WorkshopsA: Vertical + Horizontal Landscaping

20 October 2018
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

It might be assumed that, with increased density of high-rise construction, there will be less greenery in our cities. But many projects have not only proven this to be untrue – some have increased the amount of greenery on a given plot of land, through creative use of the vertical and horizontal surfaces provided by these massive buildings. Rooftops, balconies, skybridges, the ground plane, façades, and everything in between can be “greened,” for the positive outcomes of shade, heat-island mitigation, recreation, and farming. Join some of the world’s strongest and most successful advocates for, and experts on greening the vertical habitat.

Session Chair: Dario Trabucco
Research Manager, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Venice
Yibo Xu
China Partner, Stefano Boeri Architetti, Shanghai
Luke Leung
Director, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, Chicago
Rodrigo Carazo
President - Design Director, Carazo Architecture, San José
Matthé van Baalen
Global Leader Performance Driven Engineering, Arcadis, Rotterdam
Nirodha Gunadasa
Chairman, Archedium (Private) Limited, Colombo
Christoph Gruenaug
Associate, Arup, Sydney