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About Woods Bagot

Woods Bagot is a global design and consulting firm, with a team of over 850 people working across Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and North America.

The firm's unique 'Global Studio' philosophy drives unprecedented knowledge sharing and true collaboration across time zones, producing innovative, inspired and functional design solutions. Underpinning Woods Bagot's knowledge culture is Public, the firm's research arm, created in collaboration with leading thinkers and academics.

Through the disciplines of Architecture, Consulting, Interior Design, Urban Design and Masterplanning, Woods Bagot’s focus is to understand clients’ functional, operational and cultural needs, drawing on its research and experience to create solutions that work.

Building Design’s 2014 World Architecture 100 list ranked Woods Bagot as the seventh largest architecture firm in the world.

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Woods Bagot at CTBUH

CTBUH New York Chapter Hosts: Exporting Design

CTBUH New York Chapter Hosts: Exporting Design

26 Jul 2018, Event Report – The CTBUH New York Chapter held an event focusing on how technology enables…

CTBUH Sydney Design Excellence: 280 George Street

CTBUH Sydney Design Excellence: 280 George Street

20 Jun 2018, Event – The CTBUH Sydney Committee hosted the second installment of the 2018 Design…

CTBUH Australia Explores the Design of Collins Arch

CTBUH Australia Explores the Design of Collins Arch

7 Jun 2018, Event Report – CTBUH Melbourne hosted its first event of 2018, a case study of Collins Arch,…

Woods Bagot at CTBUH

CTBUH New York Chapter Hosts: Exporting Design
26 Jul 2018, New York City – Event Report
The CTBUH New York Chapter held an event focusing on how technology enables collaboration on international projects. Speakers used case studies to highlight innovative solutions.
CTBUH Sydney Design Excellence: 280 George Street
20 Jun 2018, Sydney – Event
The CTBUH Sydney Committee hosted the second installment of the 2018 Design Excellence Series, a discussion of the competition design thinking for 280 George Street.
CTBUH Australia Explores the Design of Collins Arch
7 Jun 2018, Melbourne – Event Report
CTBUH Melbourne hosted its first event of 2018, a case study of Collins Arch, composed as two buildings with linked floor plates in the center of Melbourne's Central Business District.
Design Excellence Series: One Sydney Park
28 Mar 2018, Sydney – Event Report
The CTBUH Australia Chapter’s Sydney Committee relaunched its Design Excellence series with an event examining the competition entries for One Sydney Park.
CTBUH New York Holds Annual Holiday Party
14 Dec 2017, New York City – Event Report
The New York Chapter held their 2017 Holiday Party, hosted by Woods Bagot. Attendees mingled, enjoyed refreshments, and celebrated a successful year.
6th Annual CTBUH International Student Design Competition
31 Oct 2017, Sydney – CTBUH Research
The winner and final rankings for the CTBUH International Student Design Competition, kindly sponsored by Woods Bagot, were determined at the 2017 CTBUH Conference in Australia.
Five Finalists Selected in the Student Design Competition
19 Oct 2017, Chicago – CTBUH News
CTBUH is pleased to announce that five finalists have been selected in the 6th annual International Student Design Competition kindly sponsored by Woods Bagot.
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 2016 Conference Gold 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 Malaysia: How to Improve Design and Build Efficiency
21 Jul 2016, Kuala Lumpur – Event Report
CTBUH Malaysia held its inaugural event in the Malaysian Petroleum Club at Petronas Towers, kindly supported by KLCC and Turner International Malaysia.
CTBUH Singapore: How to Improve Design and Build Efficiency
19 Jul 2016, Singapore – Event Report
CTBUH Singapore held its inaugural event at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre, kindly supported by the BCA.
CTBUH Melbourne Hosts Aviation Discussion
1 Jun 2016, Melbourne – Event Report
CTBUH Melbourne welcomed over 50 industry professionals to a talk on "Aviation Challenges with Building Tall."
Future Places Workshop
18 Nov 2015, Beijing – Event Report
The second CTBUH Beijing Chapter workshop placed a particular emphasis on the subject of future workplaces and the importance of a robust marketing campaign for tall buildings.
Façade Design Workshop, Shanghai 2014
16 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
This workshop focused on incorporating simulation modelling, physical testing and incorporating data-based parametric design to optimize the efficiency of façade detailing.
CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Silver+ 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.
CTBUH Australia Hosts Emerging Tech Breakfast in Brisbane
5 Mar 2014, Brisbane – Event Report
The first Emerging Technologies Breakfast Seminar" of the CTBUH Australia Chapter, Brisbane Committee, was attended by more than 150 people.
CTBUH Melbourne Committee Launches
31 Jul 2013, Melbourne – Event Report
Close to 70 people attended the meeting where CTBUH representatives from Melbourne presented on the history and mission of the CTBUH, and plans for upcoming events.
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 2008 Dubai Conference Silver Sponsor
3-5 Mar 2008, Dubai – Conference Sponsor
The Congress hosted presentations, seminars and workshops covering virtually every aspect of tall building development, with a particular emphasis on sustainability.
CTBUH / Nakheel Asia Tour Report
19-29 Apr 2007, Shanghai – Tour Report
CTBUH collaborated with the Dubai-based developer Nakheel and architects Woods Bagot to facilitate a 5-nation tour of seminal tall buildings in south-east Asia.

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Alfred Seeling

Alfred Seeling

CTBUH Advisory Group, 2013 – 2014
Perth, Australia

Matthew Gaal

Matthew Gaal

CTBUH City Representative, 2013 – 2017
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Gary Power

Gary Power

CTBUH City Representative, 2011 – 2013
Sydney, Australia

CTBUH Leaders at Woods Bagot

Alfred Seeling

Alfred Seeling

CTBUH Advisory Group, 2013 – 2014
Perth, Australia

Matthew Gaal

Matthew Gaal

CTBUH City Representative, 2013 – 2017
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Gary Power

Gary Power

CTBUH City Representative, 2011 – 2013
Sydney, Australia

Simon Dick

Simon Dick

CTBUH Regional Representative, 2016 – Present
Melbourne, Australia

Samer Charara

Samer Charara

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

Mark Damant

Mark Damant

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2017
Sydney, Australia

Patrick Daly

Patrick Daly

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2017
San Francisco, United States

Christian Derix

Christian Derix

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2017
Sydney, Australia

Kate Frear

Kate Frear

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2017
Melbourne, Australia

Jeffrey Holmes

Jeffrey Holmes

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2014

Stephen Jones

Stephen Jones

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2016
Hong Kong, China

Finian O'Dowd

Finian O'Dowd

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2017

Brian Ringley

Brian Ringley

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2016
New York City, United States

Paolo Testolini

Paolo Testolini

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

Billy Ip

Billy Ip

CTBUH Annual Conference, Session Chair, 2016
Hong Kong, China

Vince Pirrello

Vince Pirrello

CTBUH Annual Conference, Session Chair, 2016
Hong Kong, China

Domenic Alvaro

Domenic Alvaro

CTBUH Student Competition Second-Round Jury, 2017
Sydney, Australia

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CTBUH Resources Involving Woods Bagot

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

CTBUH Sydney Design Excellence Series: One Sydney Park

28 Mar 2018 – Other Videos
Jeff Morgan, Grimshaw Architects; Penny Fuller, Silvester Fuller; Dario Spralja, Architectus; et al.

Interview: Christian Derix

30 Oct 2017 – 2017 Australia Conference Interviews
Christian Derix, Woods Bagot

CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Plenary 5: Beyond Guangzhou: Other Settings Q&A

19 Oct 2016 – CTBUH 2016 China Conference
Vince Pirrello, Woods Bagot; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre; William Murray, Wordsearch; David Tickle, HASSELL

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Empirically Evaluating the Livability Of Local Neighborhoods and Global Cities

30 Oct 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue IV
Christian Derix, Lucy Helme, Fabio Galicia & Alexander Kachkaev, Woods Bagot

Connecting the City: People, Density & Infrastructure

30 Oct 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue IV
CTBUH 2017 Conference Speakers

Collins Square, Melbourne, Australia

Jan 2017 – Corporate Publication

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Videos

CTBUH Sydney Design Excellence Series: One Sydney Park
28 Mar 2018 – Other Videos; Jeff Morgan, Grimshaw Architects; Penny Fuller, Silvester Fuller; Dario Spralja, Architectus; et al.
On 28 March, 2018, CTBUH Sydney re-launched their Design Excellence Series with a series of presentations on One Sydney Park, a new luxury residential development. Presenters included Dario Spralja, Principal, Architectus; Simon Lincoln, Partner,…
Interview: Christian Derix
30 Oct 2017 – 2017 Australia Conference Interviews; Christian Derix, Woods Bagot
Christian Derix of Woods Bagot is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2017 CTBUH Australia Conference.
CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Plenary 5: Beyond Guangzhou: Other Settings Q&A
19 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Vince Pirrello, Woods Bagot; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre; William Murray, Wordsearch; David Tickle, HASSELL
Wendsday, October 19, 2016. Guangzhou, China. Vince Pirrello of Woods Bagot; Chris Wilkinson of Wilkinson Eyre; William Murray of Wordsearch and David Tickle of HASSELL, answer questions at the end of 2016 China Conference Plenary 5: Beyond…
CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Session 6c: Economic Considerations Q&A
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Eric Lee, JLL; Stephen Y.F. Lai, Rider Levett Bucknall; Jason Barr, Rutgers University; Brian Rignley, Woods Bagot
Tuesday October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Eric Lee of JLL; Stephen Y.F. Lai of Rider Levett Bucknall; Jason Barr of Rutgers University; Brian Rignley of Woods Bagot answer questions at the end of 2016 China Conference Session 6c: Economic…
The Economy of Iconic Tall Towers
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Brian Ringley, Woods Bagot
Tuesday October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Brian Ringley of Woods Bagot, presents at the 2016 China Conference Session 6c: Economic Considerations. Iconic tall towers often require non-standard forms to convey their messages, but ambitious…
All Things are Not Equal: Responsive Façades for Tall Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Jeffrey Holmes, Woods Bagot
This presentation explores how data-driven parametric design enables the creation of enclosures that respond to highly specific environmental, behavioral and urban inputs. In the wake of massive technological transformations, there is a vast amount…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 03 - Q & A
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Technical Workshop 03 Questions & Answers session with speakers Stanley Yee, Dow Corning; Jeffrey Holmes, Woods Bagot; Jörn Teipel, Outokumpu; Patrick Loughran, Goettsch Partners; and Jia Yin, Shanghai Elite…
Interview: Jeffrey Holmes
16 Sep 2014 – 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews; Jeffrey Holmes, Woods Bagot
Jeffrey Holmes of Woods Bagot is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower.
What if Every Act of Design and Construction Makes the World a Better Place?
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Ross Donaldson, Woods Bagot
Woods Bagot and Buro Happold have partnered in the development of an interactive design software platform which tracks energy and carbon footprints for design solutions as the designer experiments with different options. This tool will make…
Interview: Nakheel Tower
23 Oct 2009 – 2009 Chicago Conference Interviews; Mark Mitcheson-Low, Woods Bagot
Mark Mitcheson-Low of Woods Bagot is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2009 CTBUH Chicago Conference at Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. Mark talks about the 1,000 meter tall Nakheel Tower which had begun construction on site.
Kilometer-High Tower: Fact or Fiction?
23 Oct 2009 – Presentation at CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference; Mark Mitcheson-Low, Managing Director, Woods Bagot Middle East, Dubai
The Nakheel Harbor and Tower project was officially launched in October 2008 – as the world’s economy went into meltdown. Several years of significant work by both the developer and the consultant team had got this project to the first stage of…
Session 5 - Quest for the World's Tallest Q & A
23 Oct 2009 – Presentation at CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
The Session S5 speaker panel consisting of: His Excellency Mohamed Ali Alabbar, Chairman, Emaar Properties PJSC; Eric Kuhne, Founding Principal, Eric Kuhne Associates; and Mark Mitcheson-Low, Managing Director, Woods Bagot Middle East, took questions…
Tall Building Design Intelligence: An International Perspective
4 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Stephan Reinke, Woods Bagot
Stephan Reinke of Woods Bagot discussed the design of tall buildings in the early part of the 21st Century at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. He emphasized that present tall building architecture is not necessarily being informed by day…

Papers/Research

Empirically Evaluating the Livability Of Local Neighborhoods and Global Cities
30 Oct 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue IV; Christian Derix, Lucy Helme, Fabio Galicia & Alexander Kachkaev, Woods Bagot
CIVITAS is a search engine for urban conditions, developed to allow stakeholders to identify qualities of livability and urban experiences that suit their tacit desires and explicit requirements. While using CIVITAS to study three global cities for…
Connecting the City: People, Density & Infrastructure
30 Oct 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue IV; CTBUH 2017 Conference Speakers
The future of humanity on this planet relies on the collective benefits of urban density; reducing both land consumption and the energy needed to construct and operate the horizontally dispersed city. Tall buildings must now be the vehicles for…
Collins Square, Melbourne, Australia
Jan 2017 – Corporate Publication
A $2 billion development project, Collins Square, made up of five commercial towers and the Southern Goods Shed, is the largest of its kind in Melbourne, and Australia's second largest commercial mixed-use development. The development totals 250,000…
The Vertical Corporate Campus: Integrating Modern Workplace Models into the High-Rise Typology
Jun 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 2; John Britton & Steve Hargis, Woods Bagot
As the great urban migration continues to drive the growth of cities worldwide, global companies are seeking new approaches to the urban workplace and corporate campus. In light of environmental and economic imperatives to develop taller and denser…
The Vertical Corporate Campus: Integrating Modern Workplace Models into the High-Rise Typology
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; John Britton & Steve Hargis, Woods Bagot
As the great urban migration continues to drive the growth of cities worldwide, global companies are seeking new approaches to the urban workplace and corporate campus. In light of environmental and economic imperatives to develop taller and denser…
All Things are Not Equal: Responsive Façades for Tall Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Jeffrey Holmes, Woods Bagot
This paper explores how data-driven parametric design enables the creation of enclosures that respond to highly specific environmental, behavioral and urban inputs. In the wake of massive technological transformations, there is a vast amount of…
Case Study: Nakheel Tower - The Vertical City
Aug 2009 – CTBUH Journal, 2009 Issue II; Mark Mitcheson-Low, Woods Bagot; Ahmad Rahimian, WSP Cantor Seinuk; Dennis O'Brien, Norman Disney & Young
Nakheel Harbour & Tower, Dubai's new capital, will be a beacon of inspiration for the region and the world, incorporating elements from Islamic culture. Encompassing more than 270 hectares, this mixed-use development will be located in the heart of…
Tall Building Design Intelligence: An International Perspective
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Stephan Reinke, Woods Bagot Europe
The design of tall buildings in the early part of the 21st Century is not necessarily being informed by day lighting, net to gross ratios, utilisation or flexibility for a multiplicity of occupants and tenants. The raison d’etre is rather to create…

Woods Bagot Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 17 Completed14 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 1 Completed2 Under Constr.
Average Building Age 5 Years
Most Common Function mixed-use, 13 Buildings
Most Common Material Concrete, 15 Buildings
Building Functions
 
Building Materials
 

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

Tall Buildings Involving Woods Bagot

1   Chongqing Tall Tower 2022 431 m Chongqing
2   Binjiang IFC 1 2021 328 m Changsha
3   The Index 2010 326 m Dubai
4   Wenling Sheraton 2021 286 m Wenling
5   GT Land Landmark Plaza South Tower 2016 283 m Guangzhou
6   Bodi Center Tower C 2017 280 m Hangzhou
7   1 William Street 2016 260 m Brisbane
8   Binjiang IFC 2 2020 258 m Changsha
9   Sydney Greenland Centre 2019 237 m Sydney
10   North Point Tower 1 2010 226 m Pattaya
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.