01 February 2017

Reaching for the Sky: The Determinants of Tall Office Development in Global Gateway Cities

Richard Barkham & Dennis Schoenmaker, CBRE Global Research; Michiel Daams, University of Groningen

There are numerous hypotheses about the social and economic processes that lead to the development of skyscrapers, but empirical evidence is scarce. In this article,...

17 October 2016

High Intensity Urban Order

Patrik Schumacher, Zaha Hadid Architects

Density via high-rise structures remains a primary agenda in our era of urban concentration. It is crucial to understand the societal forces that drive concentration:...

17 October 2016

Exploring Geometry and Form in Tall Buildings

Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects

Using four tower designs on four continents – the Guangzhou International Finance Center in China, the Crown Sydney Resort Hotel in Australia, 45 Bay Street...

17 October 2016

1 Undershaft – The City of London’s New Skyscraper Where the Public Comes First

Eric Parry, Nick Jackson & Tanya Parkin, Eric Parry Architects

The paper will describe the aims underpinning the proposed development at 1 Undershaft in the City of London. The project will be exemplary in putting...

17 October 2016

Transport and the Megacity: Improving Vitality with Connectivity

John Prevc, Make Architects

The world’s urban population already accounts for more than half of the total population and is predicted to rise to 66% by 2050. Given that...

17 October 2016

21st Century Vertical Lifestyles - Intergenerational, Integrated Communities

Stephan Reinke, Stephan Reinke Architects Limited

How does the 21st Century youth culture of social media integrate and merge with an ever increasing tech savvy senior population? As our cities and...