Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Featured Buildings Involving Permasteelisa Group

150 North Riverside

150 North Riverside, Chicago

Utilizing a unique core-supported structure with a very small footprint at grade, the design resolves considerable site challenges and provides a 54-story Class A office tower.

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.

240 Blackfriars Road

240 Blackfriars Road, London

This building has flush, smooth and fully glazed façade which complements the buildings crystalline shape which is achieved by glass to glass joints.

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.

510 Madison

510 Madison, New York City

The modernist tower with clean facade lines and flexible interior spaces features a garden terrace on the 6th floor.

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.

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.

Alto Vetro

Alto Vetro, Dublin

This 16 story waterfront residential tower stands at 51 meters and was completed in 2008.

Asia Square

Asia Square, Singapore

Asia Square's two towers, located in Marina Bay, are separated by The Cube, a landscaped indoor plaza.

Bangkok Central Embassy Hotel

Bangkok Central Embassy Hotel, Bangkok

Located within the former gardens of the British Embassy, the design draws on motifs and patterns found in traditional Thai architecture.

Blue Cross-Blue Shield Tower

Blue Cross-Blue Shield Tower, Chicago

The design concept defined an initial building to serve a company’s immediate needs and planned for vertical expansion in the future.

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.

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.

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.

Cooper Square Hotel

Cooper Square Hotel, New York City

Located in the heart of the East Village, this high-rise luxury hotel, offering 145 rooms and suites, opened to guests in 2008.

Courtyard & Residence Inn Manhattan/Central Park

Courtyard & Residence Inn Manhattan/Central Park, New York City

This Midtown hotel consists of two independent hotels vertically stacked and separated by a sky lobby.

De Rotterdam

De Rotterdam, Rotterdam

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

Devon Energy Center

Devon Energy Center, Oklahoma City

This building is remarkable, not only for its inherent design excellence, but for the seeming unlikelihood of its location.

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."

Eight Spruce Street

Eight Spruce Street, New York City

A beautiful building, elegantly fitting into its Manhattan context, “New York by Gehry” at Eight Spruce Street uses the very latest in computer-enabled construction.

Eleven Times Square

Eleven Times Square, New York City

Eleven Times Square attempts to make a more sustainable model for an urban building.

Eureka Tower

Eureka Tower, Melbourne

The Eureka Skydeck 88 observation deck provides stunning views of Melbourne from atop, at the time of completion, the city's tallest building.

Evolution Tower

Evolution Tower, Moscow

The Evolution Tower is an unusual addition to Moscow’s fast-growing International Business Center on the Presnenskaya Embankment of the Moscow River.

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.

Goldin Financial Global Centre

Goldin Financial Global Centre, Hong Kong

Situated in Hong Kong's Kowloon Bay, Goldin Financial Global Centre stands as the most energy efficient development in the CBD.

Grattacielo Intesa Sanpaolo

Grattacielo Intesa Sanpaolo, Turin

The Grattacielo Intesa Sanpaolo building incorporates large environmentally friendly and socially conscious spaces as part of a design objective to experiment with communal urban forms.

Hearst Tower

Hearst Tower, New York City

The Hearst Headquarters became the first New York City commercial office building to achieve Gold LEED Certification from the US Green Building Council.

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.

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.

Larvotto

Larvotto, Hong Kong

The design of Larvotto is modeled upon a sleek, yacht-shaped design, one of the landmarks in the region.

Madou Plaza

Madou Plaza, Brussels

This high-rise office building was originally completed in 1965, and is located on the Small Ring in Brussels.

Menara Telekom

Menara Telekom, Kuala Lumpur

Menara Telekom is shaped to represent a bamboo shoot and features 22 skygardens located every three floors.

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.

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 World Trade Center

One World Trade Center, New York City

Part of the ambitious World Trade Center redevelopment, the symbolic 1,776-foot One World Trade Center rises on the northwest corner of the Lower Manhattan site.

One57

One57, New York City

The complex design of this midtown Manhattan skyscraper reflects the structural requirements of a markedly elongated tower.

Post Tower

Post Tower, Bonn

Post Tower is a forward-looking high-rise for the 21st century: formally, technically, and ecologically advanced, and offering a high-quality work environment.

RMIT Swanston Academic Building

RMIT Swanston Academic Building, Melbourne

The defining element for the design of this academic building was its central site to Melbourne's CBD and has a 5 star green star rating.

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.

River Point

River Point, Chicago

This 52-story building was constructed adjacent to and over active rail lines to enhance the character of this prominent river frontage while concealing the existing rail lines below.

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.

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.

SOCAR Tower

SOCAR Tower, Baku

SOCAR Tower has a free formed shape to follow the basic design concept but uses segmented elements based on the local infrastructure and constructability.

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.

Shanghai World Financial Center

Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai

The Shanghai World Financial Center has become an icon of Shanghai and China, with its clear and elegant form and revolutionary structural design.

Soyak Tower

Soyak Tower, Istanbul

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

Suzhou IFS

Suzhou IFS, Suzhou

A landmark on the city’s skyline in both form and function, the mixed-use high-rise is recognized as the Tallest Building in Suzhou.

Taipei 101

Taipei 101, Taipei

The world's tallest building from 2004 to 2010 has since reinvented itself with a renovation that achieved LEED Platinum making it one of the world's greenest skyscrapers.

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 Bank of America Tower

The Bank of America Tower, New York City

The Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park produces a high level of sustainability within the commercial market place, creating a strong identity for itself.

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 Shard

The Shard, London

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

The Tower at PNC Plaza

The Tower at PNC Plaza, Pittsburgh

The Tower at PNC Plaza incorporates both highly technical green systems and channels for meaningful social interactions through a vertical column of two-story atriums.

Tour Dexia

Tour Dexia, Courbevoie

Completed in 2005 and standing at 143m, Tour Dexia is one of the few towers in the La Défense business district with an inclined roof.

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.

Villas in the Sky

Villas in the Sky, Riyadh

Villas in the Sky is situated in the King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh; the tower is also connected to skywalks, footbridges, and the Wadi Hanifa.

Westin Hotel

Westin Hotel, Perth

The West Hotel spearheaded a revival of the eastern side of Perth’s central business district.

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About Permasteelisa Group

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The mission of the Permasteelisa Group is to design and build innovative and avant-garde architectural works alongside the world’s greatest in contemporary architecture, by using advanced technology and eco-sustainable solutions.

Providing world-class service to the architect/designer and to the client is the defining value of their philosophy. Everything they do is therefore geared towards the utmost customer satisfaction and quality, by means of tireless innovation.

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Permasteelisa Group at CTBUH

CTBUH Israel’s Tel Aviv Regional Conference

CTBUH Israel’s Tel Aviv Regional Conference

13-15 Nov 2017, Event Report – The city of Tel Aviv was honored to host the CTBUH Tel Aviv Regional Conference…

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…

CTBUH 2015 New York Conference Silver Sponsor

26-30 Oct 2015, Conference Sponsor – After a post-recession hiatus in tall building construction in many…

Permasteelisa Group at CTBUH

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.
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 2015 New York Conference Silver 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.
Facades+ New York City
16-17 Apr 2015, New York City – Event Report
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood recently visited New York City to participate in the Facades+ conference hosted by The Architect’s Newspaper.
Executive Director’s Europe Trip Paves Way For Research Projects
19-23 Jan 2015, Paris – Tour Report
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood and Research Director Dario Trabucco made a week-long journey to Paris and Luxembourg to pursue several initiatives on behalf of the Council.
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.
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.
VAA International Student Workshop & Competition
7-18 Jul 2014, Venice – Event Report
Palazzo Giustinian Lollin, near the Accademia Bridge across the Venice Grand Canal, was the venue of the fourth Venice Tall Building Workshop “The Towers of Venice.”
CCHRB Addresses Question: “Refurbish, Repurpose or Replace?”
12 Jun 2014, Chicago – Event Report
A recent seminar of CCHRB, co-sponsored by CTBUH, thoroughly examined the question of how cities should deal with existing, outdated tall buildings.
CTBUH in NSW Holds Launch Event
30 Apr 2014, Sydney – Event Report
The CTBUH in New South Wales, Australia, launched with an evening event at 8 Chifley Square - one of Sydney's newest iconic tall buildings.
“Towards Zero Carbon” High-Rise Design Studio Final Review
9 Jan 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
The final review marked the culmination of a semester of intense work for the students and tutors involved in the “Towards Zero Carbon,” a design studio undertaken by Tongji University.
Tongji University Faculty and Students Visit Chicago
Nov 2013, Chicago – Tour Report
“Towards Zero Carbon,” a collaborative design studio between Tongji University, CTBUH and the Illinois Institute of Technology, made a week-long visit to Chicago in November.
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.
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.”
CTBUH 2012 Shanghai Conference Platinum 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.
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.
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.
Design Research Workshop: Venice
Jul 2011, Venice – CTBUH Research
A design research workshop titled “The Tall Stones of Venice” was held at the IUAV, University of Venice from the 11th - 29th of July, 2011.
New York by Gehry Tour Report
3 Apr 2011, New York City – Tour Report
New York City’s latest addition to the downtown skyline is a 76-story tall residential tower which, as the name suggest, has been named after the architect.
CTBUH Research Meeting, Venice
17-18 Jun 2010, Venice – Event Report
The inaugural meeting of its Research, Academic & Postgraduate Working Group attracted much attention from both academia and industry.
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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Marzio Perin

Marzio Perin

CTBUH Awards Technical Jury, 2016
Venice, Italy

Bert van de Linde

Bert van de Linde

CTBUH Annual Conference, Keynote Speaker, 2012
Venice, Italy

Henk De Bleecker

Henk De Bleecker

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2012
Middelburg, Netherlands

CTBUH Leaders at Permasteelisa Group

Marzio Perin

Marzio Perin

CTBUH Awards Technical Jury, 2016
Venice, Italy

Bert van de Linde

Bert van de Linde

CTBUH Annual Conference, Keynote Speaker, 2012
Venice, Italy

Henk De Bleecker

Henk De Bleecker

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2012
Middelburg, Netherlands

Klaus Lother

Klaus Lother

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2013

Douglas Walker

Douglas Walker

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2017
New York City, United States

Marc Zobec

Marc Zobec

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2006
Treviso, Italy

Peter Brechtelsbauer

Peter Brechtelsbauer

CTBUH Annual Conference, Session Chair, 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Massimiliano Fanzaga

Massimiliano Fanzaga

CTBUH Annual Conference, Session Chair, 2012

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CTBUH Resources Involving Permasteelisa Group

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

Session 2: What Contributes Most to Sustainability in Tall Buildings?

11 Jun 2013 – CTBUH 2013 London Conference
Dennis Poon, Neville Glanville, Klaus Lother & David Malott

The Design Process of Complex Architectural Facades

20 Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai
Bert van de Linde, Technical Director, Permasteelisa Group

Plenary 2: Supertall Technical & Urban Challenges Q & A

20 Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai
Panel Questions & Answers

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MFREE-S Closed Cavity Façade: Cost-Effective, Clean, Environmental

Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai
Henk Bleecker & Maaike Berckmoes, Permasteelisa Group; Piet Standaert, Physibel; Lu Aye, University of Melbourne

The Design Process of Complex Architectural Façades

Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai
Bert Van de Linde, Alan Tomasi & Christian Florian, Permasteelisa SpA, Italy; Marc Zobec, Permasteelisa PTY Ltd., Australia

The Emergence of Advanced Façades in China

Aug 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue III
Marc Zobec, Massimiliano Fanzaga & Zhihong Liao, Permasteelisa Group

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Videos

Session 2: What Contributes Most to Sustainability in Tall Buildings?
11 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Dennis Poon, Neville Glanville, Klaus Lother & David Malott
The next generation of tall buildings will be judged on more than sheer height or aesthetic appearance. In the context of sustainability, they will also be judged on more than just their energy consumption. They will be judged on their contribution…
The Design Process of Complex Architectural Facades
20 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Bert van de Linde, Technical Director, Permasteelisa Group
Facades form the identity and functionality of high-rise buildings. The “design process” for complex bespoke architectural high-rise facades is an abstract term that in reality is not a single process but a simultaneous cross-disciplinary design…
Plenary 2: Supertall Technical & Urban Challenges Q & A
20 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Panel Questions & Answers
Plenary 2 panelists including: ZhaoHui Jia, Greenland Group; Bert van de Linde, Permasteelisa Group; Jimmy Cheung, Eton Properties; and Timothy Johnson, CTBUH Chairman/NBBJ take questions from delegates.
MFREE-S Closed Cavity Façade: Cost- Effective, Clean, Environmental
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Henk de Bleecker, Group R&D Manager, Permasteelisa Group
This presentation covers the performance differences of the Closed Cavity Façade compared with traditional single and double skin façades by means of detailed dynamic whole building simulation tools for energy, thermal, and acoustic comfort…
Track 11: Façade as Climate Moderator Q & A
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Presentation Questions & Answers
The Track 11 panel consisting of Henk de Bleecker, Permasteelisa Group; Thomas Winterstetter, Werner Sobek Group; Robert Bolin, Syska Hennessey; Russell Gilchrist, Gensler, answer questions from the delegates.
Facade Opportunities for the Irregular Building
25 Oct 2006 – Presentation at CTBUH 2006 Chicago Conference; Marc Zobec, Permasteelisa
Marc Zobec, Permasteelisa, shows that “thinking outside the box” is not limited to the design itself, but also thinking “outside the box” of current standard building procurement, engineering, and construction management practices at the CTBUH 2006…

Papers/Research

MFREE-S Closed Cavity Façade: Cost-Effective, Clean, Environmental
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Henk Bleecker & Maaike Berckmoes, Permasteelisa Group; Piet Standaert, Physibel; Lu Aye, University of Melbourne
Very few existing tall buildings comply with current energy and sustainability performance requirements. An innovative façade solution, “MFREE-S Closed Cavity Façade” (CCF), has recently been developed which merges the benefits of high-rise buildings…
The Design Process of Complex Architectural Façades
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Bert Van de Linde, Alan Tomasi & Christian Florian, Permasteelisa SpA, Italy; Marc Zobec, Permasteelisa PTY Ltd., Australia
Facades form the identity and functionality of high-rise buildings. The “design process” for complex bespoke architectural high rise facades is an abstract term that in reality is not a single process but a simultaneous cross-disciplinary design…
The Emergence of Advanced Façades in China
Aug 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue III; Marc Zobec, Massimiliano Fanzaga & Zhihong Liao, Permasteelisa Group
China’s tall buildings are taking their place in the international pantheon of distinctive tall buildings, in part due to landmark façades that define the towers and create efficient interior environments. Beyond aesthetics, façade systems are…
An Integrated Design Approach to the Environmental Performance of Buildings
Feb 2001 – CTBUH 2001 6th World Congress, Melbourne; Massimo Colomban & Marc Zobec, Permasteelisa; Mikkel Kragh, Dow Corning
The present paper deals with the complex relationship between architectural intensions, indoor environment, building envelope and environmental systems, energy performance and design process. The development of architecture and the construction…

Permasteelisa Group Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 173 Completed27 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 16 Completed9 Under Constr.
Average Building Age 12 Years
Most Common Function office, 130 Buildings
Most Common Material Concrete, 88 Buildings
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Building Materials
 

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

Tall Buildings Involving Permasteelisa Group

The building list and facts show buildings involving Josef Gartner & Co, Permasteelisa Group, Scheldebouw