22 August 2022

Structural Design of Iconic Tower, Egypt: Culmination of a Concrete Optimization Process

Tarek Hassan, Yehia El-Ezaby & Charles Malek, rector Dar Al Handasah Consultants (Shair and Partners)

This paper presents an overview of a process of optimizing concrete mixture for tall buildings, culminating in the design of the Iconic Tower, the key...

20 October 2018

The Middle East: 30+ Years of Building Tall

CTBUH Research

The Middle East region is hosting its first CTBUH International Conference since 2008. In that year, there were 119 completed buildings of 150 meters or...

17 October 2016

Enhancing Social-Cultural Sustainability in Tall Buildings: A Trace from Vernacular Houses

Amer Al-Jokhadar & Wassim Jabi, Cardiff University

In the age of globalization and continuous urbanization, architects have a greater responsibility to design buildings with comfortable and sustainable environments. However, solutions should not...

17 October 2016

Megacities: Setting the Scene

Daniel Safarik, Shawn Ursini & Antony Wood; Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

The rise of the megacity presents unprecedented opportunities to understand the human urbanization phenomenon, and to observe the effects of multicore, polycentric cities growing together...

26 February 2001

Cities Spanning the Millennia: Cairo/Alexandria

Abdalla Abdelaziz Attia, Ain Shams Unviersity

The paper calls for the re-assessment of the national urban development policy in order to redistribute the new towns and new urban communities throughout the...