CTBUH Video Library

The CTBUH Video Library is a collection of footage from Council activities including annual conferences, symposiums, award ceremonies, regional events, interviews with leaders from a number of related disciplines, research undertakings, media appearances and more.








30 Recently Featured Videos
Sustainability (Urban Renewal): Upcycling an Existing Tower
Featured in Jan 2019
Chris Nunn, AMP Capital Investors; Robert Saidman, Arup

Quay Quarter Tower takes a comprehensive approach to sustainability. It starts with urban renewal and continues to a high-performing façade. The focus on both place and performance creates a highly…

Recasting Highest and Best-Use Property Principles to Drive People-Centric Cities
Featured in Dec 2018
Richard Fennell, JLL

This presentation explored the premise that traditional property investment assessment principles must be expanded well beyond economics to consider other vital metrics, including sustainable development and environmental impacts, social and…

CTBUH Sydney Design Excellence: 210 George Street
Featured in Nov 2018

For the final 2018 Design Excellence Series event, the CTBUH Australia Committee, along with event sponsors Poly Australia and annual sponsors Lendlease, hosted the largest event of the year at…

Intelligent Analytic Techniques Optimizing Development Over Complex, Ground-Level Infrastructure
Featured in Oct 2018
Richard Salter, Arup

This presentation demonstrated how to enable viable commercial developments in our cities – on sites with rich history and complex in-ground and ground-level constraints – through engineering-led solutions (i.e. incorporating…

Humanizing Infrastructure: How Large-Scale, Transit-Based Urban Design Contributes to a Vibrant City
Featured in Sep 2018
Fred Clarke, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

This presentation addressed the benefits of transit-based urban infrastructure development. In particular, it discusses the ways large-scale infrastructure can be humanized, making it open, friendly, supportive of the public realm,…

Interview: Frank Cerra
Featured in Aug 2018
Frank Cerra, BG&E

Frank Cerra of BG&E is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2017 CTBUH Australia Conference.

Interview: Christian Derix
Featured in Jul 2018
Christian Derix, Woods Bagot

Christian Derix of Woods Bagot is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2017 CTBUH Australia Conference.

Creating Connected Places Through the Power of Building Data
Featured in Jun 2018
Peter Halliday, Siemens Building Technology

This presentation uncovered best practices related to connecting buildings with their operators, occupants, and the cities of which they are part. It focused on how the Internet of Things and…

Interview: The White Walls
Featured in May 2018
Jean Nouvel, Ateliers Jean Nouvel

Jean Nouvel, Architect, Ateliers Jean Nouvel, is interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding the 2016 CTBUH Best Tall Building Europe Winner, The White Walls, Nicosia, during the 2016 CTBUH Awards Symposium…

Interview: Wuhan Tiandi
Featured in Apr 2018
Ellen Lou, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Ellen Lou, Director of Urban Design and Planning, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, is interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding the 2016 CTBUH Urban Habitat Award Winner, Wuhan Tiandi Site A, Wuhan,…

Interview: Dr. Cheong Koon Hean
Featured in Mar 2018
CEO, Housing and Development Board of Singapore

Dr. Cheong Koon Hean, CEO, Housing and Development Board of Singapore, discusses her urban planning work for the city of Singapore with Chris Bentley, during the 2016 CTBUH Awards Symposium…

CTBUH Video Interview – Rimes Mortimer
Featured in Feb 2018
Rimes Mortimer, Microsoft

Rimes Mortimer of Microsoft is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Rimes discusses the possibilities of integrating technology into the design and management of buildings and…

CTBUH Video Interview – Stefano Boeri
Featured in Jan 2018
Stefano Boeri, Stefano Boeri Architetti

Stefano Boeri of Stefano Boeri Architetti is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Stefano discusses the development of Bosco Verticale and other concept designs with vertically…

Urban Planning in Dubai, Cultural and Human Scale Context
Featured in Dec 2017
Akram Ogaily, Hill International

The rapid urbanization of Dubai and regional Middle Eastern cities presents challenges with respect to the traditional local city fabric and the advent of modern high-rise towers. This presentation explores…

Interview: Hearst Tower
Featured in Nov 2017
Louis Nowikas, Hearst Corporation

Louis Nowikas, Vice President, Hearst Corporation, is interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding the 2016 CTBUH Tall Building 10 Year Award Winner, the Hearst Tower, New York City, during the 2016…

What's the Biggest Threat to a Skyscraper? (Highlights)
Featured in Oct 2017
Fire Safety: Simon Lay, Olsson Fire & Risk; Structural Engineering: Don Davies, Magnusson Klemencic Associates; Urban Realm: Nicole Dosso, SOM; Architecture: Antony Wood, CTBUH

Chicago, United States of America. Hosted in collaboration with the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the second event in the Building Tall lecture series featured presentations by Simon Lay, Director, Olsson Fire…

Skyscrapers and Skylines: The Case of China
Featured in Sep 2017
Jason Barr, Rutgers University

Tuesday October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Jason Barr of Rutgers University, presents at the 2016 China Conference Session 6c: Economic Considerations. Since 1978, when China instituted economic reforms, cities have…

New Approaches for Efficient People Transportation in Both Dimensions – Vertically and Horizontally
Featured in Aug 2017
Karl-Otto Schoellkopf, thyssenkrupp

The trend of growing cities with permanently increasing populations will require new and visionary solutions for mobility in urban areas. Moving people as we are used to do today –…

CTBUH Expands UK Presence with Debate on Urban Housing in Manchester
Featured in Jul 2017
Steve Watts, Alinea Consulting; Antony Wood, CTBUH; Matt Hayward, 5Plus Architects; et al.

On July 26. 2017 the CTBUH held its first Manchester event in coordination with the CTBUH UK Chapter, marking the occasion with a debate on the development of urban housing…

Building Tall Skyscraper Lecture Series: How High Can We Go?
Featured in Jul 2017
Antony Wood, CTBUH; Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti; Ian Smith, thyssenkrupp, Gordan Gill, Adrain Smill + Gordon Gill Architecture

Thursday, March 16, 2017. Chicago, United States of America. Hosted in collaboration with the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the first lecture of the series Building Tall features presentations by Antony Wood…

Saudi Arabia, Jeddah City and Jeddah Tower
Featured in Jun 2017
Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has embarked on an ambitious project to construct the world’s tallest building, Jeddah Tower. Surrounding the kilometer-plus building will be a new city built out…

CTBUH Brisbane: Herston Quarter: Davies & Lloyd
Featured in May 2017
Adam Davies, HASSELL; Kevin Lloyd, HASSELL

The CTBUH Australia Chapter’s Brisbane Committee held the second of its breakfast seminars on Queensland Infrastructure, with a particular focus on the Herston Quarter.

Tall Buildings and Context: Appropriate High Rise Vernaculars
Featured in May 2017
Timothy Johnson, NBBJ; Yansong Ma, MAD Architects; Winy Maas, MVRDV; Yan Meng, Urbanus; Patrik Schumacher, Zaha Hadid Architects; Jerry Yin, SOHO China Co. Ltd.

The issue of skyscraper form and expression being appropriate to cultural and social context is currently a hotly debated topic in China, as well as other parts of the world.…

Best of Both Worlds: VIA 57 WEST
Featured in Apr 2017
Alexander Durst, The Durst Organization; Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Bjarke Ingels Group

By incorporating the social sustainability of a mid-rise structure with the efficiency and density of a high-rise, the distinctive massing and appearance of VIA 57 WEST draw a through-line between…

CTBUH Brisbane: Anna Meares Velodrome: Leese & Hall
Featured in Mar 2017
Alex Leese, Cox Architects; Alistair Hall, Arup

The CTBUH Australia Chapter’s Brisbane Committee held the first event of its 2017 breakfast seminar series on Thursday March 16. The topic of discussion was Queensland infrastructure, with a particular…

Shaping Singapore: Planning, Design and Technology Innovation
Featured in Mar 2017
Dr. Cheong Koon Hean, Housing and Development Board of Singapore

Dr. Cheong Koon Hean is an architect and urban planner who has been credited with shaping much of Singapore’s urban landscape. Throughout her career, she has led the long-term strategic…

Changing Face of Brisbane: Seminar 3
Featured in Feb 2017
John Flynn, Conrad Gargett Architects; Noel Robinson, The NRA Collaborative; Richard Cass, Bonacci Group Pty Ltd; Brandon Kieseker, Inhabit Group; Brett Taylor, Bornhorst & Ward

The CTBUH Australia Chapter’s Brisbane Committee held a particular focus on Brisbane Skytower, which was currently under construction, during their third breakfast seminar.

Urban Open Space - A Tower in the Park and a Park in the Tower
Featured in Jan 2017
James Goettsch, Goettsch Partners

In urban centers dominated by tall buildings, access to outdoor space is important. We will explain how two urban office building developments provide valuable outdoor open space in different ways.…

Mediating Scale, Performance and Iconicity: A 21st Century Supertall Tower for Guiyang
Featured in Dec 2016
Kai Li, Zhongtian Urban Development Group; Colin Koop, SOM

A series of challenging site constraints prompted an innovative structural solution for the Guizhou Culture Plaza Tower (GCP), through which a new performance-based expression was created for Guiyang’s skyline. This…

A New Icon for an Evolving City: One World Trade Center, New York City
Featured in Nov 2016
Yoram Eilon, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff; Kenneth Lewis, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Yoram Eilon, Senior Vice President, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, and Kenneth Lewis, Managing Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, speak at the 14th Annual Best Tall Building Symposium in a presentation…