29 October 2019
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Public perception of tall buildings is shaped by a multitude of factors, but chief among these is how well the buildings suit their context—do they seem to add to its surrounding environs; or to detract, supporting the notion that skyscrapers are insular and lack connection to their cities at large? In this session, become familiar with ways in which three towers established a positive legacy through distinctive, yet interlinked channels, via strategies such as valuing community space, offering bold visual signatures and providing an abundance of interior greenery within an energy-efficient shell.

Session Chair: Toni Walter
Associate Director of Planning, Urbis, Sydney
Tony Kettle
Design Principal, Kettle Collective, Edinburgh
Karen Cook
Founding Partner, Individuals, London
Meghan McDermott
Partner, Robert A.M. Stern Architects, New York City