Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
 Seoul Conference Report Available

May 21, 2012

Presentations from Adrian Smith, Daniel Libeskind and David Scott included in package

A comprehensive report on the CTBUH 2011 World Congress in Seoul is now available, including copies of presentations by Adrian Smith, Daniel Libeskind, David Scott and other speakers from the event.

More than 1,000 industry professionals from around the world attended the three-day Congress, which focused on “Why Tall: Green, Safety and Humanity.” Speakers spotlighted the challenges and opportunities facing the tall industry in the midst of an unprecedented building boom in the region.

Presentations in the review include Mr. Smith’s talked entitled, “The Evolution of an Idea,” focusing on how the work of Mies van der Rohe and other architects influenced his design for several of the world’s tallest towers; and a look at the construction of the Raffles City complex and Marina Bay in Singapore from S. Joon Kim, chairman and chief executive of Ssang Yong Engineering and Construction.

The report disc also features Mr. Libeskind’s talk, “Architecture is a Language”; the report from Mr. Scott, the past chairman of the CTBUH and current head of structural engineering for Laing O’Rourke, on diverging trends in the design and safety of tall buildings; and a discussion by CTBUH trustee Dennis Poon, the managing principal at Thornton Tomasetti, on the challenges for super tall structure and sustainable design, focusing on the Ping An IFC tower.

Seoul 2011 World Conference: Why Tall?
Post Conference Review Cover

The 40-page report also includes dozens of pictures and reviews from all the activities.

The event was a collaboration between the CTBUH and the Korean Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, led by CTBUH vice chairman and immediate-past-chairman Prof. Sang Dae Kim.

The report is available for $20.00 at the CTBUH Shop.

An online overview of the Seoul event published immediately following the conference can be found here.

The CTBUH 2012 World Congress will be staged Sept. 19-21 in Shanghai.