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About WilkinsonEyre

WilkinsonEyre one of the world’s leading design practices, and is responsible for a large portfolio of international projects. Their architecture is based on an informed use of technology and materials, combining a commitment to the spirit of the new with a strong awareness of context. Their approach is based on the establishment of a clear brief and a legible working diagram through close liaison with the client from the earliest stages of a project.

The designs of WilkinsonEyre are widely recognized and have received extensive media, public and professional acclaim as well as numerous awards. The practice’s reputation is founded on a commitment to quality, program and value for money which is demonstrated by a large number of repeat commissions from leading clients.

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WilkinsonEyre at CTBUH

CTBUH UK Chapter Hosts: Geometry of Tall Buildings

CTBUH UK Chapter Hosts: Geometry of Tall Buildings

29 Jan 2018, Event Report – The CTBUH UK Chapter recently hosted a conversation between architects and…

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…

Warm Weather Spaces Walking Tours 2015

Warm Weather Spaces Walking Tours 2015

17 Sep 2015, Tour Report – The CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized guided walking tours of…

WilkinsonEyre at CTBUH

CTBUH UK Chapter Hosts: Geometry of Tall Buildings
29 Jan 2018, London – Event Report
The CTBUH UK Chapter recently hosted a conversation between architects and engineers on the geometry of tall buildings and its impact on the design trends of the future.
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.
Warm Weather Spaces Walking Tours 2015
17 Sep 2015 – Tour Report
The CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized guided walking tours of 16 cities around the globe, focusing on urban habitats around tall buildings.
CTBUH ’UH’PDATE February 2015
26 Feb 2015, Toronto – CTBUH News
The second issue of CTBUH 'UH'PDATE goes over the success of the 7 Cities Winter Walking Tours and welcoming 5 new committee members.
Seven Cities Winter Spaces Walking Tour
29 Jan 2015 – Tour Report
The new CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized a highly successful Winter Spaces Walking Tour in seven cities around the world.
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.

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Chris Wilkinson

Chris Wilkinson

CTBUH Awards Jury, 2012
London, United Kingdom

Dominic Bettison

Dominic Bettison

CTBUH Awards Urban Habitat Jury, 2019
London, United Kingdom

Matthew Potter

Matthew Potter

CTBUH Annual Conference, Steering Committee, 2016
Hong Kong, China

CTBUH Resources Involving WilkinsonEyre

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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"Geometry of Tall Buildings" - a CTBUH United Kingdom Chapter Event

29 Jan 2018 – Other Videos
Patrik Schumacher, Zaha Hadid Architects; Anil Hira, BuroHappold Engineering; Kai-Uwe Bergman, Bjarke Ingels Group, [i]et al.[/i]

CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference - Session 2A: Urban Policy Q&A

30 Oct 2017 – CTBUH 2016 China Conference
Chair: Caroline Stalker, Arup; Tim Williams, Arup; Helen Lochhead, University of New South Wales; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre

Urban Policy Towards Tall Buildings Globally: The Architect’s Perspective

30 Oct 2017 – 2016 China Conference Interviews
Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre

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Exploring Geometry and Form in Tall Buildings

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects

The Special Nature of the European Skyscraper

Jun 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue II
Viewpoints: The London Conference

Guangzhou Finance Centre: An Elegant Simplicity of Form

Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai
Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects Ltd

Videos

"Geometry of Tall Buildings" - a CTBUH United Kingdom Chapter Event
29 Jan 2018 – Other Videos; Patrik Schumacher, Zaha Hadid Architects; Anil Hira, BuroHappold Engineering; Kai-Uwe Bergman, Bjarke Ingels Group, [i]et al.[/i]
The London Committee of the CTBUH United Kingdom Chapter recently hosted [i]Geometry of Tall Buildings[/i], a conversation between leading architects and engineers on the geometry of tall buildings and its impact on the design trends of the future.…
CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference - Session 2A: Urban Policy Q&A
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Chair: Caroline Stalker, Arup; Tim Williams, Arup; Helen Lochhead, University of New South Wales; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre
Caroline Stalker, Australasian Design Director (Urban), Arup, chairs the question and answer session with Tim Williams, CEO, Committee for Sydney & Principal, Arup; Helen Lochhead, Dean, Faculty of Built Environment, University of New South Wales;…
Urban Policy Towards Tall Buildings Globally: The Architect’s Perspective
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at 2016 China Conference Interviews; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre
Tall buildings have an important role in defining the character of the City and they help reduce urban sprawl. However, when a building rises above the others on the skyline, it has a duty to provide architectural excellence. This presentation…
Interview: Chris Wilkinson
30 Oct 2017 – 2017 Australia Conference Interviews; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Chris Wilkinson of Wilkinson Eyre Architects is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2017 CTBUH Australia Conference.
Exploring Geometry and Form in Tall Buildings
19 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre
Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Guangzhou, China. Chris Wilkinson of Wilkinson Eyre, presents at the 2016 China Conference Plenary 5: "Beyond Guangzhou: Other Settings" Using four tower designs on four continents – the Guangzhou International Finance…
CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Plenary 5: Beyond Guangzhou: Other Settings Q&A
19 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York 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…
The Importance of the Skyscape
12 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects
With major cities throughout the world, it is not just the streetscape that is important but the skyscape – the view of the skyline from a distance – that is of equal importance. The well known Canaletto paintings of London show an overview of the…
What do you think is the best tall building in existence today, and why?
Dec 2012 – Monthly Video Series; Adrian Smith, AS+GG; Dr. Akira Wada, Architectural Institute of Japan; Joseph Rechichi, Forest City Ratner Companies; Toby Blunt, Foster + Partners; Craig Gibbons, Arup; et al
Industry leaders answering this question include: Adrian Smith, AS+GG; Joseph Rechichi, Forest City Ratner Companies;Toby Blunt, Foster + Partners; Werner Sobek, Werner Sobek Group; John Bowers, Gehry Partners; Matthias Sauerbruch, Sauerbruch Hutton…
What do you think is the single biggest limiting factor that would prevent humanity creating a mile-high?
Dec 2012 – Monthly Video Series; Werner Sobek, Werner Sobek Engineers; John Bowers, Gehry Partners; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects; Sauerbruch, Sauerbruch Hutton; Adrian Smith, AS+GG; et al
Industry leaders answering this question include: Werner Sobek, Werner Sobek Group; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects; Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture; Dr. Akira Wada, Architectural Institute of Japan; Toby Blunt,…
Can tall buildings ever truly become carbon-neutral?
Dec 2012 – Monthly Video Series; Adrian Smith, AS+GG; Craig Webb, Gehry Partners; Matthias Sauerbruch, Sauerbruch Hutton; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects; Craig Gibbons, Arup; et al
Industry leaders answering this question include: Adrian Smith, AS+GG; Craig Webb, Gehry Partners; Matthias Sauerbruch, Sauerbruch Hutton; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects; Craig Gibbons, Arup; John Bowers, Gehry Partners; Joseph Rechichi,…
2011 witnessed the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Do you believe tall buildings are now "safe" from terrorism?
Dec 2012 – Monthly Video Series; Joseph Rechichi, Forest City Ratner Companies; Matthias Sauerbruch, Sauerbruch Hutton; Michael Kwok, Arup; Toby Blunt, Foster + Partners; Adrian Smith, AS+GG; et al
Industry leaders answering this question include: Michael Kwok, Arup; Adrian Smith, AS+GG; Dr. Akira Wada, Architectural Institute of Japan; Dominic Bettison, Wilkinson Eyre; Craig Gibbons, Arup; Werner Sobek, Werner Sobek Group; Louisa Hutton,…
Interview: Building Green Tall and Livability
20 Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Chris Wilkinson of Wilkinson Eyre Architects is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. Chris talks about strides in building green tall buildings, the atrium of Guangzhou IFC, and the livability…
Guangzhou Finance Centre: an Elegant Simplicity of Form
20 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects
When a tower rises above the cityscape, it has a responsibility to make a positive contribution and a grouping of towers should make a visually acceptable composition. The design for the Guangzhou International Finance Centre makes the case for an…
Interview: Guangzhou IFC
3 Nov 2011 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Chris Wilkinson & Dominic Bettison, Wilkinson Eyre Architects; Michael Kwok & Craig Gibbons, Arup
Chris Wilkinson & Dominic Bettison of Wilkinson Eyre Architects, Michael Kwok & Craig Gibbons of Arup are interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2011 CTBUH Awards Symposium at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. The winner of the 2011 Best…
Best Tall Building Asia & Australasia: Guangzhou IFC: Towards An Elegant Simplicity
3 Nov 2011 – CTBUH "14th Annual Awards"; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects; Michael Kwok, Arup
The tallest of the four regional winners this year at 440 meters, the Guangzhou International Finance Center utilizes the world’s tallest constructed diagrid structure, whose inherent stiffness resists acceleration and sway, while the aerodynamic…
CTBUH 10th Annual Awards Dinner
3 Nov 2011 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Dinner 2011
The 10th Annual Awards Ceremony & Dinner was held in Mies van der Rohe’s iconic Crown Hall, on the Illinois Institute of Technology campus, Chicago. The 2011 “Best Tall Building Overall” award went to KfW Westarkade in Frankfurt, Germany. The…

Papers/Research

Exploring Geometry and Form in Tall Buildings
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Using four tower designs on four continents – the Guangzhou International Finance Center in China, the Crown Sydney Resort Hotel in Australia, 45 Bay Street in Canada, and 150 Leadenhall Street in the UK – Chris Wilkinson will explain Wilkinson Eyre’…
The Special Nature of the European Skyscraper
Jun 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue II; Viewpoints: The London Conference
European architecture is at a crossroads. Its commercial and environmental realities are driving buildings ever-higher, but not all are convinced. In this article – contributed by various speakers at the London Conference – we ask: What is special…
Guangzhou Finance Centre: An Elegant Simplicity of Form
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects Ltd
The design for the Guangzhou International Finance Centre makes the case for a high rise aesthetic that aims for an elegant simplicity, but expresses the function, structure and construction in a clear way. The tower has 103 floors and reaches a…