CTBUH  Malaysia: The Public Realm of Tall Buildings

  Thursday, 21 February 2019
  8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  Grand Hyatt, Kuala Lumpur


It has become a well-established truism of modern city design and planning that the viability of a tall building is inextricable from the urban habitat within which it is embedded. The self-evidence of this co-existence has become so ingrained upon the minds of the designers and engineers of high-rise structures that it is recognized in the very name of an organization; the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.

Too often however, our deliberations over-emphasize aspects of the tower itself; its creative design and technological feats. Not enough focus is directed at the urban fabric into which the building is woven and from which it finds sustenance. To rebalance the focus and to celebrate the symbiotic relationship between a tower and the context surrounding its footprint, the theme for this year’s CTBUH seminar in Kuala Lumpur shall be: The Public Realm of Tall Buildings.


Speakers at the seminar shall present explorations on the relationship between the design and planning of high-rise structures with the life and energy of the city at its feet; public transportation, retail activity, pedestrian traffic, open plazas and parks. Case studies will examine key themes and principles of success for high-rise developments which positively reinforce the city. Ultimately, a greater appreciation will hopefully emerge for the urban condition and the importance of the public realm from which our towers rise.


Ybhg. Dato’ Nor Hisham Bin Ahmad Dahlan, Mayor of Kuala Lumpur


Ron Klemencic, Chairman and C.E.O., Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Peter Ramstedt, Vice President and Project Director, Turner International
Lillian Tay, Vice President, VERITAS Design Group
Dr. Matt Glanville, Business Development Manager, CPP Wind Engineering & Air Quality Consultants
Santeri Suoranta, Head of Technology, Major Projects Business Unit KONE

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