Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
CTBUH Beijing Inaugural Event
April 22, 2015 View in Chinese (中文版本)
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BEIJING – On the evening of Wednesday, April 22, 2015, the inaugural CTBUH Beijing event was held at the office of Arup Beijing overlooking the impressive Beijing central business district (CBD). The event featured two presentations, The Implication of New Fire Code on Tall Building Architectural Design by Benjamin Chan (Director, Aedas) and Kelvin Wong (Associate, Arup), and The Development Plan for Public Space in Beijing’s Central Business District by Shao Weiping (Deputy Chief Architect, BIAD). Nearly 70 architects, engineers, developers, contractors, suppliers, and media representatives joined the Arup-sponsored event.
Peng Liu, CTBUH Beijing, welcomes attendees
Peng Liu, Leader of CTBUH Beijing, welcomed guests and introduced the Council. The first presentation outlined new China fire codes, which went into effect on May 1, 2015. Touching on one of the hottest topics among industry leaders, this presentation examined the differences between the old and new fire codes in China and their implications for tall building construction and operations. Chan and Wong introduced the major changes for engineers and architects, and briefed solutions that would help professionals adapt to the new codes.
Benjamin Chan (left), Director, Aedas and Kelvin Wong, Associate (right), Arup, present on new fire codes
The presentation filled the room to capacity
Next, Shao Weiping introduced some of the design considerations behind the Beijing CBD master plan, highlighting the inherent challenges for architects in achieving a balance between economy, culture, and the well-being of inhabitants. Featuring 19 parcels, with a total aboveground construction area of 2,700,000 square meters, the Beijing CBD core accommodates the 528-meter China Zun Tower, the 408-meter Z6 tower, as well as a number of other skyscrapers with heights ranging from 300 meters to 200 meters. Weiping’s presentation inspired the audience to further discuss and consider the interaction between buildings, their occupants, and the community.

Following the presentations, attendees and speakers participated in an in-depth Q&A session followed by a networking reception, which included food and drinks provided by the event sponsor, Arup. Based on the survey conducted at the end of the event, the majority of attendees enjoyed themselves and are looking forward to participating in future CTBUH events, indicating a strong start for the growing chapter.
Attendees network after the presentations.
Weiwei Luo Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architecture
Jessica Sun Aedas
陈国伟 Aedas
伍广华 AET
陆旸 AET
张巍 Anbang
吴春花 Architecture Technique
Alba Xu Arup
Chas Pope Arup
Johnson Chen Arup
Kelvin Wong Arup
Lewis Shiu Arup
Lisa Sun Arup
邵韦平 BIAD
吴克礼 CBRE
曾天宝 CBRE
Peng Liu CTBUH Beijing
余正 Foster+Partners
张博 Foster+Partners
梁馨中 Gensler
徐彦广 Guoshou Yuantong Property
朱雪松 Guoshou Yuantong Property
黄裕桥 Guoshou Yuantong Property
Haipeng Ren HOK
程玉海 HOK
Johannes de Jong KONE
张文川 Luneng
张璟 Luneng
马升瑞 Luneng
李磊 OMA
Law Kenneth Kai Chiu PBA
吴璠 PBA
林志成 PBA
林秀红 Samsung Real Estate
杜彦瑾 Schindler
荣晓玲 Schindler
谭颖辉 SHKP
黎凯欣 SHKP
王曦 Sino-Ocean
金金 Sino-Ocean
马天一 Sino-Ocean
杨一城 SOHO China
耿静宇 Taikang
郭毅 Taikang
李本亮 United Technologies Center
任燕军 Vantone
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王乃冰 wordsearch
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胡震洋 WT Partnership
Erin Chen
Shelley Jia
Tracy Liu
Wen Liu
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