The recognition of the positive and beneficial effects of access to greenery, natural light, ventilation, visual variety, frequent interactions with neighbors and colleagues, and changes in scale and proportion throughout the day – combined with the impracticalities of returning to the ground level to achieve all these goals – has resulted in some astounding recent innovations in high-floor communal space in tall buildings. These skyspaces – sky lobbies, atria, and other volumetric, multi-story communal spaces located at height in tall buildings – are increasingly important factors in the appeal of contemporary high-rise buildings. The purpose of this workshop is to capture the best practices of what has been accomplished around the world in terms of high-floor interior spaces since the late 1990s, as well as put forward a set of principles for future development.

When: Saturday, 20 October 2018 8:00am-12:00pm
Venue: Burj Khalifa

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Workshop Program

Du Workshop Chair: Peng Du
China Office Director & Academic Coordinator, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
8:00am Arrival & coffee Break
8:30am Welcome
8:40am

Presentations

Lan Wang

Lan Wang

Architectural Design Director, Shanghai Tower Construction & Development
“Live in the Clouds”
James Parakh

James Parakh

Urban Design Manager, City of Toronto Planning Department
“The Space Within: Urban Habitat at Height”
Fatin Anlar

Fatin Anlar

Senior Associate, FXCollaborative
“Skyspaces in Tall Buildings at Varying Levels”
9:40am Coffee/Tea Break
10:00am

Presentations

Issam Ezzeddine

Issam Ezzeddine

Architecture Design Director, National Engineering Bureau
“Revitalizing Social Life in High-Rise Development”
Ping Jiang

Ping Jiang

Founding Principal, EID Architecture
“New Dimensions for High-Density Urban Mixed-Use”
Alan Cronin

Alan Cronin

Divisional Director Vertical Transportation, Hilson Moran Partnership
“Extending the Walkable Urban Journey to the Sky”
11:00am Q&A Session
11:30am Discussion on Next Steps
11:50am Closing Remarks
12:00pm Workshop End

Attendees of the Workshops will be delegates of the CTBUH 2018 Middle East Conference, typically developers, architects, engineers and other professionals from around the world.

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