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Featured Buildings Involving AkzoNobel

The Shard

The Shard, London

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

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.

1 Bligh Street

1 Bligh Street, Sydney

While not the tallest building on Sydney’s skyline, 1 Bligh Street stands out for its many sustainability features, including a double-skin curtain wall.

CCTV Headquarters

CCTV Headquarters, Beijing

The recently completed new headquarters of China Central Television contains the entire television-making process within a single building.

Shanghai Tower

Shanghai Tower, Shanghai

As the third tower in the trio of supertall buildings at the heart of Shanghai’s new Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone, Shanghai Tower embodies a new prototype for tall buildings.

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.

The New York Times Building

The New York Times Building, New York City

The New York Times Building is a 1.5-million-SF, 52-story building on Eighth Avenue in Manhattan, anchoring the west side of the redevelopment of Times Square.

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.

Palazzo Lombardia

Palazzo Lombardia, Milan

The Palazzo Lombardia is a confident and controlled execution of what is actually an exuberant plan, and it does so while quietly integrating sustainable strategies.

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.

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.

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.

Pearl River Tower

Pearl River Tower, Guangzhou

The building’s siting and its evocative curving shape are performance driven, and represent an example of a 21st century tower that responds responsibly to local climactic conditions.

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.

Soleil

Soleil, Brisbane

When it was completed in 2012, Soleil held the title of Brisbane's tallest building until it was overtaken by Infinity Tower.

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.

Torre Caja Madrid

Torre Caja Madrid, Madrid

Designed by Lord Norman Foster, Torre Caja Madrid is the tallest building in the Cuatro Torres Business Area complex.

Hotel Porta Fira

Hotel Porta Fira, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat

Its curvaceous shape and striking color makes Hotel Porta Fira a standout in the skyline of L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, a suburb of Barcelona.

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.

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.

Tour Carpe Diem

Tour Carpe Diem, Courbevoie

The Tour Carpe Diem contains a variety of sustainable building designs, including solar water heating, geothermal wells, and occupancy sensors.

Doosan Haeundae We`ve the Zenith

Doosan Haeundae We`ve the Zenith, Busan

The curved shape of We've the Zenith allows residents to enjoy the views of Haeundae beach, Nurimaru and Gwangan Bridge at a glance with the maximized size of the windows.

One One One Eagle Street

One One One Eagle Street, Brisbane

This office tower's structure takes inspiration from the way plants grow upwards, giving it an organic nature that echoes the growing canopy in the nearby Fig Tree Plaza.

Jing An Kerry Centre

Jing An Kerry Centre, Shanghai

Jing An Kerry Centre draws upon the socioeconomic wellspring of public transit to activate an iconic mixed-use mega-project in Shanghai.

Hanking Center Tower

Hanking Center Tower, Shenzhen

This project has won a 2019 CTBUH Award of Excellence and uses an offset central-core plan to merge public and private spaces and allows for programmatic flexibility.

Hanking Center Tower

Hanking Center Tower, Shenzhen

Hanking Center Tower's pioneering offset core creates a dramatic, slender profile; the tower is the tallest offset-core building in the world.

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AkzoNobel at CTBUH

CTBUH 2015 New York Conference Gold Sponsor

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

Activity at the CTBUH London Conference: Day Two

Activity at the CTBUH London Conference: Day Two

12 Jun 2013, Conference Activity – See the highlights from the second day of the CTBUH 2013 London…

Activity at the CTBUH London Conference: Day One

Activity at the CTBUH London Conference: Day One

11 Jun 2013, Conference Activity Report – See the highlights from the first day of the CTBUH 2013 London…

AkzoNobel at CTBUH

CTBUH 2015 New York Conference Gold 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.
Activity at the CTBUH London Conference: Day Two
12 Jun 2013, London – Conference Activity
See the highlights from the second day of the CTBUH 2013 London Conference including The Shard Networking Reception.
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 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.”
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 2 No. 2
Jun 2013, Seoul – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 2: Number 2 includes 9 papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.

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Jean-Paul Moonen

Jean-Paul Moonen

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2015
Columbus, United States

Ben Mitchell

Ben Mitchell

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2015
Columbus, United States

Ian Walker

Ian Walker

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2013

CTBUH Resources Involving AkzoNobel

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

China Award Winner

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Performance and Benefits of Architectural Coatings on 21st Century Facades

27 Oct 2015 – CTBUH 2015 New York Conference
Ben Mitchell, AkzoNobel

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

27 Oct 2015 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
Panel Questions & Answers

Tall Buildings as Future History: Considering Materials in the Whole Life Cycle

11 Jun 2013 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
Ian Walker, AkzoNobel

Performance and Benefits of Architectural Coatings on 21st Century Façades

26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City
Ben Mitchell & Jean-Paul Moonen, AkzoNobel

Overview of the Benefits of Structural Fire Engineering

Jun 2013 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 2 Number 2
Allan Jowsey & Peter Scott, AkzoNobel; Jose Torero, University of Queensland

Papers/Research

Performance and Benefits of Architectural Coatings on 21st Century Façades
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Ben Mitchell & Jean-Paul Moonen, AkzoNobel
Skyscraper cities, while conceptually rooted in mid-20th century architecture, are being reinvented to appeal to a new generation – and a new market. The iconic glass and metal curtain wall, however, continues to epitomize upscale, modern…
Overview of the Benefits of Structural Fire Engineering
Jun 2013 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 2 Number 2; Allan Jowsey & Peter Scott, AkzoNobel; Jose Torero, University of Queensland
The field of structural fire engineering has evolved within the construction industry, driven largely by the acceptance of performance-based or goal-based design. This evolution has brought two disciplines very close together - that of structural…

AkzoNobel Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 55 Completed1 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 13 Completed
Average Building Age 10 Years
Most Common Function office, 28 Buildings
Most Common Material Concrete, 32 Buildings
Building Functions
 
Building Materials
 

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

Tall Buildings Involving AkzoNobel

1   Shanghai Tower 2015 632 m Shanghai
2   Shanghai World Financial Center 2008 492 m Shanghai
3   International Commerce Centre 2010 484 m Hong Kong
4   Jin Mao Tower 1999 421 m Shanghai
5   Two International Finance Centre 2003 412 m Hong Kong
6   Hanking Center 2018 359 m Shenzhen
7   Burj Al Arab 1999 321 m Dubai
8   New York Times Tower 2007 319 m New York City
9   Pearl River Tower 2013 309 m Guangzhou
10   The Shard 2013 306 m London
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.