19 September 2012

Track 1: The China Context for Tall Q & A

The Track 1 panel consisting of: Junjie Zhang, East China Architectural Design & Research Institute (ECADI); Brian Lee & William Baker, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill...

19 September 2012

The Parametric Design of Shanghai Tower’s Form and Façade

The realization of one of the most sustainable supertall towers in the world was only made possible by using innovative design ideas, integrated technology, and...

19 September 2012

Structural Design Challenges of Shanghai Tower

The team behind Shanghai Tower faced a number of unique structural challenges which required innovative solutions in the design and construction of the 632m-tall tower....

19 September 2012

Design of Flexible Hanging Curtain Wall Support Structures

Shanghai Tower’s unique inner and outer curtain wall system, which creates an inhabitable “double-skin” zone, made the technical aspects of the façade a challenging task....

19 September 2012

Key Technologies in the Structure of Shanghai Tower

The Shanghai Tower, at 121 floors and 632 meters, will be the tallest building in China when completed in 2015, and likely the second tallest...

19 September 2012

Track 2: Shanghai Tower in Detail Q & A

Panel consisting of: Jun Xia & Michael Peng, Gensler; Yi Zhu & Steve Zuo, Thornton Tomasetti; Jiemin Ding, Tongji Architectural Design Group; and Jian Gong,...