Be sure to take advantage of the early bird special by April 30th for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s 2012 World Congress, appropriately located in the skyscraper city of Shanghai. According to The Skyscraper Center, ten of the 20 tallest buildings in the world will be in China by 2020.
The Congress will examine poignant issues such as: Is the skyscraper a sustainable building type? Can tall buildings truly reduce and harvest enough energy to become carbon-neutral? What is the full impact on the city and the lives of its inhabitants by developing skyward? And what support mechanisms and urban infrastructure are required for such growth? CTBUH2012 has confirmed an impressive list of several Chinese leading developers, architects and engineers to speak at the World Congress. Continue after the break to review the full list.
Confirmed speakers from within China include:
- Jian Ping Gu, president of the Shanghai Tower Development Group
- Harace Lin, chief executive of Taipei Financial Center Corporation (Taipei 101)
- Zhang Junjie, chairman of the East China Architectural Design Institute (ECADI)
- Jiemin Ding, chief executive of Tongji Architectural Design Group (TJAD)
- Xue Yi Fu, chief engineer, China Construction Design International (CCDI)
In addition, representatives from the Greenland Group, the Shanghai Institute of Architectural Design & Research (SIADR), Shanghai Construction Group, Yuanda Aluminium, Tongji University and the China Academy of Building Research will be speaking.
This roster of regional leaders will be complemented by some of the most significant experts in tall building design and construction internationally, including:
- Richard Tomasetti, founding principal of Thornton Tomasetti Structural Engineers
- Adrian Smith of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
- William Baker of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
- Chris Wilkinson of Wilkinson Eyre Architects
- John C. Portman III of Portman Holdings
- Ole Scheeren of Buro Ole Scheeren
- James Goettsch of Goettsch Partners
- and many more…
There will be 93 speakers overall, across three keynote sessions and four simultaneous tracks. Other international firms represented on the speaker rostrum include Arquitectonica, Arup, AECOM, ArcStudio, Buro Happold, Gensler, Kohn Pedersen Fox, KONE Elevators, Magnusson Klemencic Engineers, Meinhardt, Rolf Jensen Associates, Moshe Safdie Associates and Schindler Elevators.
Register now and find the latest Congress developments at www.ctbuh2012.com. Attendance is limited to 800 delegates.