04 April 2022

State of Tall Timber 2022

Daniel Safarik, Jacob Elbrecht & William Miranda, CTBUH

The past few years have seen tremendous interest in the development of mass timber buildings of increasing height, in urban settings, many of which are...

29 July 2019

Life Cycle Analysis: Load-Bearing Structures Of High-Rise Buildings in Western Europe

Gerran J. Lankhorst, Royal HaskoningDHV; Karel C. Terwel, IMd Raadgevende Ingenieurs; Janko Arts, Royal HaskoningDHV; Henk Jonkers, Delft University of Technology

The choice of structural system has a big influence on the environmental impact of structural materials in tall building design. This paper provides a comparison...

30 October 2017

Rethinking CTBUH Height Criteria In the Context of Tall Timber

Robert M. Foster, University of Queensland; Michael H. Ramage, University of Cambridge; Thomas Reynolds, The University of Edinburgh

Recent developments in the design and construction of progressively taller buildings using engineered timber as a structural material raise important questions about the language that...

24 February 2015

Taming Tall Buildings’ “Autistic” Tendencies

Kees Christiaanse, KCAP Rotterdam

The CTBUH is actively expanding the “Urban Habitat” portion of its mission, which calls for tall buildings to be optimally integrated into human-scaled urban environments....

18 February 2015

Frankfurt and Rotterdam: Skylines as Embodiment of a Global City

Nebojša Čamprag, Technical University of Darmstadt

In contrast to US cities, which allowed construction of skyscrapers in central urban areas, the post-World War II development of western Europe generally involved new...

16 September 2014

Ultra Light Weight Solutions for Sustainable Urban Densification

Maurice Hermens, Michiel Visscher & John Kraus, Royal HaskoningDHV

This paper shows, through the realized case project “De Karel Doorman” in Rotterdam, how ultra lightweight solutions for apartments and other building types can be...

01 May 2012

Developing Rotterdam’s Skyline

Frank van der Hoeven & Steff en Nijhuis, Delft University of Technology

The planning and construction of tall buildings is often controversial, polarizing the public on architecture and urban life. In many cases the emotional discourse focuses...

11 May 2011

So You Want a Tall Building?

John Worthington, DEGW

Having devised tall building strategies for Rotterdam, Dublin and London, he is the kind of guy who is called in as cities start to think...

10 October 2004

Usage of Cold Bent Glass Panes as an Approximation for Doublecurved Surfaces

Karel Vollers, Delft University of Technology

The article focuses on geometric details of a 150 m high twisted tower, the built facade prototype and its general application, as well as material...

10 October 2004

High-Rise Buildings in the Netherlands: Hybrid Structures and Precast Concrete

J.N.J.A. Vambersky

The emergence of new building materials and new construction technologies has changed the face of the building industry. Structural steel, reinforced and precast concrete are...