On Thursday, March 15th, SOM Associate Director Thomas Kinzl will speak at AIA Chicago. His presentation, "Tianjin CTF Finance Centre: The Next Generation of Facades for Supertall Towers," will focus on the opportunities provided by digital design tools, parametric design, and innovative, high-performing curtain wall systems to increase the feasibility of building facades on time and within budget.
The two-directionally curved building envelope of the SOM-designed 530-meter-tall Tianjin CTF Finance Centre will serve as a case study. Currently under construction and targeting completion in 2019, it has been designed to LEED® Gold standards.
Based in SOM's Chicago office, Kinzl is responsible for the technical coordination and development of projects of all scales and typologies. As a technical designer, he plays an active role in shaping the firm's technical strategies through research and development and through the monitoring and implementation of current trends in building technology.
Tianjin CTF Finance Centre: The Next Generation of Facades for Supertall Towers
March 15, 2018
5:30 - 6:45 p.m.
35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250