Video: Synergy Tower

The Future of the High Rise: Jonathan Ward at CTBUH

As the pressures of global urbanization and climate change continue to grow, dense high-rise development is increasingly viewed as a key tool for forging a more sustainable future.

My presentation from the Council on Tall Building and Urban Habitat's 9th World Congress in Shanghai traces the drivers behind, and the evolution of, the Synergy Tower concept, presents a recent case study, and discusses future developments in the design of tall buildings.

Read the full technical paper here (English and Chinese).

Watch the presentation with Chinese translation.