CTBUH China Event

Humanizing High Density: Sustainable Future Cities

Thursday, 17 September 2020 | Shenzhen

As people have been spending more time in their homes and offices during the COVID-19 pandemic, the standards for the safety, comfort, and convenience of these spaces has risen, and the objective of humanizing the built environment has never been more relevant.

On 17 September, 2020, CTBUH China held a conference at the 341.4-meter-tall Shenzhen Bay Tower 7, which was ratified by the CTBUH in 2019 with an official signboard ceremony as the “World’s Highest Concert Hall.” The event featured experts specializing in different phases of a building’s life cycle, who shared practical knowledge and successful case studies in the development, design, and operations of residential and office high-rises. Strategic thinking, future design concepts, and cutting-edge technological applications in high-density urbanization were also discussed.


Director of Development Planning & Design, Shui On Management Limited
Shanghai, China
Executive Director & Senior Vice President, Shenzhen Parkland Real Estate Development Co., Ltd
Shenzhen, China

Emily Phang

Partner, Foster + Partners

Steven Smit

Jacky Tan

Sanwei Yin

Xiongyi Zhu

Scenes from the day

Kindly sponsored by Parkland, the concert hall at One Shenzhen Bay, which was ratified by CTBUH as the "World's Highest Concert Hall," served as the venue for the CTBUH China Conference.
Attendees listen intently to words of welcome from Sascha Brozek, Senior Vice President, Head of Global Major Projects at KONE, which kindly hosted the event.
Attendees filled the concert hall at One Shenzhen Bay anticipating fascinating lectures about humanizing the urban environment.
Attendees of the event pose for a group photo.
Registration takes place ahead of the CTBUH China event.
Speakers relax during a lunch break, which was kindly sponsored by KONE.
Attendees enjoy a tea break with fruit cups on offer, kindly sponsored by Parkland.
CTBUH China Office Associate Director Jiaqi Qu delivers opening remarks at "Humanizing High Density: Sustainable Future Cities."
Kui Zhuang, CCDI Co-founder, CTBUH China Board of Trustees, says a few words to open the event.
Wei Lei, Executive Director and President, Parkland Group welcomes attendees.
Richard Chang, Senior Director, IWBI Asia, addresses the audience.
Zhou Qing, Vice General Manager, GOA hosts the CTBUH China event: "Humanizing High Density: Sustainable Future Cities."
Zhouwen Chen, Executive Director and Senior Vice President, Parkland Group delivers his presentation to a rapt audience.
Satoshi Ohashi, Director, Zaha Hadid Architects talks about creating humane interiors in homes and offices.
Jun Tan, General Manager and Head of Major Projects China, KONE China presents at the conference "Humanizing High Density: Sustainable Future Cities."
Fei Mo, International Business Director, CITYGROUP speaks as a representative of CITYGROUP, who kindly hosted the event "Humanizing High Density: Sustainable Future Cities."
Sanwei Yin, Vice General Manager of Building Development Center, AUBE, delivers a presentation.
Binxin Chen, Chief Architect, GOA, shares their thoughts on humanizing high density.
You Yu, COO, Citiexpo, offers their perspective.
Shuhua Pan, Sales Manager, WACANG, delivers welcoming remarks to attendees.
Sascha Brozek, Senior Vice President, Head of Global Major Projects, KONE, addresses the audience at the CTBUH China event.
Jian Zhao, Co-Chief Designer, CITYGROUP draws upon their perspective during a presentation at the CTBUH China event "Humanizing High Density: Sustainable Future Cities."
Mu Li, Managing Director of Design Department, Ping An Real Estate Co., Ltd, delivers a presentation.
Nan Li, Senior Vice Director, Kohn Pedersen Fox, speaks about how buildings can provide better environs during the pandemic.
Xiaoshi Fang, Brand Strategy Director, AUBE, represents AUBE, a kind host of the CTBUH China event.
Xiongyi Zhu, Chief Architect, CCDI, speaks at the CTBUH China event.
Peter Chang, Asia Vice Director, MVRDV, delivers a presentation to attendees.
Emily Phang, Partner, Foster + Partners, shares her thoughts about humanizing high density.
A full circle rainbow was glimpsed at the conclusion of the event.