Ninth Annual Italian & International Tall Buildings Conference

  Tuesday, 25 June 2019
  10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  Triennale di Milano, Milan


Join CTBUH for the 9th Italian/International Tall Buildings Conference, hosted by Politecnico di Milano and Università Iuav di Venezia. The conference will include presentations on new tall buildings in Italy, profiles of new architectural projects throughout the world, and current scientific and technical advances in tall building design, engineering, and construction.


Featuring Presentations from CTBUH Leaders:

CTBUH Scandinavia Chapter Chair Julian Chen, Head of Tall Buildings, Henning Larsen Architects

CTBUH Research Manager Dario Trabucco

Former CTBUH Trustee Dennis Poon, Vice Chairman, Thornton Tomasetti
CTBUH Seismic Design Working Group Co-Chair Ron Klemencic, Chairman & CEO, Magnusson Klemencic Associates

CTBUH Vertical Transportation Working Group Chair Robin Cheeseright, Director, D2E

Full Program

Introduction – Aldo Norsa, Former Professor, Università Iuav di Venezia

Opening Remarks

10:00 a.m. – Stefano Boeri, President, Triennale di Milano

10:05 a.m. – Pierfrancesco Maran, Assessor for Urban Planning, Comune di Milano

10:10 a.m. – Alberto Ferlenga, Rector, Università Iuav di Venezia

10:15 a.m. – Emilio Faroldi, Vicerector, Politecnico di Milano

Keynote Presentation

10:20 a.m. – Italy and its Cities – Manfredi Catella, Founder & CEO, COIMA

Session 1: New Tall Buildings in Milan

10:40 a.m. – Liveability: Vertical vs Horizontal – Patricia Viel, Partner, Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel

11:00 a.m. – Corso Como PlaceLee Polisano, President, PLP Architecture

11:20 a.m. – Galeazzi – First Italian Example of “Vertical Hospital” – Tiziano Binini, Founder & CEO, Binini Partners

11:40 a.m. – Isozaki TowerPaolo De Paolis, Operations Support Manager, Allianz

12:00 p.m. – Libeskind Tower – Marco Sala, COO, PwC

Session 2: Architectural Projects in the World

12:20 p.m. – The New Scene from Scandinavia – Julian Chen, Head of Tall Buildings, Henning Larsen

12:40 p.m. – BIG BiophiliaMassimo Maffeis, CEO, Maffeis Engineering; Giulio Rigoni, Architect, BIG; Stephen DeSimone, CEO, DeSimone

1:00 p.m. – “Dancing Sails” and Other Projects in China – Marco Piva, Chairman, Studio Marco Piva


Session 3: Scientific and Technical Advancements

2:20 p.m. – Innovative Research – Dario Trabucco, Professor, Università Iuav di Venezia / Research Manager, CTBUH

2:40 p.m. – Engineering and Architectural Thoughts – Dennis Poon, Vice Chairman, Thornton Tomasetti

3:00 p.m. – Invention & Reliability in Structural Engineering – Massimo Majowiecki, Founder, Mjw Structures

3:20 p.m. – Anti-Seismic Conceptions – Ron Klemencic, Chairman & CEO, Magnusson Klemencic Associates

3:40 p.m. – Life-Cycle Management of Tall Buildings and Facilities – Gianclaudio Oliva, Infrastructure Market Leader, Bureau Veritas

4:00 p.m. – Design Solutions in the Realm of Elevators – Robin Cheeseright, Director, D2E

4:20 p.m. – Design Solutions for Innovative Façades – Ed Forwood, Director, Arup / Matteo Orlandi, Associate, Arup Italia

4:40 p.m. – Tall Building Technology – William Baker, Structural Engineering Partner, SOM / Dmitri Jajich, Structural Engineering Director, SOM

Flash Workshops (with Young Professionals)

5.00 p.m. – Construction/Project Management – coordinated by John Iorio, Owner, J&A Consultants

5:20 p.m. – Safety Engineering Excellence – coordinated by Giuseppe Amaro, Founder, Gae Engineering

Closing Remarks

5:40 p.m. – CityLife Moving in a Tower, Living in a Tower – Aldo Mazzocco, CEO & General Manager, Generali Real Estate / President, CityLife