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Discussions at this meeting centered on the creation of a significant new publication “The CTBUH Guide to Sustainability for Tall Buildings in Urban Environments.”
Eminent academic and author Chris Abel presents a detailed overview of the Chinese work of architecture firm Norman Foster and Partners.
The meeting took place on August 1st, at the LEED Platinum rated Chicago Center for Green Technology and was attended by some of the world’s leading experts on tall buildings.
Though much of the Congress was focused on Dubai, there was the opportunity for delegates to witness the incredible achievements of some of the other cities in the Middle East.
There were many social networking opportunities at the Congress including a golf outing, networking lunches, and a grand dinner.
Accompanying spouses and partners were able to experience the tourist side of Dubai by undertaking one of the three sightseeing tours organized each day.
Tours to experience five seminal projects in Dubai including the Burj Dubai, the Emirates Towers, the Index Tower, the Burj Al Arab and Palm Jumeirah.
Lucas Tryggestad of SOM gave an tour of the Trump International Hotel & Tower as part of the design research studio held at the Illinois Institute of Technology by Antony Wood.
As part of the IIT's studio project’s initial research and site study period a field visit was undertaken of the Chicago City Hall.
Attended by 27 representatives from 5 countries, this meeting typified the complex factors involved in the determining of height, and the title of ‘The World’s Tallest.'
CTBUH collaborated with the Dubai-based developer Nakheel and architects Woods Bagot to facilitate a 5-nation tour of seminal tall buildings in south-east Asia.
CTBUH believes public skyscraper signs are a powerful and lasting way to inform the world about the official recognition of the achievements and merits of new and existing tall buildings.