Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

CTBUH Chinese Language Resources
In its ambition to expand tall building knowledge and sustainable best practice internationally, particularly into countries and regions with dynamic urban development programs, the Council has now established this Chinese Resource section of its website as a support to Chinese-speaking colleagues.
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China Representation & Events: Get Involved!

The CTBUH Country Representative for China is Professor Guo-Qiang Li at Tongji Universtiy. Get involved in events and CTBUH initiatives generally here.

Chinese-version Monthly Tall Building Newsletter

Begun in April 2011, the monthly CTBUH Tall Building Newsletter is translated into Chinese and distributed in the early part of each month. The Newsletter captures a summary of external web-based news related to tall buildings and urban habitat  from around the world, as well as updates on CTBUH initiatives (you do not need to be a member of the Council to subscribe).

CTBUH in the Media Chinese

This section tracks interviews and articles conducted by the Council as well as significant use of, or reference to, CTBUH-generated tall building facts in the Chinese media.

A Year in Review: Trends of 2012

For the first time in six years the number of tall buildings completed annually around the world declined in 2012, as the knock on effects of the 2008/2009 global financial crisis became evident in tall building construction in many Western countries. Sixty-six buildings taller than 200 meters were completed during 2012, the third most in history.

CTBUH Journal - Chinese Translation

The CTBUH Journal is an official periodic publication of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Published and circulated to the Council's worldwide membership on a quarterly basis, the Journal aims to document and publicize groundbreaking work taking place in the many fields related to tall buildings and urban development. Journal 2010 Issue III was translated and distributed in China. Download the Chinese version here.

2009 Tallest Completed 2011 Best Tall Building Winners Announced

The four regional winners this year are: "New York by Gehry" at Eight Spruce Street, New York (Americas); Guangzhou International Finance Center, Guangzhou (Asia & Australasia); KfW Westarkade, Frankfurt (Europe); and The Index, Dubai (Middle East & Africa). Lifetime Achievement winners are: Adrian Smith of AS + GG Architecture and Dr. Akira Wada, Tokyo Institute of Technology.

2009 Tallest Completed Path to the CTBUH 2012 Shanghai Congress: Beginnings…
Shanghai & Beijing Trip Report

CTBUH Leaders recently traveled to China to attend a CTBUH-Tongji University workshop, and begin the planning of the anticipated 9th World Congress Shanghai 2012 with the inagural meeting of the Steering Committee, held on site at the Shanghai Tower.

2009 Tallest Completed 2010: The Most Successful Year of Skyscraper Completion in History; China in the Ascendancy - Report

In a year dominated by news coverage of the new “World’s Tallest Building” – Burj Khalifa, Dubai – one may be surprised to learn that, besides being the year in which a building first surpassed the 600, 700, and 800-meter thresholds, 2010 has seen the completion of more skyscrapers than any previous year in history with China most definitely in the ascendancy.

2009 Tallest Completed 2010: Shanghai Expo Report

CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood visited China to attend and speak at the Shanghai Expo in May 2010. While in China, the foundation was set for the CTBUH 9th World Congress, planned to take place in Shanghai in October 2012.

2009 Tallest Completed 10 Tallest Buildings Completed during 2009

The year 2009 marked a successful 12 months for the Chinese skyscraper, with five of the ten tallest buildings completed during the year being located in China—China World Trade Center, Beijing (3rd), Shanghai IFC South Tower, Shanghai (7th), RunHua International Building, Wuxi (8th), Hongdou International Plaza, Wuxi (9th), and Xinjiekou Department Store Phase 2, Nanjing (10th).