Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Monthly Video Series Archive 2014

Five minutes with Mun Summ Wong, WOHA Architects

Mun Summ talks about the challenges of an interconnected city and possible ways to improve city life through connected skyscrapers.


Five minutes with Ole Scheeren, Büro Ole Scheeren

Ole talks about two projects he has worked on, The Interlace and MahaNakhon, and how they are challenging the standards of tall buildings.


How can cities adapt the forms of tall building design to avoid homogeneous skylines?

Industry leaders answering this question include: Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company; Zhaohui Jia, Greenland Group
; Peter Kok, Shum Yip Land; Stefan Krummeck, TFP Farrells; James Robinson, Hongkong Land; and Junjie Zhang, ECADI.

What would a “sustainable” skyscraper look like to you?

Industry leaders answering this question include: Clyde Baker, AECOM; Nigel Dancey, Foster + Partners
; Bill Price, WSP Group; Rem Koolhaas, OMA; and Roy Liu, Gravity Partnership Ltd.

What role can greenery play in supporting the sustainability of skyscrapers?

Industry leaders answering this question include: Harry Handelsman, Manhattan Loft Corporation; Christoph Ingenhoven, ingenhoven architects
; Paul Monaghan, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris; Irvine Sellar, Sellar Property; and Ken Shuttleworth, Make.

What role do you think modular construction will play in tall buildings in the coming years?

Industry leaders answering this question include: Johannes de Jong, KONE; Roberto Meyer, MVSA Architects; Moshe Tzur, Moshe Tzur Architects & Town Planners; and Sunny Wang, BROAD Group.


Will London's recent tall buildings ever develop a "heritage" status?

Industry leaders answering this question include: Paul Finch, World Architecture Festival; Richard Pilkington, Oxford Properties; Peter Wynne Rees, City of London; Irvine Sellar, Sellar Property; and Robert Tavernor, London School of Economics.

Is it viable to test the limit of how high man can place materials above ground?

Industry leaders answering this question include: B.K. Boley, ADD Inc; Dave Elder, Mace; Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects; James Goettsch, Goettsch Partners; Rem Koolhaas, OMA; and Gurjit Singh, Aldar Properties.

Should foreign investors purchasing and minimally occupying high-rise apartments be restricted?

Industry leaders answering this question include: Talal Al Maiman, Kingdom Real Estate Development Company; Nigel Biggs, CBRE; Paul Finch, World Architecture Festival; and Peter Wynne Rees, City of London.

What do you think the North America, Asian and Western European tall building communities most need to learn from each other?

Industry leaders answering this question include: Dave Elder, Mace; Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects; James Goettsch, Goettsch Partners; Rem Koolhaas, OMA; and Sunny Wang, BROAD Group.

Are wind turbines just "window dressing," or can they contribute to a building's performance?

Industry leaders answering this question include: Carmine Bilardello, Willis Group; Sir Terry Farrell, Farrells; Kamran Moazami, WSP; Lee Polisano, PLP Architecture; and Rafael Viñoly, Rafael Viñoly Architects.


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