05 July 2023

Timber High-Rises in Nordic Countries: Current Trends

Nima Zahiri

Timber high-rises have emerged as an innovative and sustainable solution for vertical urban development, with the Nordic countries leading the way in their implementation. This...

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...

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...

17 October 2016

A Novel Façade System to Improve the Whole High-Rise Building Process

Henrik Falk & Henrik Andersson, Brunkeberg Systems AB; Fredrik Friblick, Prolog Bygglogistik AB; M. Joop Mul, ATB consult

This paper introduces a façade system integrated with the vertical transportation of building materials and climbing weather protection for the faster and safer construction of...

17 October 2016

The Psychological Relationship Between a Tall Building and a City

Claes Caroli, HSB Malmö

Building a tall building in 2002 in a city that has its roots in the 11th century was a challenge. At the time this project...

17 October 2016

What’s Next?: How Do We Make Vertical Urban Design?

Winy Mass, MVRDV

It seems sometimes as if the further away from the ground we rise, the more architectonic and less urban our buildings become. Skyscrapers have always...

26 October 2015

A Tale of Towers and Cities: A Contextual Approach to Vertical Urbanism

Louis Becker & Julian Chen, Henning Larsen Architects

While the ever increasing global interchange of capitals and ideas have created immense opportunities and growth in cities around the world, the physical manifestation of...

01 June 2013

The Past, Present and Future of the European Skyscraper

CTBUH Research

There are currently 109 skyscrapers over 150 meters in Europe. This number is set to jump to 161 by the end of 2015, meaning that...