Session 7A: Tall Buildings and Contextual Issues

31 October 2017
1:45 PM – 3:15 PM

Although it is common knowledge that skyscrapers are not built in a vacuum, but rather must conform to their context and surroundings, many are unaware of the challenges involved in that process. Specific contextual challenges will be discussed in this session, including the particulars of aviation law and the tension between designing icons and buildings that are appropriate for their location.

Chair: Hana Kassem
Director, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates,
Amin Hamzavian
Director, AvLaw Pty Ltd, Sydney
Giorgio Marfella
Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Construction, University of Melbourne, Melbourne
Ian Briggs
Director, Plus Architecture, Melbourne
Jaimin Atkins
Director, Plus Architecture, Christchurch

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