On February 23, the KPF Principal will discuss the Beijing supertall as part of the Skyscraper Museum’s Supertall! 2020 exhibition lecture series, during which architects provide insight into their tallest towers.
CITIC Tower is located at the core of Beijing’s Central Business District, serving as the city’s tallest structure at 528 meters. The design accounts for the location’s seismic zone and takes inspiration from a ritual vessel, a “zun,” originating in China’s Bronze Age, present in the tower’s flared form. CITIC Tower is the headquarters for the investment company of the same name, and directly connects to Beijing’s metro system and major thoroughfares. As the Design Principal of the project, Rob Whitlock will discuss CITIC Tower’s design, development, and impact on China’s capital.
The free presentation will take place on Wednesday, February 23 at 6 pm EST. Register for the event here.
Last month, KPF President James von Klemperer presented two of the firm’s supertalls, Lotte World Tower and China Resources Tower, in a Skyscraper Museum event. Learn more here.