The Building Centre
26 Store Street
London WC1E 7BT
Skyscraping – everything you wanted to know about tall buildings but were afraid to ask. A discussion around the perceived need for cities to build taller and for the construction industry to compete in satisfying that demand. Does this obscure a more important discussion around density and city planning and the sustainability of tall buildings? We need tall buildings to satisfy the demand for living space in a compact city, for example. But how tall is healthy for the environment or the occupant. Why are clusters seen as desirable and why can we not get over the stigma left by previous generations of tall buildings?
Chairing: Neil Billet, Design Director BuroHappold Engineering.
Simon Allford, AHMM
Klaus Bode, Chapman BDSP
Joana Goncalves, University of Sao Paolo
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