Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

CTBUH Conference Video:
Keynote Talk - Thinking Outside the Box
Patrik Schumacher, Founding Partner, Zaha Hadid Architects

Wednesday 25th October 2006
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago

Patrik Schumacher, Zaha Hadid Architects presents several high-rise projects by Zaha Hadid Architects including proposals in New York, Beijing, Marseilles, Milan, Moscow and Dubai at the CTBUH 2006 Chicago Conference held in the Herman Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology. The tower is in a sense the last residue of the modernist paradigm of production; a one-way dead end projection, usually with an internal segregation of floors and a repetition of the same on a vertical axis. This presentation examines how to reinvent the high rise typology in a contemporary world where connectivity and communication are paramount. Key concepts in this discussion include differentiating tall buildings along their verticality and moving away from repetition, interfacing high-rise designs with the ground floor plane and new ideas for navigating tall buildings.
Run Time: 49:36

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