CTBUH Malaysia: The Public Realm of Tall Buildings
KUALA LUMPUR – On Thursday, 21 February, CTBUH Malaysia hosted a seminar, The Public Realm of Tall Buildings. Speakers at the seminar presented 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 examined key themes and principles of success for high-rise developments which positively reinforce the city. Featuring a keynote address by Ybhg. Dato’ Nor Hisham Bin Ahmad Dahlan, Mayor of Kuala Lumpur, the event was organized with a view to foster a greater appreciation 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
Opening Remarks – Matt Makes, Vice President and Country Manager, Turner International
Structural Gymnastics and the Public Realm – Ron Klemencic, Chairman and C.E.O., Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Urban Tranformation in a Malasyia Context – Peter Ramstedt, Vice President and Project Director, Turner International
Rethinking High-density Landscape in Kuala Lumpur – Lillian Tay, Vice President, VERITAS Design Group
Sustainable Wind Impact Design at the Public Realm of a Tall Building – Dr. Matt Glanville, Business Development Manager, CPP Wind Engineering & Air Quality Consultants
High-Rise Technology – Best People Flow Performance Over the Life Cycle – Santeri Suoranta, Head of Technology, Major Projects Business Unit KONE
Skyscapes – David Hashim, President and Founding Director, VERITAS Design Group
Dato’ Robert Teo, Managing Partner, RSM Malaysia, catches up with colleagues before the seminar begins.
Lilian Tay, Vice President, Veritas Design Group, presented on Rethinking High-Density Landscape in Kuala Lumpur.
Dato’ Hashimah Hashim, Executive Director, KLCC Projeks Sdn. Bhd poses a question during the Q&A portion of the seminar.
Peter Ramstedt, Vice President & Project Director, Turner International delivers a presentation on Urban Transformation in a Malaysia Context.
Ron Klemencic, Chairman & CEO, Magnusson Klemencic Associates, presents on Structural Gymnastics and the Public Realm.