WorkshopsA: Skyspaces

20 October 2018
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The recognition of the positive and beneficial effects of access to greenery, natural light, ventilation, visual variety, frequent interactions with neighbors and colleagues, and changes in scale and proportion throughout the day – combined with the impracticalities of returning to the ground level to achieve all these goals – has resulted in some astounding recent innovations in high-floor communal space in tall buildings. These skyspaces – sky lobbies, atria, and other volumetric, multi-story communal spaces located at height in tall buildings – are increasingly important factors in the appeal of contemporary high-rise buildings. The purpose of this workshop is to capture the best practices of what has been accomplished around the world in terms of high-floor interior spaces since the late 1990s, as well as put forward a set of principles for future development.

Session Chair: Peng Du
China Office Director, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Philadelphia
Lan Wang
Architectural Design Director, Shanghai Tower Construction & Development, Shanghai
James Parakh
Manager of Urban Design, City of Toronto Planning Department, Toronto
Fatin Anlar
Senior Associate, Individuals, New York City
Issam Ezzeddine
Architecture Design Director, National Engineering Bureau, Dubai
Ping Jiang
Founding Principal, EID Architecture, Shanghai
Alan Cronin
Head of Vertical Transportation, AECOM, London