Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Featured Buildings Involving Arquitectonica International

Altira Macau

Altira Macau, Macau

Altira Macau, formerly named Crown Macau, features exterior curtain wall lighting and panoramic views of the Macau Peninsula from its Sky Lobby.

Gate Towers

Gate Towers, Abu Dhabi

The Gate Towers allude to a future in which tall buildings appear at such density that many of the amenities of urban habitat on the ground can and should be replicated at height.

Revel Resort and Casino

Revel Resort and Casino, Atlantic City

Located on beachfront land along the Atlantic City Boardwalk, Revel became the tallest building in Atlantic City upon completion.

Riviera TwinStar Square

Riviera TwinStar Square, Shanghai

This building has a fantastic balance and poise. The towers stand out for the new spatial dimension they give to the “emptiness” that lies between them.

Sky Tower

Sky Tower, Abu Dhabi

Sky Tower is a 292 meter tall skyscraper in Abu Dhabi that was the city's tallest building when it completed in 2010.

Solaria

Solaria, Milan

Solaria was designed to provide residents with optimal privacy in its outdoor areas with carefully arranged terraces and etched glass railings.

Tempo Scan Tower

Tempo Scan Tower, Jakarta

The Tempo Scan Tower was designed to be an icon in the Golden Triangle embassy district, contrasting the surrounding rectilinear forms with a subtlely curving geometry.

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About Arquitectonica International

Arquitectonica is an architecture, interior design and planning firm that began in Miami in 1977 as an experimental studio. Led by Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Laurinda Spear, the studio has evolved into a worldwide practice, combining the creative spirit of the principals with the efficiency of delivery and reliability of a major architectural firm.

Arquitectonica’s philosophy is based on the principle of preserving a location’s geographic character – the entire combination of natural and human attributes that make one place distinct from another – an authentic design process that preserves the ecological and cultural environment.

Since its founding in 1977, Arquitectonica has won numerous American Institute of Architects and Progressive Architecture Design Awards.

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Arquitectonica International at CTBUH

CTBUH 2016 Conference Gold Sponsor

16-21 Oct 2016, Conference Sponsor – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism takes place…

CTBUH Florida: Construction Tour of Brickell City Centre

CTBUH Florida: Construction Tour of Brickell City Centre

30 Aug 2016, Tour Report – The CTBUH Florida Chapter hosted a construction tour of Brickell City Centre, a…

Milan Tall Building Conference

Milan Tall Building Conference

19 Apr 2016, Event Report – The Tall Buildings Iuav International Conference held its sixth annual seminar at…

Arquitectonica International at CTBUH

CTBUH 2016 Conference Gold Sponsor
16-21 Oct 2016 – Conference Sponsor
Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism takes place progressively across three Chinese cities: Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong.
CTBUH Florida: Construction Tour of Brickell City Centre
30 Aug 2016, Miami – Tour Report
The CTBUH Florida Chapter hosted a construction tour of Brickell City Centre, a billion-dollar shopping and mixed-use project that spans five blocks in downtown Miami.
Milan Tall Building Conference
19 Apr 2016, Milan – Event Report
The Tall Buildings Iuav International Conference held its sixth annual seminar at the CityLife Conference Hall in Milan.
2015–2016 Design Research Studio Final Reviews
15 Jan 2016, Shanghai – Event Report
Tongji students in the collaborative design studio, “Network Reshaping Downtown: Transit-Oriented Mega-Development,”presented their final designs.
Inaugural Steering Committee Meetings in All Three Cities
10-20 Jan 2016 – Event Report
Plans for the 2016 CTBUH Conference are now well underway, beginning with initial meetings of the Conference Steering Committee in all three cities.
2015–2016 Design Research Studio Kicked Off in Miami
16-21 Nov 2015, Miami – Tour Report
“Network Reshaping Downtown,” a collaborative design studio undertaken by Tongji University with support from CTBUH, kicked off with a visit to Miami.
Miami Regional Tour
29-30 Oct 2015, Miami – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured Miami, a city of urban complexities and cultural amenities that defy the old stereotypes.
CTBUH 2015 New York Conference Gold Sponsor
26-30 Oct 2015, New York City – Conference Sponsor
After a post-recession hiatus in tall building construction in many countries lasting several years, numerous cities are again resurgent.
Miami Grows Up
16-20 Feb 2015, Miami – Tour Report
Daniel Safarik, CTBUH China Office Director & Journal Editor, visited Miami to engage with firms, welcome new members, and gain a understanding of a fast growing tall building market.
Hong Kong Regional Tour Report
20 Sep 2014, Hong Kong – Tour Report
The tour began at Hong Kong’s One Island East, a 298-meter office building. After a day of activity and touring, the tour ended with an evening harbor cruise, on a Chinese junk.
Lujiazui Harbor City Development & Riviera Twin Star Square Tour
19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Tour Report
The Riviera Twin Star Square Tour was immediately followed by the Lujiazui Harbor City Development Tour, a development on the site of the Shanghai Shipyard Factory and Drydock.
CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Silver Sponsor
16-19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Conference Sponsor
The survival of humanity relies on a radical repositioning of our cities to develop them beyond a collection of disparate icons, towards a vision of a Sustainable Vertical Urbanism.
Riviera TwinStar Square Technical Tour Report
20 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Tour Report
The mirrored towers of the Riviera TwinStar development have delicately articulated facades and extensive outdoor areas.
CTBUH 2012 Shanghai Conference Silver Sponsor
19-21 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Conference Sponsor
That the 21st Century will be the age of the Asian Skyscraper seems indisputable. Already, the past two decades have witnessed a major shift in tall buildings from west to east.
New York City Reps Stage First Event
31 Jul 2012, New York City – Event Report
More than 125 New York City professionals gathered on a rooftop terrace for the first event organized by the CTBUH’s New York steering committee.
CTBUH 10th Annual Awards Executive Table Sponsor
3 Nov 2011, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 10th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the afternoon Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
Three International Finance Center Tour Report
11 Oct 2011, Seoul – Tour Report
Three International Finance Center was one of an incredible eight 250 meter-plus projects that are under construction in Seoul and the site for a technical tour.

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Samuel Luckino

Samuel Luckino

CTBUH City Representative, 2012 – 2014
New York City, United States

Jiwei (Alec) Xu

Jiwei (Alec) Xu

CTBUH Expert Chinese Translation Committee, 2014 – Present
Shanghai, China

Peter Brannan

Peter Brannan

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2016
Hong Kong, China

CTBUH Leaders at Arquitectonica International

Samuel Luckino

Samuel Luckino

CTBUH City Representative, 2012 – 2014
New York City, United States

Jiwei (Alec) Xu

Jiwei (Alec) Xu

CTBUH Expert Chinese Translation Committee, 2014 – Present
Shanghai, China

Peter Brannan

Peter Brannan

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2016
Hong Kong, China

Bernardo Fort-Brescia

Bernardo Fort-Brescia

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2016
Miami, United States

David Zaballero

David Zaballero

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2016
Manila, Philippines

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CTBUH Resources Involving Arquitectonica International

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.

Award of Excellence

CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Session 3a: Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Q&A

17 Oct 2016 – CTBUH 2016 China Conference
Richard Witt, Quadrangle Architects; James von Klamperer Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; Keith Griffiths, Aedas; Peter Brannan, Arquitectonica

The Roots of Tall Buildings: Connecting the City

17 Oct 2016 – CTBUH 2016 China Conference
Peter Brannan, Arquitectonica

2015 New York Conference - Session 3a - Q&A

26 Oct 2015 – CTBUH 2015 New York Conference
Panel Questions & Answers

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The Roots of Tall Buildings: Connecting the City

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Peter Brannan, Arquitectonica

Integrated Transport Networks, Communities and the Design of Mixed-Use Developments

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
David Zaballero, Arquitectonica

Cities to Megacities: Perspectives

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

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Videos

CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Session 3a: Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Q&A
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Richard Witt, Quadrangle Architects; James von Klamperer Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; Keith Griffiths, Aedas; Peter Brannan, Arquitectonica
Monday, October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Richard Witt, Quadrangle Architects; James von Klamperer Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; Keith Griffiths, Aedas; Peter Brannan, Arquitectonica answer questions at the end of the 2016 China Conference Session…
The Roots of Tall Buildings: Connecting the City
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Peter Brannan, Arquitectonica
This presentation investigated the integration of tall tower, mixed-use developments and how they connect with the city and the public when they meet the ground. Critical challenges have to be overcome in resolving the lower horizontal components of…
2015 New York Conference - Session 3a - Q&A
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
Moshe Safdie, Safdie Architects; Faudziah Ibrahim, KLCC Property Holdings Berhad; Samuel Luckino, Arquitectonica; and Peter Brannan, Arquitectonica, answer questions at the end of 2015 New York Conference Session 3a: Responding to Cultural Context.
The Inevitability of Global Adaptation: Eastern and Western Developers Practicing Internationally
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Samuel Luckino & Peter Brannan, Arquitectonica
For architecture and engineering firms working for development clients who build large-scale urban projects in various corners of the world, the effort is often facilitated by regional satellite offices to ensure that the ambitions of each of the…
Cities Within Cities
3 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; Bernardo Fort-Brescia, FAIA, Design Principal, Arquitectonica International Corporation, Miami
This presentation discusses contemporary principles guiding the planning of new cities and neighborhoods, through the work of Arquitectonica. The presenter illustrates examples of recent master plans with particular emphasis in the Middle-East and…

Papers/Research

The Roots of Tall Buildings: Connecting the City
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; 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. Critical challenges have to be overcome in resolving the lower horizontal components of these…
Integrated Transport Networks, Communities and the Design of Mixed-Use Developments
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; David Zaballero, Arquitectonica
The paper examines the importance of integrated public and private transportation in mixed-use developments within the city and how this affects and improves our lives. The proximity and accessibility to major transport nodes has a critical impact…
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 Inevitability of Global Adaptation: Eastern and Western Developers Practicing Internationally
26 Oct 2015 – Asia & Australasia: A Selection of Written Works on the World's Tall Building Forefront; Samuel Luckino & Peter Brannan, Arquitectonica
For architecture and engineering firms serving development clients who build large-scale urban projects in various corners of the world, the effort is often facilitated by regional satellite offices to ensure that the visions for each of the client’s…
Case Study: Gate Towers, Abu Dhabi
Nov 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue IV; Gurjit Singh & Hossam Eldin Elsouefi, Aldar Properties; Peter Brannan, Arquitectonica
The Gateway forms the entrance to one of the Middle East’s largest developments. The developer, Aldar, set forth a challenge: create an unmistakable introduction to a larger development, that would also serve as a landmark on its own.

Arquitectonica International Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 49 Completed7 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings None
Average Building Age 7 Years
Most Common Function residential, 25 Buildings
Most Common Material Concrete, 44 Buildings
Building Functions
 
Building Materials
 

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

Tall Buildings Involving Arquitectonica International