Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Featured Buildings Involving alinea Consulting

20 Fenchurch St

20 Fenchurch St, London

Featuring a three-story public sky garden located at the top of the building, 20 Fenchurch Street is located in the financial district of the City of London.

Al Bahar Towers

Al Bahar Towers, Abu Dhabi

In looking to innovate high-rise design, nature and culture are the most resilient sources of inspiration.

Broadgate Tower

Broadgate Tower, London

The dramatic and highly visible structural system employed on Broadgate Tower is an innovative solution to the challenge of spanning the pre-existing railways that run under the site.

The Leadenhall Building

The Leadenhall Building, London

The Leadenhall Building leans back to make way for views to St. Paul’s Cathedral and other historic sites in a crowded section of the City of London.

The Shard

The Shard, London

The developers of The Shard showed remarkable tenacity in bringing it to fruition.

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Mjøstårnet, “Tallest Timber Building in the World” Signboard

22 Apr 2019, Event Report – Mjøstårnet, in Brumunddal, Norway becomes the “Tallest Timber Building in the World…

CTBUH Chief Executive Officer Conducts Speaking Tour of London

CTBUH Chief Executive Officer Conducts Speaking Tour of London

6 Dec 2018, Event Report – CTBUH CEO Antony Wood traveled to his native UK for a speaking and listening tour,…

Advisory Group Convenes at 2018 Middle East Conference

Advisory Group Convenes at 2018 Middle East Conference

20 Oct 2018, Event Report – The CTBUH Advisory Group had the opportunity to meet at the 2018 Middle East…

alinea Consulting at CTBUH

Mjøstårnet, “Tallest Timber Building in the World” Signboard
22 Apr 2019, Brumunddal – Event Report
Mjøstårnet, in Brumunddal, Norway becomes the “Tallest Timber Building in the World” after its CTBUH signboard inauguration.
CTBUH Chief Executive Officer Conducts Speaking Tour of London
6 Dec 2018, London – Event Report
CTBUH CEO Antony Wood traveled to his native UK for a speaking and listening tour, including a keynote address and several dinners with key figures of the tall building industry.
Advisory Group Convenes at 2018 Middle East Conference
20 Oct 2018, Dubai – Event Report
The CTBUH Advisory Group had the opportunity to meet at the 2018 Middle East Conference to further hone the core mission of the group and its role in the success of the Council.
CTBUH Trustees Convene in Dubai
20 Oct 2018, Dubai – Event Report
The CTBUH Board of Trustees met for the second time in 2018, just prior to the 2018 Middle East Conference, to undertake high level discussions on the Council's future.
Record Numbers Convene at 2018 Leaders Meeting
20 Oct 2018, Dubai – Event Report
CTBUH Leaders convened on Day 1 of the 2018 Middle East Conference for updates on the year's developments and to plan for 2019.
CTBUH Chairman Rappels for Charity
13 Jun 2018, London – CTBUH-Related News
CTBUH Chairman Steve Watts participated in the Lord Mayor's Appeal Abseil, propelling down 22 Bishopsgate in London for charity.
CTBUH Leaders Meet at Annual Awards Event
1 Jun 2018, Chicago – Event Report
The first 2018 Leaders Meeting brought together CTBUH leaders from around the world to provide mid-year updates on the Council's major initiatives.
CTBUH Board of Trustees Travels to Hawaii
22-24 Mar 2018, Honolulu – Event Report
The CTBUH Trustees from Chicago, New York, London, Mumbai, and Hong Kong gathered to attend the main annual Trustees meeting.
CTBUH UK Chapter Hosts: Geometry of Tall Buildings
29 Jan 2018, London – Event Report
The CTBUH UK Chapter recently hosted a conversation between architects and engineers on the geometry of tall buildings and its impact on the design trends of the future.
CTBUH Turkey Chapter Holds Successful Inaugural Event
17 Jan 2018, Istanbul – Event Report
CTBUH Turkey held its inaugural chapter event at the Hilton Istanbul, where industry experts spoke with over 120 guests on topics relating to the theme "Tall & Green."
CTBUH United Kingdom Chapter Celebrates with Year-End Event
6 Dec 2017, London – Event Report
The CTBUH United Kingdom Chapter hosted its first annual year-end social event at McQueen in London. The event concluded a successful year.
David Malott Passes the CTBUH Chairman’s Gavel to Steve Watts
31 Oct 2017, Sydney – Conference Activity Report
On the second day of the 2017 Australia Conference, all conference delegates gathered in Sydney to see Steve Watts sworn in as the next chairman of CTBUH.
CTBUH Leaders Connect at 2017 Conference
29 Oct 2017, Sydney – Event Report
The Annual Leaders Meeting was held the day before the start of the CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference, bringing together the Council’s leaders.
CTBUH Trustees Hold 18th Meeting at 2017 Australia Conference
29 Oct 2017, Sydney – Event Report
The Board of Trustees convened for the second time in 2017, just prior to the Australia Conference. This meeting marked a few significant changes to the Board.
Steve Watts to Become Next CTBUH Chairman
26 Sep 2017, Chicago – CTBUH News
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is pleased to announce that Steve Watts has been confirmed to become the organization’s next chairman.
CTBUH UK: Manchester Urban Housing Debate
26 Jul 2017, Manchester – Event Report
CTBUH held its first Manchester event in coordination with the CTBUH UK Chapter in a debate on the development of urban housing in the city.
CTBUH UK Learns About "A Day in the Life of The Shard"
26 Jun 2017, London – Event Report
An audience of 100 streamed into the Warwick Business School on the 17th floor of the Shard, to hear about the challenges of operating the tallest building in Western Europe.
CTBUH Germany Hosts Symposium on Technical Innovation
22 Jun 2017, Rottweil – Event Report
CTBUH Germany held a symposium to discuss the role of technical and technological innovation and its effect on the various disciplines within the construction industry.
CTBUH Italy Co-Hosts the 7th Tall Buildings Conference in Milan
7 Jun 2017, Milan – Event Report
CTBUH Italy co-hosted the seventh edition of the one-day International Tall Buildings Conference held in Milan, which focused on various challenges of tall buildings.
Torre Paseo Colón 2 Signboard Ceremony
25 Mar 2017, San José – Event Report
CTBUH joined Torre Paseo Colón 2 officials in unveiling the commemorative signboard designating Torre Paseo Colón 2 as the tallest building in Costa Rica.
CTBUH Board of Trustees Set the Agenda for 2017
16 Oct 2016, Shenzhen – Event Report
The Board of Trustees held their second meeting of the year in conjunction with the 2016 Conference to discuss the Council’s plans for 2017.
Motorsport Technology Transferred to the Design of Towers
10 Feb 2016, London – Event Report
A discussion on the application of Computational Fluid Dynamics, a successful technology in motorsport and aerospace, to architecture and tall buildings.
Does London Need Tall Buildings?
7 Oct 2015, London – Event Report
The CTBUH UK Chapter hosted a successful panel discussion posing the question "Does London need tall buildings?" at Grimshaw's Clerkenwell studio.
CTBUH United Kingdom Chapter Launches in London
17 Jun 2015, London – Event Report
The CTBUH UK Chapter launched with an event at London’s BT Tower. Topics of discussion included a surge in high-rise construction in the city, and sustainability.
Activity at the CTBUH London Conference: Day One
11 Jun 2013, London – Conference Activity Report
See the highlights from the first day of the CTBUH 2013 London Conference including the Opening Plenary and Conference Dinner.

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Steve Watts

Steve Watts

CTBUH Board of Trustees, 2017 – Present
London, United Kingdom

Carl Giles

Carl Giles

CTBUH Future Leaders Committee, United Kingdom, 2018 – Present
London, United Kingdom

CTBUH Resources Involving alinea Consulting

Award Winners & Award of Excellence Recipients

The CTBUH Awards recognize projects and individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and that achieve sustainability at the highest and broadest level.

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Award of Excellence

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"Geometry of Tall Buildings" - a CTBUH United Kingdom Chapter Event

29 Jan 2018 – Other Videos
Patrik Schumacher, Zaha Hadid Architects; Anil Hira, BuroHappold Engineering; Kai-Uwe Bergman, Bjarke Ingels Group, [i]et al.[/i]

Interview: Steve Watts

30 Oct 2017 – 2017 Australia Conference Interviews
Steve Watts, Alinea Consulting

CTBUH Expands UK Presence with Debate on Urban Housing in Manchester

26 Jul 2017 – Other Videos
Steve Watts, Alinea Consulting; Antony Wood, CTBUH; Matt Hayward, 5Plus Architects; et al.

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Connecting the City: People, Density & Infrastructure

30 Oct 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue IV
CTBUH 2017 Conference Speakers

Cities to Megacities: Perspectives

Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV
CTBUH 2016 Conference Speakers

The Vertical Master Plan

26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City
Temoor Ahmad & Neven Sidor, Grimshaw Architects; Steve Watts, Alinea Consulting; Adam Miller, Thornton Tomasetti

Videos

"Geometry of Tall Buildings" - a CTBUH United Kingdom Chapter Event
29 Jan 2018 – Other Videos; Patrik Schumacher, Zaha Hadid Architects; Anil Hira, BuroHappold Engineering; Kai-Uwe Bergman, Bjarke Ingels Group, [i]et al.[/i]
The London Committee of the CTBUH United Kingdom Chapter recently hosted [i]Geometry of Tall Buildings[/i], a conversation between leading architects and engineers on the geometry of tall buildings and its impact on the design trends of the future.…
Interview: Steve Watts
30 Oct 2017 – 2017 Australia Conference Interviews; Steve Watts, Alinea Consulting
Steve Watts of alinea consulting and CTBUH Chairman-Elect is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2017 CTBUH Australia Conference.
CTBUH Expands UK Presence with Debate on Urban Housing in Manchester
26 Jul 2017 – Other Videos; Steve Watts, Alinea Consulting; Antony Wood, CTBUH; Matt Hayward, 5Plus Architects; et al.
On July 26. 2017 the CTBUH held its first Manchester event in coordination with the CTBUH UK Chapter, marking the occasion with a debate on the development of urban housing in the city.
Panel Discussion: Future Cities: What are the Biggest Threats and Opportunities?
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Steve Watts, Alinea Consulting; Jianping Gu, Shanghai Tower C&D; Rui Gu, CAPOL; Ray Shick, Gensler; Chris Yoshii, AECOM
Monday, October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. A panel discussing the challenges of growing urban populations throughout the globe.
Vital Signs, Vital Statistics – The Impact of Shape on Tower Economics
11 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Steve Watts, Alinea Consulting
Shape, more than anything, drives the cost of tall buildings; but to what extent does cost drive shape? The particular constraints of historic environments like London can make this an uneasy relationship, and one that is quite different to the…

Papers/Research

Connecting the City: People, Density & Infrastructure
30 Oct 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue IV; CTBUH 2017 Conference Speakers
The future of humanity on this planet relies on the collective benefits of urban density; reducing both land consumption and the energy needed to construct and operate the horizontally dispersed city. Tall buildings must now be the vehicles for…
Cities to Megacities: Perspectives
Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV; CTBUH 2016 Conference Speakers
The CTBUH 2016 International Conference is being held in the three cities of the Pearl River Delta, the world’s largest “megacity,” projected to have 120 million inhabitants by 2050. The conference brings together some of the leading thinkers on…
The Vertical Master Plan
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Temoor Ahmad & Neven Sidor, Grimshaw Architects; Steve Watts, Alinea Consulting; Adam Miller, Thornton Tomasetti
With over half of the world’s population now living in an urban environment, major world cities (especially) will always grow in population over time. To avoid city sprawl, urban densification will be required. This will need to happen at a steadier…

alinea Consulting Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 6 Completed2 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 1 Completed
Average Building Age 11 Years
Most Common Function office, 7 Buildings
Most Common Material Composite, 5 Buildings
Building Functions
 
Building Materials
 

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.

Tall Buildings Involving alinea Consulting

1   The Shard 2013 306 m London
2   Twentytwo 2019 278 m London
3   Commerzbank Tower 1997 259 m Frankfurt am Main
4   The Leadenhall Building 2014 224 m London
5   150 Leadenhall Street 2022 204 m London
6   8 Canada Square 2002 200 m London
7   The Broadgate Tower 2008 161 m London
8   20 Fenchurch Street 2014 160 m London
9   Al Bahar Tower 1 2012 145 m Abu Dhabi
10   Al Bahar Tower 2 2012 145 m Abu Dhabi
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.
1   The Shard 2013 306 m London
2   Twentytwo 2019 278 m London
3   Commerzbank Tower 1997 259 m Frankfurt am Main
4   The Leadenhall Building 2014 224 m London
5   150 Leadenhall Street 2022 204 m London
6   8 Canada Square 2002 200 m London
7   The Broadgate Tower 2008 161 m London
8   20 Fenchurch Street 2014 160 m London
9   Al Bahar Tower 1 2012 145 m Abu Dhabi
10   Al Bahar Tower 2 2012 145 m Abu Dhabi
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Under Constr.