Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
CTBUH Beijing Hosts Innovative Building-Making Presentations
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September 20, 2017

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BEIJING –  On Wednesday, September 20, CTBUH Beijing hosted the Innovative Building-Making presentation at Arup’s Beijing office. CTBUH Beijing City Representative Peng Liu, Director, Arup, chaired the meeting. Three experts from the forefront of innovation within several fields of the tall building construction world presented at the event.
CTBUH Beijing City Representative Peng Liu, Director of Arup Beijing, chaired the CTBUH Beijing Technical Workshop
Jason Krolicki, Associate Principal of Arup, presented the design of 181 Fremont in San Francisco. The tower was designed to exceed China Building Code (CBC)-mandated earthquake performance objectives for new tall buildings, by following a resilience-based design approach. With the innovative design of damped mega-braces and uplifting megacolumns, the damage caused to structural members under a maximum considered earthquake (MCE) are limited to essentially elastic effects. Krolicki said this makes 181 Fremont the most resilient tall building on the US West Coast, and this brought significant benefits to the client.
“Resilience-Based Design of 181 Fremont, San Francisco,” presented by Jason Krolicki, Associate Principal, Arup
Gensler Beijing Office Director Agus Rusli gave an introduction to the architectural design of Harbin Bank Headquarters in Beijing. The traditional concept of a high-rise building was challenged by the architects, who utilized a deep basement to create impressive interior spaces. A double-façade system and multi-floor shared spaces were also introduced into the tower to improve the internal working environment.
“Vertical Downwards? Low is The New High -- Harbin Bank, Beijing,” presented by Agus Rusli, Beijing Office Design Director, Gensler
Julian Barnett, Sales & Operation Director of thyssenkrupp, followed Agus Rusli by presenting the world’s first rope-less, multi-directional elevator system – MULTI. It combines magnetic linear induction motors and horizontal mobility with the capabilities of the existing TWIN elevators on the market. This enables increased options for operating multiple cabs in one shaft, and in moving horizontally within or between buildings. The very first MULTI will be installed soon in Berlin.
“Making the Future a Reality: The World’s First Rope-Less Horizontal-Vertical Elevator System, MULTI,” presented by Julian Barnett, Director of Sales Operations, thyssenkrupp

Attendee List:
Waigo NG AET Flexible Space (Hong Kong) Ltd.
Xi Wang Anbang Insurance Group
Yu Wang, Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tsinghua University
Jasun Krolrcki Arup
Bella Li Arup Beijing
Peng Liu Arup Beijing
Jiapeng Wang Beijing Fortune Lighting System Engineering
Cheng Peng Beijing Qi Tai
Hengli Xue Beijing Qi Tai
Claudia Hertrich Buro Ole Scheeren Beijing
Nicolas Buro Ole Scheeren
Tiejun Xiao Chia Tai Group
Yanhua Yu China Architecture Design & Research Group
Bin Zhang China Oceanwide
Xinbao Wang COFCO
Yuqi Zhou CSCEC
Xiangjun Li Design Group Nature
Agus Ruslitl Gensler
Matthias Lassen HENN
Yunpeng Xu Hill International
Samuel So HKI
Li Zhu HKI
Yang Sun KONE
Yu Shi Pingan Real Estate
Jinyan Du Schindler Group (China)
Shuwu Liu Schindler Group (China)
Tianhong Liu Schindler
Xin Wang Schindler Group
Julian Darnett Thyssenkrupp
Xinzheng Lu Tsinghua University
Dominique Fong The Wall Street Journal
Wenming Cheng Water-heating Designer
Zhicheng Lin WSP
Junming Ye WSP
Qi Kang WT Partnership
Fredurick Wu WT Partnership