17 October 2016

Shifting Urban Gravity, from “Central to Core” Business Districts

Tim Blackburn, Swire Properties

In the age of the multi-million inhabitant city, the concept of a single, concentrated Central Business District is increasingly becoming unsustainable. As we are seeing...

17 October 2016

City Hubs

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...

17 October 2016

Tall Buildings and Polycentricity

Greg Yager, Carolien Gehrels & Maren Striker, Arcadis / CallisonRTKL

Dwindling land reserves, water and food shortages, climate change, diminishing air quality, environmental degradation – these are all among the intractable challenges we face in...

17 October 2016

Vertical Futures: Technologies That Will Shape the World

David Malott & Jordan Feinstein, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

We are at the cusp of a building revolution which, for the first time, won’t be led by a developer, builder, architect, engineer, or urban...

17 October 2016

Sky City – Grouped High-Rise

Huancheng Jiang & Chun Jiang, Jiang Architects and Engineers

Ever since the development of Chinese urbanization, the supply of land for development in many cities has reached its limits. Apart from simply restoring old...

17 October 2016

The Roots of Tall Buildings: Connecting the City

Peter Brannan, Arquitectonica

This paper investigates the integration of tall tower, mixed-use developments and how they connect with the city and the public when they meet the ground....