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International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong. Image courtesy of Tim Griffith.
International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong. Image courtesy of Tim Griffith.
One Shenzhen Bay in Shenzhen. Image courtesy of Vivian Liu.
One Shenzhen Bay in Shenzhen. Image courtesy of Vivian Liu.
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KPF Leadership Presents at CTBUH’s “The Future City”

From November 8th through the 12th, the CTBUH conference “The Future City: Addressing Carbon, Climate, & Societal Crises” will take place in cities across the world, featuring presentations from multiple KPF leaders and tours of KPF projects.

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s (CTBUH) 2021 conference kicks off on November 8th. Events will take place in 16 cities across four continents through a series of talks and tours that will provide both locally and globally informed views on how to achieve equitable and resilient cities.

On November 9th, two KPF principals will speak in Hong Kong. KPF President James von Klemperer will present on “The Sustainable Future – Tower Design in Transit-Oriented Development” during Session 1 of the day, themed “Sustainable and Low-Carbon Tall Buildings.” Bernard Chang will join the day’s third session, titled “Future City: Challenges and Opportunities,” as Session Chair. The conference takes place in KPF-designed International Commerce Centre at the sky100 Observation Deck, providing attendees with 360-degree views of the city from the Kowloon Peninsula.

In Shenzhen on November 11th, KPF Director Marianne Kwok will speak on humanizing high density during the day’s first session. The conference will be held in KPF-designed One Shenzhen Bay at the Sky Concert Hall, the world’s highest concert hall. The following day, at 2 PM, attendees can tour KPF-designed OCT Tower, and gain insight into the building’s Shenzhen Bay-inspired design.

Closing out KPF’s speakers, Director Javier Roig­­ will speak in Spain on November 11th on the theme of “Looking to the Future” in a presentation titled “International Trends.”

“The Future City: Addressing Carbon, Climate, & Societal Crises” conference takes place virtually and in-person across multiple cities from Nov. 8-12, 2021. Learn more about CTBUH and the conference events here.