Session 2B: Panel Discussion: What Makes for Innovative High-Rise Development?

9 April 2019
11:00 AM – 12:45 PM

Over the past century or so, the high-rise has transformed from humble rectangular prism to structures that twist, undulate and capture the eye in an assortment of materials and shapes. In an era where buildings like the Ping An Financial Center reach over 500 meters tall, while others offer amenities ranging from sky-high observatory decks to rotating restaurants, what defines innovative high-rise development might shift and change each and every year. Through a panel discussion of industry experts, some unifying factors surrounding high-rise innovation will be proposed, debated and explored.

Chair: Junjie Zhang
President, East China Architectural Design & Research Institute, Shanghai
Ru Bai
Chief Architect, Horoy Holdings Limited, Shenzhen
Tieshen Chen
CEO, Hanking Group, Shenzhen
Wuren Wang
General Technical Adviser, CITIC HEYE Investment CO., LTD., Beijing
Yiping Zhang
Executive General Manager, China International Marine Containers (CIMC), Shenzhen