Directors of Plus Architecture presenting at the 2017 CTBUH International Conference

Directors of Plus Architecture Ian Briggs and Jaimin Atkins have been announced as presenters at the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) 2017 International Conference.


Briggs and Atkins will be delivering a joint presentation, comparing the shared experiences of designing and delivering the iconic Gravity Tower, the first tower in Melbourne’s Fishermans Bend, and The Pacifica, which will be Auckland’s tallest residential tower.


“Both Gravity Tower and The Pacifica will play an important part in the future development of Melbourne and Auckland, and Jaimin and I are looking forward to exploring some of the challenges and opportunities these projects present,” said Briggs.


“The CTBUH International Conference is a rare opportunity to hear from experts and industry leaders from every aspect of city development, and we are excited to attend and take part.”


Held this year in Australia, with major events in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane, the theme of the 2017 Conference is Connecting the City: People, Density and Infrastructure.


Running from the 30th of October to the 3rd of November, the CTBUH 2017 Conference will be inquiring beyond the tall building as an icon, to debate a new set of guidelines and responsibilities toward skyscrapers becoming “connectors” in the city.


The discussion will embrace every discipline, from urban planning to cost consulting, architectural design to vertical transportation, real estate development to curtain wall design.


Director of Plus Architecture Rainer Strunz, a member of the CTBUH Melbourne Steering Committee, says the CTBUH plays an important role in the sustainable development of urban environments.


“This conference will explore some of the biggest issues facing cities world-wide, including sustainability, density, infrastructure and urban life. Plus is committed to the future development of Australia’s cities, so we are very excited to provide our insights and hear from other professionals, experts, and researchers.”


Plus Architecture will also be involved in the Melbourne leg of the Conference, with more details coming soon.


For more information, the Conference flyer can be found here. For sponsorship information and tickets, go to the CTBUH conference website.


The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is the world’s leading resource for professionals focused on the inception, design, construction, and operation of tall buildings and future cities.