Session 7A: Skinning Tomorrow's Skyscrapers

Panel Discussion

22 October 2018
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

The era of the “all-glass” skyscraper has been declared to be coming to an end for some time. If this is true, when will we see a change, and what will that change look like? How can the skyscrapers we build today be cost-effectively and optimally clad for an uncertain tomorrow? Four experts debate their visions of how we’ll skin tomorrow’s skyscrapers.

Panel Chair: David Scott
Director, Laing O'Rourke, London
Mustafa Chehabeddine
Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, London
Mercedes Gargallo
Associate, Arup, Dubai
Achim Hermes
Partner, Gilsanz Murray Steficek, New York City
Paolo Zilli
Senior Associate, Zaha Hadid Architects, London