Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Featured Buildings Involving Arup

1 Bligh Street

1 Bligh Street, Sydney

While not the tallest building on Sydney’s skyline, 1 Bligh Street stands out for its many sustainability features, including a double-skin curtain wall.

10 Brock Street

10 Brock Street, London

Part of a larger redevelopment plan, this complex is made up of multiple buildings which foster permeability between interior spaces, public areas, and the city around them.

180 Brisbane

180 Brisbane, Brisbane

180 Brisbane includes an imprint of the Brisbane River on its façade and a public plaza to integrate the ground plane with another building.

181 Fremont

181 Fremont, San Francisco

Winner of the 2019 CTBUH Structural and Geotechnical Engineering Awards this mixed-use building uses an exoskeleton structure to allow for open floor plates without columns.

30 St Mary Axe

30 St Mary Axe, London

Rarely does a single building have such a profound impact on the history of the high-rise as 30 St Mary Axe – The Gherkin.

461 Dean Street

461 Dean Street, New York City

461 Dean Street is the first project in Pacific Park and upon completion the tallest building to be built using prefabricated modular construction.

8 Chifley

8 Chifley, Sydney

This iconic tower pioneers the vertical village concept in Australia – delivering a flexible platform designed to support its tenants every need.

88 on Field

88 on Field, Durban

This 146 meter office tower was ranked the second tallest building in Durban when it was completed in 1985.

ADNOC Headquarters

ADNOC Headquarters, Abu Dhabi

ADNOC Headquarters, situated next to the Arabian Gulf, was designed to allow occupants flexibility in physical space as well as optimal views of the coastline.

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.

Al Hamra Tower

Al Hamra Tower, Kuwait City

The art of high-rise building design embraces, at least in part, how the observer reads the rise of the form from the earth to the sky.

Aldar Headquarters

Aldar Headquarters, Abu Dhabi

A perfect circle at the water's edge, Aldar's new headquarters is the centrepiece of Al Raha Beach, an exclusive new city on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi.

Allianz Tower

Allianz Tower, Milan

The Allianz Tower is a thin, rectangular tower that features a convex, gently curving glass facade and emphasizes its four steel buttresses as a primary structural element.

Amorepacific Headquarters

Amorepacific Headquarters, Seoul

Winning a 2019 CTBUH Best Tall Building Award, this building is designed around a central courtyard to allow for maximized ventilation, natural light and for public permeability.

Ardmore Residence

Ardmore Residence, Singapore

Located in a prime location, The Ardmore Residence provides expansive panoramic views of the cityscape.

Aspire Tower

Aspire Tower, Doha

Aspire Tower is a supertall skyscraper that served as the focal point for the 15th Asian games in 2006 housing the flame.

Aurora

Aurora, Brisbane

Located near central transportation, this 207 meter residential skyscraper features a heated pool, an entertainment area, and a cinema for residents.

Barangaroo South/International Towers

Barangaroo South/International Towers, Sydney

International Towers transformed a contaminated former wharf into a new district of Sydney, reconnecting it to the harbor and giving people back a crucial part of the city.

Beirut Terraces

Beirut Terraces, Beirut

Beirut Terraces is a unique 25-floor, 110-meter waterfront residential tower, located in Beirut’s Central District, the most desirable residential area in Lebanon.

Bosco Verticale

Bosco Verticale, Milan

The Bosco Verticale "vertical forest" takes the definition of "green skyscraper" to a new level, deploying more than 13,000 plants across 90+ species, including full-sized trees.

Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid

Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid, Abu Dhabi

Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid is located in the heart of Abu Dhabi at the site of the old Central Market, a traditional crossroads and meeting point in the city.

C&D International Tower

C&D International Tower, Xiamen

The C&D International Tower anchors a comprehensive project, with great potential to form the new Central Business District for Xiamen.

CCTV Headquarters

CCTV Headquarters, Beijing

The recently completed new headquarters of China Central Television contains the entire television-making process within a single building.

CITIC Tower

CITIC Tower, Beijing

Winner of a 2019 Best Tall Building Award of Excellence, this building is integrated into the city’s infrastructure, a hub within a network of pedestrian passages, subways and roadway

CapitaGreen

CapitaGreen, Singapore

With features such as a sky forest and a double-skin façade, CapitaGreen was designed to reduce energy consumption and channel fresh air from its rooftop to cool lower levels.

Capital City Towers

Capital City Towers, Moscow

After more than a decade in the planning, a new mixed-use business district rising 4 kilometers west of the Kremlin, is a symbol of Russia’s ascent in the global economic playing field.

Carlton Centre

Carlton Centre, Johannesburg

Once the home to the five-star Carlton Hotel, the Carlton Centre provides a birds-eye view of downtown Johannesberg.

China Resources Tower

China Resources Tower, Shenzhen

Winner of a 2019 Best Tall Building Award of Excellence, the design was inspired by the form of a bamboo shoot, which was realized through a diagrid structural system.

China Zun

China Zun, Beijing

Located in Beijing's Central Business District, the project team aim to use the latest in sustainable technology, materials and engineering concepts.

Chongqing IFS T1

Chongqing IFS T1, Chongqing

This mixed use complex is located in the central business area of Chongqing and contains a hotel and offices, as well as spaces for retail use.

Chongqing World Finanacial Center

Chongqing World Finanacial Center, Chongqing

Also referred to as the Global Financial Building, Chongqing World Financial Center features a shopping center, hotel, service apartments, and office space.

ECB - European Central Bank

ECB - European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main

European Central Bank's two towers are connected by a full-height atrium, referred to as the "vertical city."

Eton Place Dalian

Eton Place Dalian, Dalian

Eton Place Dalian is located on a six-hectare site in the central city and features a mix of uses including office, hotel, retail, entertainment, convention, SOHO, and residential.

Exchange Square

Exchange Square, Hong Kong

Exchange Square is a major development that sets the benchmark in Hong Kong for a prestigious, globally oriented, 24-hour business complex.

Gramercy Residences

Gramercy Residences, Makati

The Gramercy Residences is a residential high-rise condominium rising up to 250m, with a Skypark as its main attraction.

Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre

Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre, Guangzhou

Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre is a mixed-use tower located adjacent to a large central park and a subterranean retail concourse with transportation interchanges.

Guangzhou IFC

Guangzhou IFC, Guangzhou

Guangzhou IFC is a landmark tower which defines the emerging international strength of China’s third city and serves as a landmark for Guangzhou Zhujiang New Town’s main axis.

Haeundae I'Park

Haeundae I'Park, Busan

The Haeundae I’Park is a high-density mixed-use development which includes three high-rise residential towers on the coast of Busan.

Heron Tower

Heron Tower, London

Heron Tower provides highly flexible work-spaces which support diverse tenant needs through a series of ten multi-story “villages”—with a full-height atrium at the heart of each.

International Commerce Centre

International Commerce Centre, Hong Kong

Soaring 484 meters (1,588 feet) above Victoria Harbor, the International Commerce Centre (ICC) is the essence of Hong Kong in one destination.

Jing An Kerry Centre

Jing An Kerry Centre, Shanghai

Jing An Kerry Centre draws upon the socioeconomic wellspring of public transit to activate an iconic mixed-use mega-project in Shanghai.

Jockey Club Innovation Tower

Jockey Club Innovation Tower, Hong Kong

The Jockey Club Innovation Tower is a new school of design building for the Hong Kong Polytechnic University which offers a creative and multidisciplinary environment.

KK100

KK100, Shenzhen

As part of the larger KK100 development, the new curved tower is a powerful addition to the Shenzhen skyline.

KL118 Tower

KL118 Tower, Kuala Lumpur

KL118, the first building taller than the Petronas Towers proposed in Kuala Lumpur, is being constructed in the vicinity of Plaza Rakyat.

Kingdom Centre

Kingdom Centre, Riyadh

Below the observation deck is an inverted parabolic arch that occupies the top third of the skyscraper creating its iconic status in the city.

MahaNakhon

MahaNakhon, Bangkok

MahaNakhon is optimized for the tropical climate of Bangkok with a “pixelated” design concept that affords highly valuable outdoor space to tenants.

Marina Bay Sands

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

The 929,000-square meter Marina Bay Sands is conceived as not just a mere building project, but as a city microcosm rooted in Singapore’s culture, climate, and contemporary life.

Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower

Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower, Tokyo

Turning the traditional configuration for school design literally on its side by projecting it vertically, the Cocoon tower presents an incredible case-study for creating a university.

Morpheus

Morpheus, Macau

Winner of the 2019 CTBUH Fire & Risk Engineering Award, this building has an atrium spanning the full height of the building with the exterior composed of a freeform exoskeleton.

Nanfung Commercial, Hospitality and Exhibition Complex

Nanfung Commercial, Hospitality and Exhibition Complex, Guangzhou

Nanfung Commercial, Hospitality & Exhibition Complex contains four distinct programmatic uses, office, retail exhibition, hotel and exhibition, that are split between two sites.

Northeast Asia Trade Tower

Northeast Asia Trade Tower, Incheon

The Northeast Asia Trade Tower was recognized as a finalist in the 2010 CTBUH Awards where the jury praised its tapering form as being well suited for its mixed-use program.

O-14

O-14, Dubai

O-14 is a 24-story commercial tower characterized by 1,326 openings, randomly located and varying in size, throughout the whole exterior shell.

One Central Park

One Central Park, Sydney

A 116 meter residential tower that features "vertical gardens" along its outer facade, and a cantilevered section including a heliostat to provide light to the parkland below.

One Island East

One Island East, Hong Kong

In order to accommodate its supertall height, One Island East features 28 high-speed passenger lifts, six high-speed shuttle lifts, and one passenger lift.

One One One Eagle Street

One One One Eagle Street, Brisbane

This office tower's structure takes inspiration from the way plants grow upwards, giving it an organic nature that echoes the growing canopy in the nearby Fig Tree Plaza.

Palazzo Lombardia

Palazzo Lombardia, Milan

The Palazzo Lombardia is a confident and controlled execution of what is actually an exuberant plan, and it does so while quietly integrating sustainable strategies.

Ping An Finance Center

Ping An Finance Center, Shenzhen

Ping An Finance Center is located in the city’s Futian District and represents a new generation of the prototypical Asian skyscraper: very tall, very dense, and hyper-connected.

Q1 Tower

Q1 Tower, Gold Coast

The first supertall building in the southern hemisphere, Q1 also held the title of tallest residential building from it's completion in 2005 until 2011.

Qingdao Agora

Qingdao Agora, Qingdao

As a mixed-use development, Qingdao Agora's design is organized around the daily social and economic needs of its inhabitants.

Raffles City Hangzhou

Raffles City Hangzhou, Hangzhou

Winning a 2019 CTBUH MEP Engineering Award, this mixed-use development features two buildings attached through a ten-story shopping podium.

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.

Salesforce Tower

Salesforce Tower, San Francisco

Winning the 2019 CTBUH Best Tall Building Worldwide Award, this tapering building minimizes shadows and uses many techniques to improve environmental sustainability.

Samsung China Headquarters

Samsung China Headquarters, Beijing

The Samsung China Headquarters, a mixed-use building located in the city's growing central business district, is notable for its white glass exterior that reflects the skyline.

Shanghai Tower

Shanghai Tower, Shanghai

As the third tower in the trio of supertall buildings at the heart of Shanghai’s new Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone, Shanghai Tower embodies a new prototype for tall buildings.

Shanghai Wheelock Square

Shanghai Wheelock Square, Shanghai

Featuring simple symmetrical lines with the design, Shanghai Wheelock Square integrates environmentally-friendly aspects with state-of-the-art provisions.

Sliced Porosity Block

Sliced Porosity Block, Chengdu

The buildings of Sliced Porosity Block, with their carefully shaped exteriors, bring the environmental needs of today into the cultural framework of local history.

Solaria

Solaria, Milan

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

Solaris

Solaris, Singapore

Though it is not particularly tall, the building is commended for its contributions to the exploration of the urban habitat.

South Beach

South Beach, Singapore

The South Beach development includes two inclined towers defined by an environmental screen surging from the lower canopy to mitigate harsh sun in the sky gardens and balconies.

Soyak Tower

Soyak Tower, Istanbul

Soyak Kristal Kule is a high-rise office tower project located in Levent, the main commercial district of Istanbul.

Tanjong Pagar Center

Tanjong Pagar Center, Singapore

A mixed-use complex that contains office, residential, retail and hospitality spaces and won a 2019 CTBUH Urban Habitat Award of Excellence.

The EY Centre

The EY Centre, Sydney

The EY Centre’s striking timber and glass closed-cavity-façade, and its innovative smart-building technology, distinguish this 38-story office building in the Sydney skyline.

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 Masterpiece

The Masterpiece, Hong Kong

This 257 meter tall skyscraper is home to the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, along with 345 residential units.

The Shard

The Shard, London

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

Tianjin CTF Finance Centre

Tianjin CTF Finance Centre, Tianjin

Located in the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area, Tianjin CTF Finance Centre features a mix of uses including office space, luxury serviced apartments, and a hotel.

Torre Europa

Torre Europa, Madrid

Torre Europa is located in Madrid's business district, situated next to the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, featuring restaurants on the lower levels.

Torre Reforma

Torre Reforma, Mexico City

The Torre Reforma is Mexico's tallest building and features a versatile, column-free interior that incorporates natural energy-reducing elements and a structurally expressive exterior.

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The firm is owned in trust on behalf of its staff. The result is a spirit of independence that is reflected in the firm’s work, and in its dedicated pursuit of technical excellence.

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Skybridges: Bringing the Horizontal into the Vertical Realm

18 Jul 2019, Event Invite – Join CTBUH for a half-day symposium at one of the world’s most significant…

Seismic Resilience of Buildings

17 Apr 2019, Event Report – CTBUH Turkey held a seminar discussing seismic resilience strategies, featuring…

CTBUH China Participates in  Vertical Marathon

CTBUH China Participates in Vertical Marathon

25 Nov 2018, Event Report – CTBUH China participated in the Shanghai Tower International Vertical Marathon,…

Arup at CTBUH

Skybridges: Bringing the Horizontal into the Vertical Realm
18 Jul 2019, Beijing – Event Invite
Join CTBUH for a half-day symposium at one of the world’s most significant skybridge-linked projects, Beijing’s Linked Hybrid.
Seismic Resilience of Buildings
17 Apr 2019, Istanbul – Event Report
CTBUH Turkey held a seminar discussing seismic resilience strategies, featuring presentations from a panel of experts in engineering, design, and financial sectors.
CTBUH China Participates in Vertical Marathon
25 Nov 2018, Shanghai – Event Report
CTBUH China participated in the Shanghai Tower International Vertical Marathon, climbing to the 119th floor of the building.
Tall Timber Working Group Convenes at 2018 Middle East Conference
20 Oct 2018, Dubai – Event Report
The Tall Timber Working Group, assembled to create a CTBUH Technical Guide on Timber in High-Rise Buildings, established responsibilities for its members at the CTBUH 2018 Conference.
Debate: Were Engineers Better In 1818 Or 2018?
21 Sep 2018, New York City – Event Report
On September 21, 2018 at Arup’s NYC office, the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) partnered with co-sponsors CTBUH to host a friendly, spirited debate.
CTBUH Canada Hosts Discussion: Modular Design & Construction
12 Sep 2018, Toronto – Event Report
The CTBUH Canada Chapter hosted a discussion on Modular Design and Construction, featuring an overview of existing modular implementations as well as future implications.
CTBUH New York Chapter Hosts: Exporting Design
26 Jul 2018, New York City – Event Report
The CTBUH New York Chapter held an event focusing on how technology enables collaboration on international projects. Speakers used case studies to highlight innovative solutions.
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.
Emerging Queensland: What's Next for South East Queensland?
31 May 2018, Brisbane – Event Report
The CTBUH Brisbane Committee recently hosted the second installment of its Emerging Queensland series, which focused on building resilient cities in South East Queensland.
CTBUH UK Presents: Exporting Tall
30 Apr 2018, London – Event Report
The UK Chapter recently held "Exporting Tall," a series of presentations highlighting the challenges and opportunities of designing tall buildings in countries outside the UK.
CTBUH New York Debates: Has New York Built Too Tall?
1 Mar 2018, New York City – Event Report
The New York "Future Leaders" Committee recently debated whether NYC has built too tall. The two sides discussed current challenges to development as well as future considerations.
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 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.
CTBUH 2017 Conference Delegates Attend Tall Timber Workshop
29 Oct 2017, Sydney – Event Report
Delegates gathered in the offices of Arup in Sydney to participate in the Tall Timber Workshop, which included 14 presenters speaking on topics relevant to the tall timber industry.
CTBUH Façade Fire Performance Workshop at University of Sydney
29 Oct 2017, Sydney – Event Report
One day before the CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference, delegates convened at the University of Sydney facilities in Darlington for the Fire Performance of Façades workshop.
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 Beijing Hosts Innovative Building-Making Presentations
20 Sep 2017, Beijing – Event Report
CTBUH Beijing hosted the Innovative Building-Making presentation at Arup’s Beijing office, where industry experts discussed the design of some of their most innovative projects.
Queensland Infrastructure Seminar 3
7 Sep 2017, Brisbane – Event Report
The CTBUH Australia Chapter’s Brisbane Committee held the third of its 2017 breakfast seminar series on Queensland Infrastructure.
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 New York Hosts Tall Timber Event
22 Jun 2017, New York City – Event Report
CTBUH New York held a presentation and panel discussion on the character and behavior of tall timber buildings, as well as the future opportunities with timber in New York and beyond.
Ping An Finance Center Now Fourth Tallest Building in the World
27 Mar 2017, Shenzhen – CTBUH-Related News
CTBUH has certified the completion of Ping An Finance Center. At 599 meters it is the tallest building in Shenzhen, second tallest in China, and fourth tallest worldwide.
CTBUH Queensland Infrastructure Seminar: Anna Meares Velodrome
16 Mar 2017, Brisbane – Event Report
The CTBUH Brisbane Committee held a breakfast seminar discussing infrastructure in Queensland, with a particular focus on the new Anna Mears Velodrome.
CTBUH Executive Director Presents at Chapter Events in Australia
7-9 Mar 2017, Sydney – Event Report
Executive Director Antony Wood delivered two well attended lectures in Sydney and Melbourne, organized by the respective local CTBUH committees.
The Brisbane 2016 Summer Seminar: Design of Tall Buildings
24 Nov 2016, Brisbane – Event Report
CTBUH Brisbane held their 2016 Summer Seminar in conjunction with the ASCE. The topic of discussion was "Design of Tall Buildings."
CTBUH 2016 Conference Silver 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.
Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings
13 Oct 2016, Chicago – CTBUH Research
The Council is pleased to announce the Top Company Rankings for numerous disciplines as derived from the list of projects appearing in 100 of the World’s Tallest Buildings.
CTBUH Vietnam Hosts Inaugural Event
7 Oct 2016, Ho Chi Minh City – Event Report
The CTBUH Vietnam Chapter hosted an inaugural event to introduce the Council to a Vietnamese audience and explain its role within the skyscraper industry.
2016 China-Japan-Korea Tall Building Forum
8 Jul 2016, Tokyo – Event
The third China-Japan-Korea Tall Building Forum was held at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, on the topic of "Innovative Motion Engineering in Tall Buildings."
Future of Construction: Manufacturing Buildings
9 Jun 2016, New York City – Event Report
The CTBUH New York Chapter in collaboration with the CTBUH Young Professionals Committee held the first of its lecture series, “Future of Construction.”
China Zun Visit
23 Apr 2016, Beijing – Tour Report
Nearly 20 local professionals came together for a visit to the under construction China Zun Tower, the future tallest building in Beijing.
CTBUH NYC YPC: Spring Social at BIG
7 Apr 2016, New York City – Event Report
CTBUH New York Young Professional Committee held their annual Spring Social event at Bjarke Ingels Group's New York Office on April 7, 2016.
YPC: 2015 Achievements and Event Success
16 Mar 2016, New York City – Event Report
CTBUH YPC held their first meeting of 2016 on March 16 at the offices of SOM to discuss the success of the past events and plans for future initiatives.
Computational Design Technology
19 Nov 2015, New York City – Event Report
CTBUH YPC hosted a presentation and panel discussion focused on the current computational technology tools used today in architecture and how collaboration is enhanced in the profession
Future Places Workshop
18 Nov 2015, Beijing – Event Report
The second CTBUH Beijing Chapter workshop placed a particular emphasis on the subject of future workplaces and the importance of a robust marketing campaign for tall buildings.
CTBUH 14th Annual Awards Executive Table Sponsor
12 Nov 2015, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 14th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the daytime Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
San Francisco Regional Tour
29-30 Oct 2015, San Francisco – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured San Francisco and its architectural marvels, from new construction to old historic buildings.
461 Dean Street Factory Tour
28 Oct 2015, New York City – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured 461 Dean Street Factory which will be the World's tallest modular building containing 930 modules made up of 225 designs.
Second CTBUH Damping Research Meeting
26 Oct 2015, New York City – Event Report
Nearly 30 industry professionals and academic experts were in attendance at the second meeting for the CTBUH research project on damping.
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.
Warm Weather Spaces Walking Tours 2015
17 Sep 2015 – Tour Report
The CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized guided walking tours of 16 cities around the globe, focusing on urban habitats around tall buildings.
Council Report Examines the Pros and Cons of Vertical Greenery
30 Jun 2015, Milan – CTBUH In the Media
The American Society of Civil Engineers reviews the CTBUH report on vertical greenery sponsored by Arup. Executive Director Antony Wood is interviewed on the report.
Making High-Rise Work
11 Jun 2015, Melbourne – Event Report
CTBUH Melbourne hosted their second lecture of 2015 entitled “Making High-Rises* Work,” which attracted nearly 50 industry supporters representing a wide range of expertise.
Inaugural Japan Symposium Rises to the Occasion in Tokyo
22 May 2015, Tokyo – Event Report
CTBUH held its inaugural Japan Symposium at the Academy Hills lecture hall of the Mori Tower in Roppongi Hills, bringing together leading experts
Safety Considerations in Tall Buildings
20 May 2015, Seoul – Event Report
CTBUH-Korea’s President Chung KwangRyang held an international conference addressing Tall Building Safety as the construction of tall buildings is increasing exponentially.
Second CTBUH "Tall Timber Buildings" Working Group Meeting
8 May 2015, Berlin – Event Report
The Tall Timber Buildings Working Group held their second meeting with a discussion on defining parameters for categorizing Tall Timber Buildings and focusing on creating a manual.
CTBUH Beijing Inaugural Event
22 Apr 2015, Beijing – Event Report
CTBUH Beijing's inaugural event featured presentations: "The New Fire Code on Tall Building Design" and "The Development of Beijing’s Central Business District".
CTBUH Australia Hosts Urban Regeneration Seminar
12 Mar 2015, Brisbane – Event Report
More than 100 people attended the presentation on One Central Park, the first of CTBUH Australia's Urban Regeneration Breakfast Seminars.
CTBUH Finland Launches with Urban Habitat Seminar
14 Jan 2015, Helsinki – Event Report
Seeking to enhance the level of discussion on tall buildings and urban habitat in the Nordic region, CTBUH Finland held a launch event.
CTBUH Melbourne Committee Hosts Holiday Celebration
4 Dec 2014, Melbourne – Event Report
CTBUH Australia Chapter, Melbourne Committee celebrated its second anniversary by hosting an informal holiday celebration.
CTBUH Co-Hosts Iuav International Tall Buildings Conference
21 Nov 2014, Venice – Event Report
The 5th Iuav International Conference on Tall Buildings was held in Venice, organized by Elena Giacomello and Dario Trabucco of CTBUH.
Emerging Technologies Breakfast Seminar
16 Nov 2014, Brisbane – Event Report
CTBUH Australia Chapter's Brisbane Committee hosted the fifth and last breakfast seminar for 2014, continuing the series theme of ”Emerging Technologies.”
CTBUH Israel Plays Major Role At Project Management Conference
10 Nov 2014, Tel Aviv – Event Report
CTBUH Israel helped organize and stage the 7th Project Management Conference on November 10 at the Israel Trade Fairs & Convention Center.
CTBUH 13th Annual Awards Executive Table Sponsor
6 Nov 2014, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 13th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the daytime Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
Beijing Regional Tour Report
20-21 Sep 2014, Beijing – Tour Report
Attendees of the Beijing tour toured the new CBD development on the east side of town, projected to contain 15 towers, many of whose foundations were already visibly underway.
CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Gold 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.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 3 No. 1
Mar 2014, Seoul – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 3: Number 1 includes 8 papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
CTBUH 12th Annual Awards Executive Table Sponsor
7 Nov 2013, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 12th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the afternoon Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
CTBUH S.F. Holds Panel On Livability/Walkability in Urban Design
24 Oct 2013, San Francisco – Event Report
A panel comprised of experts from the public and private sectors lead a discussion on issues within the changing landscape of living and working in San Francisco.
Smart is the New Green
24 Jul 2013, Brisbane – Event Report
Dr. Tim Williams, Arup and Committee for Sydney, discusses how cities by unlocking technologies can create opportunities for new sustainable modes of living and working.
Atlantic Yards B2 – Modular on the Rise
24 Jul 2013, Chicago – Event Report
It seems increasingly evident that 2013 will be remembered as The Year of Prefab in the tall-building community. At 32 stories, B2 promises to become the tallest modular building.
Activity at the CTBUH London Conference: Day Two
12 Jun 2013, London – Conference Activity
See the highlights from the second day of the CTBUH 2013 London Conference including The Shard Networking Reception.
CTBUH Publishes Case Study on The Leadenhall Building in London
Jun 2013 – CTBUH Journal Paper
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, but it also springs forward with an innovative structure and a dynamic street presence.
CTBUH 2013 London Conference Gold Sponsor
11-13 Jun 2013, London – Conference Sponsor
In the midst of two decades of unprecedented tall building development globally, Europe has increasingly embraced the skyscraper, even in cities seen as “anti-tall.”
Italian Team Wins Research Seed Funding
11 Jun 2013, London – CTBUH Research
A research team from Iuav University of Venice, Italy, was named the winner of the CTBUH’s second research seed funding grant during the 2013 London Conference Dinner.
CTBUH Canada Inaugural Meeting
2 May 2013, Toronto – Event Report
The first event organized by the newly formed CTBUH Canada Chapter was held at the University of Toronto on May 2, to a highly enthusiastic reception.
Leading Structural Firms Help the Council on LCA Research
Feb 2013, Chicago – CTBUH Research Report
Twelve of the world’s best-known structural engineering firms helped the CTBUH Research Team to perform a fundamental part of its LCA research project.
CTBUH 11th Annual Awards VIP Table Sponsor
18 Oct 2012, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 11th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the afternoon Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
Beijing Regional Tour Report: Transforming China's Capital
22-23 Sep 2012, Beijing – Tour Report
Congress delegates who traveled to Beijing were treated to a snapshot of how tall buildings are transforming China’s capital.
CTBUH 2012 Shanghai Conference Gold 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.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 1 No. 1
Mar 2012, Seoul – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 1: Number 1 includes 7 papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
A Private View: CTBUH Tour of KK100 Tower
7 Dec 2011, Shenzhen – Tour Report
CTBUH held an exclusive insight and tour of the recently completed 442 meter Kingkey 100 Tower, hosted by the CTBUH Hong Kong Representative, Stefan Krummeck.
CTBUH 10th Annual Awards VIP 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.
CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference Gold Sponsor
10-12 Oct 2011, Seoul – Conference Sponsor
This conference aimed to shed new light on the meaning and value of tall buildings in the rapidly growing city of Seoul, from the perspectives of green, safety, and humanity.
2011 CTBUH Leaders Meeting
9 Oct 2011, Seoul – Event Report
Tall building industry leaders from around the globe met at the seminal Dongbu Financial Center tower for the 2011 CTBUH Leaders Meeting.
Path to the CTBUH 2012 Shanghai Congress: Beginnings…
Jul 2011, Shanghai – Event Report
CTBUH Leaders recently traveled to China to attend a CTBUH-Tongji University workshop, and begin the planning of the anticipated 9th World Congress Shanghai 2012.
CTBUH 9th Annual Awards VIP Table Sponsor
21 Oct 2010, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 9th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the afternoon Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
CTBUH 8th Annual Awards VIP Table Sponsor
22 Oct 2009, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 8th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the afternoon Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
Next CTBUH Chair visits CTBUH HQ
27-28 Aug 2009, Chicago – Event Report
Professor Sang Dae Kim of Korea University, due to take over as CTBUH Chair in October 2009, visited the CTBUH offices for a 2-day meeting.
The Remaking of Mumbai, Tour
1-11 Feb 2009, Mumbai – Tour Report
Ten advanced architectural students from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and Prof. Antony Wood to engage in the urban issues of the C-ward district of Mumbai.
CTBUH 7th Annual Awards VIP Table Sponsor
20 Nov 2008, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 7th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the afternoon Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
CTBUH 2008 Dubai Conference Silver Sponsor
3-5 Mar 2008, Dubai – Conference Sponsor
The Congress hosted presentations, seminars and workshops covering virtually every aspect of tall building development, with a particular emphasis on sustainability.
CTBUH 6th Annual Awards Table Sponsor
25 Oct 2007, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 6th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the afternoon Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
CTBUH 5th Annual Awards Dinner Sponsor
26 Oct 2006, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 5th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held in S. R. Crown Hall, located on the Illinois Institute of Technology campus.
CTBUH 4th Annual Awards Contributor
18 Oct 2005, New York City – Awards Event
The CTBUH 4th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held in the Astor Ballroom of the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel.

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Craig Gibbons

Craig Gibbons

CTBUH Board of Trustees, 2014 – 2015
Brisbane, Australia

Joseph Dennis

Joseph Dennis

CTBUH Staff, 2008 – 2014
New York City, United States

Brian J. McElhatten

Brian J. McElhatten

CTBUH Chapter Vice-Chair, 2018 – Present
Chicago, United States

CTBUH Leaders at Arup

Craig Gibbons

Craig Gibbons

CTBUH Board of Trustees, 2014 – 2015
Brisbane, Australia

Joseph Dennis

Joseph Dennis

CTBUH Staff, 2008 – 2014
New York City, United States

Brian J. McElhatten

Brian J. McElhatten

CTBUH Chapter Vice-Chair, 2018 – Present
Chicago, United States

Husamettin Alper

Husamettin Alper

CTBUH Country Representative, 2006 – 2010
Istanbul, Turkey

Joop Paul

Joop Paul

CTBUH Country Representative, 2012 – 2013
Amsterdam, Netherlands

David Farnsworth

David Farnsworth

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

Raul Manlapig

Raul Manlapig

CTBUH City Representative, 2013
Manila, Philippines

James Quiter

James Quiter

CTBUH City Representative, 2012 – 2015
San Francisco, United States

Peng Liu

Peng Liu

CTBUH Regional Representative, 2012 – Present
Beijing, China

Fiona Cousins

Fiona Cousins

CTBUH Awards Jury, 2007
New York City, United States

Nick O'Riordan

Nick O'Riordan

CTBUH Awards Geotechnical Engineering Jury, 2019
London, United Kingdom

Ashok Raiji

Ashok Raiji

CTBUH Awards Technical Jury, 2015
New York City, United States

Paul Sloman

Paul Sloman

CTBUH Awards Technical Jury, 2014
Sydney, Australia

Michael Kwok

Michael Kwok

CTBUH China Awards Technical Jury, 2016
Shanghai, China

Caroline Stalker

Caroline Stalker

CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee, 2015 – Present
Brisbane, Australia

Marc Easton

Marc Easton

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

Emre Toprak

Emre Toprak

CTBUH Future Leaders Committee, Global, 2019 – Present
Istanbul, Turkey

Michelle Roelofs

Michelle Roelofs

CTBUH Future Leaders Committee, New York City, 2018 – Present
New York City, United States

Rob Henderson

Rob Henderson

CTBUH Young Professionals Committee, San Francisco, 2014 – 2015
San Francisco, United States

Carsten Hein

Carsten Hein

CTBUH Working Group: Tall Timber, 2014 – Present
Berlin, Germany

Goman Wai-Ming Ho

Goman Wai-Ming Ho

CTBUH Working Group: Outrigger Design, 2011 – 2012
Hong Kong, China

Susan Lamont

Susan Lamont

CTBUH Working Group: Fire Performance of Façades, 2018 – Present
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

James Sze

James Sze

CTBUH Working Group: Foundations, 2015 – 2017
Hong Kong, China

Michael Willford

Michael Willford

CTBUH Working Group: Seismic Design, 2006 – 2012
San Francisco, United States

Bob Lang

Bob Lang

CTBUH Annual Conference, Keynote Speaker, 2013
London, United Kingdom

Nigel Annereau

Nigel Annereau

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2013

Ian Ainsworth

Ian Ainsworth

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2017
Brisbane, Australia

George Cunha

George Cunha

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2017
Sydney, Australia

Vincent Cheng

Vincent Cheng

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2014
Hong Kong, China

Kerryn Coker

Kerryn Coker

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2017
Sydney, Australia

Damian Eley

Damian Eley

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2013

Christoph Gruenaug

Christoph Gruenaug

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2018
Sydney, Australia

Mercedes Gargallo

Mercedes Gargallo

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2017
Sydney, Australia

Jorg Kramer

Jorg Kramer

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2017
Sydney, Australia

Feng-Jun Lin

Feng-Jun Lin

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2016

Peter Macdonald

Peter Macdonald

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2017
Sydney, Australia

Mark Richardson

Mark Richardson

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2016
Hong Kong, China

Robert Saidman

Robert Saidman

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2017
Sydney, Australia

Rudi Scheuermann

Rudi Scheuermann

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2016
Berlin, Germany

Haico Schepers

Haico Schepers

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2017
Sydney, Australia

Richard Salter

Richard Salter

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2017
Melbourne, Australia

Tom Wilcock

Tom Wilcock

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2015
New York City, United States

Tim Williams

Tim Williams

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2017
Sydney, Australia

Stuart Clarke

Stuart Clarke

CTBUH Annual Conference, Steering Committee, 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Nik Killis

Nik Killis

CTBUH Annual Conference, Steering Committee, 2017
Sydney, Australia

Zak Kostura

Zak Kostura

CTBUH Journal, Editorial Board, 2010 – 2014
New York City, United States

Gary Lawrence

Gary Lawrence

CTBUH Journal, Editorial Board, 2008 – 2014
Seattle, United States

Ibrahim Almufti

Ibrahim Almufti

CTBUH Innovation Conference, Speaker, 2019
San Francisco, United States

Tom Cheung

Tom Cheung

CTBUH Innovation Conference, Speaker, 2019
Shenzhen, China

Lin Chen

Lin Chen

CTBUH Innovation Conference, Speaker, 2019
Shenzhen, China

Kirk Ellison

Kirk Ellison

CTBUH Innovation Conference, Speaker, 2019
San Francisco, United States

Michael Kinsey

Michael Kinsey

CTBUH Innovation Conference, Speaker, 2019
Shanghai, China

Young Wong

Young Wong

CTBUH Innovation Conference, Speaker, 2019
Hong Kong, China

Chin-fai Wong

Chin-fai Wong

CTBUH Innovation Conference, Speaker, 2019
Shanghai, China

Chris Carroll

Chris Carroll

CTBUH International Research Seed Funding, Peer Review Panel, 2013
London, United Kingdom

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CTBUH Resources Involving Arup

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

Fellow

China Award Winner

China Award Excellence

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Delivering the World’s Tallest Volumetric Modular Apartment Building

31 May 2018 – CTBUH 2018 Chicago Tall + Urban Conference
David Edelson, Turner Construction Company; David Farnsworth, Arup

"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]

Outrigger Systems for Tall Buildings

3 Nov 2017 – CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference
Goman Wai-Ming Ho, Arup

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South Beach Towers, Singapore

20 Apr 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue II
Roland Schnizer, Irene Gallou & Adam Davis, Foster + Partners; Chia Wah Kam, Arup; Ho Weng Hin, Studio Lapis

Engineering of Guangzhou International Finance Centre

Mar 2017 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 6 Number 1
Michael Kwok & Alexis Lee, Arup

Increased High-Rise Resilience to Stabilize Cities of the Future

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Rudi Scheuermann, Arup

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Videos

Delivering the World’s Tallest Volumetric Modular Apartment Building
31 May 2018 – Presentation at CTBUH 2018 Chicago Tall + Urban Conference; David Edelson, Turner Construction Company; David Farnsworth, Arup
461 Dean is the world’s tallest volumetric modular apartment building. Its success hinged on careful pre-planning of construction activities, as well as the introduction of new construction means and methods. The use of modularization and…
"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.…
Outrigger Systems for Tall Buildings
3 Nov 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Goman Wai-Ming Ho, Arup
The structural efficiency of tall buildings heavily depends on lateral stiffness and resistance capacity. Among structural systems for tall buildings, outriggers are one of the most common, especially for those buildings with a relatively regular…
CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference - Melbourne Session 4B: New Challenges & Opportunities for Engineers Q&A
3 Nov 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Chair: Phil Gardiner, Irwinconsult; Goman Wai-Ming Ho, Arup; Barry Roben, Irwinconsult Pty; Rob DiBlasi, 4D Workshop
Phil Gardiner, Managing Director, Irwinconsult, chairs the question and answer session with Goman Wai-Ming Ho, Director, Arup; Barry Roben, Director, Irwinconsult Pty; and Rob DiBlasi, Director, 4D Workshop at the end of 2017 Australia Conference…
CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference - Melbourne Session 3B: Challenging Sites in Compact Urban Cities Q&A
3 Nov 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Chair: Glen Pederick, Waterman Group; George Argyrou, Hickory Group; Richard Salter, Arup; Matt Stapleton, WSP
Glen Pederick, Associate Director, Waterman Group, chairs the question and answer session with George Argyrou, Director, Hickory Group; Richard Salter, Structures Leader, Victoria and South Australia, Arup; and Matt Stapleton, Associate Director, WSP…
Intelligent Analytic Techniques Optimizing Development Over Complex, Ground-Level Infrastructure
2 Nov 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Richard Salter, Arup
This presentation demonstrated how to enable viable commercial developments in our cities – on sites with rich history and complex in-ground and ground-level constraints – through engineering-led solutions (i.e. incorporating intelligent analytic…
CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference - Session 2A: Urban Policy Q&A
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Chair: Caroline Stalker, Arup; Tim Williams, Arup; Helen Lochhead, University of New South Wales; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre
Caroline Stalker, Australasian Design Director (Urban), Arup, chairs the question and answer session with Tim Williams, CEO, Committee for Sydney & Principal, Arup; Helen Lochhead, Dean, Faculty of Built Environment, University of New South Wales;…
Sustainability (Urban Renewal): Upcycling an Existing Tower
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Chris Nunn, AMP Capital Investors; Robert Saidman, Arup
Quay Quarter Tower takes a comprehensive approach to sustainability. It starts with urban renewal and continues to a high-performing façade. The focus on both place and performance creates a highly contextual tower designed to meet the demands of the…
CTBUH Australia: Queensland Infrastructure Seminar Three – Speakers
7 Sep 2017 – Other Videos; Raith Anderson, DBI; Glenn Barton, Arcadis; John Flynn, Conrad Gargett Architects; Dylan Smith, Arup
The CTBUH Australia Chapter’s Brisbane Committee held the third of its 2017 breakfast seminar series on Queensland Infrastructure on September 7. The topic of discussion was Wanda Ridong Jewel Towers, a world-class resort.
CTBUH Brisbane: Anna Meares Velodrome: Intro
16 Mar 2017 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; John Flynn, Conrad Gargett Architects
The CTBUH Australia Chapter’s Brisbane Committee held the first event of its 2017 breakfast seminar series on Thursday March 16. The topic of discussion was Queensland infrastructure, with a particular focus on the Anna Mears Velodrome.
CTBUH Brisbane: Anna Meares Velodrome: Leese & Hall
16 Mar 2017 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Alex Leese, Cox Architects; Alistair Hall, Arup
The CTBUH Australia Chapter’s Brisbane Committee held the first event of its 2017 breakfast seminar series on Thursday March 16. The topic of discussion was Queensland infrastructure, with a particular focus on the Anna Mears Velodrome.
Grade A Office Space in Mexico City: Tight Sites and Shaky Ground
27 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Tom Wilcock, 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, and culminating with four new skyscrapers clustered at its west-central end. Arup has led the…
CTBUH Australia Symposium 2015 – Panel Discussion
1 Sep 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Craig Gibbons, Arup; Carol Wills, The Skyscraper Museum; Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T Corporation; Sandra Kajj-O’Grady, University of Queensland; James Tum, Urbis
Craig Gibbons, Carol Willis, Ahmad Adbelrazaq, Sandra Kaji-O'Grady, and James Tuma, participate in a panel at the CTBUH Australia Symposium on "How Cities are Responding to Urbanism?"
Urban Regeneration Seminar – One Central Park: Robert Saidman, Arup
12 Mar 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Robert Saidman, Arup
Robert Saidman, Principal, Arup presents at the first CTBUH Australia Urban Regeneration Seminar on the services of One Central Park, Sydney.
Urban Regeneration Seminar – One Central Park: Question and Answer
12 Mar 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Presentation Questions & Answers
The Question and Answer session of the first CTBUH Australia Urban Regeneration Seminar on One Central Park, Sydney featured speakers: Mark Giles, Senior Associate, PTW Architects; Matt Harding, Principal, Robert Bird Group; and Robert Saidman,…
Would Software Replace Engineers?: A Case Study on the Structural Design of Beijing "China Zun" Tower
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Peng Liu, Arup
In the past, engineers have used hand calculation to carry out structural design, usually with a simplified model. Finite element analysis was then broadly used on a comprehensive digital model. The latest engineering software encapsulated those…
A Case Study for Sustainable Vertical Urbanism
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Richard Mann, Ecosytem Architecture & Andrew Johnson, Arup
This presentation explores a range of design principles for achieving a socially sustainable residential community in a very tall environmentally responsive building. The goal of this study is the exploration of possibilities for both high-rise and…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 14 - Q & A
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Session 14 Questions & Answers session with speakers Elena Giacomello, Universita Iuav di Venezia; Richard Mann, Ecosystem Architecture; Andrew Johnson, Arup; and Ronald A. Wood, Innovative Plant Technology.
High-Performance Sustainable Ultra High-Rise: Case Study of Ping An Finance Center
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Sai Yau (Vincent) Cheng, Arup
The Ping An Finance Center that has adopted a low energy, high-performance sustainable building model. With a focus on effective elevator systems, an efficient façade, and high-volume indoor environmental quality, substantial energy savings were made…
Towards 2050 – The Challenge for Tall Buildings
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Craig Gibbons, Arup
The continuing increase in urbanization creates significant challenges for our cities and the tall buildings within them. This includes the demand for space, consideration of the environmental constraints and societal expectations. The presentation…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 02 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Session 02 Questions & Answers session with speakers Craig Gibbons, Arup, Ole Scheeren, Büro Ole Scheeren, and Yosuke Hayano, MAD Architects.
What are the conditions that would justify a tall building's demolition, rather than renovation?
Nov 2013 – Monthly Video Series; Helmut Jahn, JAHN; Bob Lang, Arup; Werner Sobek, Werner Sobek Group; Robert Tavernor, London School of Economics and Political Science; Rafael Viñoly, Rafael Viñoly Architects
Industry leaders answering this question include: Helmut Jahn, JAHN; Bob Lang, Arup; Werner Sobek, Werner Sobek Group; Robert Tavernor, London School of Economics and Political Science; and Rafael Viñoly, Rafael Viñoly Architects.
Stepping Stones to 2050
12 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Bob Lang, Arup
Some sources predict that by 2050 the population will have reached nine billion; six to seven living in cities. This will be a generation of individuals whose lives have been shaped by technology and the increasing consequences of climate change. If…
What Techniques Will Define Next Generation Tall Buildings?
May 2013 – Monthly Video Series; Aybars Asci, SOM; Gianni Bardazzi, Maire Tecnimont; Peter Chipchase, Arup; Henry Cobb, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners; Helmut Jahn, Murphy/Jahn; Yansong Ma, MAD Architects; et al
Industry leaders answering this question include: Gianni Bardazzi, Maire Tecnimont; Peter Chipchase, Arup; Henry Cobb, Pei Cobb Freed; Helmut Jahn, Murphy/Jahn; Hafid Rakem, Ateliers Jean Nouvel; Massimo Roj, Progetto CMR; Mark Sarkisian, SOM;…
What is the Single Biggest Challenge in Constructing a Mile-high Tower?
Mar 2013 – Monthly Video Series; William Baker, SOM; Craig Gibbons, Arup; Andy Davids, Hyder Consulting; Mehdi Jalayerian, Environmental Systems Design; Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung
Industry leaders answering this question include: William Baker, SOM; Craig Gibbons, Arup; Andy Davids, Hyder Consulting; Mehdi Jalayerian, Environmental Systems Design, Inc.; and Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung.
What is the Key to Making Modern Tall Buildings "Liveable"?
Feb 2013 – Monthly Video Series; What is the Key to Making Modern Tall Buildings "Liveable"?; Helmut Jahn, Murphy/Jahn; Christoph Ingenhoven, Ingenhoven Architects; Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti; Ma Yansong, MAD Architects; Henry Cobb, Pei Cobb Freed; et al
Industry leaders answering this question include: Aybars Asci, SOM; Peter Chipchase, Arup; Henry Cobb, Pei Cobb Freed; Christoph Ingenhoven, ingenhoven architects; Helmut Jahn, Murphy/Jahn; Peter Oborn, Aedas; Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti;…
What do you think is the best tall building in existence today, and why?
Dec 2012 – Monthly Video Series; Adrian Smith, AS+GG; Dr. Akira Wada, Architectural Institute of Japan; Joseph Rechichi, Forest City Ratner Companies; Toby Blunt, Foster + Partners; Craig Gibbons, Arup; et al
Industry leaders answering this question include: Adrian Smith, AS+GG; Joseph Rechichi, Forest City Ratner Companies;Toby Blunt, Foster + Partners; Werner Sobek, Werner Sobek Group; John Bowers, Gehry Partners; Matthias Sauerbruch, Sauerbruch Hutton…
What do you think is the single biggest limiting factor that would prevent humanity creating a mile-high?
Dec 2012 – Monthly Video Series; Werner Sobek, Werner Sobek Engineers; John Bowers, Gehry Partners; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects; Sauerbruch, Sauerbruch Hutton; Adrian Smith, AS+GG; et al
Industry leaders answering this question include: Werner Sobek, Werner Sobek Group; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects; Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture; Dr. Akira Wada, Architectural Institute of Japan; Toby Blunt,…
Can tall buildings ever truly become carbon-neutral?
Dec 2012 – Monthly Video Series; Adrian Smith, AS+GG; Craig Webb, Gehry Partners; Matthias Sauerbruch, Sauerbruch Hutton; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects; Craig Gibbons, Arup; et al
Industry leaders answering this question include: Adrian Smith, AS+GG; Craig Webb, Gehry Partners; Matthias Sauerbruch, Sauerbruch Hutton; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects; Craig Gibbons, Arup; John Bowers, Gehry Partners; Joseph Rechichi,…
2011 witnessed the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Do you believe tall buildings are now "safe" from terrorism?
Dec 2012 – Monthly Video Series; Joseph Rechichi, Forest City Ratner Companies; Matthias Sauerbruch, Sauerbruch Hutton; Michael Kwok, Arup; Toby Blunt, Foster + Partners; Adrian Smith, AS+GG; et al
Industry leaders answering this question include: Michael Kwok, Arup; Adrian Smith, AS+GG; Dr. Akira Wada, Architectural Institute of Japan; Dominic Bettison, Wilkinson Eyre; Craig Gibbons, Arup; Werner Sobek, Werner Sobek Group; Louisa Hutton,…
Best Tall Building Innovation Award: Al Bahar: Innovating the Intelligent Skin
18 Oct 2012 – CTBUH "11th Annual Awards"; Peter Oborn, Aedas; Peter Chipchase, Arup
Al Bahar Towers’ innovative dynamic façade opens and closes in response to the movement of the sun, creating a more comfortable internal environment for occupants and producing a distinctive external aesthetic which helps to define the building as a…
Parametric Analysis and Design Engine for Tall Building Structures
21 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Goman Ho Arup
With the rise in CPU power and the generalization and popularity of computers, engineering practice also changed from hand calculations to 3D computer models, from elastic linear analysis to 3D nonlinear static analysis and 3D nonlinear transient…
Track 5: Retrofit & Lifecycle Considerations Q & A
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Panel Questions & Answers
The Track 5 panel consisting of: Paul Sloman, Arup; Donald Davies, MKA; and Mic Patterson, Enclos took questions from delegates.
Track 12: Controlling & Harnessing Building Movement Q & A
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Presentation Questions & Answers
The Track 12 panel consisting of: Robert McNamara, McNamara/Salvia Inc.; Constantin Christopoulos, University of Toronto; Ahsan Kareem, University of Notre Dame, answer questions from delegates.
Retrofit and Refurbishment of Existing Tall Buildings
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Paul Sloman, Arup
Existing buildings are a city’s heritage, skyline, and contribute to its distinct character. They also represent a considerable spent investment in terms of both material and energy. The majority of these buildings are not capable of meeting the…
Interview: Guangzhou IFC
3 Nov 2011 – 2011 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Chris Wilkinson & Dominic Bettison, Wilkinson Eyre Architects; Michael Kwok & Craig Gibbons, Arup
Chris Wilkinson & Dominic Bettison of Wilkinson Eyre Architects, Michael Kwok & Craig Gibbons of Arup are interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2011 CTBUH Awards Symposium at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. The winner of the 2011 Best…
Best Tall Building Asia & Australasia: Guangzhou IFC: Towards An Elegant Simplicity
3 Nov 2011 – CTBUH "10th Annual Awards"; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects; Michael Kwok, Arup
The tallest of the four regional winners this year at 440 meters, the Guangzhou International Finance Center utilizes the world’s tallest constructed diagrid structure, whose inherent stiffness resists acceleration and sway, while the aerodynamic…
Chongqing International Trade and Commerce Centre
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Andrew Luong, Arup
At 440m, the Chongqing International Trade and Commerce Centre will become one of the tallest buildings in south-west China. The presentation will highlight the structural engineering and state-of-the-art design of this super-highrise, whilst…
Innovative Tall Buildings Design – The Story of International Commerce Centre, Hong Kong
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Yau Chun Yee, Arup
The presentation describes the contribution of various engineering experts in overcoming the difficulties faced during the design process. Innovative engineering solutions applied in this project are summarized with comments on how those creative…
Full-scale Benchmarking of Dynamic Wind Load for a Supertall Building
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Alex P. To, Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Ltd.
Full-scale field observations of modal power spectral density of wind load for a tall building are compared with that predicted from wind tunnel tests. A recently developed Bayesian modal identification method is used for determining the most…
Structural Implementation of Sculptural Raffles City Hangzhou
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Michael Kwok, ARUP
Raffles City Hangzhou is a mixed-use development consisting of two 250m tall twisted towers and a 10-storey retail podium enclosed by multiple curved building envelopes. The towers and the podium are linked by four link bridges to form a huge…
Elegant Efficiency for Complex Tall Towers
5 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; David Scott, Arup, New York
In recent years, changes to the design and construction process have given architects, engineers, fabricators and builders the tools to design and build bigger and more complex towers than ever before. This has led to a boom of unusual tall buildings…
What Do You Care What Other People Think?
3 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; Francesca Galeazzi, Urban Strategies Leader, Arup, Seattle
Successful urban places are political choices supported by data: they are not the accumulation of data. A translation factor between the information collected and the people who need it is required. The real purpose of any city should be to optimize…
Day 1 Welcome and Chair
22 Oct 2009 – Presentation at CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference; David Scott Arup, New York
David Scott, CTBUH Trustee and immediate past Chairman, opens the CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference before introducing the session S1 speakers: Eric Trump & Andy Weiss, William Testa, and Richard Tomasetti.
Day 1 Welcome and Chair
22 Oct 2009 – Presentation at CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference; David Scott Arup, New York
David Scott, CTBUH Trustee and immediate past Chairman, opens the CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference before introducing the session S1 speakers: Eric Trump & Andy Weiss, William Testa, and Richard Tomasetti.
Urban Development To Combat Climate Change
3 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Peter Head & Gary Lawrence, Arup
Gary Lawrence of Arup discussed the potential of an integrated urbanism approach at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. Drawing on lessons learned from the planning and development of a new, low-carbon eco-city on an island opposite Shanghai in…
Tall Buildings Sustainability from the Bottom Up
3 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Michael Beaven, Arup
Micheal Beaven of Arup, presented his examination of the idea that a building can only be sustainable if it is so in the context of the community which uses it at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. His idea concluded that tall buildings can…
Day 1 Welcome & Chair
3 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; David Scott, CTBUH Chairman
David Scott, CTBUH Chairman, opens Day 1 of the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai and welcomes the Plenary Session 1 speakers, HE Hussain Nasser Lootah, Sadhu Johnston, and Peter Wynne Rees.
Report on Council Working Group Activities: Seismic Design and Sustainable Design
26 Oct 2006 – Presentation at CTBUH 2006 Chicago Conference; Mike Willford, Arup; Antony Wood, CTBUH
Ron Klemencic, Magnusson Klemencic Associates and Mike Willford, Arup present the Seismic Design Report on Council Working Group Activities at the CTBUH 2006 Chicago Conference held in the Herman Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology. This is…
New Structural Design Concepts for High-Rise Buildings of the 21st Century
26 Oct 2006 – Presentation at CTBUH 2006 Chicago Conference; Michael Willford, Arup
Michael Willford, Arup illustrates the benefits of new approaches of the 21st century in structural design with reference to projects currently under construction and in design at the CTBUH 2006 Chicago Conference held at Herman Hall, Illinois…
Day 1 Welcome & Opening Remarks
25 Oct 2006 – Presentation at CTBUH 2006 Chicago Conference; David Scott (CTBUH Chairman)
David Scott, CTBUH Chairman welcomes the delegates to the two day CTBUH 2006 Chicago Conference held in the Herman Hall at Illinois Institute of Technology. The first day consists of four sessions with eminent speakers like Sabah Al Reyes, Charles…
Progressive Collapse: Report on Council Working Group Activities
25 Oct 2006 – Presentation at CTBUH 2006 Chicago Conference; Craig Gibbons, Arup; Rob Smilowitz, Weidlinger
Bob Smilowitz, Weidlinger and Craig Gibbons, Arup present the Report of the Council Working Group Activities on 'Progressive Collapse' at the opening session of the CTBUH 2006 Chicago Conference held in Herman Hall Illinois Institute of Technology.

Papers/Research

South Beach Towers, Singapore
20 Apr 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue II; Roland Schnizer, Irene Gallou & Adam Davis, Foster + Partners; Chia Wah Kam, Arup; Ho Weng Hin, Studio Lapis
After more than 100 years, an area of Singapore formerly off-limits to the public has been transformed into a new mixed-use development that combines two landmark towers, historic preservation of colonial military buildings, and a flowing canopy at…
Engineering of Guangzhou International Finance Centre
Mar 2017 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 6 Number 1; Michael Kwok & Alexis Lee, Arup
The Guangzhou International Finance Centre (IFC) is a landmark building that symbolizes the emerging international strength of Guangzhou, China’s third largest city. It is also one of the dual iconic towers along the main axis of Guangzhou Zhujiang…
Increased High-Rise Resilience to Stabilize Cities of the Future
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Rudi Scheuermann, Arup
Dense urban city environments consist of an agglomeration of tall buildings. The resilience of cities as a whole depends, among other components, on the resilience of each single element: the tall buildings which together make a city a functional…
The Integrated Smart Design Technologies for Tall Building Structural Design
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Pamg Liu, YuCheng, Dorothee Citerne & Leo Zhang, Arup
A series of integrated smart design tools has been developed to satisfy different design requirements and to achieve an optimal balance between economics and safety. The series of tools combines the functions of parametric modelling, optimization…
The Structural Design of “China Zun” Tower, Beijing
Sep 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 3; Liu Peng, Cheng Yu & Zhu Yan-Song, Arup
The “China Zun” tower in Beijing will rise to 528 meters in height and will be the tallest building in Beijing once built. Inspired by an ancient Chinese vessel, the “Zun”, the plan dimensions reduce gradually from the bottom of the tower to the…
The Evolution of Outrigger System in Tall Buildings
Mar 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 1; Goman Wai-Ming Ho, Arup
The structural efficiency of tall buildings heavily depends on the lateral stiffness and resistance capacity. Among those structural systems for tall buildings, outrigger system is one of the most common and efficient systems especially for those…
The Damped Outrigger - Design and Implementation
Mar 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 1; Rob Smith, Arup
The use of outriggers with dampers (the damped outrigger concept) has been shown to be a cost effective method of adding structural damping to a high rise building, and has been described in previous work by the author. This paper further develops…
New Heights for Renewables: The US Tall Wood Building Competition
Feb 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue I; Thomas Robinson, LEVER Architecture; Anyeley Hallova, project^; Jeff Spiritos, Spiritos Properties; Michelle Roelofs, Arup
In a continuing effort to support the Obama Administration’s climate strategy, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), in partnership with the Softwood Lumber Board and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council, announced the US Tall Wood…
Deep Foundations for High-Rise Buildings in Hong Kong
Dec 2015 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 4 Number 4; James Sze, Arup
Hong Kong is a renowned small city with densely placed skyscrapers. It is no surprise that heavy duty or even mega foundations are built over the years to support these structures. To cope with the fast construction pace, several heavy deep…
Grade A Office Space in Mexico City: Tight Sites and Shaky Ground
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; 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, and culminating with four new skyscrapers clustered at its west-central end. Arup has led the…
Raffles City Chongqing: A Skyscraper City within a Development
Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Andrew Luong, Michael Kwok, Patrick McCafferty, & Penny Cheung, Arup
Raffles City Chongqing is a comprehensive mixed-use development with an overall gross floor area of approximately 1,100,000 square metres. The development encompasses a transportation hub, luxury residential, high end serviced apartments, offices,…
The Resilient Urban Skyscraper as Refuge
Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Ilana Judah, FXFOWLE; Fiona Cousins, Arup
This paper investigates the role of the Urban Skyscraper with respect to climate change resilience. Large urban centers are now experiencing the consequences of climate change, and are facing colossal social and economic impacts. As buildings that…
8 Chifley – Sustainable Structural and Fire Engineering
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Andrew Johnson, Arup
8 Chifley’s unique aesthetic has attracted much of the attention, however the 34 storey 150m tall building’s overall quality, sustainable performance, and structural efficiency, both in construction and in final form, are similarly significant.…
Climate Change in Hong Kong: Mitigation Through Sustainable Retrofitting
Aug 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue III; Kevin Wan, Gary Cheung & Vincent Cheng, Arup
Recent reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have raised public awareness of energy use and its environmental implications. There are more than 41,000 existing tall building blocks in Hong Kong. Future projections indicate…
Developing Hybrid Timber Construction For Sustainable Tall Buildings
Sep 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue III; Carsten Hein, Arup
In the near future, timber will form a much bigger part of the built environment. This paper chronicles projects that redefine the possibilities of timber to help support this development. Working on the LifeCycle Tower (LCT), the author and…
Case Study: China Zun Tower, Beijing
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue III; Robert Whitlock & Li Lei, Kohn Pedersen Fox; Luo Nengjun, CITIC Heye Investment Co. Ltd.; Liu Peng, Arup
China Zun Tower will be the flagship building of Beijing’s comprehensively planned 30-hectare central business district core. The 528-meter-tall tower will stand far above its surroundings and become one of the most prominent icons of the city.
Modular Tall Building Design at Atlantic Yards B2
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; David Farnsworth, ARUP
The Atlantic Yards B2 Modular Residential Tower will be the tallest volumetric modular building in the world when completed in early 2015. In January 2011, Forest City commissioned an integrated team of architects (SHoP), engineers (Arup), and…
Towards 2050 – The Challenge for Tall Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Craig Gibbons, Kristina Moores & Josef Hargrave, Arup; Gregory Kiss, Kiss + Cathcart
The continuing increase in urbanization creates significant challenges for our cities and the tall buildings within them. This includes the demand for space, consideration of the environmental constraints and societal expectations. The paper…
A Case Study for Sustainable Vertical Urbanism
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Richard Mann, Ecosytem Architecture; Andrew Johnson, Arup; Elke Haege, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects
This paper explores a range of design principles for achieving a socially sustainable residential community in a very tall environmentally responsive building. The goal of this study is the exploration of possibilities for both high-rise and very…
Designing a High-Performance Sustainable Megatall
16 Sep 2014 – Ping An Finance Center: In Detail; Sai Yau (Vincent) Cheng, Chun Kuen (Jimmy) Tong & Wai Ho Leung, Arup
This chapter summarizes the characteristics of high-rise development and related considerations on building energy during design. The chapter introduces the Shenzhen Ping An Finance Center as a showcase of how a high-performance sustainable building…
Towards Sustainable Vertical Urbanism
Sep 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue III; Daniel Safarik, CTBUH
The survival of humanity on this planet relies on a radical repositioning of our cities. In the face of unprecedented global population growth, urbanization, pollution increase and climate change, it is no longer enough to simply create buildings…
An Innovative Braced Megaframe for Torre BBVA Bancomer in Mexico City
Jun 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue II; William H. Algaard & Tom Wilcock, Arup
This paper discusses the design and delivery of an Eccentrically Braced Megaframe (EBMF) for a 52-story building currently under construction in Mexico City. The EBMF for this project has been constructed external to the building’s envelope and at an…
Overview of Seismic Loads and Application of Local Code Provisions for Tall Buildings in Baku, Azerbaijan
Mar 2014 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 3 Number 1; Hi Sun Choi, Onur Ihtiyar & Leonard Joseph, Thornton Tomasetti; James Sze, Arup
Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, has seen a boom in construction in recent years. The old Baku city has been rapidly transforming into a new hub of high-rise buildings and lively cultural centers hosting the Euro Vision Song Contest in 2012 and…
Imagining the Tall Building of the Future
Aug 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue III; Josef Hargrave & Ralph Wilson, Arup
Predicting the future is an impossible task. One will never get it absolutely right. However, that does not make it a pointless exercise. Instead, such a discussion is a tool to enable conversations about the possible, and to inspire people to think…
Case Study: The Leadenhall Building, London
Jun 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue II; Andy Young, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners; Nigel Annereau, Arup; Andy Butler, Laing O’Rourke; Brian Smith, Davis Langdon
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, but it also springs forward with an innovative structure and a dynamic street presence.
The Structural Design of Tianjin Goldin Finance 117 Tower
Dec 2012 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 1 Number 4; Peng Liu, Goman Ho, Alexis Lee, et al, Arup
Tianjin Goldin Finance 117 tower has an architectural height of 597 m, total of 117 stories, and the coronation of having the highest structural roof of all the buildings under construction in China. Structural height-width ratio is approximately 9.5…
Considerations of Sustainable High-rise Building Design in Different Climate Zones of China
Dec 2012 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 1 Number 4; Kevin K. W. Wan, Man-Him Chan, and Vincent S. Y. Cheng, Arup
Buildings, energy and the environment are key issues that the building professions and energy policy makers have to address, especially in the context of sustainable development. With more tall buildings constructed in China, the impact on energy…
Parametric Analysis and Design Engine for Tall Building Structures
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Goman Ho; Peng Liu; Guang Lei Liu, Arup
With the rise in CPU power and the generalization and popularity of computers, engineering practice also changed from hand calculations to 3D computer models, from elastic linear analysis to 3D nonlinear static analysis and 3D nonlinear transient…
Retrofit and Refurbishment of Existing Tall Buildings
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Paul Sloman & Alex Edwards, Arup
Existing buildings are a city’s heritage, skyline, and contribute to its distinct character. They also represent a considerable spent investment in terms of both material and energy. The majority of these buildings are not capable of meeting the…
Tianjin Goldin Finance 117 Tower: The Solution to a Slender Geometry
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Peng Liu, Goman Ho, Alexis Lee & Chao Yin, Arup
With an architectural height of 597m, the Tianjin Goldin Finance 117 tower will have the highest structural roof of any building under construction in China, and will have a structural heigh twidth ratio of approximately 9.5, making it very slender.…
Holistic Considerations for Sustainable Tall Building Design in China
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Vincent Cheng & Kevin Wan, Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Ltd
Supertall structures will always be iconic elements at any location. Accompanied by the growth of building technology and urbanization, tall and supertall buildings have emerged rapidly in the past two decades. The awareness of sustainable design has…
Finding Structural Solutions by Connecting Towers
Aug 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue III; Andrew Luong & Michael Kwok; Arup
A study of a number of linked high-rise towers in China finds designs anchored by innovative, unimposing structural solutions, which address issues of costs and buildability. More than simply making a dramatic visual statement, the links play an…
Parametric Analysis and Design Engine for Tall Building Structures
Mar 2012 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 1 Number 1; Goman Ho, Peng Liu, & Michael Liu, ARUP
With the rise in CPU power and the generalization and popularity of computers, engineering practice also changed from hand calculations to 3D computer models, from elastic linear analysis to 3D nonlinear static analysis and 3D nonlinear transient…
Case Study: Haeundae I'Park, Busan
Nov 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue IV; Carla Swickerath, Studiop Daniel Libeskind; Peter Tillson, Arup
The I'Park development creates a new, forward-looking image for the Hyundai Development Company and a new vision for residential living in Busan. In South Korea, there is an emphasis on family and social relationships. These high-density residential…
Case Study: Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower
Feb 2009 – CTBUH Journal, 2009 Issue I; Paul Noritaka Tange, Tange Associates; Masato Minami, Arup Japan
Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower is an innovative educational facility located in Tokyo's distinctive Nishi-Shinjuki high rise district. Completed in October 2008, the 204-meter (669ft) 50-story tower is the second-tallest education building in the world.…
Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower, Tokyo
Jan 2009 – CTBUH Journal, 2009 Issue I; Paul Noritaka Tange, Tange Associates; Masato Minami, Arup
Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower is an innovative educational facility located in Tokyo's distinctive Nishi-Shinjuku high-rise district. Completed in October 2008, the 204-meter (669 ft) 50-story tower was the second-tallest educational building in the world…
Case Study: CCTV Building - Headquarters & Cultural Center
Oct 2008 – CTBUH Journal, 2008 Issue III; Chris Carroll, Paul Cross, Xiaonian Duan & Craig Gibbons, Arup
The new headquarters of China Central Television contains the entire television-making process within a single building. The 234m tall tower redefines the form of the skyscraper, with the primary system comprised of a continuous structural tube of…
Urban Development To Combat Climate Change: Dongtan Eco-city and Risk Management Stratagies
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Peter Head & Gary Lawrence, ARUP
Drawing on lessons learned from the planning and development of a new, low-carbon eco-city on an island opposite Shanghai in China, this paper explores the potential of an integrated urbanism approach.
Tall Buildings Sustainability from the bottom up
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Alistair Guthrie, Ove Arup Partners,
This paper examines the idea that a building can only be sustainable if it is so in the context of the community which uses it. It concludes that tall buildings can contribute to the sustainability of the community. It considers SPeAR as a way of…
Structural System of North-East Asia Trade Tower in Korea
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Kwang Chung & Do Hyun Kim, Dong Yang Structural Engineers; David Scott, Ove Arup
NEATT is a unique, tapered structure of 68 stories high (305 m) which can be characterized by its highly irregular shape and two outrigger floors. This paper introduces the structural system and new outrigger connection of Northeast Asia Trade Tower.
The Effects of Complex Geometry on Tall Towers
Dec 2007 – Wiley Tal Journal; David Scott, David Farnsworth, Matt Jackson & Matt Clark, Arup
Advancements in the application of computational capabilities to the design and analysis of building structures has enabled the realization of tall buildings with complex geometries. This paper explores some of the design issues and tools.
BIM - A Search for Answers
Nov 2007 – CTBUH Journal, Fall 2007; Zak Kostura, ARUP
"It’s funny how abruptly industries can change." Zak Kostura writes on how Building Information Modeling changes at an unbelievable rate and the Contemplation on the future of multidisciplinary building design.
The Damped Outrigger Concept for Tall Buildings
Oct 2007 – CTBUH / Wiley Tal Journal, 2007; Rob J. Smith & Michael R. Willford, ARUP
This paper describes new concepts for the structural design of high-rise buildings, in which a system is introduced to increase the dependable structural damping by a factor of 5–10. By so doing the dynamic response of the building to wind effects (…
Toward Energy Efficient Buildings Worldwide
Aug 2007 – CTBUH Journal, Summer 2007; Peter Warburton & Zak Kostura, Arup
Peter Warburton and Zak Kostura of Arup investigate the roadblocks that prevent comprehensive monitoring and publication of building energy performance metrics worldwide, and regional efforts to achieve universal assessment and certification of…
Two International Finance Centre
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Andrew Luong, Craig Gibbons, Alexis Lee & John MacArthur, Ove Arup & Partners
This paper describes the some of the geotechnical design considerations, the structural design development and construction of the 420m tower, Two International Finance Centre in Hong Kong.
The Foundation Design for Two Super High-Rise Buildings in Hong Kong
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; John Davies, James Lui, Jack Pappin, et al., Ove Arup & Partners
This paper examines the foundation design for the IFC Tower II and Union Square, 420 meters tall and 480 meters tall, respectively.
Will Occupants of Tall Buildings Obey Instructions from Wardens in Staged Evacuations? - The Design Dilemma Post September 11
Oct 2003 – CIB / CTBUH Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; David Barber, Arup Fire; Rudy Van Merkestein, Mckenzie Group
This paper is a review of various building code prescriptive requirements shows that staged evacuation is the normal evacuation method for tall buildings. A survey of tall building occupants has also shown the the staged evacuation process may not be…
Qualitative Versus Quantitative Aspects of Performance-Based Regulations
Oct 2003 – CTBUH / CIB Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; Douglas Beller, NFPA International; Greg Foliente, CSIRO Building; Brian Meacham, Arup
Performance-based codes distinguish themselves from their prescriptive counterparts by specifying objectives (or goals) and functional requirements (also, functional statements or objectives), which are qualitative, and either specifying or…
Assessment of the Life Safety Aspects and Structural Robustness of High Rise Buildings in Hong Kong
Oct 2003 – CTBUH / CIB Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; Craig Gibbons & Mingchun Luo, ARUP; David Dumigan, Central Waterfront Property Project Management
At the time of the events in New York of September 11, 2001, a 420m high 88 storey office building in Hong Kong was constructed up to the 20th floor level. This paper describes some of the investigations which were undertaken immediately following…
A Risk-Informed Performance-Based Approach for Tall Building Design
Oct 2003 – CTBUH / CIB Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; Brian Meacham, Ove Arup & Partners
In the weeks and months following the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers 1 and 2 as a result of a terrorist attack, there has been significant discussion relative to whether and/or how the design of very tall building may need to change to…
Design of Structures for Fire in the Australian Regulatory Environment and the Impact of the WTC Collapse
Oct 2003 – CTBUH / CIB Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; David Proe, Peter Johnson & Richard Hough, ARUP
This paper summarizes the regulations and design methods applicable to the fire design of high-rise structures in Australia and discusses the effect of the WTC collapse on the building design and development community in Australia.
Performance System Model - A Framework For Describing The Totality of Building Performance
Oct 2003 – CTBUH / CIB Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; B. Meacham, Ove Arup & Partners; B. Tubbs, International Code Council; D. Bergeron, National Research Council; F. Szigeti, International Centre for Facilities
This paper outlines a performance system model for describing the integration of components in a performance-based building regulatory system and for helping to establish a common stakeholder understanding of total building performance.
Fire Induced Progressive Collapse
Jul 2002 – National Workshop on the Prevention of Progressive Collapse Chicago 2002; David Scott, Barbara Lane & Craig Gibbons, ARUP
This paper considers issues related to fire induced progressive collapse of tall buildings in extreme events. It discusses current fire engineering practice, particularly as it relates to tall building design and the issues that need to be considered…
Limits on Energy Efficiency in Office Buildings
Feb 2001 – CTBUH 2001 6th World Congress, Melbourne; Mahadev Raman, ARUP
Many sophisticated computer tools exist to calculate building energy demand but while they provide good levels of accuracy, they lack the flexibility to quickly compare a large number of scenarios. They also focus primarily on thermal performance for…

Arup Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 211 Completed41 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 33 Completed12 Under Constr.
Average Building Age 9 Years
Most Common Function office, 116 Buildings
Most Common Material Composite, 109 Buildings
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All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.

Tall Buildings Involving Arup

1   Merdeka PNB118 2021 644 m Kuala Lumpur
2   Shanghai Tower 2015 632 m Shanghai
3   Ping An Finance Center 2017 599 m Shenzhen
4   Goldin Finance 117 2020 597 m Tianjin
5   Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre 2016 530 m Guangzhou
6   Tianjin CTF Finance Centre 2019 530 m Tianjin
7   CITIC Tower 2018 528 m Beijing
8   International Commerce Centre 2010 484 m Hong Kong
9   Corporate Avenue 1 2022 468 m Chongqing
10   Vincom Landmark 81 2018 461 m Ho Chi Minh City
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The building list and facts show buildings involving Arup, Ove Arup & Partners