On Thursday, March 15th, Thomas Kinzl will speak at AIA Chicago. Using Tianjin CTF Finance Centre as a case study, Kinzl will discuss the use of digital design tools, parametric design, and innovative, high-performing curtain wall systems in building facades.
On January 11th, 2018, SOM Associate Director and Technical Designer Thomas Kinzl will speak at the January meeting of the Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings. Kinzl will explore how high performance curtain wall systems can improve building facades.
Tianjin CTF Finance Centre topped out in Tianjin, China this fall. The 530-meter-tall skyscraper will house office space, serviced apartments, and a five-star hotel. The tower will be a striking new landmark in the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area.
CNN Style includes Cayan Tower in Dubai in a roundup of buildings that transformed cities around the world. The form and function of the twisting tower, in which each floor rotates around a cylindrical elevator to create a 90-degree turn, are highlighted.
On November 9th, 2017, Alan Lewis spoke at the Guangzhou International Design Forum in China. The annual event is an opportunity for practitioners to discuss architectural design, sustainable design, and other topics as they relate to the city of Guangzhou.
On October 2nd, Thomas Kinzl will speak at the 2017 Conference on Advanced Building Skins in Bern, Switzerland. During his presentation "Parametric Curtain Wall Design," Kinzl will explore recent innovations by SOM in curtain wall design, and the implementation and construction of complex geometries.
On August 17th, 2017, Luke Leung will speak at Energy Exchange, an annual event hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy as a part of the Federal Energy Management Program. Leung will lead the closing plenary session, speaking on the conference theme of "Connect, Collaborate, Conserve."
Curbed includes the SOM-designed Tianjin CTF Finance Centre in an article on the next generation of supertall buildings transforming city skylines across the globe. The 1,739-foot-tall tower in Tianjin, China is due to be completed in 2018.
Urban Land magazine includes Cayan Tower in a survey of ten projects that demonstrate design excellence for the world's hottest regions. Completed in 2013, the SOM-designed tower is distinguished by its twisting shape that shades the interiors and mitigates the effects of strong desert winds.