Asia and Australasia is a collection of 16 written works, covering a range of topics on tall building and urban design, from leading developers and architects that are affecting dramatic change to the landscape of this region. Developments in Asia and Australasia demonstrate that the population spikes in the world’s fastest-growing cities must be met with carefully planned mixed-use developments that advance dense urban living. The tall building and urban development trends include: blending multiple programmatic functions into a large complex that is maximally efficient and enjoyable for users; shifts in thinking about urban design and planning, with special emphasis on integrating with public transportation and enhancing connectivity with the urban realm; and amplifying green space and urban gardens, while taking maximum advantage of the site’s existing environmental features.
Note: This publication was produced in conjunction with the CTBUH 2015 New York Conference, which took place at the Grand Hyatt New York from 26–30 October, 2015, as an additional supplement to the Main Proceedings book alongside two other Theme Room publications, The Future of Tall and The Middle East.
Editors: Antony Wood & Alannah Sharry
Layout: Kristen Dobbins & Rocio Bachiller
Publisher: Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Chicago, 2015
Hard cover, 199 pages