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.