The Shanghai Tower – an engineering marvel with symbolic longevity

#143 [00:25:42] | 24.01.2017 | 0 comments
Ben Tranel (Gensler) and Thomas Auer (Munich University)

Broadcasting from Munich at BAU 2017, the world’s leading trade fair for architecture, materials and systems, Michael Hammond is talking facades with the two leading lights in the industry – Ben Tranel, Principal at Gensler in San Francisco (left) and Professor Thomas Auer, Head of Technology at Munich University (right).

From the importance of trade events such as BAU, to supertall buildings, vertical cities and 12-floor zones, the trio discuss what constitutes good architecture and what makes Gensler’s Shanghai Tower stand out above the rest. Winner of the WAN AWARDS Facades Category and named Best Tall Building Worldwide by the Council for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, among many phenomenal qualities, the Shanghai Tower has been designed with longevity (500 years) and quality in mind, listen further to hear about this remarkable project.

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