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One of the first Architecture Schools in Italy (established in 1926), the Università Iuav di Venezia is a ‘themed’ university totally focusing on design. It is a dedicated place for teaching, specialization and field research in design of living space and environments such as buildings, cities, landscapes, regions as well as design of every-day use objects, cultural, theatrical, multimedia events, fashion and graphics.

The Università Iuav di Venezia is organised into three departments: “Architecture, Construction and Conservation”, "Design and Planning in Complex Environments”, and "Architecture and Arts".

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IUAV at CTBUH

Master's Thesis Challenge

28 Aug 2017, CTBUH News – CTBUH is launching a new academic initiative, empowering Master's-level…

CTBUH Rope-Less, Non-Vertical Elevators Team Holds Second Meeting

23 Jun 2017, Event Report – The second meeting of the research team involved in “A Study on the Design…

CTBUH Germany Hosts Symposium on Technical Innovation

22 Jun 2017, Event Report – CTBUH Germany held a symposium to discuss the role of technical and technological…

IUAV at CTBUH

Master's Thesis Challenge
28 Aug 2017, Chicago – CTBUH News
CTBUH is launching a new academic initiative, empowering Master's-level architecture students to research new possibilities in rope-less elevator technology.
CTBUH Rope-Less, Non-Vertical Elevators Team Holds Second Meeting
23 Jun 2017, Rottweil – Event Report
The second meeting of the research team involved in “A Study on the Design Possibilities Enabled by Rope-Less, Non-Vertical Elevators” was held in Rottweil, Germany.
CTBUH Germany Hosts Symposium on Technical Innovation
22 Jun 2017, Rottweil – Event Report
CTBUH Germany held a symposium to discuss the role of technical and technological innovation and its effect on the various disciplines within the construction industry.
World’s First Rope-Less Elevator Unveiled in Germany
22 Jun 2017, Rottweil – Event Report
The official unveiling of the MULTI elevator system, the first linear-motor elevator, was held at the thyssenkrupp Test Tower in Germany.
CTBUH Italy Co-Hosts the 7th Tall Buildings Conference in Milan
7 Jun 2017, Milan – Event Report
On June 7, CTBUH Italy co-hosted the seventh edition of the one-day International Tall Buildings Conference held in Milan, which focused on various challenges of tall buildings.
Milan Tall Building Conference
19 Apr 2016, Milan – Event Report
The Tall Buildings Iuav International Conference held its sixth annual seminar at the CityLife Conference Hall in Milan.
CTBUH Board of Trustees Gather in Venice for March Retreat
11 Mar 2016, Venice – Event Report
The CTBUH Board of Trustees held its first meeting of the year, reviewing 2015 accomplishments, 2016 plans, the upcoming China Conference, and more.
First CTBUH "Tall Timber Buildings" Working Group Meeting
25 Nov 2014, Venice – Event Report
The first meeting of the CTBUH "Tall Timber Buildings" Working Group was held in the CTBUH Research Office at University Iuav of Venice.
Considering the Whole Life Cycle Workshop, Shanghai 2014
16 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
This session brought building environmental performance issues to the forefront in building design, a field that has been criticized in the past for its resource-heavy construction.
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.
Venice Workshop Explores "Tall on the Water"
3-13 Jul 2012, Venice – Event Report
More than 50 students from eight countries participated this month in the IUAV University of Venice's second annual Venice Tall Building Workshop, Tall on the Water.
The Tall Stones of Venice
11-29 Jul 2011, Venice – Event Report
The Venice Architectural Association, and the Council launched an International Student Workshop & Competition for the high-rise redevelopment of a derelict industrial zone.

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Dario Trabucco

Dario Trabucco

CTBUH Staff, 2013 – Present
Venice, Italy

Elena Giacomello

Elena Giacomello

CTBUH Staff, Italy Office, 2014 – Present
Venice, Italy

Carlo Casalegno

Carlo Casalegno

CTBUH Journal, 2016
Venice, Italy

CTBUH Resources Involving IUAV

A Whole LCA of the Sustainable Aspects of Structural Systems in Tall Buildings

27 Oct 2015 – CTBUH 2015 New York Conference
Dario Trabucco, IUAV University of Venice

2015 New York Conference - Session 5d - Q&A

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

CTBUH Research Seed Funding Project 2013 – Green Living Façade for Tall Buildings: The Bosco Verticale

18 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
Elena Giacomello, Iuav University of Venice

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ASPECT: RATIOS – Voices of Women In the Tall Building World

8 Aug 2017 – CTBUH Journal 2017 Issue III
Ilkay Can-Standard, GenX Design & Technology; Martina Dolejsova, Studio Libeskind

A Software Tool for the Analysis of Time-Dependent Effects in High-Rise Buildings

Aug 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue III
Carlo Casalegno, IUAV University of Venice; Mario Alberto Chiorino, Politecnico di Torino; Taehun Ha & Sungho Lee, Daewoo Engineering and Construction

A Whole LCA of the Sustainable Aspects of Structural Systems in Tall Buildings

Jun 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 2
Dario Trabucco, IUAV University of Venice; Antony Wood, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat; Olivier Vassart & Nicoletta Popa, ArcelorMittal

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Videos

A Whole LCA of the Sustainable Aspects of Structural Systems in Tall Buildings
27 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Dario Trabucco, IUAV University of Venice
This presentation summarizes the results of a two-year-long research project conducted by the CTBUH on the life cycle assessment (LCA) of tall building structural systems. The research project was made possible thanks to a $300,000 contribution from…
2015 New York Conference - Session 5d - Q&A
27 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
Dario Trabucco, IUAV University of Venice; Andrea Martinez, University of Southern California; Riccardo Castracani, Despe Spa, answer questions at the end of 2015 New York Conference Session 5d: Life Cycle, Renovation + Demolition.
CTBUH Research Seed Funding Project 2013 – Green Living Façade for Tall Buildings: The Bosco Verticale
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Elena Giacomello, Iuav University of Venice
The possibility of creating green surfaces over the structures is an opportunity which is seen with increasing interest by planners and investors, due to the appreciation expressed by users. Nowadays, however, the knowledge of green living…
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.
Seoul Conference 2011 Track Session 20: Q&A
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Dario Trabucco, IUAV University of Venice; Yasser Mahgoub, Qatar University; Philip Vivian, Bates Smart;; Michael Volk, COOP HIMMELB(L)AU, Vienna; Abbas Aminmansour, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Andrey V. Korotich, Korotich Design Group; Hie Jae Kim, Syska Hennessy Group
Question & Answers session for Track Session 20.

Papers/Research

ASPECT: RATIOS – Voices of Women In the Tall Building World
8 Aug 2017 – CTBUH Journal 2017 Issue III; Ilkay Can-Standard, GenX Design & Technology; Martina Dolejsova, Studio Libeskind
ASPECT: RATIOS is the outgrowth of a program developed by the CTBUH Young Professionals Committee in New York, beginning in 2016. The purpose of the lecture series, and of this special edition, is to showcase some of the exemplary work done by women…
A Software Tool for the Analysis of Time-Dependent Effects in High-Rise Buildings
Aug 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue III; Carlo Casalegno, IUAV University of Venice; Mario Alberto Chiorino, Politecnico di Torino; Taehun Ha & Sungho Lee, Daewoo Engineering and Construction
Increased use of concrete in high-rise buildings has made these structures especially sensitive to delayed deformations due to concrete’s natural tendency to creep and shrink. This is exacerbated in particularly tall buildings of hybrid construction…
A Whole LCA of the Sustainable Aspects of Structural Systems in Tall Buildings
Jun 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 2; Dario Trabucco, IUAV University of Venice; Antony Wood, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat; Olivier Vassart & Nicoletta Popa, ArcelorMittal
This paper summarizes the results of a two-year-long research project conducted by the CTBUH on the life cycle assessment (LCA) of tall building structural systems. The research project was made possible thanks to a $300,000 contribution from…
A New Urban Forest Rises in Milan
Feb 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I; Elena Giacomello, Università Iuav di Venezia
The Bosco Verticale “vertical forest” in Milan, Italy, takes the definition of “green skyscraper” to a new level, deploying more than 13,000 plants across 90+ species, including full-sized trees, on all façades of both its towers. The project was…
CTBUH Research Seed Funding Project 2013 – Green Living Façade for Tall Buildings: The Bosco Verticale
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Elena Giacomello, Iuav University of Venice
The possibility of creating green surfaces over the structures is an opportunity which is seen with increasing interest by planners and investors, due to the appreciation expressed by users. Nowadays, however, the knowledge of green living…
Confronting the Question of Demolition or Renovation
Nov 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue IV; Dario Trabucco & Fava Pablo, Università IUAV di Venezia
Crumbling façades, asbestos, and outdated elevators are often cited as reasons to tear down tall buildings and create new skyscrapers. However, renovating a tall building is often a better option than demolition and reconstruction.
Life Cycle Energy Analysis of Tall Buildings: Design Principles
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Dario Trabucco, IUAV University of Venice
The goal of the paper is the identification of the most suitable strategies to reduce the energy consumption of a tall building from a life-cycle perspective, thus considering also the energy embodied in the materials it is built of.The paper deals…
The LCA of Tall Buildings: a Quick Pre-Design Assessment Tool
Oct 2011 – CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Dario Trabucco, IUAV University of Venice
This paper presents an alternative methodology for embodied energy quantification based on econometric procedures. As such, this methodology is easily applicable from the very early stages of design, thus allowing the quick assessment of design…
The Global Impact of 9/11
Sep 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue III; Leader Interviews by Jan Klerks, CTBUH
Just as many Americans still remember exactly where they were when they heard the news that US president John F. Kennedy had been shot, most people will likely remember what they were doing on September 11, 2001.
Historical Evolution of the Service Core
Feb 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue I; Dario Trabucco, IUAV University of Venice, Italy
The service core is the distinctive feature of a tall building: it provides the skyscraper with structural solidity, room for elevators, and other amenities, and constitutes the main network for utility services, power and data.
Five Energy Generations of Tall Buildings: An Historical Analysis of Energy Consumption in High-Rise Buildings.
Sep 2009 – 2009 The Journal of Architecture; Philip Oldfield, University of Nottingham; Dario Trabucco, Universita IUAV di Venezia; Antony Wood, CTBUH
Whilst there have been numerous categorisations of high-rise buildings according to their function, architectural style, height or structural strategy, historically little work has been undertaken to classify them based on factors affecting their…
Five Energy Generations of Tall Buildings: A Historical Analysis of Energy Consumption in High Rise Buildings
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Philip Oldfield, University of Nottingham; Dario Trabucco, Universita IUAV di Venezia; Antony Wood, CTBUH
This paper aims to rectify this by examining the history of energy use in tall buildings, from their origins in North America in the late 19th century to the present day. In doing so, it categorises tall buildings into five chronological ‘generations…