CTBUH Tall Building Newsletter

June 2017

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Join "The Space Within" Walking Tours Across 17 Cities on June 21

The CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee is organizing a series of tours focusing on interior public spaces in tall buildings across 17 cities globally.

Council Visit Reveals Insights on “World’s Next Tallest” Progress

The CTBUH Executive Director’s recent visit to Jeddah Tower included a hair-raising journey down the outside of the currently 252-meter tall building via crane.

Global Tall Building News

Winning Design Selected for Wuhan’s Optics Valley Center

The proposal includes a 400-meter-tall office tower with rounded corners and a graceful taper.

Developer Sticks to Initial Plan for London’s 22 Bishopsgate

After submitting a shorter proposal, the project team decided to move forward with their original design.

Mountain-Shaped Towers Near Completion in Beijing

The Chaoyang Park Plaza, inspired by Chinese Shan Shui paintings, has completed exterior work.

CTBUH Data Cross-Referenced in Study on Governance

A pair of researchers found a connection between skyscraper construction and autocratic governments.

Supertall Tower Planned for Imperial Square in Gold Coast

The 108-story mixed-use tower would include student accommodations, a hotel, and residences.

Construction Firms Selected for Rabat Tower

A joint Chinese and Moroccan venture will construct what could become Africa’s tallest tower.

Architects Break Ground on Sky Park Development in Bratislava

The new 5.5-hectare Sky Park development will include four towers developed over two phases.

Contractor Named for Dubai Supertall Tower

The city’s latest supertall, Al Wasl Tower, is poised to be built before the Dubai 2020 Expo.

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Over 500 Registered by Early Bird Deadline for CTBUH 2017

35 countries and 261 companies are already represented at the premier tall building event of the year!

International Call for Expertise: High-Rise Modular Construction

Join the initial workshop to discuss best practices, and formation of a committee and technical guide.

CTBUH Bulgaria Leader Discusses Tall Building Development

Manuela Belova, Founder, Vertical Alignment Architects, explores skyscraper construction in her country.

“Towards 2050” Student Design Work Presented

CTBUH-IIT design studio students presented their work to the review jury, including Gensler leaders.

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Tall Building Features

Video: Saudi Arabia, Jeddah City and Jeddah Tower

CTBUH Trustee Mounib Hammoud, CEO, Jeddah Economic Company, presents on the future of Jeddah.

Latest Publication: Outrigger Design Guide 2nd Edition

The 2nd Edition of this guide reflects the most up-to-date practices for this important structural technique.

Building Case Study: Iris Bay, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Iris Bay was named a 2016 Middle East & Africa Awards Finalist for its unique design and innovative offices.

Research Paper:
High Intensity Urban Order

Patrik Schumacher, Principal, Zaha Hadid Architects, explores the concepts of parametricism and density.

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Upcoming Events

CCHRB Spring Seminar: Tall Timber

Harris Bank Auditorium,
Chicago, United States
8 June 2017

CTBUH Germany Seminar and Dinner

thyssenkrupp Test Tower, Rottweil, Germany
22 June 2017

CTBUH Asia Pacific Seminar Series

Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Bangkok
3–5 July, 2017

CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference

Hyatt Regency
Sydney, Australia
30 Oct – 3 Nov
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