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Jin Mao Tower’s New Skywalk Prepares to Open in Shanghai

Jin Mao Tower’s New Skywalk Prepares to Open in Shanghai

27 Jul 2016, Shanghai – A skywalk will soon be opening along the outside of the 88th floor of the Jin Mao Tower…

Qiantan Enterprise World Phase II Breaks Ground

Qiantan Enterprise World Phase II Breaks Ground

12 May 2014, Shanghai – A recent press release by JAHN announces that the Qiantan Enterprise World Phase II…

Ground Broken for Guangxi Financial Investment Center

Ground Broken for Guangxi Financial Investment Center

27 Mar 2014, Nanning – Architect John Portman & Associates has announced the ground-breaking ceremony of the…

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Jin Mao Tower’s New Skywalk Prepares to Open in Shanghai
27 Jul 2016 – Shanghai, China
A skywalk will soon be opening along the outside of the 88th floor of the Jin Mao Tower in Lujiazui. It is thought to be the highest fenceless, all transparent walkway…
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Qiantan Enterprise World Phase II Breaks Ground
12 May 2014 – Shanghai, China
A recent press release by JAHN announces that the Qiantan Enterprise World Phase II office complex broke ground on April 18, 2014, beginning the second phase of the two-…
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Ground Broken for Guangxi Financial Investment Center
27 Mar 2014 – Nanning, China
Architect John Portman & Associates has announced the ground-breaking ceremony of the Guangxi Financial Investment Center, a 400-meter tower set along the city’s primary…
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JPA Designs Nanning's Future Tallest
5 Dec 2012 – Nanning, China
Atlanta-based John Portman and Associates (JPA) has designed a new tower for the Chinese city of Nanning. The 400-meter (1,312-foot) Tian Long Fortune Center will be one…

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ISA at CTBUH

CTBUH Shanghai Young Professionals Committee Talks Competitions

17 Nov 2017, Event Report – CTBUH China and Shanghai Young Professionals Committee (YPC) co-hosted a symposium…

CTBUH Shanghai YPC Holds Inaugural Meeting

3 Aug 2017, Event Report – The CTBUH Shanghai Young Professionals Committee (YPC) held its first board meeting…

Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings

13 Oct 2016, CTBUH Research – The Council is pleased to announce the Top Company Rankings for numerous…

ISA at CTBUH

CTBUH Shanghai Young Professionals Committee Talks Competitions
17 Nov 2017, Shanghai – Event Report
CTBUH China and Shanghai Young Professionals Committee (YPC) co-hosted a symposium on “Gains and Losses in Tall Building Design Competitions.”
CTBUH Shanghai YPC Holds Inaugural Meeting
3 Aug 2017, Shanghai – Event Report
The CTBUH Shanghai Young Professionals Committee (YPC) held its first board meeting at the Shanghai office of Gensler.
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.
Tomorrow Square Technical Tour Report
19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Tour Report
Delegates toured the 37th floor of Tomorrow Square, which takes advantage of the building’s 45-degree plan shift by offering views in at least eight directions.
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.
Wind Engineering Workshop, Shanghai 2014
16 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Event
Design adaptation in tall buildings was a main theme in the Technical Workshop, "Wind Engineering," at the Shanghai 2014 Conference.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 2 No. 4
Dec 2013, Seoul – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 2: Number 4 includes 8 papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 2 No. 2
Jun 2013, Seoul – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 2: Number 2 includes 9 papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
Tomorrow Square Technical Tour Report
20 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Tour Report
As a unique architectural and structural addition to Shanghai's skyline, Tomorrow Square is distinguished among its neighbors.
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.
Shanghai Expo and Meetings Report
May 2010, Shanghai – Tour Report
Executive Director Antony Wood visited China to attend and speak at the Shanghai Expo. While in China, the foundation was set for the CTBUH 9th World Congress.

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Jianqiang Li

Jianqiang Li

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

Haojiang Liu

Haojiang Liu

CTBUH "Future Leaders" Committee, Shanghai, 2018 – Present
Shanghai, China

Enfang Liu

Enfang Liu

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2016
Shanghai, China

CTBUH Leaders at ISA

Jianqiang Li

Jianqiang Li

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

Haojiang Liu

Haojiang Liu

CTBUH "Future Leaders" Committee, Shanghai, 2018 – Present
Shanghai, China

Enfang Liu

Enfang Liu

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2016
Shanghai, China

Yaming Li

Yaming Li

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2014
Shanghai, China

Jun Su

Jun Su

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2012

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CTBUH Resources Involving ISA

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

China Award Winner

Interview: Enfang Liu

17 Sep 2014 – 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews
Enfang Liu, ISA Architecture

Sustainable Vertical Urban Agglomeration

17 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
Enfang Liu, ISA Architecture

2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 04 - Q & A

17 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
Panel Questions & Answers

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The Vertical Renewal of the Megacity

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Enfang Liu, Jianing Pan, Dapeng Sun & Youlong You, Shanghai Institute of Architectural Design and Research

Research on Wind-Induced Vibration of the Steel Tower on High- Rise Buildings

16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings
Yaming Li, ISA Architecture

Sustainable Vertical Urban Agglomeration

16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings
Enfang Liu, Jianing Pan, Dapeng Sun & Ying Liu, ISA Architecture

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Videos

Interview: Enfang Liu
17 Sep 2014 – 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews; Enfang Liu, ISA Architecture
Enfang Liu of ISA Architecture is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower.
Sustainable Vertical Urban Agglomeration
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Enfang Liu, ISA Architecture
This presentation, with the project case designed by Institute of Shanghai Architectural Design & Research (Co. Ltd.), from the agglomerate character of the development of super high-rise buildings in China, describes the rise and development of the…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 04 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Session 04 Questions & Answers session with speakers Bin Niu, ECADI, Enfang Liu, ISA Architecture, and Yiru Huang, Tongji University.
Research on Wind-Induced Vibration of the Steel Tower on High- Rise Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Yaming Li, ISA Architecture
An analysis on dynamic characteristics and wind-induced response of a high-rise building with a steel tower on the roof was conducted by ANSYS. It shows that the wind direction have a great influence on the steel tower. When the frequency of vortex-…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 08 - Q & A
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Technical Workshop 08 Questions & Answers session with speakers Xiangdong Du, RWDI; Yaming Li, ISA Architecture; Kevin Peddie, Windtech Consultants; Peter Soddy, Wirth Research; and Ahsan Kareem, University of…
The Core Urban Design Strategies of Tall Building - Low Carbon Community
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Enfang Liu, Shanghai Institute of Architectural Design and Research
This presentation aims to develop a holistic design approach by utilizing the characteristics of tall buildings to meet the requirements of low carbon community with the goals of minimizing impacts on environment, increasing energy efficiency and…

Papers/Research

The Vertical Renewal of the Megacity
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Enfang Liu, Jianing Pan, Dapeng Sun & Youlong You, Shanghai Institute of Architectural Design and Research
This paper elaborates the positive effect and unique advantages of supertall high-rise buildings along with their inherent problems throughout the urbanization of Shanghai, a megacity, against the background of a new round of urban renewal to be…
Research on Wind-Induced Vibration of the Steel Tower on High- Rise Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Yaming Li, ISA Architecture
An analysis on dynamic characteristics and wind-induced response of a high-rise building with a steel tower on the roof was conducted by ANSYS. It shows that the wind direction have a great influence on the steel tower. When the frequency of vortex-…
Sustainable Vertical Urban Agglomeration
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Enfang Liu, Jianing Pan, Dapeng Sun & Ying Liu, ISA Architecture
This paper, with the project case designed by Institute of Shanghai Architectural Design & Research (Co. Ltd.), from the agglomerate character of the development of super high-rise buildings in China, describes the rise and development of the…
A Hypothesis in Future Development of High-Rise Buildings in China
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Wen Wu, ISA Architecture
The so-called infinite challenge to building height is in fact only a matter of technology, having gradually deviated from people’s consideration concerning the sustainable exploitation of available resources. China has its own characteristics: there…
HVAC System Energy-saving Design for One Super-high Office Building
1 Dec 2013 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 2 Number 4; Zhang Weicheng & Teng Siying, Shanghai Institute of Architectural Design & Research
This building is a first-class super-high office building. This article briefly introduces energy-saving technique and measures adopted in HVAC system, such as cooling and heat sources, water and air system etc.
The Core Urban Design Strategies of Tall Building - Low Carbon Community
1 Jun 2013 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 2 Number 2; Enfang Liu, Wenli Fan, Jianing Pan & Jianqiang Li, Shanghai Institute of Architectural Design and Research
Tall building has some controversial aspects with low carbon city, but it is still a sensible choice for the metropolitan city. This paper aims to develop holistic urban design strategies to minimize impacts on the environment, increase energy…
Building Information Modeling: An Innovative Process for Better Integration
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Jun Su, ISA Architecture
This article based on the analysis of the constraints of traditional 2D design and construction to current architectural creation and production quality. It summarizes BIM technology as a new means of digital design which is a technological…
Advanced Supertall Building Design in Hot-Summer and Cold- Winter Climates
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Jianqiang Li, ISA Architecture
Climate adaptive design is a prerequisite for designing sustainable tall buildings. With rapid globalization and urbanization, different kinds of techniques and technologies developed abroad are introduced and applied to tall buildings in a region…
Shanghai Tower’s Versatile Energy Management System
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Zhongli Chen & Lei Shi, ISA Architecture
This paper will discuss the idea of controlling and managing the central air conditioning system of skyscrapers during the entire building life cycle. Taking the Shanghai Tower as a case study, this paper will use building load prediction technology…
The Core Urban Design Strategies of Tall Building - Low Carbon Community
Oct 2011 – CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Enfang Liu, Wenli Fan, Jianing Pan & Jianqiang Li, Shanghai Institute of Architectural Design and Research
This paper aims to develop a holistic design approach by utilizing the characteristics of tall buildings to meet the requirements of low carbon community with the goals of minimizing impacts on the environment, increasing energy efficiency and…

ISA Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 17 Completed5 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 2 Completed2 Under Constr.
Average Building Age 9 Years
Most Common Function office, 14 Buildings
Most Common Material Composite, 10 Buildings
Building Functions
 
Building Materials
 

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

Tall Buildings Involving ISA

The building list and facts show buildings involving ISA Architecture, Shanghai Institute of Architectural Design & Research