03 April 2023

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2022: World Surpasses 2,000 Buildings of 200 Meters or Greater Height


This report shows that 147 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed in 2022, a 25 percent increase from 2021, when 118 such...

26 October 2015

Mediating Scale, Performance and Iconicity: A 21st Century Supertall Tower for Guiyang

Yuping Luo, Zhongtian Urban Development Group Co., Ltd; Charles Besjak, Daniel Cashen & Colin Koop, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

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...

26 October 2015

High-Density, Mixed-Use Developments and the Guiyang Riverside Theatre Project

Greg Yager, RTKL

Guiyang Riverside Theatre project illustrates the strategies necessary to create responsible and profitable high-density, mixed-use developments that capture the full potential of a site, specifically...

26 October 2015

Macro-Policy to Micro-Implementation: Responses to China’s Inward Migration in Guiyang’s City Center

Thomas Balsley, Thomas Balsley Associates; Daniel O'Shaughnessy & Collin Koop, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; Yuping Luo, Zhongtian Urban Development Group Co., Ltd

Investment in China’s interior has shifted as a result of the 12th Five-Year Plan’s imperative towards medium-size western cities and away from the major coastal...

26 October 2015

Guiyang World Trade Center: An Essay on the Concrete Tube Structure

Scott Duncan, Brant Coletta & Rami Abou-Khalil, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; Yuping Luo, Zhongtian Urban Development Group Co., Ltd

The acute global concern about resource depletion is driving a reconsideration of the tall-building typology. Expectations for energy and material efficiencies are always increasing –...