Scenes from the Day
CTBUH Staff assist a delegate with a purchase of the Tall Buildings + Urban Habitat, Volume 2 book.
On the final day of the 2019 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference, delegates enjoyed a delicious breakfast, kindly sponsored by Ramboll Group.
CITIC HEYE Investment Co. Ltd. sponsored a track dedicated to the technology, strategy and performance benchmarks achieved by CITIC Tower.
Best Tall Building Award – 200-299 meters: Jeffrey Heller, President, Heller Manus Architects talks about the first US use of the Occupant Evacuation Operation (OEO) at 181 Fremont.
Best Tall Building Award – 200-299 meters: Edward Fang Ping, Project Director, Shenzhen Energy Company and Brian Yang, Partner, Bjarke Ingels Group, give a presentation on how sunshine analysis studies played a role in the design of Shenzhen Energy Headquarters.
Best Tall Building Award – 300-399 meters: Sorapoj Techakraisri, CEO PACE Development Corp. PLC (left) and Ole Scheeren, Partner, Buro Ole Scheeren (right) share their perspectives on what it was like to develop unique features like the projecting glass skyboxes at Bangkok’s King Power MahaNakhon.
Best Tall Building Award – 300-399 meters: Edward Dionne, Principal, Pelli Clarke Architects (left) and Paul Paradis, Senior Project Manager, Hines (right) give a presentation on how Salesforce Tower’s façade gradually becomes more transparent as it ascends, in order to obstruct views as little as possible.
Best Tall Building Award – 400+ meters: Wuren Wang, General Manager, CITIC HEYE Investment Co. Ltd. (left) and Robert Whitlock, Principal, KPF (right) speak to delegates about the intelligent construction methods used in the construction of CITIC Tower.
Best Tall Building Award – 400+ meters: Felix Wu, Chief Design Officer, Ping An Financial Center Construction & Development (left) and James von Klemperer, President, KPF (right).
Best Tall Building Award – 400+ meters: Santeri Suoranta, Head of Technology, Major Projects, KONE, talks about how the KONE UltraRope could enable elevator runs to extend higher than currently possible due to its lighter composition.
Delegates gear up for the final day of presentations with an array of coffee, tea and pastries during a coffee break, kindly sponsored by thyssenkrupp.
CTBUH China Office Director and Academic Coordinator Peng Du delivers a summary of multiple design research studios conducted by the Illinois Institute of Technology and CTBUH which addresses the sustainability of a tall building type.
Christine Bruckner, Director, M. Moser Associates, and President of the American Institute of Architects International Region, chairs the session, Urban Habitat Award – Single-Site Scale.
Anthony Scacco, Principal, Riverside Investment & Development and James Goettsch, Chairman and Co-CEO, Goettsch Partners, talk about how the narrow building footprint of 150 North Riverside, a finalist for the Urban Habitat – Single-Site Scale category award, allows for ample public outdoor space.
Ame Engelhart, Director, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (left) and Valerie Wong, General Manager, GuocoLand Limited (right) present on Tanjong Pagar Centre, an Award of Excellence Winner in the Urban Habitat Award – Single-Site Scale category.
Moira Moser, M Moser Associates, shares her expertise on how to make tall building interiors supportive of occupant health and well-being at the start of the Interior Space session, saying “our tall buildings are more than sculptures in the landscape, they are containers as well, and the experience of the people in those containers is every bit as important as the view from the outside.”
Experts from the construction industry participate in the panel discussion, “What Makes for Innovative Tall Building Construction?” From left to right: Michael de Lint, Director, Regulatory Reform and Technical Standards, Residential Construction Council of Ontario; Murali Guruvappan, Director of Structures, WME Consultants; Abdo Kardous, Regional President – ME, Hill International and Peter Ramstedt, Vice President & Project Director, Turner International.
Murali Guruvappan, Director of Structures, WME, discusses some of the key developments in the construction industry that have advanced tall buildings as a typology during the panel discussion "What Makes for Innovative Tall Building Construction?"
Agnes Koltay, Façade Consultant, CEO, Koltay Façades, chairs the panel discussion “What Makes for Innovative Tall Building Façades?”
Adrian Brown, Group Compliance Officer, Siderise, enlivens the panel discussion “What Makes for Innovative Tall Building Façades?” with his perspective.
Expert panelists convene to respond to prompts about the innovations that have shaped the field of tall building engineering. From left to right: Panel Chair Hongyu Li, Senior Vice President, AECOM; Roy Denoon, Vice President, CPP Wind Engineering and Air Quality Consultants; Winnie Kwan, Partner, LERA Consulting Structural Engineers; Richard Marshall, Partner and Managing Director, Asia, BuroHappold Engineering and Adam Miller, Director, Head of High-Rise UK, Ramboll Group.
Façade Engineering Award – Moshe Tzur, Owner & Partner, Moshe Tzur Architects and Town Planners, presents on the double-skin façade strategy for Azrieli Sarona Tower.
Façade Engineering Award – Gabriela Anker, Principal & Founder, Leppanen + Anker Arquitectos, discusses how GFRC panels were a perfect solution to a façade material that wouldn’t fluctuate too much under climatic temperature changes.
Young Wong, Director, Arup, explains how the fire & risk engineering team at the Morpheus Hotel in Macau strategized to overcome unique fire engineering challenges inherent in such a complex, geometric façade.
Construction Award – George Abraham, Managing Director, Hickory Group, talks about how the Hickory Building Systems (HBS) building technology advances modular technology, exemplified in the Atira La Trobe Street project.
Rui Ding, General Manager, CSCEC Group of Companies, gives a presentation on the technological innovations implemented at CITIC Tower during the 2019 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference.
Kimiyuki Sakurai, Business Department Manager, Azbil, talks about how the performance and operational strategy of CITIC Tower enabled it to meet Beijing’s stringent seismic standards.
John Jacobs, COO, CTBUH, welcomes delegates to the 2019 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference closing plenary featuring the winners of the 10 Year Award and the Lifetime Achievement Awards.
James Goettsch, Chairman & Co-CEO, Goettsch Partners, details his achievements for delegates during the 10 Year Award and Lifetime Achievement Award Closing Plenary.
Alex Whitbread, Partner, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, talks about the process of designing Broadcasting Place, and how its façade thoughtfully responded to Leeds’ urban context.
Yin Chen, Executive Director & Chief Technical Officer, Modern Land (China) Co. Limited, and Roberto Bannura, Partner, Steven Holl Architects, share a retrospective on how Linked Hybrid catalyzed at-height, connected communities when it was completed ten years ago.
Nina Loo, Director, RSP Architects Planners & Engineers with Lawrence Pak, Director of Construction Productivity, Housing & Development Board, weigh in on how The [email protected] came to define the “Singapore model” of high-rise housing.
Israel David, CEO and Founder, David Engineers, 2019 Fazlur R. Khan Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, highlights some of his favorite projects from his tremendously influential role in engineering Israel’s tall buildings.