English Heritage; Robert Tavernor, London School of Economics; Simon Thurley, London's Centre for the Built Environment
Is the skyscraper an appropriate building typology for cities with hundreds – or thousands – of years of architectural history? Are there other ways to satisfy a city’s need for floor space that do not have such a dramatic affect on the city skyline…
Interview: London Development
12 Jun 2013 – 2013 London Conference Interviews; Steve McGuckin, Turner & Townsend
Steve McGuckin of Turner & Townsend is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2013 CTBUH London Conference at The Brewery, London. Steve talks about the current residential boom in London from luxury to affordable and where it is heading.
The Importance of the Skyscape
12 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects
With major cities throughout the world, it is not just the streetscape that is important but the skyscape – the view of the skyline from a distance – that is of equal importance. The well known Canaletto paintings of London show an overview of the…
Future Proofing Tall
12 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Ken Shuttleworth, Make Architects
The sensitivities of designing a new building in an old city are considerable: acknowledging the heritage of a location without creating a pastiche; providing a new layer to a city’s identity without ignoring or overshadowing the original; marrying…
Constructing Tall Buildings in the European Context
12 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Paul Chandler, Skanska
When creating tall buildings in cities with centuries worth of history, does the past take precedence or does the future? For a contractor or developer sensitive to the surroundings of a tall building, the answer should be neither – past, present,…
Digital Engineering – Transforming Tall Buildings
12 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; David Scott, Laing O’Rourke
Tall buildings, in congested city centers, often combine major civil, structural, and services challenges and opportunities. Construction can cause major noise and disruption to the surroundings for years, with quality and progress often affected by…
Session 10: Developing High-Rise Living in the European Context
11 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Angela Brady, Harry Handelsman, John Mizon & Paul Monaghan
An increase in high-rise living in traditionally commerce-focused urban centers has been a key urban trend in cities across the entire globe. This has great possible advantages, both in urban densification/sustainability terms and in increased urban…
The Gherkin: Owning an Icon
11 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Kent Gardner, Evans Randall
30 St. Mary Axe, or the “Gherkin,” as it is more affectionately known, is arguably the most iconic tall building in existence in London. Embraced into national marketing campaigns such as the 2013 London Olympics, the building has become one of the…
The Leadenhall Building: Developed for London
11 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Richard Pilkington, Oxford Properties
The recent global economic turmoil that was experienced by all those involved in the design and construction industry has certainly left its mark on the world of the developer. London, which at that time was solidifying its role as one of the world’s…
Vital Signs, Vital Statistics – The Impact of Shape on Tower Economics
11 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Steve Watts, Alinea Consulting
Shape, more than anything, drives the cost of tall buildings; but to what extent does cost drive shape? The particular constraints of historic environments like London can make this an uneasy relationship, and one that is quite different to the…
Reaching New Heights: The Shard
11 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Irvine Sellar, Sellar Property
There was perhaps no better example of a tall building that encapsulates the overall conference theme than The Shard. Subject to numerous planning enquiries and great scrutiny over a decade on its appropriateness to the UK capital, it now stands…
Breaking the Mold while Embracing Context in Historic Cities
11 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Rafael Viñoly, Rafael Viñoly Architects
The pieces of architecture which we place in cities are not singular objects but parts of a greater whole – which, once existing, will either function well in their context or have a broken relationship with their surroundings. Embracing context is…
Engineering Tall in Historic Cities
11 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Kamran Moazami, WSP; John Kilpatrick, RWDI
Historic cities present challenges for tall buildings. There are issues with urban landscape, viewing corridors, adjacent structures, confined access, buildability, and building identity. Below ground there are issues with transport infrastructure,…
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…
City Planning and Tall Buildings: Custodian to 4000 Years of History
11 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Peter Wynne Rees, City of London
The City of London has been at the center of the debate on "tall versus historic" over the past two decades, as witnessed by a number of now evocative words: Gherkin, St. Pauls, Cheese-grater, Prince Charles, Walkie-Talkie, etc. In this presentation…
From London to Chicago: The Willis Group and Tall Buildings
11 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Carmine Bilardello, Willis Group
From the 1970’s seminal Willis Faber Dumas Ipswich building, through 51 Lime Street London (winner of the CTBUH 2008 Best Tall Building Europe award), to the Willis (ex-Sears) Tower in Chicago, there are few companies that have an association with…
Interview: Leadenhall Building
11 Jun 2013 – 2013 London Conference Interviews; Richard Pilkington, Oxford Properties
Richard Pilkington of Oxford Properties is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2013 CTBUH London Conference at The Brewery, London. Richard talks about how the Canadian Oxford Properties ended up investing in London including their soon-to-be…
Interview: Community in Tall Buildings
11 Jun 2013 – 2013 London Conference Interviews; Angela Brady, RIBA
Angela Brady of RIBA is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2013 CTBUH London Conference at The Brewery, London. Angela talks about the importance of social aspects in tall buildings to properly integrate into the community of the city.
Embodied Carbon and High-Rise
21 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Philip Oldfield, University of Nottingham
This presentation examines the significance of embodied energy and carbon in tall buildings. It presents the life-cycle carbon analysis (including both operational and embodied emissions) of a 40-story building in London, UK and concludes by…
Interview: Leadenhall Building
19 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; David Scott, Laing O'Rourke
David Scott of Laing O'Rourke is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. David talks about prefabrication of skyscrapers and the Leadenhall Building, currently under construction in London.
Best Tall Building Europe: Broadcasting Place: Diversification of Tall Buildings for New Social Context
21 Oct 2010 – CTBUH "9th Annual Awards"; George Downing Downing; Alex Whitbread, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Creating a unique form on the Leeds skyline, the cor-ten clad Broadcasting Place has an iconic presence, but was not designed as a piece of sculpture. The building’s form and elevations were planned around the optimization of daylighting and the…
The Economics of Sustainability & Mixed-Use
22 Oct 2009 – Presentation at CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference; Steve Watts, Davis Langdon
Davis Langdon’s cost model for tall buildings is a seminal reference tool in the industry. In addition, a complimentary reference for sustainable-economics in the context of tall is being developed as part of the CTBUH Sustainability working group.…
2009 Best Tall Building Award Winners: Broadgate Tower, London, UK
22 Oct 2009 – Presentation at CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference; Timothy Poell, SOM
Timothy Poell, SOM presents at the CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference. Each year the CTBUH recognizes excellence in tall building design and construction by conferring international Best Tall Building Awards. In this special session we gain an insight…
Towards More Sustainable Tall Buildings
5 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Ken Dalton & Richard John, AECOM / Faber Maunsell
Ken Dalton of AECOM, presented his view that sustainability outcomes will only be fully successful if sustainability priorities are shared by the planners, investors, developers, landlords, occupants, and their respective supply chains. This…
The Tall Building, Reconsidered...
5 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Simon Allford, Paul Monaghan and Jeremy Melvin, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Simon Allford and Paul Monaghan, of Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, highlighted the surprising revival of tall buildings in the UK since the late 1990s, through the work of their firm at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. Founded in 1989 by four…
Steel-Concrete-Steel: Unique Hybrids at London Tallest
5 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Kamran Moazami, John Parker and Rodolfo Giannini, WSP Cantor Seinuk
Kamran Moazami, WSP Cantor Seinuk, showed the structural engineering design approach used to create the iconic tower named the ‘Shard at London Bridge’ (Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop). At a height of 1016 feet (310 metres), it will become…
It’s Not What You Build, But the Place Where You Build It: Urban Sustainability in London
3 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Peter Rees, City of London
Peter Wynne Rees of the City of London Corporation, mentioned that the three factors to ensure successful property acquisitions and sustainable developments have always been location, location and location. During his presentation at the CTBUH 8th…

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Creating Industry-Accepted Criteria for Measuring Tall Building Floor Area
Jan 2019 – CTBUH Journal 2019 Issue I; William Miranda & Dario Trabucco, CTBUH
The entire tall building industry relies on floor-area measurements to serve as a precise, unambiguous calculation to guide decisions. This can range from architects using the measurement to influence design interventions and engineers formulating…
Out of Thin Air: The Potential for High-Rise Housing Over Rail Lines
Jul 2018 – CTBUH Journal 2018 Issue III; Bill Price, WSP
Cities are facing a crisis in providing housing and managing population growth. The author’s team has identified sufficient land associated with railway infrastructure to yield more than 250,000 new homes in London built above rail lines, providing…
A Vertical Transportation Analytical Tool For the Construction of Tall Buildings
Jul 2018 – CTBUH Journal 2018 Issue III; Julien Grange & Oscar Savage, Multiplex Construction Europe
The construction phase of 22 Bishopsgate, London, presented many challenges, but one of the greatest issues to overcome was the requirement to ensure comfortable and efficient labor movements, material deliveries, and waste disposal, as well as plant…
Planning for a Taller London
Apr 2018 – CTBUH Journal, 2018 Issue II; Jules Pipe, Greater London Authority
In the past decade, London has grappled with growing pains and critical questions about how its urban landscape should be developed. More than 200 buildings of 20 stories or greater were approved or under construction by the end of the Boris Johnson…
How to Protect High-Rise Egress Routes?
Apr 2018 – CTBUH Journal, 2018 Issue II; Grzegorz Sypek, SMAY Group
Recent, tragic high-rise fires have underscored a fundamental issue: the lack of protected escape routes in tall buildings. As we build a greater volume of ever-higher buildings, greater scrutiny is needed to protect those under design, as well as…
The Impact of Supertall Density on City Systems
Dec 2017 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 6 Number 4; Bill Price, Andrew Bickerdyke & Meike Borchers, WSP; et al.
This paper discusses several topics associated with the densification caused by supertall buildings and their impact on city systems. The paper covers five key areas where a supertall tower creates a concentration of needs and effects. First, the…
Rethinking CTBUH Height Criteria In the Context of Tall Timber
30 Oct 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue IV; Robert M. Foster, University of Queensland; Michael H. Ramage, University of Cambridge; Thomas Reynolds, The University of Edinburgh
Recent developments in the design and construction of progressively taller buildings using engineered timber as a structural material raise important questions about the language that is used to describe tall buildings. This paper discusses the role…
Debating Tall: A Skyline Commission for London?
28 Jul 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue III; Barbara Weiss, Barbara Weiss Architects; Karen Cook, PLP Architecture
As hundreds of buildings over 20 stories are set to rise in London over the next few years, the Skyline Campaign, a non-profit organization, has asked Mayor Sadiq Khan to establish a Skyline Commission as part of his Plan for London, due to be…
A “Fabric-First” Approach to Sustainable Tall Building Design
Jun 2017 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 6 Number 2; Philip Oldfield, University of New South Wales
This research suggests the most effective way for improving energy efficiency in tall buildings is a “fabric-first” approach. This involves optimizing the performance of the building form and envelope as a first priority, with additional technologies…
Bioclimatic Comfort Design for High-Rises
20 Apr 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue II; Jeroen Janssen, AKT II Ltd.
Building in an ever more urbanized world, with high-rise buildings increasing in both height and number, makes it essential to ensure we create comfortable urban spaces, as the urban microclimate in and around towers is affected dramatically. This…
Reaching for the Sky: The Determinants of Tall Office Development in Global Gateway Cities
1 Feb 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue I; Richard Barkham & Dennis Schoenmaker, CBRE Global Research; Michiel Daams, University of Groningen
There are numerous hypotheses about the social and economic processes that lead to the development of skyscrapers, but empirical evidence is scarce. In this article, the authors take an initial look at the determinants of office skyscraper…
20 Fenchurch Street, London, UK
Jan 2017 – Corporate Publication
20 Fenchurch Street, located in the financial district of the City of London, was designed by architect Rafael Viñoly. The building has been nicknamed the 'Walkie Talkie' because of its distinctive shape and top heavy form. Some of its notable…
Megacities: Setting the Scene
Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV; Daniel Safarik, Shawn Ursini & Antony Wood; Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
The rise of the megacity presents unprecedented opportunities to understand the human urbanization phenomenon, and to observe the effects of multicore, polycentric cities growing together to effectively become one. This paper establishes the criteria…
Jobsite Safety Management: Potential of Navigated Inspection
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Pin-Chao Liao, Xiaoyun Wang & Xinlu Sun, Tsinghua University; Youssef Khalife, United Technologies Corporation
Unsafe behaviors are one of the most critical leading indicators of construction accidents; therefore, timely identification of unsafe behaviors, and understanding the rationale behind them, facilitate rectification, which mitigates the probability…
The Rejuvenation of a Tall Building
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Albert Williamson-Taylor, AKT II Limited
The incredibly rapid urbanization observed in many of the larger cities in the world is forcing society, and the construction industry in particular, to think of new ways to address this enormous demand. As cities grow, land becomes more valuable…
Remodel, Recycle or Rebuild? - Addressing the Fire Safety Challenges of Repurposing Skyscrapers
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Simon Lay, Olsson Fire & Risk
Some of our established world cities are already facing the challenge of older tall building stock that is no longer relevant to the most commercially attractive uses. One of the biggest challenges faced by any re-purposing of high-rise buildings is…
The New Super Skinny Skyscraper Trend: Some Wind Engineering Considerations
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Stefano Cammelli, Sara Bisio & Yiqing Wang, BMT Fluid Mechanics Ltd.
A new and almost unprecedented model for skyscrapers is currently being explored within the Manhattan real estate market: these are the so-called super slender ultra-luxury residential tall buildings, towers with relatively compact floor plates and…
The Integrated Smart Design Technologies for Tall Building Structural Design
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Pamg Liu, YuCheng, Dorothee Citerne & Leo Zhang, Arup
A series of integrated smart design tools has been developed to satisfy different design requirements and to achieve an optimal balance between economics and safety. The series of tools combines the functions of parametric modelling, optimization…
Exploring Geometry and Form in Tall Buildings
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Using four tower designs on four continents – the Guangzhou International Finance Center in China, the Crown Sydney Resort Hotel in Australia, 45 Bay Street in Canada, and 150 Leadenhall Street in the UK – Chris Wilkinson will explain Wilkinson Eyre’…
A “Fabric-First” Approach to Sustainable Tall Building Design
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Philip Oldfield, University of New South Wales
This research suggests the most effective way for improving energy efficiency in tall buildings is a “fabric-first” approach. This involves optimizing the performance of the building form and envelope as a first priority, with additional technologies…
21st Century Vertical Lifestyles - Intergenerational, Integrated Communities
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Stephan Reinke, Stephan Reinke Architects Limited
How does the 21st Century youth culture of social media integrate and merge with an ever increasing tech savvy senior population? As our cities and urban environments become increasingly dense and tall, the challenges and opportunities for vertical…
High Intensity Urban Order
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Patrik Schumacher, Zaha Hadid Architects
Density via high-rise structures remains a primary agenda in our era of urban concentration. It is crucial to understand the societal forces that drive concentration: the communication requirements of Post-Fordist Network Society. In contrast to…
1 Undershaft – The City of London’s New Skyscraper Where the Public Comes First
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Eric Parry, Nick Jackson & Tanya Parkin, Eric Parry Architects
The paper will describe the aims underpinning the proposed development at 1 Undershaft in the City of London. The project will be exemplary in putting the public first, featuring a new square at the tower base and offering the capital’s highest free…
City Hubs
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; 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…
The Other Side of Tall Buildings: The Urban Habitat
Feb 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue I; Daniel Safarik, CTBUH
A growing number of tall buildings recognized by the CTBUH, through its international awards programs and research, are noteworthy not so much because of their sheer height or engineering feats, but because of their contribution to the urban habitat…
New Developments on Stainless Steel Façades with Regard to Reflectance, Corrosion and Aesthetics
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Joern Teipel, Outokumpu
Stainless steel is a key material in modern skyscraper architecture, exploiting the material’s sustainability, functionality and aesthetics. After an outline on some general features of stainless steel this article provides an overview of current…
The Network of Urban Spaces Surrounding Tall Buildings
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Department
This paper investigates the Network of Urban Spaces Surrounding Tall Buildings, the Tall Building as Place Makers how Tall Buildings meet the street. As contributing elements in the fabric of the City, Tall Buildings often have associated Urban…
The Promise of Public Realm: Urban Spaces in the Skyscraper City
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Stephan Reinke, Stephan Reinke Architects
This paper will reveal the importance of integrating the Ground Plane, Mid-Level and Rooftop Urban Public Spaces in the City. We will explore the NYLON New York/London axis of Urban Design, with London now emerging as a 21st C skyscraper city with…
The Vertical Master Plan
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Temoor Ahmad & Neven Sidor, Grimshaw Architects; Steve Watts, Alinea Consulting; Adam Miller, Thornton Tomasetti
With over half of the world’s population now living in an urban environment, major world cities (especially) will always grow in population over time. To avoid city sprawl, urban densification will be required. This will need to happen at a steadier…
Making Cities – Examples of Urban Development in London
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; David Partridge, Argent
The paper uses the example of Argent’s work at King’s Cross to explore issues of density in mixed use city development, and the creation of a “human city”.
Capturing the Placemaking Potential of the New Skyscraper City
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Stefan Krummeck & Benjamin MacLeod, Farrells
This paper is a comparative analysis between Qianhai and an earlier case with which Qianhai bears many similarities: Canary Wharf in London. Both were envisaged by government to serve as new centres for international business. Both are “water cities…
It’s Not About the Skyline, It’s About the Base Condition
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Terri Boake, University of Waterloo
The rapid densification of cities is a fairly recent phenomenon and seems in many cases to be progressing without regard to important already established urban theory regarding the design of successful cities. More effort needs to be placed into the…
Challenges and Benefits of Integrating Public Space into Tall Buildings
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Rafael Viñoly, Charles Blomberg & Marcos Blanes, Rafael Viñoly Architects
The integration of publicly accessible amenities into tall buildings is a desirable approach to expand the use of a given building to ever-broader segments of the surrounding urban populations – creating a sense of community that centers on the…
Context, Climate, Culture – Investigating Place in Tall Building Design
26 Oct 2015 – Context, Climate, Culture – Investigating Place in Tall Building Design; Robert Goodwin, Perkins + Will
Should a tower in Moscow look like one in Dubai? Once one entered a city and marveled at the unique magic of its architecture – the pastel classicism of St. Petersburg; the cobbled cortile of Siena; the delicate mashrabiya of Cairo – and there was a…
Developing an Icon – The Story of the Shard
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Irvine Sellar, Sellar Property Group
London is considered one of the world’s safest harbors for investment capital. However, it has also been one of the lightning rods in the rapidly developing debate over the influence of global capital on the built environment. To say that some tall…
How New Generations, Industries and Workplace Paradigms Are Redefining the Commercial High-Rise
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Timothy Johnson, NBBJ
This paper will provide a data-driven analysis of building performance from three eras: the early 1900s, mid-twentieth century, and today. This longitudinal analysis will illustrate how buildings from each era speak to a particular aesthetic and…
Fire Safety Strategies for Penthouse Designs
Aug 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue III; Hadrien Fruton & Karl Wallasch, Hoare Lea
Penthouses, with their luxurious amenities and uninterrupted 360-degree views over the city skyline, tend to be larger than normal apartments and often have unique design features that can create challenges in fire safety design. The critical…
Debating Tall: Has Tall Social Housing Been a Failure?
28 Jul 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue III; Shi-Ming Yu, National University of Singapore; Reinier de Graaf, Office for Metropolitan Architecture
The world’s rapid urbanization and densification of its cities will need to include its legions of economically disadvantaged people. Yet in many countries, the “obvious” solution – subsidized tall social housing – has been a subject of scorn. For…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I; Daniel Safarik, Antony Wood, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH
An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building functions and structural materials.
From Block to Blob and Back Again
Nov 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue IV; Ben van Berkel, UNStudio
United Network Studio (UN Studio) is a Dutch architecture firm founded in 1988 by Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos, which in the 2000s established offices in Shanghai and Hong Kong, partly to accommodate the firm’s increasing number of highly detailed…
Green Walls in High-Rise Buildings
Sep 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue III; CTBUH Research
The latest CTBUH technical guide, Green Walls in High-Rise Buildings, provides a thorough investigation of the methods used around the world for implementation of vertical vegetation at height. In commemoration of the release of this important guide…
High Life in the Sky? Mortality Rates in Swiss High-rises
Jun 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue II; Radoslaw Panczak, University of Bern; Bruna Galobardes, Bristol University; Adrian Spörri et al., ISPM
High-rise housing continues to attract criticism in many countries as an unhealthy and unpleasant habitat that isolates people and attracts crime. Nearly one in six households in Europe are now in high-rise buildings and this number is likely to grow…
The New Context of Tall
Feb 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue I; Rem Koolhaas & David Gianotten, OMA
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…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2013
Dec 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue I; Daniel Safarik, Antony Wood, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH
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.
The History of the European Skyscraper
Jun 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue II; Nathaniel Hollister, CTBUH
Due to the compact and historic nature of its cities, some unpopular designs, and an unfortunate association with public housing, Europe had historically been slow to build skyscrapers. But currently, the continent is outpacing North America in…
Case Study: The Leadenhall Building, London
Jun 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue II; Andy Young, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners; Nigel Annereau, Arup; Andy Butler, Laing O’Rourke; Brian Smith, Davis Langdon
The Leadenhall Building leans back to make way for views to St. Paul’s Cathedral and other historic sites in a crowded section of the City of London, but it also springs forward with an innovative structure and a dynamic street presence.
From “Dry and Safe” to “Tall and Sharp” / Owning an Icon
Jun 2013 – Irvine Sellar, Sellar Property; Kent Gardner, Evans Randall
The owners of two of London’s most significant skyscrapers, Irvine Sellar of the Shard and Kent Gardner of the Gherkin, spoke with CTBUH about the challenges and rewards of building tall in a historic city.
The Special Nature of the European Skyscraper
Jun 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue II; Viewpoints: The London Conference
European architecture is at a crossroads. Its commercial and environmental realities are driving buildings ever-higher, but not all are convinced. In this article – contributed by various speakers at the London Conference – we ask: What is special…
Debating Tall: Limit Tall Buildings to the Outskirts of Historic Cities?
11 Jun 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue II; Phillippe Chaix, EPADESA; Sir Stuart Lipton, Chelsfield Partners
Tall building construction is on the rise in historic European cities. As economic pressures mount to build taller in the central city, we ask, should that practice continue?
The Past, Present and Future of the European Skyscraper
Jun 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue II; CTBUH Research
There are currently 109 skyscrapers over 150 meters in Europe. This number is set to jump to 161 by the end of 2015, meaning that there are more than 50 projects in advanced stages of construction.
Engineering Tall in Historic Cities: The Shard
May 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue II; Kamran Moazami & Ron Slade, WSP
Can historic cities preserve their character and identity while embracing the modern tall building phenomenon? Two engineering-team leaders behind the Shard discuss the creative solutions needed to insert a massive project into the dense historic and…
Office vs. Residential:The Economics of Building Tall
May 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue II; James Barton & Steve Watts, Davis Langdon
When it comes to tall buildings in London, the sky’s the limit, and not necessary in terms of height. With rents among the highest in the world and investors eager to see strong returns, the incentive to maximize floor plates, as well as the…
Performance Based Fire Engineering in the UK
1 Mar 2013 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 2 Number 1; Roger Plank, University of Sheffield
This paper reviews the recent developments in fire engineering and the design approaches which are being used in the UK, compared with traditional prescriptive solutions. The research background which has underpinned this is briefly summarised, and…
The Shard, London, UK
13 Jan 2013 – Corporate Publication
As the tallest skyscraper in Western Europe, The Shard takes its name from the four shards of the doubleglazed glass façade set at various angles, towering more than 20m above roof level. Architect Renzo Piano designed an irregular pyramidal-shaped…
How Tall Buildings Meet the Ground is as Important as How They Meet the Sky
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; James Goettsch, Goettsch Partners
If you are concerned about the urban habitat, you have to be concerned about whether or not buildings provide a positive experience at the ground level.
Embodied Carbon and High-Rise
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Philip Oldfield, University of Nottingham
This paper examines the significance of embodied energy and carbon in tall buildings. It presents the life-cycle carbon analysis (including both operational and embodied emissions) of a 40 storey building in London, UK. The results demonstrate that…
Debating Tall: Is UNESCO Going Too Far?
27 Apr 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue II; Paul Finch, Architectural Review and UK Design Council; Marie-Noel Tournoux & Patricia Alberth, UNESCO World Heritage Centre
Controversy has erupted over development proposals in London and Liverpool in the UK, which UNESCO says will damage views of World Heritage sites. Critics counter that UNESCO is over-stepping its mandate by inserting itself into the planning process…
Integrating Wind Turbines in Tall Buildings
Nov 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue IV; Ian Bogle, Bogle Flanagan Lawrence Silver
The world is constantly changing. Our energy demands are increasing daily and global population is expected to increase by another 50% to 9 billion people by 2050. Traditional consumption of non-renewable resources continues at an alarming pace, with…
So You Want a Tall Building?
May 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue II; John Worthington, DEGW
Having devised tall building strategies for Rotterdam, Dublin and London, he is the kind of guy who is called in as cities start to think about adding tall buildings. As such, he has developed a broad expertise and an interesting set of opinions.
The Importance of Real Life Data to Support Environmental Claims for Tall Buildings
May 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue II; Joana Gonçalves, Universidade de São Paulo (FAUUSP); Klaus Bode, BDSP Partnership
One of the main causes of energy efficiency failures is LEED rewarding projects for their predictions, but not for proving the savings. The operation of buildings accounts for 85% of its environmental impact.
Tall and Urban: An Analysis of Global Population and Tall Buildings
Apr 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue II; CTBUH Research
Tall buildings are spreading across the globe at an ever-increasing rate. This study demonstrates the relationship between population and tall buildings across those countries and presents information on the average height and age of each country’s…
Dormitowers
Dec 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue IV; Richard Simpson, UNITE Group, Plc.
This past decade, “student skyscrapers” have re-emerged at or near university campuses and city centers. As such, the vertical dorm is making a comeback after a construction drought which started in the early 1970s.
The Economics of High-rise
Oct 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue III; Steve Watts, Davis Langdon
Includes comparative studies of high-rise construction costs based on location and building function. Key high-rise cost drivers = shape & geometry, size & regularity of floor plate, structural solution, façade specification, environmental strategy…
The Skycourt - A Comparison of Four Case Studies
Feb 2009 – CTBUH Journal, 2009 Issue I; Jason Pomeroy, Broadway Malyan
The effects of industrial capitalism and secularism have not only seen the fall of public man (Sennett 1976) but the slow disintegration of the public realm.
The Tall Building, Reconsidered.....
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Simon Allford, Paul Monaghan & Jeremy Melvin, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris LLP
This paper examines the surprising revival of tall buildings in the UK since the late 1990s, through the work of Allford Hall Monaghan Morris. Founded in 1989 by four young architects, AHMM’s approach to tall building design is unsullied by the…
Towards More Sustainable Tall Buildings
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Ken Dalton & Richard John, AECOM
The paper covers with the view that sustainability outcomes will only be fully successful if sustainability priorities are shared by the planners, investors, developers, landlords, occupants, and their respective supply chains.
Steel-Concrete-Steel: Unique Hybrids at London Tallest
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Kamran Moazami, John Parker & Rodolfo Giannini, WSP Cantor Seinuk
This paper presents the structural engineering design approach used to create the iconic tower named the ‘Shard at London Bridge’ (Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop). At a height of 1016 feet (310 metres), it will become the tallest building…
It’s Not What You Build, But the Place Where You Build It: Urban Sustainability in London
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Peter Rees, City of London Corporation
This paper argues that a wise property developer who wishes to avoid leaving a clumsy trail of carbon footprints across the planet will therefore choose sustainable development locations.
The Economics of Supertall Towers
Nov 2007 – CTBUH Wiley Tal Journal, 2007; Watts, Steve; Kalita, Neal & Maclean, Michael, Davis Langdon
This paper addresses global economic factors infl uencing the decisions leading to the development of super-tall towers, including population growth and urbanization, economic cycles and the ‘Skyscraper Index’, regulation and ‘regulatory tax’, and…
Mixed-Use High Rise in the UK: An Urban Renaissance?
Dec 2005 – 6th International Conference on Tall Buildings, Hong Kong 2005; Antony Wood, CTBUH Executive Director
In many cities around the world, inner-city living is seen as a vital factor in the success of an urban centre. In recent decades in the UK, however, British cities have seen a migration of inhabitants away from the city to the suburban periphery.
The EnTrak System: Supporting Energy Action Planning via the Internet
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; J. Kim & J.A. Clarke, University of Strathclyde
The aim of this paper is to provide decision-makers with information on energy demands, supplies and impacts by sector, time, fuel type and so on, in support of energy action plan formulation and enactment, and describing the system structure and…
Fire Engineering the Tallest Building in the Historic City of Manchester, UK
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Dean Kevin McGrail & Simon Francis Lay, WSP Fire Engineering; W.K. Chow, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
This paper addresses the fire engineered design of the means of escape provisions from the residential areas of the New Landmark Beetham Tower in the Historic City of Manchester. When completed the residential tower will be the tallest residential…
New Paradigms in High Rise Design
10 Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Antony Wood, University of Nottingham
Tall Buildings are perhaps the most keenly debated building typology currently in existence. Opinion on their contribution to the urban agenda is usually clearly divided; strongly for, or strongly against. Since September 11th and the World Trade…
New Paradigms in High Rise Design
Aug 2004 – CTBUH Journal, Fall 2004; Antony Wood, University of Nottingham
Tall Buildings are perhaps the most keenly debated building typology currently in existence. By relating this to recent tall buildings internationally, the paper concludes by suggesting new paradigms for high rise design.
Cost Comparison Between North American Codes and British Collapse Measures
Oct 2003 – CIB / CTBUH Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; Barry Charnish, Halcrow Yolles
This paper will provide a review of the specific code clauses an estimate of the structural cost premium, based on a normalized design, with costs provided by Canadian, American, and British Contractors and Sub-contractors. These costs will be…
Birmingham: Inventing a New Life for the 21st Century
Feb 2001 – CTBUH 2001 6th World Congress, Melbourne; Rod Duncan; JM Architects
In 1998-99 Rod Duncan participated in an international professional exchange to Birmingham. Duncan writes on the valuable lessons from Birmingham, identifying the factors influencing its successes.

Featured Tall Buildings in United Kingdom

Broadcasting Place

Broadcasting Place, Leeds

Broadcasting Place is a mixed-use development close to the Leeds city center, it provides new office and teaching spaces together with 240 student residences.

The Leadenhall Building

The Leadenhall Building, London

The Leadenhall Building leans back to make way for views to St. Paul’s Cathedral and other historic sites in a crowded section of the City of London.

Heron Tower

Heron Tower, London

Heron Tower provides highly flexible work-spaces which support diverse tenant needs through a series of ten multi-story “villages”—with a full-height atrium at the heart of each.

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United Kingdom Facts

Population 63,181,775 (2011)
Area 243,610 km² • 94,058 mi²
GDP $2.32 trillion (2012)
150m+ Buildings 20 Completed13 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 1 Completed
Tallest City London
Global Ranking #25 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #4 in Europe by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
First 150m+ Building Tower 42 (183 m, 1980)
Average Building Age 14 Years
Most Common Function Office (45%)
Most Common Material Composite (50%)

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

Tall Buildings in United Kingdom

1   The Shard 2013 306 m London
2   Twentytwo 2019 278 m London
3   One Canada Square 1991 236 m London
4   Landmark Pinnacle 2020 233 m London
5   Salesforce Tower 2011 230 m London
6   The Leadenhall Building 2014 224 m London
7   Newfoundland 2019 220 m London
8   Valiant Tower 2020 215 m London
9   One Park Drive 2019 205 m London
10   25 Canada Square 2002 201 m London
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.
1   The Shard 2013 306 m London
2   1 Undershaft - 290 m London
3   Twentytwo 2019 278 m London
4   100 Leadenhall Street - 247 m London
5   1 Lansdowne Road East Tower - 236 m London
6   One Canada Square 1991 236 m London
7   Spire London - 235 m London
8   Landmark Pinnacle 2020 233 m London
9   Salesforce Tower 2011 230 m London
10   The Leadenhall Building 2014 224 m London
  Completed   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.   Proposed