Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Featured Buildings Involving KONE

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.

20 Fenchurch St

20 Fenchurch St, London

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

277 Fifth Avenue

277 Fifth Avenue, New York City

277 Fifth Avenue's transparency, glass, and expansive views are the defining characteristics of the building, which is cantilevered over an existing five-story brownstone.

277 Fifth Avenue

277 Fifth Avenue, New York City

Winner of the 2019 Best Tall Residential or Hotel Building Award, this project utilizes high ceilings and large windows to allow light and views to penetrate every unit.

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.

300 George St

300 George St, Brisbane

300 George Street is part of the mixed-use Brisbane Quarter redevelopment along the Brisbane River.

300 North LaSalle

300 North LaSalle, Chicago

This 60-story mixed-use building, located on the north bank of the Chicago River, features a sunlit waterfront public garden with access to the river's edge.

ADAC Headquarters

ADAC Headquarters, Munich

ADAC is instantly recognizable for the playful color pattern of its curtain walls, but from a structural and environmental standpoint, this is a building that means serious business.

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.

Almas Tower

Almas Tower, Dubai

This 360 meter office skyscraper is located on an artificial island in the Jumeirah Lake Towers Free Zone, and was completed in 2008.

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.

Broadgate Tower

Broadgate Tower, London

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

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

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.

Capital Gate Tower

Capital Gate Tower, Abu Dhabi

Throughout history, a strong link has existed between iconic architecture and exhibitions. One of the best known examples is Paris’ Eiffel Tower, Capital Gate is Abu Dhabi's icon.

Cayan Tower

Cayan Tower, Dubai

Standing at over 300 meters, Cayan Tower stood as the world's tallest high rise building with a twist of 90 degrees when it was completed in 2013.

Chaoyang Park Plaza

Chaoyang Park Plaza, Beijing

Chaoyang Park Plaza’s single-curved, cold-bent, dark, reflective glass imitates Shan shui landscape painting by resembling a mountain naturally rising above the ground.

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.

Complesso Garibaldi - Tower B

Complesso Garibaldi - Tower B, Milan

The project represents a fresh interpretation of an aging building. To view the before and after, it is hard to believe it is the same building.

DC Towers

DC Towers, Vienna

The first of the two towers in this waterside complex was completed in 2014 as the tallest building in Austria at 220 meters tall.

De Rotterdam

De Rotterdam, Rotterdam

The building consists of three interconnected towers with the highest point reaching 149m.

Doha Tower

Doha Tower, Doha

Doha Tower stands out for its deft and subtle sensitivity to culture, context, and climate. The strength of the proposal is in its unapologetic connection to culture and place.

Eq. Tower

Eq. Tower, Melbourne

A residential project in a primarily commercial area, this building forms a unique hour glass shape with a light-responsive glass façade that shifts colors through the day.

Etihad Towers

Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi

The Etihad Towers complex includes five residential towers situated in the beachside Al Ras Al Akhdar district, and offer panoramic views over the city and Arabian Sea.

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.

Gate Towers

Gate Towers, Abu Dhabi

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

Jade Signature

Jade Signature, Sunny Isles Beach

The 57-story beachfront tower offers sweeping views both eastward over the ocean and westward over the bay and city.

Jeddah Tower

Jeddah Tower, Jeddah

Jeddah Tower reaches new heights as the first building to surpass the 1,000 meter mark while standing as an icon for the country of Saudi Arabia.

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.

Jumeirah Nanjing International Youth Cultural Centre Complex

Jumeirah Nanjing International Youth Cultural Centre Complex, Nanjing

Winner of a 2019 Best Tall Building Award of Excellence, made up of two towers, this complex has four main programmatic elements that converge at higher levels.

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.

Kingtown International Center

Kingtown International Center, Nanjing

This tower uses a distinctive external bracing system, which creates more efficient lateral support, requiring less steel and an overall 20% reduction in building material.

MV Lomonosov State University

MV Lomonosov State University, Moscow

As the tallest of the Seven Sisters of Moscow, Moscow State University held the title of tallest building outside New York City from 1953 - 1969.

Marina 101

Marina 101, Dubai

With architectural elements reminiscent of art-deco design, Marina 101 stands out in a city full of supertall structures.

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.

Naberezhnaya Tower Block C

Naberezhnaya Tower Block C, Moscow

The Naberezhnaya Towers consist of three Class-A office towers with a modern design, located in the heart of the city.

New Babylon

New Babylon, The Hague

This project takes the extraordinary step of converting a high-concept but dated design into something wholly different, more ambitious but more contextually appropriate creation.

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.

Plaza 66

Plaza 66, Shanghai

A commercial and office complex, consisting of a shopping mall and two skyscrapers, Plaza 66 is home to a mix of retail, entertainment, and extensive below-grade parking areas.

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.

Reflections at Keppel Bay

Reflections at Keppel Bay, Singapore

In providing the necessary differentiated typologies and units for the residential development at Keppel Bay, the Reflections towers create a dynamic interaction with their environment.

Revel Resort and Casino

Revel Resort and Casino, Atlantic City

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

Roosevelt University Academic, Student Life Residence Center

Roosevelt University Academic, Student Life Residence Center, Chicago

This vertical campus' glass and steel design is an architectural counterpoint to the grey limestone of the Auditorium Building its connected to.

Santos Place

Santos Place, Brisbane

With a direct link to the Kurilpa Bridge on the Brisbane River, Santos Place enjoys convenient access to the Gallery of Modern Art and South Bank cultural precinct.

Shanghai IFC

Shanghai IFC, Shanghai

Shanghai International Finance Centre is a integrated complex comprising twin premium Grade-A office towers, located at the heart of the Little Lujiazui financial and trade zone.

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.

Swissotel Chicago

Swissotel Chicago, Chicago

At the far end of the Illinois Center complex, the Swissotel is a large silver glass tower with a triangular form that gives it interesting views both from within and without.

Tango Towers

Tango Towers, Hamburg

The Tango Towers, joined by a common core to constitute one building, were named because together the two towers make the form of a dancing couple.

The Hansar

The Hansar, Bangkok

In the tall building world of so many often-ridiculous gestures, The Hansar has a fantastic balance and poise embodying principles of sustainable and tropical living.

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 Met

The Met, Bangkok

The Met creates enjoyable tropical living conditions at extremely high densities. Located between two train stations, the development permits a higher use of existing infrastructure.

The One

The One, Brisbane

The One at 300 George Street will rise 274m and form part of Brisbane’s largest integrated central business district development.

The Red Apple

The Red Apple, Rotterdam

The Red Apple is a residential complex with shops, cafés, restaurants and business spaces that towers skyward at the head of Rotterdam’s Wijnhaven Island (“Wine Harbor” Island).

The River

The River, Bangkok

These residential towers' have a curved glass facade that arcs above the water on one side, while the other straight side and deep articulations provide interest.

The Shard

The Shard, London

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

Tribunal de Paris

Tribunal de Paris, Paris

Completed in 2017, Tribunal de Paris consists of a plinth five-to-eight-stories high, on top of which stands a tower of three superimposed parallelepipeds, creating a stepping profile.

Trump International Hotel & Tower

Trump International Hotel & Tower, Chicago

Urbanistically and architecturally, Trump Tower represents a high standard of contextual design—fitting very well into the city.

Turning Torso

Turning Torso, Malmo

Completed in 2005, the Turning Torso was the first twisting skyscraper in the world, rotating a full 90 degrees along its height in nine pentagonal sections.

Victoria Tower

Victoria Tower, Stockholm

Among the tallest towers in Scandinavia, Victoria Tower is a strong iconic form. Placing the larger floor plates on top of the smaller hotel floor plates creates a dramatic cantilever.

Zifeng Tower

Zifeng Tower, Nanjing

The triangulated, serrated façade treatment is interesting, adding depth and texture to the imposing form while allowing natural ventilation throughout.

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KONE at CTBUH

CTBUH Malaysia Hosts Seminar: The Public Realm of Tall Buildings

21 Feb 2019, Event Report – CTBUH Malaysia hosted a seminar exploring the relationship between the design and…

CTBUH China Hosts Smart Technology Symposium

29 Jan 2019, Event Report – CTBUH China hosted a symposium which explored the development of smart offices,…

Vertical Transportation Working Group Meets at 2018 Conference

Vertical Transportation Working Group Meets at 2018 Conference

20 Oct 2018, Event Report – The CTBUH Vertical Transportation Working Group held a meeting at the CTBUH 2018…

KONE at CTBUH

CTBUH Malaysia Hosts Seminar: The Public Realm of Tall Buildings
21 Feb 2019, Kuala Lumpur – Event Report
CTBUH Malaysia hosted a seminar exploring the relationship between the design and planning of high-rise structures with the life and energy of the city that surrounds them.
CTBUH China Hosts Smart Technology Symposium
29 Jan 2019, Shanghai – Event Report
CTBUH China hosted a symposium which explored the development of smart offices, addressing challenges brought by rapid technological advancements and growing populations.
Vertical Transportation Working Group Meets at 2018 Conference
20 Oct 2018, Dubai – Event Report
The CTBUH Vertical Transportation Working Group held a meeting at the CTBUH 2018 Middle East Conference to discuss an update of the Vertical Transportation Technical Guide.
CTBUH Israel’s Tel Aviv Regional Conference
13-15 Nov 2017, Tel Aviv – Event Report
The city of Tel Aviv was honored to host the CTBUH Tel Aviv Regional Conference in collaboration with the annual IACIE conference and CTBUH Israel.
Sustainable Strategies for High-Rise Buildings Seminar
18 Oct 2017, Ho Chi Minh City – Event Report
Vietnam Green Building Council (VGBC), in coordination with CTBUH Vietnam, organized a seminar with the title “Sustainable Strategies for High-Rise Buildings.”
Asia Pacific Seminar Series
3-5 Jul 2017 – Event Report
CTBUH Singapore, in coordination with CTBUH Malaysia and CTBUH Thailand, hosted a multi-city seminar on sustainable design in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Bangkok.
CTBUH Explores Possibility of 2018 Middle East Conference
7-16 May 2017, Dubai – Tour Report
CTBUH Executive Director Dr. Antony Wood recently traveled to Dubai and Jeddah on a fact-finding mission to explore the possibility of holding a conference in the region in 2018.
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 Scandinavia Symposium - Fire and Tall Buildings
9 Mar 2017, Copenhagen – Event Report
Following the success of its inaugural symposium on tall building design and construction, CTBUH Scandinavia held its second gathering of professionals.
CTBUH 2016 Conference Platinum Sponsor
16-21 Oct 2016 – Conference Sponsor
Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism takes place progressively across three Chinese cities: Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong.
CTBUH 14th Annual Awards VIP 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.
CTBUH 2015 New York Conference Platinum 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.
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 13th Annual Awards VIP 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.
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.
Vertical Transportation Workshop, Shanghai 2014
16 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
The room containing the Technical Workshop session on Vertical Transportation was packed with more than 200 vertical transportation experts from all over the world.
CTBUH Names New Fellows
1 Aug 2014, Chicago – CTBUH News
Johannes de Jong, KONE, and Peter Weismantle, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, have been named Fellows.
CTBUH, EMI Lead Emirates Tall-Building Study Trip
23-27 Mar 2014 – Tour Report
Georges Binder, Belgium Country Leader, recently joined with Executive Master Immobilier to conduct a study trip on tall buildings to the United Arab Emirates.
CTBUH 12th Annual Awards VIP 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 2013 London Conference Platinum 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.”
Activity at the CTBUH London Conference: Day One
11 Jun 2013, London – Conference Activity Report
See the highlights from the first day of the CTBUH 2013 London Conference including the Opening Plenary and Conference Dinner.
Activity at the CTBUH London Conference: Pre-Conference
10 Jun 2013, London – Conference Activity Report
See the highlights from the pre-conference activities including the networking reception held at the top of 30 St Mary Axe and the launch of UltraRope.
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.
International Financial Center Technical Tour Report
20 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Tour Report
The twin towers of the IFC, though not identical, create a unique dialog with the surrounding Shanghai context.
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.
Helsinki: Developing a Finnish Vernacular for the High-Rise?
Apr 2012, Helsinki – Tour Report
The Helsinki symposium, organized by KONE Elevators, had been at least two years in discussion and centered on the possible addition of 30 to 40 story skyscrapers to Finnish skylines.
CTBUH 10th Annual Awards Executive Table Sponsor
3 Nov 2011, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 10th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the afternoon Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
CTBUH 9th Annual Awards Executive 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.
Seoul, Songdo and Meetings
May 2010, Seoul – Tour Report
Executive Director, Antony Wood, embarked to Seoul to begin the organization of the anticipated Seoul 2011 conference and tour local tall buildings.
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.
CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference Gold Sponsor
3-5 Feb 2010, Mumbai – Conference Sponsor
Rapid urbanization in a developing country such as India over the past decade have resulted in almost 200,000 people migrating from rural to urban regions every day.
CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference Gold Sponsor
22-23 Oct 2009, Chicago – Conference Sponsor
Tall Buildings have enjoyed two decades of unprecedented development. That position is now under threat from the twin challenges of global climate change and a severe recession.
CTBUH 8th Annual Awards Executive 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.
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 Moscow Conference: Gaining Height
22-24 Oct 2008, Moscow – Conference
Held in the prestigious setting of the Ararat Park Hyatt Hotel Moscow, the 120 delegates in attendance were treated to an inspiring three days of information and cultural exchange.
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.
CTBUH 3rd Annual Awards Dinner Gold Sponsor
17 Nov 2004, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 3rd Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held in S. R. Crown Hall, located on the Illinois Institute of Technology campus.
CTBUH 2nd Annual Awards Dinner Gold Sponsor
16 Oct 2003, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 2nd Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held in S. R. Crown Hall, located on the Illinois Institute of Technology campus.

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Thomas Hietto

Thomas Hietto

CTBUH Country Representative, 2010 – 2011
Helsinki, Finland

Mikko Korte

Mikko Korte

CTBUH Country Representative, 2011 – 2013
London, United Kingdom

Santeri Suoranta

Santeri Suoranta

CTBUH Regional Representative, 2013 – Present
Hyvinkää, Finland

CTBUH Leaders at KONE

Thomas Hietto

Thomas Hietto

CTBUH Country Representative, 2010 – 2011
Helsinki, Finland

Mikko Korte

Mikko Korte

CTBUH Country Representative, 2011 – 2013
London, United Kingdom

Santeri Suoranta

Santeri Suoranta

CTBUH Regional Representative, 2013 – Present
Hyvinkää, Finland

Sascha Brozek

Sascha Brozek

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2017
Helsinki, Finland

Steven Gonzalez

Steven Gonzalez

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2017
Chicago, United States

Pekka Korhonen

Pekka Korhonen

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2016
Helsinki, Finland

Jeffrey Montgomery

Jeffrey Montgomery

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2017
Singapore, Singapore

Bob Major

Bob Major

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2013

Minna Piironen

Minna Piironen

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2018
Helsinki, Finland

Janne Sorsa

Janne Sorsa

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2014
Helsinki, Finland

Jukka Salmikuukka

Jukka Salmikuukka

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2016
Helsinki, Finland

Timo Tiainen

Timo Tiainen

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2016
Helsinki, Finland

Teppo Voutilainen

Teppo Voutilainen

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2018
Helsinki, Finland

Larry Wash

Larry Wash

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2019
Chicago, United States

Max Alfthan

Max Alfthan

CTBUH Annual Conference, Session Chair, 2017
Helsinki, Finland

Dan Brooks

Dan Brooks

CTBUH Annual Conference, Session Chair, 2017
Chicago, United States

Kim Långström

Kim Långström

CTBUH Annual Conference, Session Chair, 2016
Helsinki, Finland

Tomio Pihkala

Tomio Pihkala

CTBUH Annual Conference, Session Chair, 2017
Helsinki, Finland

Anne Stenros

Anne Stenros

CTBUH Annual Conference, Session Chair, 2012

Patrick O'Connell

Patrick O'Connell

CTBUH Annual Conference, Steering Committee, 2019
Chicago, United States

Roger Lu

Roger Lu

CTBUH Innovation Conference, Speaker, 2019
Shanghai, China

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CTBUH Resources Involving KONE

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.

Winner

Award of Excellence

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Enhancing Construction Efficiency and Safety with Self-climbing Elevators

26 Oct 2015 – CTBUH 2015 New York Conference
Santeri Suoranta, KONE

2015 New York Conference - Session 2b - Q&A

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

Innovative Elevator Technologies To Future Proof Your Building

17 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
Johannes de Jong, KONE

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Ecosystem-Driven Value Creation for Smarter, Digitalized Buildings

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Jukka Salmikuukka, Tomio Pihkala & Samu Salmelin, KONE

Improving the Value of Buildings Through a Smart Lobby Approach

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Pekka Korhonen, Juha-Matti Kuusinen, Minna Piironen & Teppo Voutilainen, KONE

Carbon-Fiber Hoisting Technology

26 Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making
Santeri Suoranta & Jeff Montgomery, KONE

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Videos

Enhancing Construction Efficiency and Safety with Self-climbing Elevators
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Santeri Suoranta, KONE
This presentation describes how the use of self-climbing elevators, can significantly improve building construction efficiency. The self-climbing elevator uses the building’s hoist-ways while under construction. The elevator follows the formwork…
2015 New York Conference - Session 2b - Q&A
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
Santeri Suoranta, KONE; James Fortune, Fortune Shepler Consulting; and David Pilzer, Israel Ministry of Finance, answer questions at the end of 2015 New York Conference Session 2b: Advances in Vertical Transport.
Innovative Elevator Technologies To Future Proof Your Building
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Johannes de Jong, KONE
Urbanization is driving accelerated growth of cities. Buildings are becoming more complex and smarter. Integration of intelligent building systems and integration of multiple buildings is becoming more common. The latest elevator integration…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 03 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Session 03 Questions & Answers session with speakers Robert Boog, Schindler Elevators; Johannes de Jong, KONE Elevators; and Zbigniew Jerry Piech, Otis Elevator Company.
Elevator Use During Construction Time of Tall Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Janne Sorsa, KONE
The efficiency of construction work is affected by the time required to transport workers between ground level and their work sites. Usually, exterior construction hoists are installed outside the building for the transportation of construction…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 07 - Q & A
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Technical Workshop 07 Questions & Answers session with speakers Patrick Bass, ThyssenKrupp; Franz Arnold, Schindler Elevators; Janne Sorsa, KONE Elevators; David McColl, Otis Elevator Company; and Glen Pederick…
What role do you think modular construction will play in tall buildings in the coming years?
Jun 2014 – Monthly Video Series; Johannes de Jong, KONE; Roberto Meyer, MVSA Architects; Moshe Tzur, Moshe Tzur Architects & Town Planners; Sunny Wang, BROAD Group
Industry leaders answering this question include: Johannes de Jong, KONE; Roberto Meyer, MVSA Architects; Moshe Tzur, Moshe Tzur Architects & Town Planners; and Sunny Wang, BROAD Group.
Tall Building Innovation Award: KONE UltraRope
7 Nov 2013 – CTBUH "12th Annual Awards"; Johannes de Jong KONE; Enabling 1,000 Meters and Beyond
Building higher means greater dependence on innovations in tall buildings’ least-visible components. KONE has introduced a “game changer” with its UltraRope system, which marries increased travel distances with reduced energy consumption.
New Elevator Technologies for the Cities of the Future
11 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Johannes de Jong, KONE
Whether modern or historic, cities are getting higher and more integrated, while their buildings are getting smarter, requiring the intelligent integration of all systems. As building heights continue to increase, we are reaching the lifting limits…
People Flow Solutions to Enhance Building Performance
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Johannes De Jong, Director of Technology, KONE Corporation
Vertical transportation plays an important part in the daily logistics of all high-rise buildings. Correct vertical transportation planning can dramatically improve building revenue at any stage of the building’s lifecycle. Early focus on vertical…
Track 7: Vertical Transportation (I) Q & A
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Panel Questions & Answers
T7 panelists including: Johannes De Jong, KONE Corp; John Mizon, Schindler; and Adrian Godwin, Lerch Bates, take questions from delegates.
Elevatoring Issues Affecting High Rise Buildings in India
5 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; Johannes De Jong, Director - Technology, KONE Industrial Ltd, Finland
Building codes and practices for vertical transportation applied in India are not meant for high rise buildings. Vertical Transportation in many high rise office towers in India is heavily under dimensioned. The expected boom in high rise towers,…
Advances in Elevator Technology: Sustainability and Energy Implications
3 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Johannes De Jong, KONE
Johannes De Jong from KONE presented the dramatic changes in elevator technology over the last couple of years at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. One of the most remarkable changes that has been made is on the control algorithms side. The…

Papers/Research

Ecosystem-Driven Value Creation for Smarter, Digitalized Buildings
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Jukka Salmikuukka, Tomio Pihkala & Samu Salmelin, KONE
Digitization is reshaping industries and driving the rise of new business models, with new ways of working and new entrants rewriting the rules in the media, leisure, and transportation industries. At the same time, urbanization is continuing at a…
Improving the Value of Buildings Through a Smart Lobby Approach
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Pekka Korhonen, Juha-Matti Kuusinen, Minna Piironen & Teppo Voutilainen, KONE
Office lobby environments provide the first impression of a building and reflect the values associated with tenants’ brands. The need to maximize space efficiency, facilitate collaborative working, and counter competition from newer facilities is…
Carbon-Fiber Hoisting Technology
26 Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making; Santeri Suoranta & Jeff Montgomery, KONE
The ability to build ever higher has always pushed available technologies to their limits, including elevator technology. Traditional elevators utilizing steel ropes are limited by how high they can travel, often requiring transfer floors for…
Enhancing Construction Efficiency and Safety with Self-climbing Elevators
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Steve Gonzalez, Dennis Murphy & Johannes de Jong, KONE
This paper describes how the use of self-climbing elevators, can significantly improve building construction efficiency. The self-climbing elevator uses the building’s hoist-ways while under construction. The elevator follows the formwork as the…
Digitalization Enables User-centric People Flow Planning in Smart Buildings
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Ari Virtanen, KONE
Traditionally, building systems such as elevators and access control have been developed independently of each other. Furthermore, the role of manufacturers in their value networks has followed a self-reliant logic, creating a highly fragmented…
Innovative Elevator Technologies To Future Proof Your Building
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Johannes de Jong, KONE
Urbanization is driving accelerated growth of cities. Buildings are becoming more complex and smarter. Integration of intelligent building systems and integration of multiple buildings is becoming more common. The latest elevator integration…
Elevator Use During Construction Time of Tall Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Marja-Liisa Siikonen, Janne Sorsa, Mikko Kontturi & Johannes de Jong, KONE
The efficiency of construction work is affected by the time required to transport workers between ground level and their work sites. Usually, exterior construction hoists are installed outside the building for the transportation of construction…
Electric Site Survey to Explore Elevator Parameters
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Tapio Tyni, Risto Kontturi & Pekka Perälä, KONE Corporation
The need to modernize vertical transportation systems in old tall buildings is growing very rapidly. Modernization using state of the art Permanent Magnet motors and the latest control technologies will provide highly improved traffic performance and…
People Flow Solutions to Enhance Building Performance
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Johannes de Jong, KONE Corporation
Vertical transportation plays an important part in the logistics of high rise buildings. Correct vertical transportation planning can dramatically improve your revenue at any stage of your building’s lifecycle. Early focus on vertical transportation…
Elevator Traffic Simulation Procedure
Jul 2008 – 2008 Elevcon Thessaloniki; Henri Hakonen & Marja-Liisa Siikonen, KONE
Passenger service level in an elevator system depends on the group control and cannot be calculated directly. With conventional control, waiting times and interval have a correlation in up-peak. In this article, different simulation procedures and…
Advances in Elevator Technology: Sustainable and Energy Implications
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Johannes de Jong, KONE
This paper explains how elevator technology has seen dramatic changes in the past couple of years, including Intelligent Hall Call Destination Dispatching, Double Deck elevators and Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor technology.
Double-deck destination control system
Jun 2006 – Elevcon Helsinki 2006; Janne Sorsa & Marja-Liisa Siikonen, KONE
Double-deck elevators are used in tall buildings to reduce the core space occupied by elevators. In this article, a destination control system for double-deck elevators is presented and its performance is compared to conventional double-deck…
Evacuation Mode for Total Building Evacuation
1 Jan 2006 – Building Safety Journal; Kim Bärlund, Ari Kattainen, Marjukka Mäkelä & Marja-Liisa Siikonen, KONE Corporation
The logic of a total evacuation mode of an elevator system includes user interfaces and system interface requirements during an emergency situation. High-level requirements for conventional group control and destination control systems are also…
Evacuation Mode for Total Building Evacuation
Oct 2005 – CTBUH 2005 New York Conference; Kim Bärlund, Ari Kattainen, Marjukka Mäkelä & Dr Marja-Liisa Siikonen, KONE
This paper discusses functional requirements of elevator group controllers of an emergency evacuation elevator system. The focus is on the necessary logic of a total evacuation mode of the elevator system.
Elevator selection with destination control system
Jun 2005 – Elevcon Peking 2005; Janne Sorsa, Henri Hakonen & Marja-Liisa Siikonen, KONE
Elevator planning is based on up-peak and calculation of handling capacity to meet the building traffic flow demand. In this article, a method to select the elevators with a destination control system is introduced so that the service level will be…
Understanding the natural behaviour of elevator safety gears and their triggering
Apr 2004 – Elevcon Istanbul 2004; Johannes de Jong, KONE
A logically operating safety gear can all of a sudden function completely erratic. This article explains the behaviour of friction, the effect of friction tolerances, why erratic behaviour occurs and what can be done to prevent erratic behaviour.
Passenger behaviour in elevator simulation
Apr 2004 – Elevcon Istanbul 2004; Tuomas Susi, Janne Sorsa & Marja-Liisa Siikonen, KONE
Elevators should be an integral part of a building transportation system. However, the integration of several transports and their ability to handle different kinds of passengers can usually be verified only in practice. In this article, the BTS…
Transportation Design for Building Evacuation
Nov 2003 – ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress 2003; Marja-Liisa Siikonen, Kim Bärlund & Risto Kontturi, KONE
In this article, different scenarios of evacuation are introduced. Definitions and the process of the evacuation concept are discussed. Analytical equations to calculate evacuation times are shown. Simulation is a useful tool for determining the…
Planning and Implementing and Emergency Evaluation Elevator System
Oct 2003 – CIB / CTBUH Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; Kim Barlund, Johannes De Jong & Risto Kontturi, KONE
This paper integrates the planning and implementation process of an emergency evacuation elevator system into the building planning process. The system is activated when partial or complete evacuation of a building is needed. The system specification…
Evacuation Simulation of Tall Buildings
Oct 2003 – CTBUH / CIB Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; Henri Hakonen, Helsinki University of Technology; Tuomas Susi & Marja-Liisa Siikonen, KONE
In this paper, a theoretical review of elevator planning and evacuation by elevators and stairs is made. Elevator and stair simulations were made using the Building Traffic Simulator (BTS). A model used to simulate passenger movement in stairs is…
Optimal Control of Double-Decker Elevator Group Using Genetic Algorithm
Sep 2003 – International Transactions in Operational Research 2003; Janne Sorsa & Marja-Liisa Siikonen, KONE
We shall introduce the principles of optimal routing of double-deck elevators. Elevator routing problem is formulated as an integer programming problem and it is solved using a genetic algorithm in a real time system.
Efficient evacuation methods in tall buildings
Jan 2002 – Elevcon Milan 2002; Marja-Liisa Siikonen & Henri Hakonen, KONE Corporation
The speed with which people can be rescued from a building can be crucial in saving lives in many emergency situations. In this article, evacuation studies have been made for an ideal situation where no smoke effects, or fire, and no damage to the…
New Trends in Elevatoring Solutions for Medium to Medium-High Buildings to Improve Flexibility
Dec 2001 – CTBUH London Conference 2001; Johannes de Jong & Marja-Liisa Siikonen, KONE
This article explains in detail alternative elevator arrangements available at the moment. Their consequences on the traffic handling in the building and the space required are considered. This article will also explain the different selection…
Passenger Traffic Flow Simulation in Tall Buildings
Nov 2000 – International Conference on Multi-Purpose High-Rise Towers and Tall Buildings 2000; Marja-Liisa Siikonen, Tuomas Susi & Henri Hakonen, KONE
Elevator traffic can be calculated analytically for only up-peak situations where passengers arrive at the entrance floor and travel to the upper floors. In other traffic situa-tions, such as outgoing, two-way or mixed lunch-hour traf-fic, the…
The advantage of PMSM technology in high-rise buildings
May 2000 – Elevcon Berlin 2000; Johannes de Jong & Harri Hakala, KONE
In 1995 KONE introduced PMSM technology in the low rise volume market with its revolutionary MonoSpace®. The small EcoDisc® machine allowed the complete elimination of the machine room, as it fitted in the hoistway. PMSM motor technology with its…
Traffic planning methodology
May 2000 – Elevcon Berlin 2000; Marja-Liisa Siikonen, KONE
Measurements in office buildings show that passenger traffic intensity is often highest during the lunch hour period. This paper considers traffic planning methods and the capability of different control algorithms to handle lunch hour traffic.

KONE Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 253 Completed62 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 26 Completed21 Under Constr.
Average Building Age 10 Years
Most Common Function office, 120 Buildings
Most Common Material Concrete, 190 Buildings
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