In his talk, Jamie looked at the evolution of tall buildings in China, and present two exemplary new projects, each of which give back to the wider city and demonstrate the value of the supertall tower in contemporary Chinese urbanism.
At 498m, Chengdu Tianfu Supertall combines a national and local agenda, referencing the heritage of Chengdu and the westward expansion of the city, with elevated public space laddered up the height of the building.
North Bund Centre, in Shanghai, is an expression of Shanghai’s geographic character. The project, which broke ground in March 2023, is 99 stories tall and has been conceived as a mixed-use vertical city with a civic hall at the summit.
The CTBUH international conference ‘Humanizing High Density’ was held in Singapore, October 16-18. Find out more about the conference and see the full program of talks and presentations here.