04 April 2022

State of Tall Timber 2022

Daniel Safarik, Jacob Elbrecht & William Miranda, CTBUH

The past few years have seen tremendous interest in the development of mass timber buildings of increasing height, in urban settings, many of which are...

17 October 2016

A “Fabric-First” Approach to Sustainable Tall Building Design

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...

17 October 2016

Real-Time Controlled TMD of Danube City Tower

Felix Weber, Peter Huber, Hans Distl & Christian Braun, MAURER AG

Since 2014, a MAURER controlled TMD has mitigated the first bending mode of the Danube City Tower in Vienna, Austria. It consists of a pendulum...

17 October 2016

What’s Next?: How Do We Make Vertical Urban Design?

Winy Mass, MVRDV

It seems sometimes as if the further away from the ground we rise, the more architectonic and less urban our buildings become. Skyscrapers have always...

26 October 2015

The Vienna Donau City Tower – 2000mm Flat Slabs as Outrigger Structure for Unique Landmark Building

Klaus Bollinger, Manfred Grohmann & Alexander Berger, Bollinger + Grohmann

The Donau City Tower I, with an architectural height of 220m, has become Austria’s tallest skyscraper, and is the new landmark building in Vienna’s skyline....

16 September 2014

Developing Hybrid Timber Construction For Sustainable Tall Buildings

Carsten Hein, Arup

In the near future, timber will form a much bigger part of the built environment. This paper chronicles projects that redefine the possibilities of timber...

01 June 2013

The Past, Present and Future of the European Skyscraper

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...

11 September 2011

The Global Impact of 9/11

Leader Interviews by Jan Klerks, CTBUH

Just as many Americans still remember exactly where they were when they heard the news that US president John F. Kennedy had been shot, most...

13 April 2011

Tall and Urban: An Analysis of Global Population and Tall Buildings

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...