16 October 2023

Humanizing High Density

CTBUH Research

The theme “Humanizing High Density—People, Nature & the Urban Realm” for the CTBUH 2023 International Conference comes at a pertinent moment: Today intersecting are a...

22 August 2022

The World’s Highest Pools: A Deep Dive

S. Isaac Work & Shawn Ursini, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Tall building design has diversified and adapted to accommodate increased demand for distinctive amenities at a range of heights. Swimming pools are a classic feature...

17 September 2021

Sustainable Tall Building Design Exemplars

Will Miranda & Daniel Safarik, CTBUH

Some 97 cities worldwide, including most of the world’s megacities with a population of 10 million or more, have signed onto the C40 Cities Climate...

01 February 2017

Case Study: Torre Reforma, Mexico City

Julieta Boy, LBR&A Arquitectos

Torre Reforma is not only the tallest building in Mexico City, but is also representative of innovation and leadership in the high-rise building industry, which...

17 October 2016

Cyclone Resistant Glazing Solutions

Jennifer Schneider, Trosifol

As urban areas become developed in regions prone to severe weather, the risk of financial and human loss increases. Severe weather such as hurricanes, cyclones,...

17 October 2016

Ecosystem-Driven Value Creation for Smarter, Digitalized Buildings

Jukka Salmikuukka, Tomio Pihkala & Samu Salmelin, KONE

Digitization is reshaping industries and driving the rise of new business models, with new ways of working and new entrants rewriting the rules in the...

17 October 2016

Grounded Development an Essential Protocol for Tallness

Francisco Gonzalez-Pulido, JAHN

Tallness is superficial, unless it is literally and physically rooted to the dynamics of context and culture. Tallness has become relevant as our instrument to...

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...

17 October 2016

Sky’s Not the Limit: Creative Challenges of Vertical Urbanism in Mexico

Alberto Vidal Zuazua, Vidal Arquitectos; Miguel Angel Barroso Morales, Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila

Architecture must combine an aesthetic proposal that harmonizes with the environment, and a practicality that fits the demographic and economic conditions of the location in...

26 October 2015

Grade A Office Space in Mexico City: Tight Sites and Shaky Ground

Tom Wilcock, Marc Easton, William Algaard & Tabitha Tavolaro, Arup

In recent years Mexico City has seen a surge in tall building construction, concentrating around the new Central Business District on Paseo de la Reforma,...