22 August 2022

The World’s Highest Pools: A Deep Dive

S. Isaac Work & Shawn Ursini, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Tall building design has diversified and adapted to accommodate increased demand for distinctive amenities at a range of heights. Swimming pools are a classic feature...

17 September 2021

Tall Buildings And Life Cycle Approaches: A Debate That Must Be Started

Dario Trabucco & Martina Belmonte, CTBUH

By means of life cycle assessment (LCA) and life cycle costing (LCC) analyses, the authors assess the environmental and economic impact occurring during the life...

12 December 2018

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2018

CTBUH Research

The astronomical growth in tall building construction observed over the past decade continued in 2018, though the total number of completed buildings of 200 meters’...

17 October 2016

Nimit Langsuan: High Performance High-Rise – Columns of Curved Glass

Richard Shonn Mills, Ramboll Group; Vanich Nopnirapath, Beca Group

Nimit Langsuan Residences project, located in Bangkok, Thailand, is a 210-meter-tall high end residential with over 50,000 square meters of accommodation. The tower will be...

17 October 2016

Cities to Megacities: Perspectives

CTBUH 2016 Conference Speakers

The CTBUH 2016 International Conference is being held in the three cities of the Pearl River Delta, the world’s largest “megacity,” projected to have 120...

17 October 2016

Megacities: Setting the Scene

Daniel Safarik, Shawn Ursini & Antony Wood; Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

The rise of the megacity presents unprecedented opportunities to understand the human urbanization phenomenon, and to observe the effects of multicore, polycentric cities growing together...

17 October 2016

MahaNakhon Observatory: Developing a Tourism Destination for Thailand’s Tallest Building | MahaNakhon

Kipsan Back, PACE Development Corporation

As Thailand’s tallest building, MahaNakhon seeks to redefine the skyline and create a beacon of expression for Thailand with the positioning of “Bangkok Rising.” Developer...

17 October 2016

Bangkok and the MahaNakhon Tower

Sorapoj Techakraisri, PACE Development Corporation

When the developer and architect behind MahaNakhon Tower set out to design and build the tallest building in Bangkok, they were determined to construct a...

26 October 2015

The Structural Design and Construction of the MahaNakhon Tower

Kanokpat Chanvaivit, André Ly & Chloé Clair, Bouygues Thai Ltd

Bouygues-Thai was appointed by PACE Development Corporation PLC as the structural contractor for the design-build contract of MahaNakhon Tower, soon to be the tallest tower...

26 October 2015

MahaNakhon: A Pixelated Punctuation Mark on the Bangkok Skyline

Sorapoj Techakraisri, PACE Development

As Thailand becomes an increasingly important economic force in Asia, the quality of its architecture has risen to match the expectations of an increasingly sophisticated...