In 2007 CTBUH collaborated with the Dubai-based developer Nakheel and architects Woods Bagot to facilitate a 5-nation tour of seminal tall buildings in south-east Asia. Over ten days, the group experienced in- depth technical tours of 20 buildings in 7 cities across 5 countries; including the Jin Mao and World Financial Centre in Shanghai; IFC2 and the Bank of China in Hong Kong; the world's tallest building Taipei 101 in the Taiwanese capital; Tuntex Sky Tower in Kaoshiung; Petronas Towers and Menara Telekom in Kuala Lumpur; the OUB Centre and Temasek Tower in Singapore; and the Q1 Tower in Brisbane (for a full itinerary of the buildings visited click here). They gained a very valuble insight into the design, construction and operation/management of these important tall buildings, which has proven to be invaluable in the continued development of similar structures in the Gulf region. We thank the various building owners, developers and consultants who worked with us to make this tour a reality.
|CTBUH / Nakheel tour of Southeast Asian Tall Buildings 2007. Tour group stood on the rooftop helipad of Hijas Kasturi's Telekom Tower, Kuala Lumpur. |
Left to right: Majid Al Zarooni - Nakheel, Peter Read - Nakheel, Fiona Waldron - Woods Bagot, Marwan Al Qamzi - Nakheel, Matthew Gaal - Woods Bagot, Indra Ramanathan - Woods Bagot, Alf Seeling - Woods Bagot, Allan Reilly - Woods Bagot and Cris Johansen - Nakheel