Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Video Interviews – 2012 Awards Symposium

Ten interviews were conducted by CTBUH Special Media Correspondent, Jeff Herzer, in conjunction with the 2012 Awards Symposium at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago on October 18th, 2012, where they discussed their projects and the future of tall buildings.

Bruce McDonald, DEXUS Property Group & Christoph Ingenhoven, ingenhoven architects

Bruce McDonald and Christoph Ingenhoven discuss the 12-year journey to make the 1 Bligh Street project a reality, as well as the details of the Best Tall Building Asia & Australasia.

Ma Yansong, Cityzen Development & Ma Yansong, MAD Architects

Ma Yansong and Joe Cordiano discuss the iconic nature of the Best Tall Building Americas, Absolute Towers, including the exciting competition and design processes involved with their development.

Peter Chipcase, Arup & Peter Oborn, Aedas Architects Ltd.

As the inaugural winner of the Innovation Award, Peter Chipchase and Peter Oborn discuss the highly technical aspects of the Al Bahar Towers' dynamic shading system as well as their cultural context.

Aybars Asci & Mark Sarkisian, SOM

As one of the Featured Finalists invited to present at the Symposium, Al Hamra Tower provided a diverse array of topics for designers Aybars Asci and Mark Sarkisian to discuss.

Gianni Bardazzi, Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. & Massimo Roj, Progetto CMR

The Complesso Garibaldi Tower B stands out as a tall building reuse project, and was a Featured Finalist at the Symposium. Gianni Bardazzi and Massimo Roj discuss the project's implications for sustainability and user experience.

Hassan Al Duhaimi, HBS Company & Hafid Rakem, Ateliers Jean Nouvel

Hassan Al Duhaimi and Hafid Rakem discuss the Overall Best Tall Building, Doha Tower, and how the design approach to culture, context, and aesthetics created a unique project in its location.

Henry Cobb, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

Henry Cobb discusses the future of tall buildings and how they will impact our cities and our lives increasingly. On the team of the Best Tall Building Europe, Palazzo Lombardia, Cobb provides perspective on design that considers cultural and societal needs.

Charles Thornton & Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti

Founders of the structural engineering firm, Thornton Tomasetti, Charlie and Richard were jointly awarded the Fazlur R. Kahn Medal for not only their contributions to the engineering of tall buildings, but also for their collaborative practices that are exemplary to the field.

Helmut Jahn, Murphy/Jahn

Helmut Jahn, Founding Principal of Murphy/Jahn Architects, has been widely recognized for his subtle yet pervasive impact on modern architecture. He has been awarded the Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award for the work he has accomplished.

Georges Binder, Buildings and Data

As a 2012 CTBUH Fellow, Georges Binder has been recognized for his efforts in conjunction with the Council and his contributions to the field of tall buildings. Here he discusses the present and future of building tall.