Skybridges: Bringing the Horizontal into the Vertical Realm

¥300.00 -¥500.00 (US$43 – $72)

Thursday, 18 July 2019
1:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Beijing, China

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As many architects and visionaries have shown over a period spanning more than a century, the re-creation of the urban realm in the sky through connections between buildings at height has a vast potential for the enrichment of our cities. As the world rapidly urbanizes, greater thought needs to be expended on how horizontal space can be developed at height. Today, new transportation technology, and structural engineering practices seem to put horizontal habitat in the sky within reach. But cultural, organizational, and jurisdictional obstacles remain. To overcome these, a solid case needs to be made for the extensive benefits of skybridges in a much wider application than has been seen historically.

Join CTBUH for a special half-day Symposium at one of the world’s most significant skybridge-linked projects, Beijing’s Linked Hybrid, the recipient of the CTBUH 10 Year Award in 2019, kindly hosted by Modern Land. Presentations will be given by some of the leading practitioners of skybridge projects around the world, and some of the enabling technologies that will take 3-D cities to the next level in the near future. Hear from the CTBUH research team engaged in an 18-month research project, kindly sponsored by thyssenkrupp, to determine the state of the art in skybridges and sketch a future vision of how these remarkable structures can add a new dimension to vertical urbanism.

Please note, four AIA Continuing Education Credits will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]
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Speakers:

CTBUH Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Peng Du
Yin Chen, Executive Director & Chief Technical Officer, Modern Land
AIA Shanghai | Beijing Representative Carlos Gomez, Founder & Principal, CRG Architects
Daniel Safarik, Coordinator & Editor, Communications, CTBUH
Feiyu Han, Vice President & Research and Development Department General Manager, Modern Land
Ian Smith, Vice President, Special Projects, Thyssenkrupp Elevator AG Asia Pacific Office
Yong Ding, Director (Shanghai), Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Yen Liu, Vice President, CallisonRTKL

Dr. Peng Liu, Director, Arup

Jiaqi Qu, Associate Director, CTBUH China Offce

Program

Hosted by Jiaqi Qu, Associate Director, CTBUH China Office

1:30 – 1:40 pm: Welcoming address – CTBUH Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Peng Du; Yin Chen, Executive Director & Chief Technical Officer, Modern Land; AIA Shanghai | Beijing Representative Carlos Gomez, Founder & Principal, CRG Architects

1:40 – 1:55 pm: Skybridges: State of the Art Daniel Safarik, Coordinator & Editor, Communications, CTBUH

1:55 – 2:20 pm: Urban Arms – Explorations on Inhabitable BridgesRoberto Bannura, Partner, Steven Holl Architects

2:20 – 2:45 pm: The Positive Thoughts on Urban Upgrading – Yufei Han, Vice President & Research and Development Department General Manager, Modern Land

2:45 – 3:10 pm: MULTI: Innovative Elevator Technology for Horizontal & Vertical Urban ConnectivityIan Smith, Vice President, Special Projects, Thyssenkrupp Elevator AG Asia Pacific Office

Hosted by Carlos Gomez, Founder & Principal, CRG Architects, representing AIA Shanghai | Beijing

3:10 – 3:30 pm: Coffee break

3:30 – 3:55 pm: SkyBridges: ConnectivitySatoshi Ohashi, Director, Zaha Hadid Architects

3:55 – 4:20 pm: Sky Connection: A Changing Concept of Placemaking – Yong Ding, Director (Shanghai), Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

4:20 – 4:55 pm: Horizon of verticality – Yen Liu, Vice President, CallisonRTKL

4:55 – 5:20 pm: The multi-dimensional tall buildings – Dr. Peng Liu, Director, Arup

5:20 – 5:30 pm: Closing Remarks

5:30 – 6:30 pm: Tour of Linked Hybrid

 
 
 
 
 

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