CTBUH Nonprofit/Governmental Member

University of Melbourne

About

Member Since: 2017

Member Offices: Melbourne

Website: https://msd.unimelb.edu.au

The Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning is a vibrant community of staff and students whose interest and expertise focuses on the built environment.

The school established one of the first Bachelor degrees in Architecture in 1927 and now educate the full range of built environment professionals. They have a lively culture of exploration manifested in many forms, from classroom and studio to research inquiry, complemented by lectures, forums and exhibitions. The cultural diversity is one of their strengths: students and staff have come to Melbourne from over 50 countries, and have a strong alumni body who hold leadership roles across Australia and the world.

Fields of Expertise

Academic / University

Membership details

Membership Level

Nonprofit/Governmental

Member Since

2017

Member Offices

  • Melbourne

Videos

31 October 2017

CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference - Session 7A: Tall Buildings and Contextual Issues Q&A

Hana Kassem, Director, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, chairs the question and answer session with Amin Hamzavian, Director, AvLaw Pty; Giorgio Marfella, Lecturer, University of Melbourne;...

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Research

17 October 2016

The Future of Skyscrapers in Melbourne: From Hyper-Density to the Uplift Principle

Melbourne is theater to an ongoing skyscraper boom. Considering the recent projects completed, under construction, approved, or under proposal, the outlook of high-rise activity in...

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Research

28 April 2016

The Logic of Rapid Extrusion Produces the “Jumping” Phoenix

In inner cities worldwide, there is limited availability of large land parcels apt for high-rise development. Yet, given the seemingly global trend of “superslim” architecture,...

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Designated Experts

Giorgio Marfella

Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Construction, University of Melbourne

Ctbuh Leaders At University of Melbourne

CTBUH Working Group: Fire Performance of Façades, 2017 – Present

Priyan Mendis

Professor of Civil Engineering, Director of ARC Centre for Prefab Housing, University of Melbourne

CTBUH Working Group: Fire Performance of Façades, 2017 – Present

Kate Nguyen

Research Fellow, Dept. of Infrastructure Engineering, University of Melbourne

CTBUH Regional Committee, 2018 – Present

Giorgio Marfella

Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Construction, University of Melbourne

31 October 2017 | Sydney

CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference - Session 7A: Tall Buildings and Contextual Issues Q&A

Hana Kassem, Director, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, chairs the question and answer session with Amin Hamzavian, Director, AvLaw Pty; Giorgio Marfella, Lecturer, University of Melbourne;...

31 October 2017 | Sydney

Past Forward: How Australian Vertical Urbanism Can Learn from its Tall Building Heritage

Sketching a comparison between Melbourne and Sydney, this presentation celebrated the evolutionary trajectory of development of vertical urbanism that flourished in Australia since the 1950s....

17 October 2016

The Future of Skyscrapers in Melbourne: From Hyper-Density to the Uplift Principle

Giorgio Marfella, The University of Melbourne

Melbourne is theater to an ongoing skyscraper boom. Considering the recent projects completed, under construction, approved, or under proposal, the outlook of high-rise activity in...

28 April 2016

The Logic of Rapid Extrusion Produces the “Jumping” Phoenix

Giorgio Marfella, Steven Richardson & Paulo Vaz-Serra, The University of Melbourne

In inner cities worldwide, there is limited availability of large land parcels apt for high-rise development. Yet, given the seemingly global trend of “superslim” architecture,...

16 September 2014

Interactions Between Residential and Office Towers in Melbourne

Giorgio Marfella, University of Melbourne

Cities interact with commercial real estate forces using spatial and construction models which may become more or less viable with time. Melbourne is an interesting...

19 September 2012

“True” Balanced Integrated Design of Blast Enhanced Façade

Marc Zobec, Permasteelisa Pty Ltd; Lori Guido, Permasteelisa S.p.A; Tuan Ngo, University of Melbourne

In recent years, blast enhancement of facades has become an ever increasing requirement in the design of tall buildings. In the event that the blast...

19 September 2012

MFREE-S Closed Cavity Façade: Cost-Effective, Clean, Environmental

Henk Bleecker & Maaike Berckmoes, Permasteelisa Group; Piet Standaert, Physibel; Lu Aye, University of Melbourne

Very few existing tall buildings comply with current energy and sustainability performance requirements. An innovative façade solution, “MFREE-S Closed Cavity Façade” (CCF), has recently been...

01 November 2010

Can Tall Buildings be Child-Friendly? The Vertical Living Kids Research Project

Carolyn Whitzman, University of Melbourne

With the emergence of new high-rise residential developments occurring in tandem with economic restructuring and changing household demographics. The Vertical Living Kids Research Project is...

20 October 2003

Vulnerability Assessment of Concrete Tall Buildings Subjected to Extreme Loading Conditions

Tuan Ngo, Priyan Mendis & Gideon Hadi Kusuma, University of Melbourne

This paper presents a vulnerability/survivability assessment procedure based on the analysis of a typical tall building in Australia. The structural stability and integrity of the...

26 February 2001

Earthquakes and Tall Buildings – a Review

Graham L. Hutchinson & Nelson T. K. Lam, University of Melbourne; John L. Wilson, Swinburne University of Technology

This paper has provided an overview of both the philosophy and methods used in the design and analysis of building structures to earthquake ground shaking....

26 February 2001

Structural Standards Globalization – An Asia Pacific Perspective

Len K. Stevens, University of Melbourne

The recent growth of international interaction in communications and particularly in information technology has made it imperative to move rapidly towards much greater levels of...

26 February 2001

Social Infrastructure in Tall Buildings: A Tale of Two Towers

Carolyn Whitzman, University of Melbourne

This paper case studies two towering housing complexes, each famous in their respective cities, with different origins and very different fates. Both illustrate the challenges...

CTBUH Initiatives Involving University of Melbourne

CTBUH Colombo 2018 Tall Building Forum

31 May 2018

The 2018 Tall Building Forum brought together many prominent tall building professionals across a wide variety of disciplines for an evening of presentations and discussion.

CTBUH Façade Fire Performance Workshop at University of Sydney

29 October 2017

One day before the CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference, delegates convened at the University of Sydney facilities in Darlington for the Fire Performance of Façades workshop.

CTBUH Sri Lanka Talks Wind Engineering

16–17 September 2017

The CTBUH Sri Lanka workshop on “Advanced Wind Engineering Analysis for High-Rise Buildings Design” was held on the 16th and 17th of September 2017 in Colombo.

CTBUH Executive Director Presents at Chapter Events in Australia

07–09 March 2017

Executive Director Antony Wood delivered two well attended lectures in Sydney and Melbourne, organized by the respective local CTBUH committees.

Executive Director Visits Sydney and Melbourne

06–10 March 2017

CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood traveled to Sydney and Melbourne to build support for the 2017 conference through meetings and lectures.

The 2016 Colombo Forum

27 June 2016

The 2016 Colombo Forum proved to be yet another successful gathering, themed “Collaborative Approaches in Tall Building Design.”